Record Breaking Ironman World Championship Special | The GTN Show Ep. 10

Record Breaking Ironman World Championship Special | The GTN Show Ep. 10

October 21, 2019 91 By Kailee Schamberger


– We’re live from the
finish line of the Ironman World Champs and this is the GTN Show. (upbeat music) – And now it’s the day after
the Ironman World Champs and we have Heather back after absolutely smashing it out there. How did you find it? – I would say it was more
a matter of completing it, but I did get there, it was
so hot as you can probably tell from some of these awful tan lines. – That’s a solid line there. – Yeah, it’s not a good look, but I’m proudly wearing my medal today. – That’s a big medal as well. All right well coming up
on the show this week, we will obviously be
covering the race here from the big island and
also the unfortunate news of some pro incidents. – And of course we’ve
got the usuals such as TRIDIY and comment of the week. (upbeat music) – Well we should probably start with a bit of a recap on yesterday’s race. After breaking the run course record, a 27 year old course record
last year, he went on to break the full course record this year. It was Germany’s Patrick
Lange in a time of eight hours, one minute and 40 seconds. – Well the world record’s
broken on the bike as well. Australia’s Cameron Wurf
broke the 11 year record by over five minutes with
a time of four hours, twelve minutes and 54 seconds. And actually Lionel Sanders
and Sebastian Kienle went under that old record as well, so some quick times yesterday. Well let’s go into a
little bit more detail as to what happened in the men’s race. – Well in the swim it
was Josh Amberger that absolutely smashed it, he
had around a one minute 20 lead over the rest
of the field coming out. Then we had a big pack
including the likes of Jan Frodeno, Nils Frommhold, Ben Hoffman and even James Cunnama. And then around six
minutes back from the lead swimmer we had the uber
bikers, we had Boris Stein, Lionel Sanders, Sebastian
Kienle, and out onto the bike it didn’t take long
for those uber bikers to catch that big pack and
then it’s Lionel Sanders and Sebastian Kienle that went off
the front with Cameron Wurf. And Cameron Wurf came into T2
in first and about a minute back, it was Lionel
Sanders closely followed by Sebastian Kienle and Jan Frodeno. – Well obviously Wurf was first
out onto the run course, but that was short lived, Sanders
very quickly took the lead. Kienle’s close behind in
second, but it was further down the pack that you
had to watch for the runs. The marathon course record
holder, Patrick Lange, set off in 11th going into
the run, and he was joined by David McNamee, both
incredibly strong runners. And they started to work
their way through the field. By the half marathon point,
Patrick Lange had moved up to third, Sanders was still leading,
and Keinle was in second. But he made his move
at the 23 mile mark and Patrick Lange went onto the
take the win for Germany. Sanders came home in second for Canada and then it was third place for a strong run by David McNamee of Great Britain. Fourth, it was Sebastian
Kienle of Germany, and fifth place, James
Cunnama of South Africa. Well we’re delighted to be joined by James Cunnama, fith place
at the Iron Man World Champs this year. Thanks for joining us, James. If you could possibly talk
us through your race and the race from your perspective
would be brilliant. – Yeah, good day out for me, obviously, fifth place in the World
Championship, can’t complain. It was not exactly a
smooth day for me at all. I struggled my way to fifth place. I think at this race everybody
struggles, no matter where you finish from first
to thirtieth or beyond. It is a really hard race and
it was no different for me, I really struggled, I had
some really bad patches. – You say that though, but your swim? – Yeah, very happy with my
swim, especially considering I had a bit of a wardrobe malfunction. My swimsuit, I think someone
must have gotten their fingers tangled in the cord
and pulled it down, but about a kilometre in I was swimming
with it wide open and flapping. I kinda looked behind me
to see how close to the back of the group I was, to
see whether I had time to pull it up and get back on
whoever’s feet were at the back of the group, but no such luck. (laughing) So yeah, that made for a
bit of a tougher swim, I was definitely working a few
heartbeats higher than I would have otherwise with that drag. But still managed to stay on that pack and was very happy coming out
of the water in that pack. I stayed at the back of
that group, trying to find a rhythm, had a bit of a knee
niggle going into the week so I was trying to let that loosen
up and not push too hard. They also get the concertina
effect on the group where going up the hill
they all slow to a crawl and you kinda jam in the back and have to risk a drafting penalty, and then
they go over the other side. – And you’ve gotta catch up, yeah. – You really surge to stay with them. So I kinda let that go, I let
that yo-yo and they pulled away and then I caught them
again on the next uphill and just to try and keep my rhythm. Going up to Hawi, Sebastian
Kienle and Lionel Sanders caught up to the group and Cam Wurf. And those three obviously
went to the front, and the pace significantly increased. The last 30Ks of the back
I caught up to Jan Frodeno, he was sitting up a little
bit and taking a bit of a break I guess, I went to
