Daniela Ryf used a 56:14 swim, a 4:50:46 bike and a 3:06:37 marathon to take the win in 8:57:57.

2015 Ironman World Championship
Carfrae will be going after a fourth Ironman world title this October. Photo: John David Becker
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
Rachel Joyce at the start of the 2015 Ironman World Championship, where she finished second. Photo: John David Becker
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
Carfrae will be going after a fourth Ironman world title this October. Photo: John David Becker
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
Rachel Joyce at the 2015 Ironman World Championship. Photo: John David Becker
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
Photo: John David Becker
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
Great Britain’s Susie Cheetham finished sixth last year. Photo: John David Becker
2015 Ironman World Championship
Piampiano finished seventh at last year’s Ironman World Championship. Photo: John David Becker
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
Gerdes at the 201

Photos: John David Becker

At only her second time racing in Kona, Switzerland’s Daniela Ryf crushed the Kona course with over a 13-minute lead on the entire field, winning in 8:57. Although the race took many surprising turns—including the 2014 Ironman World Champion Mirinda Carfare dropping out of the race—it was no surprise to see two of former podium contenders, Rachel Joyce and Liz Blatchford, take the second and third spots. For the full story of how the race played out, read the women’s race recap.