Ironman World Championship DNF Files: Kona 2022 Edition

With records falling everywhere at the top of the men’s race at Kona yesterday, it might be reasonable to expect a high DNF rate. Many pro-his athletes who once set foot on the sacred grounds of Big His Island had to walk away from Queen K after the blast, clouding their judgment and physiology from their dreams of stardom. But of his 51 professional men who completed Saturday’s race, 44 finished, with a DNF rate of 14% for him. Unlike at the Ironman World Championships in St. George, Utah in May (where she completed 100% of the women’s fields), here in Kona her DNF rate among the women’s pros is much higher, with her out of three. Nearly one athlete failed to complete the race. Race (32 out of his 45 on the final start list). From injury to illness, overheating to running out of fuel, we take a look at the story behind the biggest downtime in those two championship races.

Kona 2022 DNFs: Men’s Field

After a valiant third place finish at St. George, Braden Curry entered the race with far more attention than the humble New Zealander. Unfortunately, he said he spent most of the week in bed “like COVID but not COVID.” In a pre-race Instagram post, he actually decided not to start the race. but my daughter persuaded him otherwise so she parked the bike hoping he would be okay…but it wasn’t – and he gave up 35 on the bike

David McNamee finished third in 2017 and 2018 at Kona thanks to some incredible run splits, but retired from the race in the first few miles of the run. Before the race the British social his media described the race as “more down than up” Big He returned to the island “Jet he rode the coaster”.

Another name you’ll often see at the end of Ironman races is that of Daniel Beckegaard. His day got off to a good start with a 48-20 swim split that lifted him out of the water into a sizable lead group, but the Dane clearly lacked his usual horsepower on the bike. It looked like
After riding the 4:19 bike split, he was stuck in T2.

Other male pro players on the Ironman DNF list were Matt Burton (AUS) and Peter Himerick (BEL). Burton got on the bike after mile 77 and Hemerick finished the day with 4:25 on the bike.

Kona 2022 DNF: Women’s Division In the

Women’s Division, 13 athletes finished their periods early. After a two-year hiatus from the sport (during which she had baby and foot surgery), the two-time Olympian made an impressive return to racing earlier this year (70.3 Eagleman and (Won Ironman Lake Placid). True, who finished fourth in her Kona debut in 2018, knows what it takes to shine for her here, and the importance of prioritizing her health above all else. I know. In 2019, she had to abandon three races due to a mysterious fever-related illness.In a post-race post on Instagram, she was “disappointed to miss Kona this year due to illness.”

Super swimmer and strong motorcyclist Lauren Brandon is an athlete often found at the front of the women’s field in the early stages of nearly every Ironman race she competes in. Kona seems like a race she’s never been through before. to find out. She said she suffered “projectile vomit” from 70 miles on the bike and struggled to keep fuel down after that. On his Instagram, he wrote, “Honestly, I don’t know what to say. In four years of racing in Kona, I walked away with two DNFs and two pretty bad results. I’m fit and healthy. So I was ready for a great day, but it didn’t happen

Jocelyn McCauley made a solid return to racing with an impressive win at Ironman Texas earlier this year (after giving birth to her second child). She has run very well at The Her Woodlands, passing Daniela her riff in the past. On Thursday, the American appeared to display her signature strong bike form (a 4:44 split on her bike), but she retired in the final stages of the marathon. In an Instagram post after the race, she said, “I’m fine, but I’m not okay,” adding that she plans to enjoy some “beach healing” for a few days. Disappointed, he said late in the race that overheating was to blame. She posted the following on her own social media. I felt really good in the first half of the race and was exactly where I wanted to be, but in the second half I had to retire due to overheating.

Starting healthy is often just as difficult as reaching the finish line, as Swedish pro Sarah Svensk proved. She reported that she had “a tough two weeks” leading up to race day, where she was suffering from acute plantar fasciitis. Despite not running, she was still confident she could finish, but eventually withdrew in the final stages of the marathon. They were Olivera, Kate Bevilaqua, Simone Mitchell, Manon Jeunet, Heini Hartikainen, Dimity Lee Duke and Jenny Schultz.

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