Daniela Ryf claims Kona victory

Daniela Ryf delivered the biggest margin of victory since all-conquering Chrissie Wellington in 2009 to claim her first Ironman World Championship title in Hawaii in 8:57:57. 


The Swiss triathlete dominated as she has done throughout an unbeaten season to beat Britain’s Rachel Joyce by 13:02mins with Australia’s Liz Blatchford rounding out the podium. 

“I think almost everything went perfectly,” Ryf, who like men’s winner Jan Frodeno had also taken the Ironman 70.3 World title in August, said. “In the last 2km I had a flat tyre but could just roll in, so I had some mechanical luck today, too. I have to thank my coach Brett Sutton. Two years ago no one knew me and now he has made me a double- world champion.”