Stormin' Normann is Back!

Kona World Champs

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Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
22/10/2006 at 07:47
Well how about that? Again a German triathlete rides away from the field on the bike. Normann Stadler worked up a big lead on the bike leg, comng in to T2 with Macca 11 mins down. He needed all of that, running 2:55 against Macca's 2:46. Difference at the finish - 71 seconds! 3rd place was last year's winner Al-Sultan,most of the other German pros all finishing in the top 40.

Women's race was dominated as expected by Michellie Jones of Aussieland.
22/10/2006 at 10:57
Just looking up the results.. RichM did a fantastic 10:38:19

Swim 1:08:41
Bike 5:33:45
Run 3:46:19

Have great is that?!
22/10/2006 at 11:02
and Jenny did 11:46:30

Swim 1:05:04
Bike 5:52:35
Run 4:41:01

:)
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
22/10/2006 at 12:56
superb result for Richard! When I looked this morning the results hadn't been split out into age groups yet. Excuse me for not knowing, but who is Jenny?
22/10/2006 at 14:22
Jenny is RichM's girlfriend..........she qualified like Rich for Kona at IMDE....

Rich was hoping for 10:30 but guess he won't be too unhappy with that time, but looks like Jenny had a bit of a 'mare on the run - slow for her
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
22/10/2006 at 14:24
oh well, she finished Hawaii anyway, that has to be worth quite a lot to anyone's self-esteem!
22/10/2006 at 20:02
Nice job Rich and Jenny!!!!
22/10/2006 at 20:10
That's imrpessive Stadler was able to pull it together. He's had a rough year this year before Kona. Not having Peter Reid or Tim DeBoom in the race helped out Normann I think.

I can't believe Badmann came in 10th! I'm not surprised Jones did well, but I would've expected Badmann to be second, not Desiree Ficker. That's a breakthrough race for Ficker.
23/10/2006 at 00:41
well done rich and jenny, fantastic results for both of them. look forward to the race report of a fantastic joint trip.
M...eldy    pirate
23/10/2006 at 00:45
Well done Rich .. hope the foot has healed



well done Jenny



Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
23/10/2006 at 05:33
ukk - and a new record bike split too! Badmann, according to the coverage I saw, lost more time on the swim than ever before (13 mins), she's not a good swimmer but this was worse than usual. She made up 8 mins on the bike but fell apart on the run, suffering stomach trouble most of the way. Apparently she was throwing up after about 1/3 of the course. Obviously not her day - she'll be back.
cougie    pirate
23/10/2006 at 11:19
I was watching on line on Saturday night - couldnt see any Serpies though, but followed Richs times online.

Very impressive from both of them.
23/10/2006 at 12:30
Wow....not the first time Badmann has thrown up during that race. I have the DVD where she threw up on the run and still managed top three.

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