Sadly this year extreme weather conditions, including heavy thunderstorms, forced  the swim to be replaced with a 4km run leg start thirty year old Allan Hovda from Norway took the men’s crown in 10:55:00. The second and third placed athletes, Andreas Wolpert from Germany and Sebastian Bräuer from Switzerland, climbed into Kleine Scheidegg with only 2 minutes separating them, 33 and 35 minutes respectively behind the winner.