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Hanna Makes History!...Updated...

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iRONMAN WISCONSIN - For months we have been echoing the opinion that HANNAN GRINAKER (pre-race photo with her best guy) is the most complete amateur female triathlete in the US right now. By that we meant that she is a true threat to win every race she enters regardless of distance.

Hanna made her Ironman debut in Madison yesterday, and what a debut it was! We predicted an outstanding performance, perhaps even a podium. Knowing that she'd be facing the woman who is arguably the premier long distance amateur Iron woman in the country right now, we're talking about Illinois' JACQUI GIULIANO,we suspected an epic battle, one that would produce exciting results.

And it certainly did!

Hanna pulled, then pushed Giuliano to what will likely be the Iron performance of the year by an American amateur woman. And Jacqui pushed, then pulled Hanna to the fastest ever Iron debut by a Minnesota amateur female. With her extraordinary 9:49:01, Giuliano crushed DANI FISCHER's amateur record at IMOO by more than eight minutes. And with her silver medal-earning 10:08:33, Grinaker unseated, according to our records, SARAH MERCER (10:24 at Ironman Canada in 2001), as the fastest IM debut by a Minnesota woman.

 

Currently, our state's fastest amateur ironwoman is MICHELLE ANDRES, whose personal best is 9:50:23, which she threw down at Kona in 2013. It took her four tries to get there, starting with a 12:26 in 2006, then finally cracking 11-hours ina a BIG way in her third attempt: a 10:05:30 victory at Wiscosnin in 2012.

What will Hanna's 4th attempt produce? Heck, what will her next 140.6 time be? We're anxious to find out, especially since her next IM will likely by Kona 2019, where she will once again face Jacqui Giuliano.

(FYI - Jacqui's hisband RYAN, who has been seriously overlooked for USAT honors the past three seasons, took the men's title at Wisconsin. A husband/wife tandem winning a major Ironman. How freakin' cool is that!)

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We scoured Wisconsin's results for names we recognized. We posted them below. If we've missed you, or someone you know who finished IMOO yesterday, please use the COMMENT feature below to add that athlete's name and time. Or post an update on our MTN Facebook page.

TOP 50 MEN:

- JOSH MORK - 14th overall - 9:44:00 (bottom photo)

- NICHOLAS SERRATORE - 19th overall - 9:53:11

- JASON CRISP - 28th overall - 10:00:15

- MARK HENRY - 30th overall - 10:03:02

 

TOP 50 WOMEN:

- HANNA GRINAKER - 2nd overall - 10:08:33

- BECKY YOUNGBERG, 43 - 9th overall - 10:46:03

- PAGE SCHULZ - 16th overall - 10:58:40 (IM debut)

- SARA CARLSON, 40 - 17th overall - 11:00:45

- AMY HITE, 40-44 - 18th overall - 11:01:18

- SHEENA DAUER - 24th overall - 11:23:39

- VANESSA NAGEL - 25th overall - 11:24:26

 

Top 25 in AGs...WOMEN

25-29W

- EMMA ADRIAENS - 7th AG - 12:06:11

- HANNAH GARTNER - 23rd AG - 13:21:22

30-34W

- KATIE PERSONS - 19th AG - 12:18:30

35-39W

- LEAH PRUDHOMME - 12th AG - 12:02:27

- ERIN LAHTI - 13th AG - 12:2:36 (cool photo above with her stuff)

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45-49W

- JENNIFER KNUTSON - 8th AG - 12:22:19

- VERONICA BOND - 9th AG - 12:24:31

- CINDY COOK - 11th AG - 12:25:39

- LORETTA WOLLIN-CRAKER - 12th AG - 12:30:52

- SARA AHLQUIST - 20th AG - 13:13:02

50-54W

- MICHELLE NORDLAND - 8th AG - 13:11:36

(CATHLEEN MCGINNITY, Luck, WI - 130th AG - 5:08:04 - Way to rock your debut, Cathleen!)

55-59W

- JACKIE DEZELLAS - 3rd AG - 12:14:12

- SUZANN MOUW - 7th AG - 13:55:26

60-64W

- BETH HASSLER - 3rd AG - 13:34:15

 

Top 25 in  AGS - MEN

18-24M

- MATTHEW TRACY - 3rd - 10:19:39

- COREY NYGAARD - 5th - 10:30:32

- ALEC KADLEC - 11th - 11:46:45

40-44M

- DAVID LEWIS - 11th - 10:34:59

- MILAN TOMASKA - 23rd - 11:08:41

45-49M

- BRAD MITCHELL - 18th - 11:08:33

50-54M

- DAVID LUNDBERG - 8th - 10:51:03

55-59M

- JEFFREY WARSHAW - 1st - 11:01:22

60-4M

- TIM BROWN - 1st - 11:34:24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments   

0 #3 Matt Dickinson 2018-09-12 02:56
Emma took a bad crash in mt horeb. To finish with a 12 hr IM after that crash is amazing.
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0 #2 Brennen Schulz 2018-09-11 12:49
Paige Schulz from Minneapolis finished in 10:58:40 in her first IM. 3rd place AG 25-29. 25th female overall. (Looks like the website results are missing a bunch of people. The app results are quite different for overall placing.)

ED. Awesome debut for Paige! I have edited the post.
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0 #1 Tim Timmerman 2018-09-10 16:22
Alec Kadlec of Duluth in his ironman debut did 11:46:45 for 11th place in M18-24 age group.

ED. Thanks for the heads-up, Tim. We've updated the post. Congrats, Alec!
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