Igor Amorelli Ready for Another Ironman Florianópolis

Women’s eliteIgor Amorelli will be one of the great attractions of the Ironman Florianópolis 2015, a qualifying event for the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii and that this year will be worth as a Latin American Championship, distributing points in the ranking (P-4000), 150 thousand dollars Of awards for the Elite and 75 places for the triathletes of the Age Group.

Current champion of the event, the miner based in Santa Catarina wants to repeat the feat on May 31 and put the country at the top of the podium for the second consecutive year.

The start will be at 6.45 for the men’s Elite, leaving the Women’s Elite at 6:50 and the Age Group at 7:00. The event will have a transition area and arrival at the Doze de Agosto Club, in Jurerê Internacional. The event will have 3.8 km of swimming, 180.2 km of cycling and 42.2 km of running, with a time limit of 17h.

There will be about 2000 athletes from several countries participating in the event, which will complete 15 years in the capital of Santa Catarina.

Going through a great moment, Igor knows that the charge will be higher this year because of the achievement of 2014. “I know it has a little pressure on me for being the current champion but for the level of the athletes who are coming here I think the pressure comes out a little bit from me.

I want to win them, it’s not them who wants to win me, I’m feeling it. We have three athletes with times under eight hours in Ironman and Kona’s top-3, so I think I’ll enter the race by “hunting” them,”he points out.

For this, he has been training hard, but without news to what he did before the victory last year.”The preparation does not change much compared to last year, training strong in Balneário (SC).

This year, the competition has a high level, because it is a Latin American Championship, with more awards and points, and this will attract a lot of good people and you need to be well trained to stay on top and fight for the title, “he points out.

Igor, for this reason, finds it difficult to point out favorites. “It’s complicated, because this level does not have much secrecy, it’s training a lot and getting better on the day. Of course we have some stronger guys, but the important thing is to be well on the day of the race,” he explains.

“With almost a month remaining for the Ironman Florianópolis, we have two more weeks of intense training and in the two finals we start to decrease the volume.

Ironman Florianópolis will distribute US $ 150,000. The prize pool among Elite athletes is as follows: 1) $ 30,000; 2) US $ 15,000; 3) $ 8,000; 4) $ 6,500; 5) US $ 5,000; 6) $ 3,500;7) $ 2,500; 8) US $ 2,000; 9) US $ 1,500; 10) US $ 1,000. In the Age Range, the novelty will be in the vacancies for the World of Ironman. This year, the event will classify 75 athletes for the Kona, Hawaii, October 10 race.

P Rogramming

27/05 – Doze of August Club

2pm – 7pm – EXPO – IRONMAN

28/05 – Doze of August Club

09h – 19h – EXPO – IRONMAN

09h – 18h – Delivery of Kits

10h – 12h – Swimming Training

29/05 – Doze of August Club

09h – 19h – EXPO – IRONMAN

09h – 18h – Delivery of Kits

10h – Technical Congress Age Group – Português

11:30 am – Technical Congress Age Group – English

14h30 – Elite Technical Congress – Portuguese / English

15h30 – Panel – Elite

7pm – 9pm – Pasta Dinner

30/05 – Club Doze de Agosto

09h – 19h – EXPO – IRONMAN

08h – 11h – Delivery of Kits

1pm – 8pm – Bike Check-in

13h – 20h – Painting of Athletes

13h00 – 14h – Numbering 0001 – 0400

14h01 – 15h – Numbering 0401 – 0700

15h01 – 16h – Numbering 0701 – 1000

16h01 – 17h – Numbering 1001 – 1300

17h01 – 18h – Numbering 1301 – 1600

18h01 – 19h – Numbering 1601 – 1900

19h01 – 20h – Numbering 1901 – 2100

31/05 – Doze of August Club

09h – 19h – EXPO – IRONMAN

04h30 – 06h – Athletes’ Access to the Transition Area

06h45 – Start Men’s Elite

06h50 – Start Women’s Elite

07h – Departure Age Range

17h40 – 00h30 – Bike and Bags Check Out

01/06 – Doze of August Club

09h – 14h – EXPO – IRONMAN

09h – 12h – Lost and Found

10h – Confirmation of the classifieds for the Ironman World Championship

11h – Awards

10 pm – Confraternization Party (place to be confirmed)

Results 2014 – Elite:


1st Igor Amorelli (BRA) – 8h07min53sg

2º Santiago Ascenço (BRA) – 8:11:45 p.m.

