DailyTriTrivia – Questions

Here are all the questions of the #DailyTriTrivia series. The questions will be posted in the afternoon (German time) in this post, on Instagram and on Twitter. You can find the answers and some more details in the “DailyTriTrivia – Questions and Answers” post.

May 26th: IM Brasil 2019 was exactly one year ago. Who were the male and female Pro winners?

May 25th: IM Lanzarote 2019 was exactly one year ago. Who were the male and female Pro winners?

May 24th: How often has Daniela Ryf finished an Ironman in more than 9 hours?

May 23rd: Who among these Kona Champions has the slowest Ironman finish? (Obviously in a race they didn’t win)
Choice of Kona winners (pick one): a. Anne Haug, b. Daniela Ryf, c. Jan Frodeno, d. Patrick Lange

May 22nd: Who is the last Professional who had his/her IM-debut in Kona?

May 21st: Excluding DNFs & DNS, what’s the worst place by a Kona winner in the previous year’s race?

May 20th: How often were all three podium finishers at IM Hawaii (male or female) able to repeat their podium finish in the next race?

May 19th: How many different male athletes finished on the podium at Ironman Hawaii in February and October 1982?

May 18th: How many different female athletes finished on the podium at Ironman Hawaii in February and October 1982?

May 17th: Which IM-distance race had the tightest male Pro podium?

May 16th: Which IM-distance race had the tightest female Pro podium?

May 15th: Which year had the tightest male Pro podium at IM Hawaii?

May 14th: Which year had the tightest female Pro podium at IM Hawaii?

May 13th: How often has there been an Ironman Hawaii in February?

May 12th: Who is the last male athlete to win Kona after posting the fastest bike split in that year’s race?

May 11th: Who was able to ride the last 70 km (43 miles) of the bike in 2018 faster than Daniela Ryf?

May 10th: Who is the last athlete (male or female) to win Kona after posting the fastest bike split in that year’s race?

May 9th: Which athletes (male or female) have been able to lead IM Hawaii “wire to wire”?

May 8th: How big was the T2 lead by Mark and Dave at Ironman 1989?

May 7th: Which Ironman Hawaii winner (male or female) overcame the biggest deficit at the start of the run?

May 6th: How many athletes have been able to win IM Hawaii on debut?

May 5th: IM Australia 2019 was exactly one year ago. Who were the male and female Pro winners?

May 4th: Who is the last female athlete to win IM Hawaii on debut before Chrissie Wellington in 2007?

May 3rd: Who is the last male athlete to win IM Hawaii on debut before Luc Van Lierde in 1996?

May 2nd: Who is the last male athlete to win Kona on debut?

May 1st: Who is the last athlete to win Kona on debut?

April 30th: Which female athlete has the fastest IM-distance debut?

April 29th: Which male athlete has the fastest IM-distance debut?

April 28th: Which female athlete has the most sub-3:00 marathons in IM-distance races?

April 27th: Which male athlete has the most sub-2:45 marathons in IM-distance races?

April 26th: Which athlete worked the longest for another IM-distance win?

April 25th: Who (male or female) has the most Kona podiums but was never able to win?

April 24th: Who is the youngest official finisher of Ironman Hawaii?

April 23rd: Who is the slowest official finisher of Ironman Hawaii?

April 22nd: Who has won the most IM-distance races in one calendar year?

April 21st: Which Australian females had the fastest Kona run split in that year’s race?

April 20th: Which German athletes (male or female) the fastest Kona run split in that year’s race?

April 19th: Which Australian males had the fastest Kona run split in that year’s race?

April 18th: Which Canadian females had the fastest Kona run split in that year’s race?

April 17th: Which German males had the fastest Kona bike split in that year’s race?

April 16th: Which Swiss females had the fastest Kona bike split in that year’s race?

April 15th: Who has finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd at Ironman Hawaii?
There is more than one athlete (male or female) who has done so. How many can you come up with?

April 14th: Who has the most consecutive wins in the same Ironman race?

April 13th: Who has the most Ironman Pro wins at the same race?

April 12th: Who is the athlete (male or female) with the most long-distance Pro wins?

April 11th: Who is the last female US athlete to lead the on the run course in Kona?