the front for a bit just to keep my rhythm even, Ben
Hoffman looked like he was struggling in our group,
Tim O’Donnell had just dropped off our group, so
it was myself, Frodeno, Nils Frommhold and Ben was hanging
a little bit further back. – Out into the run I saw,
well I saw you with Ben Hoffman and Nils Frommhold and
they were hammering it, so. – Yeah, I started the run,
my knee that I was talking about earlier that was
niggling was niggling again when I started the run and
I was a little bit worried about it, because I knew
that if it went, like it had previously, I would probably
be walking and game over. It was pretty much an all or nothing kind of injury, you know. Kept a decent rhythm
during the zone called the Energy Lab, and I was going
into a bit of a patch, as most people do in the
Energy Lab, and he even passed me but I managed to
stay with him as we came out and we ran together at a
bit of a doss all the way back to town, for awhile we
were dossing, then we were kinda working together,
trying to hold off whoever was behind us until the last three or four Ks. – Then it’s each for themselves. – And then just before
that last hill, yeah, without saying anything
we both knew now we are racing each other again for a top five in the world, and I put
in a good surge in going up the last little hill to Palani and was shouting to the
guys next to the road going where is he, where
is he, how far back is he, you know like, he’s 200
metres, you’ve got it, don’t even worry about it. And I’m thinking I’m gonna run down Palani and the last downhill I
ran my knee was right there so I was a little bit worried
that I would be hobbling down Palani, so I was putting
as much time as possible. But yeah, crossed the line
19 seconds ahead of him in fifth place, and yeah, very very happy. – Well congratulations. Thanks very much for joining us, James. Cracking result as well. – And moving on to the women’s race, it was Daniela Ryf who
made history by joining the elite club, becoming
one of those to have won Kona more than two times with
her third consecutive title. But it wasn’t all about Daniela this time. Brit Lucy Charles on her
debut performance in Kona led the swim out with Lauren
Brandon and they exited the swim with over a three minute lead. And those two worked together on the bike, leaving the rest of the pack
with a lot of work to do. And then Daniela, who led that pack for most of the bike made the move and ended up coming into
transition just ahead. – And onto the run it
was obviously Daniela Ryf that was in the lead,
but close behind we had Lucy Charles and she
actually did a great job at maintaining that gap for a long time. Daniela Ryf starts to ramp
the pace up towards the end to finish with a nine
minute gap over Lucy but an incredible result for
Lucy, first time in Kona, second place, and very young as well. In third place we had Sarah
Crowley who just raced through the field with Heather Jackson
also coming in in fourth. And with the second fastest
run split of the day it was Kaisa Sali who came in in fifth. (upbeat music) – Well now we know the real
results from the men’s race but last week we asked you
your predictions on who is gonna win the Iron Man World
Champs in the men’s race. – Well from the options that we gave you, fourth came Bart Aernouts,
then it was Lionel Sanders in third, Sebastian Kienle
in second, and the majority had their money on Jan Frodeno as did we. – Well yeah, I mean we were all wrong. Patrick Lange surprised
us all with a new course record of eight hours and one minute. So I guess the question is,
is eight hours ever gonna be broken at Kona for the
Iron Man World Champs? Well, let’s put it out there. Yes or no, put your option in the poll above Heather’s head. (upeat music) – It’s time for TRIDIY and I’m
delighted to say we’ve got a special guest, kind of TRIDIY
himself, Tyler Butterfield. Thanks for joining us Tyler. – Thanks for having me Heather. – We are interested to know
your opinion on some of these TRIDIYs that we’ve had sent in. So Mark start us off. – To start things off we’ve got
one here from Trevor Clarke, I think he’s maybe a man after your own heart here, what do you think to this? – Yeah that is very
impressive and looks actually way better than mine, that’s
very clean how he set it up. And I like the refillable front bottle. I tried something similar
on my P5X when I use the two bottle system,
but here in Kona I do just the standard bottles ’cause
of what they give us. And again, these elastics
are to hold the bottles like this that aren’t or
the Gatorade bottles that they give us in the race. But that is very impressive. – Cool, well you might
recognise this one, Tyler. – [Tyler] That’s shocking. – [Matt] Well this is Tyler’s
own bike from yesterday from the Iron Man World Champs. You like your Gorilla tape, huh? – [Tyler] I love my Gorilla tape. I normally use electrical tape
on there but I’ve started to like the Gorilla tape. – So what’s your idea behind this, what are you trying to do? – So I take 14 gels with
me, one every 25 minutes, and that’s probably why I
had stomach issues on the run, I didn’t use them all
there was a couple left in the little Bento box. But yeah, it’s done well
before, it’s got me a seventh and a fifth so I just
stick with what works. – So you’re just trying to
make it super aerodynamic, right, just trying to
keep it all tucked in and. – Yes, my hands cover that,
the hands are what make it aerodynamic, there’s
nothing aero about that. – Yeah. – If you put that in the
