Timo Wins AZ Ironman with record time!
“There’s no better way to finish a season, it’s unbelievable. I was not sure if I could show a perfect race again only a few weeks after Hawaii. Then I cycled my best bike split ever and was able to keep the gap until the finish line. I’m very happy to have won my second Ironman in the USA after Florida 2003,” said Bracht who finished in sixth place in Hawaii only a few weeks ago.
He bested former IMAZ course record holder Jordan Rapp by about 6 minutes today. Rapp finished just off the podium in a time of 8:16:45 in fourth place.
Second place belonged to Danish triathlete Rasmus Henning, who was about a minute ahead of British triathlete Tom Lowe in third place.
American triathlete Matt Reed finished his first Ironman race in 6th place in a time of 8:33:08.
After the race Reed tweeted, “That was really really hard! Blew up at 66 miles(half way) so as you can imagine the rest of the race wasnt fun at all. No plans for no 2!”
Ironman Arizona top 5 professional men
1. Timo Bracht (GER) 8:07:16
2. Rasmus Henning (DEN) 8:10:58
3. Tom Lowe (GBR) 8:11:44
4. Jordan Rapp (USA) 8:16:45
5. Jozsef Major (HUN) 8:26:15