The pinnacle of our Kona 2016 coverage each year is our extensive race-day gallery. The race this year was fast and furious, with dominant performances by defending champions Jan Frodeno and Daniella Ryf. But the race was always in contention, particularly for the podium spots. Germans swept on the Men's side, with Frodeno, Kienle, and Lange rounding out the first all-German podium since Hellriegel, Zack, and Leder filled out the podium in 1997. On the Women's side, it was Ryf with daylight behind her, finishing over 23 minutes ahead of Carfrae, who took 2nd. Ryf shattered the women's course record of 8:52:14 by almost 6 minutes with a time of 8:46:46. Heather Jackson rounded out the podium, as the first American female on the podium in 10 years. Enjoy the gallery!
1. Jan Frodeno (GER) » Frodeno took the top spot for the 2nd year in a row. He started the day swimming in the lead group with Andy Potts, and was 3rd out of the water in 48:02. He then hammered hard on the bike, and finished that segment in 3rd with a time of 4:29:00, 20 seconds behind the leader (Keinle). After T2, however, he had leapfrogged into 1st place. He ran shoulder to shoulder with Keinle for the first part of the run, and pulled away by the energy lab, finishing the race in 1st place with a time of 8:06:30.