April 10th: Who is the last male US athlete to lead the on the run course in Kona?

April 9th: Who is the first female non-US athlete on the Kona podium (1st to 3rd)?

April 8th: Who is the first male non-US athlete on the Kona podium (1st to 3rd)?

April 7th: Who is the last female US athlete who has won IM Hawaii?

April 6th: Who is the last male US athlete to win IM Hawaii?

April 5th: What’s the longest time (in years) between two IM-distance wins by the same athlete?

April 4th: What’s the shortest time (in days) between two IM-distance wins by the same athlete?

April 3rd: Who is the oldest female winner of Ironman Hawaii?

April 2nd: Who is the oldest male winner of Ironman Hawaii?

Overview of the Professional 2020 Long-Distance Season

With the Corona-crisis, a number of long-distance races were impacted. This post shows the Professional long-distance races of the 2020 racing season, indicating whether a race has been rescheduled (a new date has been announced), postponed (no new date given so far) or even canceled (no alternative date in 2020, this also includes races that have been “moved” to 2021). Also, there are some races that have been rescheduled in 2020 but are not shown the Pro calendar. They are probably going to be held as an AG-only race and I also show them as canceled in this Pro calendar. For Races without an entry in the “Status” column no new information is available. I hope that in the next weeks I can add a status of “confirmed”, i.e. a race going on as planned.

Status Original Date New Date Race Prize Purse Kona Slots
Rescheduled 29-Mar-20 15-Nov-20 Ironman African Championship – Nelson Mandela Bay $ 150.000 2m+2f+2u
Rescheduled 25-Apr-20 17-Oct-2020 Ironman Texas $ 60.000 1m+1f
Rescheduled 2-May-20 19-Sep-20 Ironman North American Championship – St. George $ 150.000 2m+2f+2u (now 2021)
Rescheduled 3-May-20 13-Sep-20 Ironman Australia $ 40.000 1m+1f+2u (now 2021)
Canceled 23-May-20 no race in 2020 Ironman Lanzarote $ 25.000 1m+1f
Canceled 31-May-20 moved to 23-May-21
(originally only a 2020 race)
Ironman Tulsa $ 60.000 1m+1f
Canceled 31-May-20 moved to 8-Nov-20
Pro Race unconfirmed
Ironman Brasil $ 40.000 1m+1f+2u
Rescheduled 07-Jun-20 27-Sep-20 Ironman Asia Pacific Championship – Cairns $ 150.000 2m+2f+2u
(now 1m+1f for 2021)
Postponed 14-Jun-20   Ironman France $ 80.000 1m+1f
Canceled 21-Jun-20 “moved” to 2021 Ironman Ireland – WPRO $ 40.000 2f
Rescheduled 21-Jun-20 6-Sep-20 Ironman Hamburg – MPRO $ 40.000 2m
Postponed 28-Jun-20   Ironman European Championship – Frankfurt $ 150.000 2m+2f+2u
Canceled 05-Jul-20 n/a Challenge Roth € 62.000  
Rescheduled 05-Jul-20 20-Sep-20 Ironman Austria $ 60.000 1m+1f
Postponed 12-Jul-20   Ironman Vitoria-Gasteiz – MPRO $ 40.000 2m
Canceled 12-Jul-20 “moved” to 2021 Ironman Switzerland Thun – WPRO $ 40.000 2f
Postponed 25-Jul-20   Ironman Santa Rosa – MPRO $ 40.000 2m
Postponed 26-Jul-20   Ironman Lake Placid – WPRO $ 40.000 2f
  15-Aug-20   Ironman Sweden – WPRO $ 40.000 1f
  15-Aug-20   EmbrunMan € 125.000  
Canceled 16-Aug-20 “moved” to 2021 Ironman Copenhagen – MPRO $ 40.000 1m
Postponed 23-Aug-20   Ironman Mont Tremblant $ 60.000 1m+1f
Postponed 30-Aug-20   Ironman Canada – Penticton $ 60.000 1m+1f
  06-Sep-20   Ironman Wales $ 60.000 1m+1f (2021)
  12-Sep-20   Challenge Almere (ITU LD World Champs) € 38.000  
  19-Sep-20   Ironman Italy – WPRO $ 40.000 1f (2021)
  26-Sep-20   Ironman Portugal – MPRO $ 40.000 1m (2021)
Rescheduled 10-Oct-20 6-Feb-21 Ironman World Championships – Kona $ 650.000 3m+3f (2021)
  07-Nov-20   Ironman Florida – WPRO $ 40.000 2f (2021)
  22-Nov-20   Ironman Arizona – MPRO $ 40.000 2m (2021)
  22-Nov-20   Ironman Cozumel $ 80.000 1m+1f (2021)
  6-Dec-20   Ironman Western Australia $ 50.000 1m+1f (2021)

