Butterfield finishes 29th in Hawaii

  • Final outing: Tyler Butterfield said yesterday's Hawaii Ironman will likely be his last

    Final outing: Tyler Butterfield said yesterday's Hawaii Ironman will likely be his last

Tyler Butterfield finished 29th at the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, in what will likely be his final race at the iconic event.

Butterfield completed the 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile run yesterday in a time of 8hr 30sec 38min, with splits of 50:42, 4:31:27 and 3:03:58.

The 35-year-old was the 24th quickest out of the water before posting the 36th fastest bike ride and 24th best run out of 44 male elite triathletes.

Butterfield’s top-30 finish was better than his 36th place last year, when he finished in 9:27:22, but a far cry from his fifth in 2015 and seventh in 2013 when he equalled father Jim’s personal best at the championships first held in 1978.

Patrick Lange, of Germany, made Hawaii Ironman history by becoming the first triathlete to break the eight-hour barrier at the championships.

Lange, who proposed to his girlfriend at the finish, crushed the course record of 8:01:40, which he set last year. finishing in 7:52:39.

Bart Aernouts, of Belgium, came second in 7:56:41, with David McNamee, of Britain, third in 8:01:09.

Daniela Ryf, of Switzerland, also set a course record, in the women’s race, finishing in 8:26:16.

Lucy Charles, of Britain, was second in 8:36:32 and Germany’s Anne Haug was third in 8:41:57.

You must be registered or signed-in to post comment or to vote.

Published Oct 14, 2018 at 9:58 am (Updated Oct 14, 2018 at 9:59 am)

Butterfield finishes 29th in Hawaii

What you
Need to
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon

  • Take Our Poll

    Today's Obituaries

    eMoo Posts