Another IRONMAN podium for Corinne Abraham

Second place at IRONMAN Copenhagen

It’s been a busy – and successful – season for ‘Cozza’

It’s been a very different year for Great Britain’s Corinne Abraham. With a remarkably consistent record of IRONMAN racing (see her full history below), in recent years the biggest issue has been getting to the start line at all, on a consistent basis, as injuries have thwarted her racing schedule.

That’s not been the case this year and, as she recently told me (CLICK HERE FOR FULL INTERVIEW), ” I am keen to make the most of my time in the sport with more racing.”

Despite having secured her Kona start in the July points cutoff, Corinne was keen to race again, and on Sunday – after finishing second recently at IRONMAN 70.3 Gdynia – IRONMAN Copenhagen was the venue for her third full-distance event of the 2017 season.

After second in Lanzarote (to Lucy Charles) and second in Austria (to Eva Wutti), it would be another second place finish – this time behind local favourite, Michelle Vesterby.

That represented Corinne’s tenth career IRONMAN podium finish – check out the full history of IRONMAN success for British women HERE,

IRONMAN Copenhagen 2017 – Sunday 20th August 2017
3.8km / 180km / 42.2km – PRO WOMEN

1st – Michelle Vesterby (DEN) – 9:00:19
2nd – Corinne Abraham (GBR) – 9:08:09
3rd – Sofie Goos (BEL) – 9:17:17

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - AUGUST 20: Michelle Vesterby (C) of Denmark in 1st position, Corinne Abraham (L) of Great Britain in 2nd position and Christina Svejstrup (R) in 3rd position of Denmark celebrate their results after finishing KMD IRONMAN Copenhagen on August 20, 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images for IRONMAN)
Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images for IRONMAN

Corinne Abraham – Ironman Record

Race
Cat/Pos
Total
Ironman Regensburg 2010 (Age-Grouper)
3rd Overall, 1st Age-Group athlete
9:41:21
Ironman Hawaii 2010 (Age-Grouper)
10th Age-Group 30-34
10:09:02
*** Professional from 2011 Onwards ***
Ironman Texas 2011
n/a
DNF
Ironman Wales 2011
n/a
DNF
Ironman Texas 2012
4th
9:18:39
Ironman Frankfurt 2012
3rd
9:21:03
Ironman Arizona 2012
3rd
9:15:10
Ironman Melbourne 2013
Winner
8:10:56 (shortened swim)
Ironman Lanzarote 2014
3rd
9:51:41
Ironman Frankfurt 2014
Winner
8:52:40
Ironman Hawaii 2014
11th
9:25:04
Ironman Texas 2015
5th
9:12:20
Ironman Cozumel 2015
Winner
9:06:40
Ironman Cozumel 2016
4th
9:19:14
Ironman Lanzarote 2017
2nd
9:44:29
Ironman Austria 2017
2nd
9:08:03
Ironman Copenhagen 2017
2nd
9:08:06
John Levison
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