Kona 2020 – Scenarios

With a lot of races getting postponed and/or canceled, I have received questions about how Kona Qualifying will work this year. This post looks at the timelines required before a Kona race and discusses at a few possible scenarios. As time goes by, some of these scenarios may become very hard to implement, resulting in other scenarios becoming more likely. My focus is on Professional racing, but a lot of the scenarios can be applied to age group qualifying as well.

Of course there are still a lot of unknowns at this point around the Corona crisis and when a return to racing will be possible. Also, I don’t have any special insights into organizing races so most of the timelines are my “best guesstimate” of the required time – some of it might be off, but I hope it’s at least a good starting point to discuss the different scenarios.

Baseline: “Almost Normal”

The “Ironman World Championships” in Kona are currently scheduled for Saturday, October 10th. Of course, there are a lot of things that have to happen before race day, here is a look at how an almost normal racing season for 2020 could look like:

Timeline Almost Normal

Working backward from the race date, the following phases can be distinguished:

  • Kona Prep
    The Pros racing in Kona will obviously need some time to prepare for the race, for organizing travel, acclimatizing to the conditions in Hawaii etc. Assuming that qualifying is still going to happen in Ironman-distance races, the final qualifiers will also need some time to recover from their qualifying race. At the same time, there are a lot of things that the race organizer has to take care of.
    In a normal season, this period is about eight weeks.
  • Qualifying
    Usually, qualifying races are happening across the whole year, but with races getting canceled because of the Corona virus, we are obviously looking at a shortened period for Kona 2020 qualifying races. With a period of roughly eight weeks, you should still be able to have a decent geographic distribution. In addition to the regular European and North American races there should also be races in South America (note that IM Brasil has been rescheduled to occur before the normal cutoff on August 23rd) and Asia/Australia (no new dates for IM Australia and IM Cairns; IM Taiwan which was planned as an AG-only race might be another option).
  • Race Prep
    Athletes and race organizers will also need some lead time before having a good race. As for the Kona prep, this time will be needed both for doing the proper training (obviously athletes can’t be “almost race ready” for a prolonged period of time) and for logistics (travel but also getting the required race infrastructure in place). Again, a period of eight weeks sounds reasonable to me. For this phase to start, most of the current “lockdown” restrictions (including re-opened swimming pools and the ability for unrestricted travel) will have to have already been lifted for almost all athletes and regions (or at least a firm short-term date is in place).

When you “stack” these phases after each other for a Kona race date on October 10th, you end up with a start date for the Race Prep period at roughly mid-April.

All of these periods may be shortened a bit, but at some point things will start to break down. For example, having a final qualifying Ironman four weeks before Kona creates an uneven playing field between those that qualified early (for example, late 2019) and can take all the time to prepare and those still having to qualify that late. If you shorten the qualifying period too much, athletes will only have a single shot to qualify as it becomes difficult to prepare well for two qualifying races, and there may be a huge number of slots per race if the number of races shrinks much further.

Let’s have a closer look at the slots for this baseline scenario. At the time I’m writing this post, there are roughly 60 unassigned Pro slots (check out my post on the Kona 2020 Pro field). Starting with IM Austria on July 5th and ending with the planned cutoff on August 23rd at IM Mont Tremblant there is a total of eight Professional races (even if some of them have been planned as single-gender races). When adding IM Brasil (scheduled on the cutoff weekend) and a potential race in Australia/Asia, there could be a total of ten Pro races. That would result in three per gender in each of theses – something that could still be handled by the existing qualifying system. There are a few more races for the agegroupers (IM UK, IM Santa Rosa, IM Tallinn, IM Finland). According to Russel Cox there are roughly 1.400 slots still open, with 14 races that would result in 100 slots per race on average – a pretty large number but also completely workable with the existing system.

