Triathlon: The Ironman Lanzarote is one of the classics on the international triathlon calendar. This year the race was a no-brainer for France's Romain Guillaume and Britain's Lucy Gossage.
For the men, a preliminary decision was made while swimming. Because alongside the two-time Lanzarote winner Bert Jammaer, Guillaume also made it to the top. Together, the leaders increased their lead on the bike. Only the Swiss Ronnie Schildknecht managed to catch up with them at times. However, he overreached himself and eventually had to end the race prematurely.
During the final run, Guillaume got really serious. By the time he reached the finish, he was able to extend his lead to just under eleven minutes in second place. This was secured by the Spaniard Miquel Blanchart, who was able to overrun Jammaer after about half of the running distance. Christian Brader, who was finally able to celebrate sixth place, also ran well.
Lucy Gossage dominated the women's race. The Brit completed a constant competition, which was initially determined by Susan Blatt at the top for a long time. After a little more than half of the marathon, Gossage finally caught up with Leaf and finally distanced them in three minutes. Third place went to Corinne Abraham.
1. Romain Guillaume (France) 8:47:39
2. Miquel Blanchart (Spain) 8:58:06
3. Bert Jammaer (Belgium) 9:00:44
4. Joel Jameson (Great Britain) 9:08:32
5. Henrik Hyldelund (Denmark) 9:09:14
1. Lucy Gossage (UK) 9:41:40
2. Susan Blatt (Germany) 9:44:59
3. Corinne Abraham (UK) 9:51:41
4. Kristin Moller (Germany) 10:05:55
5. Saleta Castro (Spain) 10:12:35