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American Ben Hoffman had a strong race and battled all day with Andi Böcherer. In the end he beat the German with a 2:51:45 marathon to finish 4th, but was unable to prevent the German podium sweep.
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German Andi Böcherer ran 2:52:05 and finished 5th on a day where 5 Germans finished in the top 7.
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Defending champion Jan Frodeno raced a smart race and was strong in every discipline. The fast German closed out his day with a 2:45:34 marathon to add another Kona win to his impressive resume.
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Canadian Brent McMahon was one of the favorites going in, but he fell apart in the Energy Lab. He was seen throwing up violently and yet managed a 3:14:49 run.
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The 2014 IRONMAN World Champion Sebastian Kienle put up a tough fight but had to settle for the runner up spot in the end. The German ran 2:49:03.
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American Jesse Thomas was dropped late in the bike segment and ran a 2:57:28 marathon to finish 16th.
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Many eyes were on the speedy Canadian Lionel Sanders, but Sanders had a rough day. He hobbled through the Energy Lab and ran 3:17:01 on the way to 29th place.
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German Patrick Lange started the run in 23rd place, but ran a course record 2:39:45 and captured 3rd place and the hearts of many onlookers.
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Earlier in the run Frodeno and Kienle ran side by side, but about half way through the run Frodeno pulled away.
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German Andreas Raelert had been very close before and hoped to finally be on the very top of the podium, but he dropped out during the run.
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After a race best bike split German Boris Stein ran 2:55:19 to finish 7th.
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With a 2:55:01 marathon American Tim O'Donnell finished 6th in Kona.
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Belgian Bart Aernouts grabbed as much water as he could in this fantastic aid station, and finished 8th with a 2:48:44 marathon.
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A 3:32:59 marathon dropped Canadian Trevor Wurtele well out of contention.
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Aussie Luke McKenzie had really pushed hard during the bike segment and paid for it with a 3:36:26 run time.
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A solid day finished with a 3:02:53 marathon made Marko Albert the top Estonian in Kona and gave him 14th place overall.
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