Regardless of how the 2020 slots are determined, there will have to be modifications for 2021 qualifying. At this time, there are already races with 18 2020 slots that have been moved into the 2021 qualifying period, plus another 10 slots from races without a new date. There will be a similar problem for agegroupers, at least 250 and potentially 450 slots may have been shifted to from 2020 to 2021. It’s unlikely that the Kona course will be able to handle these additional athletes, so changes for the slot allocation for 2021 are likely. It’s unlikely that there are going to firm announcements from Ironman until the exact number of slots that have shifted are know, and that will only be known when racing is able to restart.

Modifications

As stated above, there are a lot of unknowns at the writing of this post (end of March), and it’s unlikely that we are going to be in an “almost normal” state by mid- or even end-April that would allow athletes a proper race prep period.

Here are a few modifications of the “baseline” discussed above:

  • Condensed Periods
    As discussed above, there is a limit as to how much you can condense the periods without creating an impossible or unfair race in Kona. The most extreme version I can think of is to “squish” them down to maybe four weeks. With the qualifying period this short, you can’t assign the Kona slots in a full-distance race and have to offer Pro Kona slots in 70.3s – something that Ironman hasn’t done for quite some time. For this condensed timeline, a “start signal” may come as late as at the end of June.
  • No Qualifying
    If the time is running out to have qualifying races, you could assign the remaining slots using another system. (Of course, the athletes already qualified should be on the Kona 2020 start line.) One suggestion would be the PTO World Rankings, maybe requiring at least score from an Ironman race, another idea (probably more likely) is to apply the old KPR points system to the results between March/April 2019 and the last races in mid-March 2020 so you have a full season of racing that counts for qualifying.
    While this could work for the Pros, I’m not sure if the AWA system can be used in a similar way for agegroupers. If no suitable system for AG qualifying can be determined, then maybe Kona could be raced as a “normal IM” without the designation of “World Championships”, giving a lot of agegroupers (such as those looking to race on a legacy slot) the chance to race on the big island.
  • Move Kona
    Another option would be to move Kona, but obviously there are a lot of triathlon- and non-triathlon related influences which dates might work and which won’t. A date in December of February might give enough “breathing room” to implement one of the timelines discussed so far, but the lengthened 2020 qualifying period and the shortened 2021 season would also have to be kept in mind.
  • Cancel Kona
    If the Corona crisis lasts through the summer and fall, time may be running out for all options discussed so far, and there may not be a viable plan to organize Kona 2020 at all.

Here is a graphical representation of all the plans discussed:

KQ 2020 Scenarios

Decision Points

As time progresses, certain timelines will no longer be possible. As stated above, there is a bit of wriggle room for these dates, but here are the rough dates when decisions will have to be made:

  • Mid April:  Feasibility of the “Almost Normal” timeline
  • Late June: Feasibility of the “Condensed” timeline
  • Mid August: Feasibility of the “No Qualifying” timeline, announce new Kona date or cancel Kona

There are currently much more important issues than an October sporting event on a Hawaiian island. I’m looking forward to a return to “normal racing”, wishing everyone to stay healthy (or only have mild symptoms) in the meantime.

Ironman South Africa 2020 (March 29th) – Seedings

Note: Ironman South Africa has been postponed. Here’s the official text from Ironman:

In alignment with the Provincial Department of Health, and due to the force majeure COVID-19 pandemic, IRONMAN race officials in conjunction with local authorities have decided to postpone the 2020 IRONMAN® African Championship in Nelson Mandela Bay originally scheduled for 29 March to 15 November 2020. Athletes that are registered for the event will receive an email with further details.

