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Ruedi Wild (SUI) was part of an all-Swiss top five for the men, while reigning Ironman 70.3 world champion Daniela Ryf (SUI) dominated the women’s race today at Ironman 70.3 Switzerland in Rapperswil-Jona.
Wild had a solid swim (23:56) and bike (2:09:47), but it was his dominant 1:14:32 half-marathon that propelled him to the 3:51:27 victory. Manuel Küng was second at 3:52:38, with Jan Van Berkel (SUI) claiming third.
Ryf was in charge all day, showing why she’ll be considered a top contender at both the 70.3 and Ironman World Championships this fall. She put together a 24:00 swim, a 2:17:17 bike and a 1:24:02 run to take the win in 4:08:43. Germany’s Sonja Tajsich finished second 18 minutes later at 4:26:49, with fellow German Kristin Möller rounding out the top three in 4:31:21.
Ironman 70.3 Switzerland
Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland – June 7, 2015
1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run
1. Ruedi Wild (SUI) 3:51:27
2. Manuel Küng (SUI) 3:52:38
3. Jan Van Berkel (SUI) 3:53:38
4. Ronnie Schildknecht (SUI) 3:54:19
5. Mike Aigroz (SUI) 3:59:10
1. Daniela Ryf (SUI) 4:08:43
2. Sonja Tajsich (GER) 4:26:49
3. Kristin Möller (GER) 4:31:21
4. Anna Halasz (HUN) 4:38:40
5. Nicole Woysch (GER) 4:38:56