wind tunnel with no rider, that is shocking. I also like all my nutrition
straight in front of me. You do forget sometimes
how many you’ve had. We don’t have a little headphone or a car where the director can say feed feed feed every sorta 25 minutes, you
have to pay attention to that or else it comes back to bite you. – And one thing I did like
is how you’ve attached your pit stop behind the saddle
which you can see just here. So that’s actually something
I’ve always struggled with. You’re trying to find space
for it, people pop it here which probably isn’t the
most aerodynamic place, and. – Not when you’re spending
that much on a bike and wheels. I always put it under
there, it’s easy to get to. I have a little, if you can
see that, you do the tape but that is my undo tape. – Right. – You need an exit and then
you bend it and pull it out. – There is some method to it. – But you leave a little
bit of a flap as you go too. Actually had my GPS, the
pros had a GPS that I took off at the end of the
bike when I had a mile. – So you had it at the back of the saddle? – I had it right here. – ‘Cause you’re going to be fairly like. – Very far forward. – Yes, interesting. – And actually I ripped it
off and put it in my pocket with only a mile left ’cause
I didn’t want it pushing on me the whole day. – Cool. – Our suits are quite tight. Again, it looked terrible
but if you look at the photos of me riding, you can’t see it. – You’re blocking it. – Yeah. – I should learn from you
on that Tyler, ’cause in Chattanooga I had the same
GPS and I tied it to my seat base which you
wouldn’t have been impressed with, it just made my seat base wider. – You’re saying that, ’cause
in Chattanooga you’re like it’s pretty big. – Cable tied it on, yeah. – I was like yeah, you
want to put it there. Not anywhere where the wind can hit. – Nice, well finally we have
one here from Mykola Bartosh. And these are impressive,
these are 3D custom printed risers for their aerobars. What you think of those Tyler? – That is awesome and I’ll
try and get your name right. Mykola? – Mykola Bartosh. – Mykola, I would love you
to 3D print something for me. 3D printing sounds awesome. I made stuff with carbon
when I was a kid but instead of the gaffa tape
here, we keep making jokes that my faring is by gaffa tape
because I’ve used different brakes that come with the bike. A 3D printer would solve
my gaffa tape problem. But we were making jokes that
they might come on and sponsor me and I don’t even have to
print it on my suit, I’m just gonna stick it on for
the bike and the run. – Well that is some next
level TRIDIY for sure. – Well thank you so much for that Tyler. And if you guys have some more
TRIDIY you want to send our way, just use the hashtag TRIDIY
on Facebook and on Twitter. (upbeat music) – Now for the triathalon
news, I’m gonna start with some slightly sad and unfortunate news. A couple of days before
the Iron Man World Champs, we heard that Tim Don had
been knocked off his bike by a car, fracturing his C2
vertebrae, putting him out of the race, which he
was in great shape for. But more importantly, we just hope that he is recovering well. – Yeah we do and there was
also sad news throughout the men’s pro race where Matt Russell got knocked off his bike by a car. We’ve not heard the
update on his condition, but we are sending best wishes to both him and Tim for a speedy recovery. Well last week on the
show we mentioned how recently retired cyclist Andrew Talansky has made the switch from
pro cycling into triathalon. He’s been out here in Kona
to see what it’s all about. But he’s been pretty
busy ’cause he has just signed a deal with
Canyon, so it’s gonna be interesting to see how he goes next year. – [Mark] Yeah, I can’t wait. Every year a sea of
athletes come out to Kona for the Iron Man World Champs. And lots of those use the
local 25 metre swimming pool. Which over the years has
started to deteriorate a little. They’ve got to pay for the
upkeep and the running cost. So Sebastian Kienle decided
he wanted to set up a charity to raise money for that
pool and not just that, he decided if he came
first he would donate, well he would match that
donation value himself from his prize money. If he came second, 50%. If he came third, 33%. And anywhere else, he
would donate 25% of it. And he came fourth unfortunately, but that’s still 25%
of that overall total. (upbeat music) – It’s time for captain competiton and last week we had a picture of me on Michelle Bestebee’s town bike. And our favourite
comment of the week comes from James Barry on Facebook who says, trust me, all of this integrated aero storage nowadays is just a silly trend. Baskets are where my nutrition’s at. Well, this week Heather I picked out a photo of you stroking some tarmac. – Well, Mark you didn’t
see how smooth it was. I couldn’t help myself. – Well please leave your
captions in the comments below. – And James, do send
us your contact details so you can get your free GTN swim cap. Well that’s it for the
GTN show out here in Kona. And what an incredible
experience it’s been. – And congratulations to
everyone that took part in the Iron Man World Champs,
including you Heather. – Thanks Mark. – We were actually out
on the finish line at midnight to see those
final finishes coming in so here’s a little piece for you there. (upbeat music) – Well to see more videos from us just click on the globe
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