Ironman Almere - results men

Ironman Almere - results men

Post by Luc Goriss » Wed, 21 Aug 1996 04:00:00


Since I didn't see the results of the Ironman in Almere appear,
here they are (at least the men's results):

1.Jan van de Marel      8:01:14
2.Dirk van Gossum (B)   8:08:09
3.Martin Breedijk       8:14:50
4.Michiel Itman         8:17:30                          

I don't have the women's results at hand, but from memory:

Women:
1.Katinka Wiltenburg    8:54 or 8:56
2.Bianca van Woezik
3.Cora Vlot

Flat course, very fast times.

There's an interesting URL you can check:

http://www.dial.nl/triathlon/index.html

It's the web site where the race is covered (only small part in english,
the rest is dutch...)

 
 
 

Ironman Almere - results men

Post by Marty Mill » Thu, 22 Aug 1996 04:00:00


says...

Quote:

>Since I didn't see the results of the Ironman in Almere appear,
>here they are (at least the men's results):

>1.Jan van de Marel      8:01:14

Van der Marel reported that the bike course was 1km too long, which puts his
time sub-8 hours.  He also reported that the Roth bike course was 3km too
short.  Thus, if we can believe the "Flying Dutchman", he should have the only
sub 8-hour race ever.  Is he a dark horse for Kona?  Is it just posturing?  Or
was Almere mostly downhill with the wind?

Marty

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Ironman Almere - results men

Post by Ceriel JH Jaco » Fri, 23 Aug 1996 04:00:00

Quote:


>says...

>>Since I didn't see the results of the Ironman in Almere appear,
>>here they are (at least the men's results):

>>1.Jan van de Marel      8:01:14
>Van der Marel reported that the bike course was 1km too long, which puts his
>time sub-8 hours.  He also reported that the Roth bike course was 3km too
>short.  Thus, if we can believe the "Flying Dutchman", he should have the only
>sub 8-hour race ever.

Well, the race-organisers sort of claimed a world-record, but I don't think
Jan van de Marel did. He just mentioned what his bike-computer indicated after
the race. He said that times don't mean that much to him, because you cannot
compare courses. He participated in Roth, had a good race there, but ended
up 3rd in the race where Lothar Leder got the world record. According to
van de Marel, Leder had an incredible run.

Quote:
> Is he a dark horse for Kona?  Is it just posturing?

Who knows? He is in shape now, but will he still be in shape in October?
He has a daytime job, and the racing season in the Netherlands ends by sept. 15.

Quote:
> Or was Almere mostly downhill with the wind?

Well, conditions were ideal for biking, almost no wind, and the course
is very fast, 5 loops on a motorway.

Ceriel Jacobs
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Ironman Almere - results men

Post by Luc Goriss » Fri, 23 Aug 1996 04:00:00


Quote:




Quote:
>says...

>>Since I didn't see the results of the Ironman in Almere appear,
>>here they are (at least the men's results):

>>1.Jan van de Marel      8:01:14

>Van der Marel reported that the bike course was 1km too long, which puts
his
>time sub-8 hours.  He also reported that the Roth bike course was 3km
too
>short.  Thus, if we can believe the "Flying Dutchman", he should have
the only
>sub 8-hour race ever.  Is he a dark horse for Kona?  Is it just
posturing?  Or
>was Almere mostly downhill with the wind?

Marty,

I raced myself in Almere. My computer said something like 179.9 km for
the bike course. So I think it is safe to assume that Van der Marels race
in Almere could have been the only sub-8 hour race.

With respect to the conditions and the bike course: there was no wind,
and the bike course is flat. They closed down a highway section of about
20 km, where the race was held (quite nice to have 2 lanes for cycling
in each direction:-)

Weather was also great: about 25 degrees C.  

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Ironman Almere - results men

Post by Nicole M. van Da » Sat, 24 Aug 1996 04:00:00

Quote:


>says...

>>Since I didn't see the results of the Ironman in Almere appear,
>>here they are (at least the men's results):

>>1.Jan van de Marel      8:01:14

> Or was Almere mostly downhill with the wind?

>Marty

Marty,

You obviously never have been in Almere. It is as flat as a pancake and
in The Netherlands the -strong- wind is never with you...... ;-)

Nicole van Dam (ex-patriate)

 
 
 

Ironman Almere - results men

Post by Marty Mill » Sun, 25 Aug 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
>> Or was Almere mostly downhill with the wind?

>>Marty

>Marty,

>You obviously never have been in Almere. It is as flat as a pancake and
>in The Netherlands the -strong- wind is never with you...... ;-)

>Nicole van Dam (ex-patriate)

Unfortunately you are correct on never having been there.  All the accounts of
the course, however, indicate that his time was great, but perhaps not quite
sub-8 Kona.  It will be interesting in October, however, and I really wish I
could be there to witness it.   I think Kona is wide open this year, and we may
even see a surprise winner.  I hope we have some live coverage on the web again
this year.

Marty

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Ironman Almere - results men

Post by Hans Westerbe » Mon, 26 Aug 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>I raced myself in Almere. My computer said something like 179.9 km for
>the bike course. So I think it is safe to assume that Van der Marels race
>in Almere could have been the only sub-8 hour race.

My computer said 181.2 km. I raced it too:-)

Jan