3º Marcel Zamora (SPA) – 8h16min15sec

4th Harry Wiltshire (GBR) – 8:32 min32 sec

5th Petr Vabrousek (CZE) – 8:33 min14 sec

6º AJ Baucco (USA) – 8h34min04sec

7º Guilherme Valenza (BRA) – 8:37min37sec

8º Felipe Manente (BRA) – 8:41 min59sec

9º Luiz Francisco Paiva Ferreira (BRA) – 8:45min36sec

10º Raphael Galvão Menezes dos Santos (BRA) – 8:50 min58sec


1st Sara Gross (CAN) – 8h56min34sec *

2nd Sofie Goos (BEL) – 9:00 am19sec

3ª Ariane Monticeli (BRA) – 9:02min42sec

4ª Vanessa Gianinni (BRA) – 9:06min11sec

5ª Lisa Roberts (USA) – 9:07min40sec

6th Jessi Donovan (USA) – 9:14:39 p.m.

7ª Mariana Borges (BRA) – 9:14 a.m.

8th Lucie Zelenkova (ROM) – 9:20:14 p.m.

9ª Ana Lidia Borba (BRA), 9:24:43 p.m.

10th Heidi Seeener (DEU) – 9:32 min33 sec

* New test record.


2001- Eduardo Sturla (ARG), 8:11min10s / Wendy Ingraham (USA), 9:10min02s

2002 – Spencer Smith (GBR), 8:15 mins / Nicole Leder (ALE), 9:24 mins

2003 – Oscar Galindez (ARG), 8h16min10 / Bárbara Buenahora (ARG), 9h33min21

2004 – Olaf Sabatchus (ALE), 8h19min32s / Fernanda Keller (BRA), 9:26min05s

2005 – Olaf Sabatchus (ALE), 8:50 mins / Joanna Zeiger (USA), 9:29:43

2006 – Oscar Galindez (ARG), 8:15:18 / Lisbeth Kristensen (DIN), 9:20:46

2007 – Oscar Galindez (ARG), 8:21 mins / Nina Kraft (USA), 9:12 mins

2008 – Eduardo Sturla (ARG), 8h28min24s / Fernanda Keller (BRA), 9h24min49s

2009 – Eduardo Sturla (ARG), 8h13min38s / Dede Griesbauer (USA), 9:10:14

2010 – Luke McKenzie (AUS), 8h07min38s / Tereza Macel (CAN), 9h26min08s

2011 – Eduardo Sturla, (ARG), 8h15min03s / Amy Marsh (USA), 9:09min39s

2012 – Ezequiel Morales (ARG), 8h22min40sec / Sofie Goss (BEL), 9h17min42sec

2013 – Timothy O “Donnell (USA), 8:01:32 p.m. / Amanda Stevens (USA), 9:05:52 p.m.

2014 – Igor Amorelli (BRA), 8h07min53sec / Sara Gross (CAN), 8h56min34sec

The Ironman Florianópolis is organized by Latin Sports and carried out by the Brazilian Association of Sports Social and Cultural Endurance (ABEE). It is sponsored by Mizuno and supported by the State Secretariat of Tourism, Sport and Culture of Santa Catarina (Fundesporte), Government of the State of Santa Catarina, Municipality of Florianópolis and Municipal Sports Foundation (FME / Fpolis), Gatorade, AquaSphere , Shimano, Fetrisc, Mini, NET, Oakley, Blue, Barilla, Banana Brasil, Gomes da Costa, Unimed Florianópolis and Trisport.

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