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41.5 is a Very Cool Distance...

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Photo - 2016 Women's Podium (L-R) - Lisa Wacek, Christel Kippenhan, Angela Engel.

 

SUPERIOR MAN 41.5 PREVIEW - The way the 41.5, which is now four-years-old, breaks down is this: .5 mile swim - 35.4 mile bike - 5.6 mile run. Cool distances, huh?

As with yesterday's SM Half IM preview, we are going to share some 41.5 history and make some predictions:

 

- Top 3 Men:

1. PETERS SOMERS - 2:23:23 (2016)

2. KRIS NISULA, ONT - 2:24:54 (2016)

3. MITCHELL CLAYTON - 2:26:33 (2016)

 

- Top 3 Women:

1. DIANE HANKEE - 2:31:52 (2015)

2. LISA LENDWAY - 2:33:40 (2015)

3. JESSICA ROSSING - 2:40:35 (2015)...

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- AG Records:

00-19 - MITCHELL CLAYTON - 2:26:33 (2016) & KAYTLIN GARRISON  - 2:54:02 (2015)

40-44 - KRIS NISULA, CAN - 2:24:54 (2016) & KAREN MURPHY, CAN - 3:00:42 (2016)

45-49 - ERIC CLEVELAND - 2:51:21 (2016) & LISA WACEK - 2:51:53 (2016)

50-54 - ROD RAYMOND - 2:31:42 (2016) & CHRISTEL KIPPENHAN - 2:42:59 (2016)

55-59 - ROSS VELDCAMP - 3:30:30 (2015) & CAROLYN MILBRATH, WI - 3:09:04 (2016)

60-64 - MARK RAUSHENFELS - 3:14:53 (2015) & 

65-69 - LYNN VOGT, IA - 2:52:32 (2016)

Predictions:

- Based on the list we studied, we believe that ANDY WIBERG will not only win the men's race, but will lower the course record significantly. We think he'll pop a 2:21.

- We like the way defending women's champ CHRISTEL KIPPENHAN is racing this season, i.e. smart and strong. So, we think she'll repeat, and possibly even crack 2:40. Tall order, but our fingers are crossed.

- We predict AG wins for EMMANUEL DARNE (45-49M), who we think will crack the overall Top 3, and DANIEL DUFF will once again take the 50-54M title.

- We are anxious to witness the battle between JENA OGSTON and LISA WACEK for the 45-49W title.

- The Wild Card in the women's race is T-Rex aficionado ANDREA TREMAINE, who was nominated for Rookie of the Year in 2016. We'd love to see her surprise some of the women with established credentials.

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