After a long hiatus, Ironman Malaysia returned to Langkawi Island today. The region welcomed athletes with the hot and steamy conditions you’d expect from a tropical race. In the end it was pros Patrik Nilsson (SWE) and Diana Riesler (GER) who earned the victories.
Nilsson put together a 49:49 swim, a 4:40:31 bike and a 3:05:37 marathon to earn the 8:41:53 victory. Fredrik Croneborg, also from Sweden, claimed the runner-up spot in 8:58:45. Slovakia’s Karol Dzalaj (SVK) earned the final podium spot in 9:15:00.
Riesler turned in a dazzling performance, dominating the women’s race and finishing in the fifth overall spot. Her day consisted of a 59:11 swim, a 4:58:44 bike and a 3:23:11 marathon. Japan’s Keiko Tanaka was second at 10:00:13, with Australia’s Dimity-Lee Duke finishing third in 10:02:03.
Langkawi Island, Malaysia – Sept. 27, 2014
2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run
1. Patrik Nilsson (SWE) 8:41:53
2. Fredrik Croneborg (SWE) 8:58:45
3. Karol Dzalaj (SVK) 9:15:00
4. Dylan McNeice (NZL) 9:26:28
5. Assad Attamimi (AUS) 9:27:16
1. Diana Riesler (GER) 9:26:38
2. Keiko Tanaka (JPN) 10:00:13
3. Dimity-Lee Duke (AUS) 10:02:03
4. Shiao-Yu Li (TWN) 10:10:37
5. Beth Gerdes (USA) 10:15:19