Dibens, despite some difficulty on the run, lead from start to finish with a 52:36 swim and a 4:52:18 bike and a 3:27:09 marathon. It was her 4:52:18 bike split that set a new IMCD bike course record, and gave her the significant lead to finish the race in first place.
Rounding out the podium was American triathathlete Caitlin Snow who finished in 9:29:18, followed by Haley Cooper-Scott in 9:56:21.
2011 Ironman Coeur D'Alene
Top 3 professional women
1. Julie Dibens (GBR) 9:16:40
2. Caitlin Snow (USA) 9:29:18
3. Haley Cooper-Scott (USA) 9:56:21