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Marino Vanhoenacker sweeps the Ironman of Austria.Iván Raña third

Today it was held in the Austrian town of Klagenfurt the Ironman of Austria where we could see two of the fastest triathletes on the international scene.

Ivan Raña winner of last year and Marino Vanhoenacker who set the world record for completing the test in 7:45:58 were the favorites for victory.

Andreas Giglmayr he was the first to get out of the water, followed very closely by Ivan Raña at 7 seconds and by Miguel Ángel Fidalgo, Marino Vanhoenacker  to 10 seconds.

In the cycling sector, the Belgian showed his great class flying on his bike arriving at T2 with more than 9 minutes of advantage over Michael Weiss and 21 about Iván Raña.

In the race on foot Marino started very strong as it was time to get back the record of the race, running the first 21 kilometers in 1: 21. At this point Michael Weiss happened in second position with 18 minutes of disadvantage followed by a great Ivan Raña to 2 minutes that was approaching more and more the second position.

Marino Vanhoenacker  He flew alone to the finish line, achieving victory in the 27th edition of the Ironman of Austria with a time of 7: 48: 45 which means the fourth fastest time in the history of the Ironman.

Ivan with a spectacular race reached Weiss with just a few kilometers to go, where they went together until the last kilometers.

Finally Michael Weiss (08: 06: 59) got the second place, since he already got in 2011, followed by Ivan Raña (08: 08: 25) in third final position.

Name Country Div Rank Finish
Vanhoenacker, Marino BEL 1 7:48:45
Weiss, Michael TUE 2 8:06:59
Rana, Ivan ESP 3 8:08:25
Plese, David BHR 4 8:17:54
       

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