Michelle Vesterby Wins 2017 Ironman Copenhagen

Denmark's Michelle Vesterby was the star on Sunday's Ironman Copenhagen.

Denmark’s Michelle Vesterby was the star at Sunday’s Ironman Copenhagen, returning to the top of the podium at the women-only professional race after the men got the chance to compete last year. Just three weeks after finishing third at Ironman Austria, Vesterby exited the water out front with a 53:02 swim. She rode hard on her way to a 4:48:03 bike split in cold and rainy conditions, wearing a gap of more than 12 minutes over Corinne Abraham (GBR) and about 20 minutes over Sofie Goos (BEL). Vesterby remained steady to the finish line, crossing in 9:00:10. Abraham crossed in second, with Goos rounding out the top three.

2017 KMD Ironman Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark – Aug. 20, 2017
2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run

1. Michelle Vesterby (DEN) 9:00:19
2. Corinne Abraham (GBR) 9:08:06
3. Sofie Goos (BEL) 9:17:17
4. Camilla Lindholm Borg (SWE) 9:22:46
5. Alyssa Godesky (USA) 9:33:20

Complete results