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The 2008 Ford Ironman World Championship was held on October 11, 2008 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. It was the 32nd such Ironman Triathlon World Championship, which has been held annually in Hawaii since 1978. The champions were Craig Alexander and Chrissie Wellington. The championship was organised by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC).

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Race highlights

A total of 1,731 athletes (1,256 men and 475 women) from 51 countries started the race with 1,634 finished, 94 did not finish and 3 were disqualified.[1] A maximum temperature of 81.6 °F (27.6 °C) made for warm racing conditions with wind gusts reaching 13.0 mph (20.9 km/h).

Results

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Men

Pos. Time
(h:mm:ss)
Name Country Split times (h:mm:ss)
Swim T1 Bike T2 Run
Gold medal icon.svg 8:17.45 Craig Alexander  Australia 51:43 1:41 4:37:19 2:04 2:45.01
Silver medal icon.svg 8:20:50 Eneko Llanos Burguera  Spain 51:39 1:48 4:33:27 2:10 2:51:49
Bronze medal icon.svg 8:21:23 Rutger Beke  Belgium 54:44 1:50 4:34:45 2:26 2:47:49

Women

Pos. Time
(h:mm:ss)
Name Country Split times (h:mm:ss)
Swim T1 Bike T2 Run
Gold medal icon.svg 9:06:23 Chrissie Wellington  Great Britain 56:20 2:06 5:08:16 1:59 2:57:44
Silver medal icon.svg 9:21:20 Yvonne van Vlerken  Netherlands 1:06:49 1:50 5:05:34 2:42 3:04:27
Bronze medal icon.svg 9:22:52 Sandra Wallenhorst  Germany 1:03:21 2:33 5:14:57 2:26 2:58:36

Qualification

To enter for the 2008 World Championship race, athletes were required to qualify through performance at an Ironman or selected Ironman 70.3 race, through Hawaii residency, through a random allocation lottery, or by invitation from the WTC.

The Ironman 2008 Series consisted of 21 Ironman qualifying races plus the Ironman World Championship 2008 which was itself a qualifier for the 2009 Ironman World Championship. The series started with Ironman Wisconsin 2007 held on September 9, 2007, and in total 1,800 athletes qualified for the World Championship race.

Date Event Location
02007-09-09 September 9, 2007 Ford Ironman Wisconsin United States Madison, Wisconsin, USA
02007-10-13 October 13, 2007 Ford Ironman World Championship United States Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, USA
02007-11-03 November 3, 2007 Ford Ironman Florida United States Panama City Beach, Florida, USA
02007-12-02 December 2, 2007 Ironman Western Australia Australia Busselton, Western Australia, Australia
02008-02-23 February 23, 2008 Ironman Malaysia Malaysia Langkawi, Malaysia
02008-03-01 March 1, 2008 Ironman New Zealand New Zealand Taupo, New Zealand
02008-04-06 April 6, 2008 Ironman Australia Australia Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
02008-04-13 April 13, 2008 Ironman South Africa South Africa Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa
02008-04-13 April 13, 2008 Ford Ironman Arizona United States Tempe, Arizona, USA
02008-04-20 April 20, 2008 Ironman China People's Republic of China Hainan Island, China
02008-05-24 May 24, 2008 Ironman Lanzarote Spain Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote, Spain
02008-05-25 May 25, 2008 Ironman Brazil Brazil Florianópolis Island, Brazil
02008-06-22 June 22, 2008 Ironman France France Nice, France
02008-06-22 June 22, 2008 Ford Ironman Coeur d'Alene United States Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, USA
02008-07-06 July 6, 2008 Ironman Germany Germany Frankfurt, Germany
02008-07-13 July 13, 2008 Ironman Austria Austria Klagenfurt, Austria
02008-07-13 July 13, 2008 Ironman Switzerland Switzerland Zürich, Switzerland
02008-07-20 July 20, 2008 Ironman Lake Placid United States Lake Placid, New York, USA
02008-08-24 August 24, 2008 Ironman Canada Canada Penticton, British Columbia, Canada
02008-08-31 August 31, 2008 Ironman Louisville United States Louisville, Kentucky, USA
02008-09-07 September 7, 2008 Ironman UK United Kingdom Sherborne, Dorset, United Kingdom

There were 33,769 recorded Ironman finishing times during the 2008 series, with the fastest time of 7:59:55 set by Chris McCormack in the Ironman European Championship 2008.[2]

