How The Race Was Won: IRONMAN Switzerland 2016 – WOMEN

daniela ryf wins ironman switzerland

If there was ever a textbook way to get into your opposition’s heads and make them believe that the best they can do is compete for second place ahead of the 70.3 World Championship and Kona – then the Angry Bird has just re-written that chapter.

Three full Iron distance starts in four weeks. The first ended in a hypothermia induced DNF and time in a hospital bed. Fast forward two weeks to Roth and a 8:22 winning time. The third fastest ever and just 4min off the world record.

And then came IM Switzerland. An event that she said she would be taking easy just to validate her Kona slot. Daniela Ryf clearly has a different definition of easy…