The Netherlands’ Yvonne Van Vlerken and Germany’s Sebastian Kienle beat out tough fields to earn victories at the 2009 Ironman Germany 70.3. Kienle’s victory game against a charging men’s field, as the top-five men all finished within four minutes of each other. Van Vlerken made a statement as the strongest women in the race by posting a solid time of 4:42:46.

Ironman Germany 70.3
Wiesbaden/Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis, Germany – August 16, 2009
1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run

Men
1. Sebastian Kienle (GER) 4:04:34
2. Michael Raelert (GER) 4:05:25
3. Mathias Hecht (SUI) 4:05:52
4. Andreas Böcherer (GER) 4:07:30
5. Alessandro Degasperi (ITA) 4:08:34

Women
1. Yvonne van Vlerken (NED) 4:42:46
2. Tiina Boman (FIN) 4:44:47
3. Eva Jannsen (NED) 4:47:40
4. Andrea Steinbecher (GER) 4:49:27
5. Wenke Kujala (GER) 4:51:56

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