2008 Ironman Series results

Men

Event Gold Time Silver Time Bronze Time
Wisconsin  Maik Twelsiek (GER) 8:52:49  Paul Fritzsche (USA) 9:03:22  Uzziel Valderrabano (MEX) 9:06:05
World Champs 07  Chris McCormack (AUS) 8:15:34  Craig Alexander (AUS) 8:19:04  Torbjørn Sindballe (DEN) 8:21:30
Florida  Stephan Vuckovic (GER) 8:21:29  Sergio Marques (POR) 8:23:49  Bryan Rhodes (NZL) 8:26:52
Western Australia  Patrick Vernay (NCL) 8:06:00  Raynard Tissink (RSA) 8:09:20  Mitchell Anderson (AUS) 8:12:20
Malaysia  Faris Al-Sultan (GER) 8:34:42  Petr Vabrousek (CZE) 9:04:54  Elmar Schuberth (AUT) 9:06:03
New Zealand  Cameron Brown (NZL) 8:24:49  Frederik van Lierde (BEL) 8:31:35  Kieran Doe (NZL) 8:33:35
Australia  Patrick Vernay (NCL) 8:31:33  Mitchell Anderson (AUS) 8:40:19  Mathias Hecht (SUI) 8:42:48
South Africa  Stephen Bayliss (GBR) 8:18:23  Raynard Tissink (RSA) 8:23:09  Peter Schoissengeier (AUT) 8:33:24
Arizona  Jozsef Major (HUN) 8:34:19  TJ Tollakson (USA) 8:34:36  Jordan Rapp (USA) 8:35:04
China  Olaf Sabatschus (GER) 8:52:14  Byung Hoon Park (KOR) 9:13:15  Timothy Marr (USA) 9:14:17
Lanzarote  Bert Jammaer (BEL) 8:59:37  Teemu Toivanen (FIN) 9:08:15  Ain-Alar Juhanson (EST) 9:08:36
Brazil  Eduardo Sturla (ARG) 8:28:24  Olaf Sabatschus (GER) 8:38:56  Sanson Benjamin (FRA) 8:41:32
France  Marcel Zamora Perez (ESP) 8:34:18  Hervé Faure (FRA) 8:41:55  Patrick Bringer (FRA) 8:45:15
Coeur d'Alene  Tom Evans (CAN) 8:34:22  Victor Zyemtsev (USA) 8:43:56  Michael Lovato (USA) 8:48:22
Germany  Chris McCormack (AUS) 7:59:55  Eneko Llanos (ESP) 8:00:49  Timo Bracht (GER) 8:04:16
Austria  Marino Vanhoenacker (BEL) 8:06:11  Stephen Bayliss (GBR) 8:13:53  Hannes Hempel (AUT) 8:16:56
Switzerland  Ronnie Schildknecht (SUI) 8:16:05  Stefan Reisen (SUI) 8:32:10  Frank Vytrisal (GER) 8:40:53
Lake Placid  Francisco Pontano (ESP) 8:43:32  Petr Vabrousek (CZE) 8:55:20  Mathias Hecht (SUI) 8:56:33
Canada  Bryan Rhodes (NZL) 8:30:12  Bernard Hiebl (AUT) 8:34:34  Jasper Blake (CAN) 8:36:08
Louisville  Maximilian Longree (GER) 8:33:58  Chris McDonald (AUS) 8:54:52  Sergio Marques (POR) 8:59:15
UK  Stephen Bayliss (GBR) 8:53:58  Scott Neyedli (GBR) 9:04:29  Andreas di Bernardo (AUT) 9:08:24

Women

Event Gold Time Silver Time Bronze Time
Wisconsin  Gina Ferguson (NZL) 9:37:03  Hilary Biscay (USA) 10:01:30  Ina Reinders (GER) 10:03:39
World Champs 07  Chrissie Wellington (GBR) 9:08:45  Samantha McGlone (USA) 9:14:04  Kate Major (USA) 9:19:13
Florida  Nina Kraft (GER) 9:05:35  Heleen bij de Vaate (NED) 9:07:40  Tyler Stewart (USA) 9:09:18
Western Australia  Charlotte Paul (AUS) 9:00:55  Gina Ferguson (NZL) 9:08:23  Bella Comerford (GBR) 9:14:25
Malaysia  Belinda Granger (AUS) 9:29:21  Yvonne van Vlerken (NED) 9:35:46  Yasuko Miyazaki (JPN) 10:14:01
New Zealand  Joanna Lawn (NZL) 9:16:00  Kate Bevilaqua (AUS) 9:20:06  Emi Shiono (JPN) 9:23:26
Australia  Chrissie Wellington (GBR) 9:03:55  Kate Major (USA) 9:09:12  Prue Oswin (AUS) 10:00:11
South Africa  Bella Comerford (GBR) 9:27:48  Edith Niederfriniger (ITA) 9:27:53  Lucie Zelenková (CZE) 9:34:09
Arizona  Erika Csomor (HUN) 9:14:49  Michellie Jones (USA) 9:25:52  Heather Gollnick (USA) 9:32:07
China  Belinda Granger (AUS) 10:08:37  Donna Phelan (CAN) 10:37:11  Abigail Bayley (GBR) 10:43:11
Lanzarote  Bella Comerford (GBR) 10:02:27  Heleen bij de Vaate (NED) 10:12:07  Tara Norton (CAN) 10:13:16
Brazil  Fernanda Keller (BRA) 9:42:50  Hillary Biscay (USA) 9:56:08  Ladislava Cisarovska (CZE) 10:06:10
France  Martina Dogana (ITA) 9:35:29  Katja Schumacher (GER) 10:00:59  Alexandra Louison (FRA) 10:03:46
Coeur d'Alene  Heather Wurtele (CAN) 9:38:58  Heather Gollnick (USA) 9:50:34  Tiina Boman (FIN) 9:55:28
Germany  Chrissie Wellington (GBR) 8:51:24  Nicole Leder (GER) 9:17:26  Wenke Kujala (GER) 9:24:54
Austria  Sandra Wallenhorst (GER) 8:47:26  Bella Comerford (GBR) 8:51:17  Edith Niederfriniger (ITA) 8:59:45
Switzerland  Sibylle Matter (SUI) 9:30:12  Kathrin Pätzold (GER) 9:35:05  Caroline Steffen (SUI) 9:37:24
Lake Placid  Caitlin Shea-Kenney (USA) 9:51:00  Kim Loeffler (USA) 9:54:55  Hillary Biscay (USA) 9:58:45
Canada  Belinda Granger (AUS) 9:17:58  Alison Fitch (AUS) 9:26:15  Heather Wurtele (CAN) 9:39:51
Louisville  Mariska Kramer-Postma (NED) 9:54:17  Heather Gollnick (USA) 9:56:53  Lisbeth Kristensen (DEN) 9:58:33
UK  Bella Comerford (GBR) 9:49:06  Heike Funk (GER) 10:24:40  Susanne Buckenlei (GER) 10:28:41

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