Sue Edney endured the notorious Lanzarote bike headwinds and heat (at one point at 38 degrees in the afternoon) as well as almost 3000 meters of climbing and two long transitions to take 4th place in the Female 55-59 age group at Lanzarote Ironman today, Saturday 20th May.
Sue completed the swim, which some competitors’ Garmins recorded as being as much as 400 meters long, in 1hr 21 min 20 secs and briefly moved into 2nd place on the bike before dropping back to 3rd again with a 7hrs 23 mins 54 secs for the 180.2km bike. The 42km run was held along the waterfront and the heat took its toll on competitors. Sue recorded a time of 5 hrs 05 mins 07 secs for a finishing time of 14 hrs 06 mins 18 secs. Sue’s transitions were 7 min 47 secs and 8 min 10 sec.
The race was won by Bart Aernouts of Belgium in 8 hrs 34 mins 13 secs after a very strong bike. Lucy Charles of the UK put in a strong allround performance to finish as the first woman in 9:35:40.