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Raphael, Lundström Take Ironman Sweden

Germany’s Jan Raphael and Sweden’s Åsa Lundström earned the victories at today’s Ironman Sweden in Kalmar by outrunning the competition.

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Germany’s Jan Raphael and Sweden’s Åsa Lundström earned the victories at today’s Ironman Sweden in Kalmar by outrunning the competition.

Rapheal combined a 48:32 swim, 4:26:33 bike and a 2:45:44 marathon to take the 8:04:01 win. Fellow Germans Dorian Wagner and Horst Reichel rounded out the podium.

Lundström’s 1:00:17 swim, 4:51:46 bike and 3:18:20 run gave her the women’s title in a total time of 9:13:27. Germany’s Dana Wagner finished second, with Japan’s Emi Sakai taking the third position.

Ironman Sweden
Kalmar, Sweden – Aug. 18, 2012
2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run

Men
1. Jan Raphael (GER) 8:04:01
2. Dorian Wagner (GER) 8:08:06
3. Horst Reichel (GER) 8:10:12
4. Jonas Djurback (SWE) 8:10:51
5. Anton Blokhin (UKR) 8:13:56

Women
1. Åsa Lundström (SWE) 9:13:27
2. Dana Wagner (GER) 9:22:32
3. Emi Sakai (JPN) 9:34:36
4. Rebekka Essmueller (GER) 9:39:02
5. Stine Møllebro (DEN) 9:47:11

Complete results.