McCrystal Best of the Irish in Kona

Kona Bike Longshot 2016

Bryan McCrystal finished the best of the Irish athletes who raced in Ironman Kona overnight.

The Dundalk man crossed the line in a very impressive time of 9hrs 12mins 8secs to finish the 12th in his M35-39 age group and 69th male overall.

At one stage on the 180km bike, McCrystal led the entire age group field as he put in the kind of biking performance that we've come to expect from one of the country's best cyclists and non-drafting triathletes. McCrystal biked the famously tough course in 4hrs 29mins 14secs, making him the quickest biker among the age group racers and 33rd quickest from the entire filed (he was also just 14seconds slower than eventual winner Jan Frodeno on the bike leg).

McCrystal found the going tougher on the run however and was unable to maintain his position. He ran a 3hrs 35mins marathon to cross the line as the first Irish athlete.

Second Irishman home was Ivan O'Gorman who ran a very impressive 3hr marathon off the bike to cross the line in 9hrs 27mins 42secs.

JENNA HENNING Kona 2016

Henning First Woman

Jenna Henning was the best of the Irish women in Kona and completed the brutally tough course in 11hrs 28mins 57secs, putting her 36th in her F25-29 age group.

All 15 of the Irish athletes who made the trip to Kona completed the race - something that cannot always be taken for granted on one of the toughest triathlon courses in the world. Jan Frodeno won the race for the second time in a row in the men's race while Daniella Ryf set a new course record in the women's race with a dominant performance for her second win in a row

Irish Results

Name

AG Ranking

Overall Ranking

Swim Time

Bike Time

Run Time 

Overall Time

McCrystal, Bryan

12

69

00:59:59

04:29:14

03:35:43

9:12:08

Ogorman, Ivan

32

147

01:08:02

05:10:56

03:00:31

9:27:42

Martin, Owen

34

246

01:04:58

04:53:23

03:31:37

09:39:35

Higgins, Mark

65

282

00:53:51

05:04:07

03:36:41

09:43:33

McLynn, Ross

77

327

01:03:42

05:17:28

03:16:14

09:47:45

Callaghan, Aidan

89

383

00:54:05

05:07:57

03:43:29

09:54:06

Byrne, Ciaran

56

421

01:07:51

05:14:45

03:27:12

09:56:51

Muldoon, Martin

67

467

1:02:39

5:25:02

3:25:29

10:01:31

Barry, Sean

137

776

01:18:04

05:37:52

03:26:27

10:31:20

Henning, Jenna

36

1334

01:17:43

05:40:17

04:20:23

11:28:57

Glynn, Clodagh

40

1415

01:11:26

05:47:47

04:28:17

11:38:03

Clogher, Damian

97

1595

1:25:32

6:11:34

4:14:11

12:06:34

Milne, John

156

1771

01:29:13

06:36:39

04:22:34

12:44:29

Allen, Pauline

71

1798

01:21:58

06:04:50

05:11:53

12:51:11

Bell, Conor

218

1825

01:22:05

05:56:46

05:16:32

12:59:06