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Previous Winners

Year Male Winner Time Female Winner Time
2006 Gerrit Schellens (BEL) 08:36:06 Natascha Badmann (SUI) 09:46:38
2007 Gerrit Schellens (BEL) 08:33:05 Natascha Badmann (SUI) 09:22:01
2008 Stephen Bayliss (GBR) 08:18:23 Bella Bayliss (GBR) 09:27:48
2009 Marino Vanhoenacker (BEL) 08:17:32 Lucie Zelenkova (CZE) 09:16:32
2010 Raynard Tissink (ZAF) 08:23:28 Sonja Tajsich (GER) 09:16:55
2011 Raynard Tissink (ZAF) 08:05:36 Chrissie Wellington (GBR) 08:33:56
2012 Clemente Alonso McKernan (ESP) 08:34:45 Natascha Badmann (SUI) 09:47:10
2013 Ronnie Schildknecht (SUI) 08:11:24 Jessie Donavan (USA) 09:10:58
2014 Nils Frommhold (GER) 08:26:07 Simone Braendli (SUI) 09:31:54
2015 Frederik Van Lierde (BEL) 08:16:35 Jodie Cunnama (GBR) 09:26:56
2016 Ben Hoffman (USA) 08:12:37 Kaisa Sali (FIN) 09:06:50
2017 Ben Hoffman (USA) 07:58:40 Daniela Ryf (SUI) 08:47:02
2018 Kyle Buckingham (ZAF) 08:13:00 Lucy Charles-Barclay (GBR) 08:56:06
2019 Ben Hoffman (USA) 07:34:19 Lucy Charles-Barclay (GBR) 08:35:31

Last Race’s TOP 3

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Ben Hoffman USA 00:26:03 04:24:24 02:39:17 07:34:19
2 Nils Frommhold GER 00:25:48 04:26:23 02:43:43 07:40:12
3 Michael Weiss AUT 00:30:05 04:24:18 02:43:41 07:42:35

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Lucy Charles-Barclay GBR 00:25:20 05:05:46 02:59:32 08:35:31
2 Gurutze Frades Larralde ESP 00:32:59 05:10:07 02:52:40 08:40:47
3 Annah Watkinson ZAF 00:30:44 05:12:17 02:55:02 08:43:18

Course Records

Leg Gender Record Athlete Date
Total overall 07:58:40 Ben Hoffman 2017-04-02
Swim overall 00:45:22 Anton Storm 2009-04-05
Bike overall 04:19:41 Raynard Tissink 2011-04-10
Run overall 02:42:52 Ben Hoffman 2017-04-02
Total female 08:33:56 Chrissie Wellington 2011-04-10
Swim female 00:47:32 Lucy Charles-Barclay 2018-04-15
Bike female 04:45:23 Chrissie Wellington 2011-04-10
Run female 02:52:54 Chrissie Wellington 2011-04-10

Course Rating

The Course Rating for IM South Africa is 03:25.

Race Adjustments for IM South Africa

Year Adjustment Swim Adj. Bike Adj. Run Adj. # of Finishers Rating Swim Rating Bike Rating Run Rating
2006 01:34 -03:56 02:49 02:41 28 01:34 -03:56 02:49 02:41
2007 01:16 -08:10 06:34 02:52 33 01:25 -06:03 04:41 02:47
2008 15:32 01:07 10:31 03:54 36 06:07 -03:41 06:38 03:10
2009 17:18 02:43 13:35 01:01 28 08:55 -02:05 08:23 02:37
2010 09:38 -00:12 08:23 01:27 34 09:03 -01:42 08:23 02:23
2011 15:30 00:07 13:51 01:33 36 10:08 -01:24 09:17 02:15
2012 -11:58 -08:14 -06:39 02:54 28 06:58 -02:23 07:01 02:21
2013 06:23 -01:59 07:37 00:45 36 of 44 06:54 -02:20 07:05 02:09
2014 -12:12 -01:03 -08:23 -02:47 29 of 40 04:46 -02:11 05:22 01:36
2015 -13:44 -00:59 -11:06 -01:39 49 of 61 02:55 -02:04 03:44 01:16
2016 03:31 -03:11 06:40 00:03 42 of 53 02:59 -02:10 04:00 01:10
2017 08:21 -00:16 07:41 00:57 43 of 63 03:25 -02:01 04:18 01:09
2018 03:34 -00:07 01:35 02:06 35 of 47 03:26 -01:52 04:06 01:13

Kona slots and Prize Money

IM South Africa has 2m+2f +2u Pro Kona slot(s). It has a total prize purse of 150.000 US$, paying 10 deep.

