Clemente Alonso-McKernan wins Ironman Kalmar Sweden

Tuesday 22 August 2017
At IRONMAN Sweden, Clemente Alonso-McKernan came out of the water in first place. Things changed early on the bike, however, when Australia’s strong rider Cameron Wurf put on an impressive performance and caught up with the Spanish leader early on. Everyone who saw Wurf in transition had an idea about the Australian’s match plan: He stormed through transition looking like someone aiming for nothing else than the win. Thanks to a new bike record, Wurf dominated the field for 2 hours while Mc-Kernan controlled his pace and place. He battled with local hero Karl-Johan Danielsson for runner-up position, but Alonso-McKernan kept cool. Meanwhile, Wurf had to fight hard to keep the distance between him and second-placed Alonso-McKernan who started downsizing the lead of the Australian on the first kilometers of the marathon. The Spaniard is well known for solid running, and he also proved strong in Copenhagen. With 10 kilometers to go, Alonso-McKernan made the decisive pass. Wurf didn’t give up, and took second.

Top 5 Pro Men
1 Alonso-McKernan, Clemente ESP 8:07:48
2 Wurf, Cameron AUS 8:08:58
3 Hovgaard, Esben DEN 8:25:18
4 Danielsson, Karl-Johan SWE 8:28:32
5 Sapunov, Daniil UKR 8:34:02
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