Starykowicz and van Vlerken Win in Florida IronMan 2012!
The 2012 edition of IronMan Florida was welcomed with spectacular weather and light winds. The race kicked off at 6:45am with the pro field and a warm 72 degrees and the weather only got nicer throughout the day. More than 3,400 athletes from around the world competed in this year’s IronMan Florida.
Hammer Down Multisport had a great race day with almost a dozen Hammer Down athletes competing in the race. Hadley (Nyquist) Miller took top honors for Hammer Down with a finishing time of 10:23:37 placing 2nd in the Women’s 35 to 39 Age Group and qualifying for IronMan Kona World Championships in 2013.
HammerDown has several first time IronMan finishers including: Alice Guay, Kristen Woodward, Ben Schlorholtz, Michael Zapata, Jennifer Bleakley, Hadley Miller, Darin Greer, and Sarah Mrazek
HammerDown also had veteran IronMan finishers complete the race: Cari, Trappe, Joe Fritz and Jeff Ellis. Other than an un-recoverable rear flat tire by John Hensz, IronMan Florida was success for Hammer Down and our local athletes. John Hensz will be competing in IronMan Arizona vying for a spot at IronMan Kona.
Congrats to the Hammer Down athletes for a job well done after a long 12 months of preparation and training!
Below are the photos taken by Hammer Down during IronMan Florida. The album is also posted on our Facebook Page by clicking the links below…
Professional men’s results 1 STARYKOWICZ, Andrew 8:06:17 USA 2 RAPHAEL, Jan 8:08:49 DEU 3 DEFILIPPIS, Scott 8:09:33 USA 4 PLESE, David 8:14:28 SLV 5 CHEVROT, Denis 8:16:49 FRA Professional women’s results 1 VAN VLERKEN, Yvonne 8:51:35 NED 2 CARFRAE, Mirinda 9:05:03 AUS 3 CLIFFORD, Ashley 9:07:34 USA 4 KESSLER, Meredith 9:08:28 USA 5 JONES, Stephanie 9:13:18 USA