Male Race Participants

The strength of the field is 27% of a typical Kona field.

# Bib Name Nat Expected Rating ESwim EBike ET2 ERun Consistency Overall
1 2 Sebastian Kienle (AQ) GER 08:02:16 08:01:27 00:51:57 04:17:21 05:14:18 02:47:58 87% +0% -13% (19) 2
2 1 Nils Frommhold GER 08:08:12 08:16:48 00:49:48 04:24:34 05:19:22 02:48:50 70% +0% -30% (12) 11
3 10 Andi Boecherer GER 08:08:40 08:24:32 00:49:19 04:21:23 05:15:42 02:52:58 27% +9% -64% (19) 31
4 26 Joe Skipper (KQ) GBR 08:09:48 08:12:55 00:53:48 04:24:15 05:23:03 02:46:45 72% +4% -23% (28) 5
5 3 Andreas Dreitz GER 08:12:58 08:22:07 00:50:57 04:22:21 05:18:18 02:54:40 59% +0% -41% (6) 21
6 22 Matthew Russell USA 08:20:45 08:24:18 00:56:01 04:27:17 05:28:18 02:52:27 62% +23% -15% (54) 29
7 4 Matt Trautman ZAF 08:21:42 08:26:20 00:52:17 04:30:35 05:27:53 02:53:49 33% +34% -33% (11) 37
8 12 Kyle Buckingham ZAF 08:22:09 08:35:17 00:50:48 04:31:48 05:27:35 02:54:34 73% +4% -23% (20) 66
9 5 James Cunnama ZAF 08:24:01 08:27:54 00:51:41 04:29:16 05:25:58 02:58:03 43% +16% -41% (30) 41
10 28 Ivan Rana ESP 08:24:41 08:34:45 00:50:09 04:39:24 05:34:33 02:50:08 49% +1% -50% (21) 64
11 24 Evert Scheltinga NED 08:27:35 08:40:29 00:50:51 04:31:27 05:27:18 03:00:17 66% +0% -34% (10) 86
12 13 Antony Costes FRA 08:28:45 08:39:09 00:50:36 04:29:53 05:25:29 03:03:16 30% +17% -53% (15) 81
13 17 Sebastien Fraysse FRA 08:30:14 08:46:25 00:48:46 04:30:56 05:24:43 03:05:31 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (110)
14 18 Samuel Huerzeler SUI 08:34:59 08:43:30 00:54:41 04:39:53 05:39:33 02:55:26 81% +19% -0% (14) 95
15 15 Roman Deisenhofer GER 08:36:08 08:44:06 00:53:16 04:33:19 05:31:35 03:04:33 26% +50% -23% (11) 100
16 9 Scott Bayvel ZAF 08:42:36 08:59:11 00:51:35 04:42:09 05:38:44 03:03:52 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (163)
17 25 Stefan Schumacher GER 08:43:15 08:58:34 01:01:23 04:25:20 05:31:43 03:11:32 34% +0% -66% (3) (162)
18 8 Reece Barclay GBR 08:45:51 09:01:30 00:49:45 04:51:46 05:46:30 02:59:21 29% +0% -71% (3) (168)
19 21 Michael Raelert GER 08:49:31 08:55:49 00:48:09 04:49:00 05:42:08 03:07:23 45% +0% -55% (6) 145
20 23 Paul Ruttmann AUT 08:52:20 09:02:40 00:57:10 04:39:52 05:42:03 03:10:17 0% +64% -36% (3) (172)
21 6 Nick Baldwin SEY 08:53:03 09:01:37 00:55:09 04:44:21 05:44:30 03:08:33 66% +0% -34% (26) 169
22 14 Gerhard De Bruin ZAF 09:15:45 09:29:23 00:57:11 04:59:35 06:01:45 03:14:00 84% +16% -0% (7) 236
7 Baptiste Neveu FRA n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
11 Adam Bowden GBR n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
16 Georg Enzenberger AUT n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
19 Kevin Maurel FRA n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
20 Rudolf Naude ZAF n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
27 Lars Petter Stormo NOR n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)

Female Race Participants

The strength of the field is 35% of a typical Kona field.

