Ironman Berlin Results 2013: Men's and Women's Top Finishers

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 Ironman Berlin Results 2013: Men's and Women's Top Finishers
Photo Courtesy of Tri-mag.de.

Berlin was privy to a treat on Sunday, June 16.

German Michael Raelert and Chilean Barbara Riveros won the 2013 Berlin Half Ironman 70.3 men’s and women’s competitions, respectively, and it wasn’t really even close.

British F1 driver Jenson Button was a big storyline heading into the competition. However, his racing success didn’t translate to a top finish in Berlin, but he did provide a solid showing, ending up fourth in his division and in 34th-place overall.

Jessica Michibata, Button’s girlfriend, was at the former East Berlin site and got a shot of him on at the finish line:

Riveros wasn’t at the top of any individual stage in the women's competition, however, she was tremendous in each in order to build and sustain a sizable five-minute victory, holding off German Katja Koschak and Canadian Rachel McBride.

Koschak destroyed the competition in the run, finishing over five minutes quicker than Riveros. McBride was solid on the bike, leading that stage among the women.

Omar Gonzalez, a triathlon coach, provided a good shot of Riveros at the finish line following her impressive performance:

Raelert, a two-time Ironman 70.3 world champion in back-to-back years in 2009 and 2010, won in front of his hometown crowd. He was born in Rostock, Germany, just about two hours from the site of the event.

While he only won one of the three stages outright, Raelert was at or near the top of each of the three parts of the triathlon. His all-around acumen led to him distancing himself significantly after absolutely killing it on the bike stage.

After Raelert, five other Germans performed admirably too, finishing consecutively behind the winner. Michael Gohner was the closest behind him, finishing nearly five minutes later.

Here's a look at the top finishers for each the men's and women's Half Ironman competitors in Berlin:

 

Top 10 Men’s Finishers

Rank Name Country Swim Bike Run Finish
1 Michael Raelert GER 00:23:59 02:04:13 01:16:51 03:46:56
2 Michael Gohner GER 00:27:07 02:05:31 01:16:26 03:51:30
3 Per Bittner GER 00:25:37 02:07:14 01:17:11 03:52:14
4 Christian Prochnow GER 00:23:56 02:14:43 01:14:26 03:55:47
5 Dorian Wagner GER 00:25:41 02:12:04 01:15:27 03:55:55
6 Christian Ritter GER 00:24:03 02:11:33 01:19:36 03:57:46
7 Anton Blokhin UKR 00:25:38 02:12:15 01:20:23 04:00:58
8 James Third GBR 00:25:45 02:12:24 01:20:44 04:01:27
9 George Bjalkmeo SWE 00:29:25 02:11:43 01:18:48 04:02:34
10 Antony Costes FRA 00:24:01 02:09:44 01:27:57 04:03:51

 

Top 10 Women's Finishers

Rank Name Country Swim Bike Run Finish
1 Barbara Riveros CHI 00:26:48 02:21:34 01:25:07 04:16:10
2 Katja Konschak GER 00:26:46 02:31:20 01:19:59 04:21:05
3 Rachel McBride CAN 00:27:28 02:20:55 01:3305 04:23:48
4 Kathrin Mannweiler GER 00:33:01 02:30:53 01:32:42 04:39:23
5 Carla Rooijen NED 00:40:27 02:24:22 01:35:08 04:43:03
6 Steffi Steinberg GER 00:34:59 02:30:01 01:36:10 04:44:05
7 Desiree Germann SUI 00:34:48 02:31:39 01:35:32 04:46:09
8 Annett Finger GER 00:33:07 02:30:51 01:39:44 04:46:45
9 Maria Lemeseva RUS 00:34:52 02:34:06 01:36:34 04:48:41
10 Simona Vykoukalova CZE 00:34:43 02:36:53 01:34:35 04:49:03

*For full men's and women's results, visit Ironman.com

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