# Bib Name Nat Expected Rating ESwim EBike ET2 ERun Consistency Overall
1 37 Anne Haug (AQ) GER 08:47:23 08:47:22 00:54:37 04:56:09 05:55:46 02:51:37 80% +20% -0% (4) 2
2 36 Lucy Charles-Barclay (AQ) GBR 08:51:39 08:55:40 00:48:53 04:54:00 05:47:53 03:03:46 50% +50% -0% (8) 3
3 49 Laura Philipp GER 08:52:16 08:58:12 00:58:54 04:50:42 05:54:36 02:57:40 100% +0% -0% (2) (4)
4 42 Susie Cheetham GBR 09:08:56 09:21:53 00:58:01 05:00:17 06:03:19 03:05:37 70% +0% -30% (14) 22
5 38 Gurutze Frades Larralde ESP 09:16:53 09:24:30 01:02:59 05:07:46 06:15:45 03:01:08 70% +26% -4% (15) 26
6 46 Kristin Liepold GER 09:20:48 09:29:46 01:08:24 05:10:44 06:24:08 02:56:40 77% +15% -8% (29) 39
7 39 Annah Watkinson ZAF 09:22:46 09:31:49 00:59:52 05:10:56 06:15:48 03:06:58 75% +0% -25% (10) 43
8 53 Mareen Hufe GER 09:24:31 09:29:03 01:00:42 04:59:44 06:05:26 03:19:05 87% +11% -2% (32) 37
9 43 Manon Genet FRA 09:25:32 09:34:33 00:59:52 05:02:43 06:07:34 03:17:58 35% +38% -27% (7) 49
10 41 Nikki Bartlett GBR 09:27:32 09:32:06 01:01:00 05:02:37 06:08:37 03:18:55 71% +20% -9% (8) 44
11 47 Pamella Oliveira BRA 09:31:56 09:50:05 00:54:42 05:13:40 06:13:22 03:18:34 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (66)
12 40 Ruth Astle GBR 09:33:51 09:52:04 01:05:26 05:03:42 06:14:08 03:19:43 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (69)
13 44 Katharina Grohmann GER 09:38:00 09:47:20 01:12:40 05:08:48 06:26:27 03:11:33 68% +32% -0% (20) 63
14 51 Karen Steurs BEL 09:45:31 09:58:30 01:02:53 05:16:30 06:24:23 03:21:08 100% +0% -0% (2) (77)
15 48 Magda Nieuwoudt ZAF 09:58:38 10:17:38 01:04:08 05:14:59 06:24:06 03:34:32 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (105)
16 45 Jennifer Lentzke CAN 10:48:27 11:16:49 01:17:02 05:39:51 07:01:53 03:46:34 3% +2% -95% (6) (123)
50 Mariella Sawyer ZAF n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
52 Natia Van Heerden ZAF n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
54 Radka Kahlefeldt CZE n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (1 IM Pro race) (n/a)

Winning Odds

Male Race Participants

  • Sebastian Kienle: 33% (2-1)
  • Joe Skipper: 29% (3-1)
  • Andi Boecherer: 14% (6-1)
  • Nils Frommhold: 13% (7-1)
  • Andreas Dreitz: 5% (17-1)
  • Matt Trautman: 3% (37-1)
  • James Cunnama: 2% (56-1)

Female Race Participants

  • Anne Haug: 45% (1-1)
  • Lucy Charles-Barclay: 45% (1-1)
  • Laura Philipp: 8% (11-1)

Ironman New Zealand 2020 – Analyzing Results

IMNZCourse Conditions

Conditions in Taupo were quite favorable today (adjustment of 8:51 leading to a new course rating of 7:47), especially the bike was reported quite calm and lead to a couple of quick times (bike adjustment 8:11). The performance of the day was Teresa Adam’s bike leg, her 4:36:11 broke the old course record (on a slightly different course) by Lucy Gossage from 2016 by almost 15 minutes, while no one else was able to beat Lucy’s time. Teresa also had the fastest swim of the day, combined with a 3:05 marathon she also set a new overall course record of 8:40:29, improving on Jocelyn McCauley’s winning time of 8:53 from 2019.

On the men’s side, Joe Skipper and Philipp Koutny got close to Andrew Starykowicz’s 4:12 bike record, then Joe also had a blazing fast 2:43 marathon and set a new course record of 7:54:17, improving Terenzo Bozzone’s first sub-8 in Taupo from 2018.

Kona Qualifying

IM New Zealand offered 1m+1f+2u Kona Pro slots. 17 male and 13 female starters resulted in even slots. With Teresa Adam, Meredith Kessler and Joe Skipper already qualified, these slots will go to:

  • Judith Corachan
  • Rachel McBride
  • Mike Philipps
    and
  • Braden Currie.

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money
1 Joe Skipper GBR 00:51:58 04:13:02 02:43:06 07:54:17 -12:52 US$ 12,000
2 Mike Phillips NZL 00:47:37 04:23:04 02:45:24 08:01:27 -20:40 US$ 6,000
3 Braden Currie NZL 00:47:37 04:27:01 02:44:35 08:04:36 -02:07 US$ 4,000
4 Philipp Koutny SUI 00:51:49 04:13:23 02:56:01 08:07:03 -07:49 US$ 2,750
5 Dougal Allan NZL 00:57:05 04:18:47 02:51:15 08:13:15 -10:54 US$ 2,000
6 Cameron Brown NZL 00:51:45 04:25:06 02:51:15 08:14:35 -14:15 US$ 1,500
7 Mark Bowstead NZL 00:47:40 04:22:29 02:59:53 08:16:12 -10:49 US$ 1,000
8 Ben Phillips NZL 00:47:39 04:31:20 02:57:36 08:22:07 n/a US$ 750
9 Mathias Lyngsoe Petersen DEN 00:47:34 04:35:32 02:58:58 08:27:46 16:25
10 Olly Shaw NZL 00:51:51 04:37:56 02:54:08 08:29:50 n/a
11 Simon Cochrane NZL 00:49:54 04:43:24 03:00:26 08:41:05 00:12
12 Fabian Rahn GER 00:57:16 04:46:13 02:58:25 08:48:08 12:26
13 George Gwynn NZL 00:51:47 04:49:21 03:05:49 08:52:21 n/a
14 Dylan McNeice NZL 00:45:42 04:38:57 03:22:26 08:53:35 18:02
15 Nathan Shearer AUS 01:05:45 04:52:23 03:04:24 09:09:00 30:43
16 Justin Wendemuth AUS 00:59:19 04:56:42 03:09:48 09:13:59 02:45
17 Chris Schroeder USA 00:50:02 04:50:37 04:55:41 10:43:57 n/a

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money
1 Teresa Adam NZL 00:50:25 04:36:11 03:05:18 08:40:29 -15:21 US$ 12,000
2 Meredith Kessler USA 00:52:26 04:52:41 03:04:52 08:56:03 -19:39 US$ 6,000
3 Judith Corachan Vacquero ESP 00:52:38 05:00:03 03:04:43 09:03:21 -22:03 US$ 4,000
4 Rachel McBride CAN 00:52:37 04:55:52 03:15:28 09:10:06 -16:22 US$ 2,750
5 Julia Grant NZL 01:02:10 05:05:30 03:21:25 09:35:24 -20:01 US$ 2,000
6 Lisa Roberts USA 01:04:51 05:10:44 03:13:40 09:36:02 20:28 US$ 1,500
7 Federica De Nicola ITA 01:03:51 05:11:07 03:19:57 09:42:33 04:00 US$ 1,000
8 Alyssa Godesky USA 01:02:05 05:10:02 03:33:44 09:53:33 -04:20 US$ 750
9 Melanie Burke NZL 01:09:42 05:01:21 03:39:15 09:57:39 29:30
10 Kelsey Withrow USA 00:52:38 05:21:11 03:59:48 10:22:23 48:48
Jocelyn McCauley USA 00:52:35 05:17:50 DNF
Jennifer Lentzke CAN 01:11:01 05:57:27 DNF
Radka Kahlefeldt CZE 00:52:33 DNF

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