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2017 Fast Times, Great Performances – Part 2: Swim (Men)

This post looks at the best male swimmers after the 2017 season. There’s also a post on the fastest female swimmers and I will post on the bike, run and overall times in the next few days.

Fastest Times

As for the females, the current-assisted swim at IM Cozumel led to the fastest swim times in a 2017 Ironman race. (IM Chattanooga which also had a few fast female swims, was a WPRO-only race in 2017.) The fastest swim was a 39:17 by Jarrod Shoemaker, which is also the fastest IM swim time since 2014. The fastest non-Cozumel swim in 2017 was by Luiz Paiva with a 44:12 at IM Brasil.

Rank Name Actual Time Race
1 Jarrod Shoemaker 00:39:17 IM Cozumel on 2017-11-26
2 Ivan Rana 00:39:19 IM Cozumel on 2017-11-26
3 Andrey Lyatskiy 00:41:31 IM Cozumel on 2017-11-26
4 Michael Poole 00:41:32 IM Cozumel on 2017-11-26
5 Stefan Schmid 00:41:33 IM Cozumel on 2017-11-26
6 Oliver Gonzalez Miranda 00:41:34 IM Cozumel on 2017-11-26
7 Albert Moreno Molins 00:41:36 IM Cozumel on 2017-11-26
8 Sebastian Kienle 00:41:36 IM Cozumel on 2017-11-26
9 Alan Carrillo Avila 00:41:37 IM Cozumel on 2017-11-26
10 Samuel Huerzeler 00:41:38 IM Cozumel on 2017-11-26

Best Performances

Almost everyone has been swimming fast at IM Cozumel, but a better indication of the best performances are normalized times that adjust based on how fast (or slow) a race has been. Based on these normalized times, the best swim performances were at IM New Zealand with five of the Top 6 performances – it seems as if a group of strong swimmers tried to get away from the rest of the field and pushed themselves to a hard pace. Marko Albert won that swim by just a few seconds.

Rank Name Normalized Time Actual Time Race
1 Marko Albert 00:45:37 00:48:01 IM New Zealand on 2017-03-04
2 Clayton Fettell 00:45:39 00:48:03 IM New Zealand on 2017-03-04
3 Terenzo Bozzone 00:45:44 00:48:08 IM New Zealand on 2017-03-04
4 Braden Currie 00:45:46 00:48:11 IM New Zealand on 2017-03-04
5 Jan Frodeno 00:46:12 00:46:29 IM Austria on 2017-07-02
6 Bryan Rhodes 00:46:12 00:48:38 IM New Zealand on 2017-03-04
7 Josh Amberger 00:46:14 00:47:09 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14
8 Clayton Fettell 00:46:22 00:45:19 IM Australia on 2017-05-07
9 Josh Amberger 00:46:22 00:47:15 IM Cairns on 2017-06-11
10 Clayton Fettell 00:46:23 00:47:16 IM Cairns on 2017-06-11

2017 Ratings

The best-rated Ironman swimmer at the end of 2017 is Clayton Fettell. At the end of 2016 his rating was impacted by two recent DNFs, in 2017 he was swimming extremely well. IM Kona swim leader Josh Amberger is now ranked in second place, jumping ahead of the more established swimmers such as Jan Frodeno, Marko Albert and Andy Potts.

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Foto: Clayton shortly before the start of IM Cairns. Credit: @koruptvision

The best-rated swimmer at the end of 2016 was Dylan McNeice. Dylan was forced to take most of the 2017 season off in order to recover from a hip procedure that should help him to avoid run injuries. Dylan is scheduled to return to racing at IM New Zealand in early March.

Rank Name Nation Rating Last Race # IM Races
1 (10) Clayton Fettell AUS 00:46:23 (-1:25) IM Cairns on 2017-06-11 8
2 (-) Josh Amberger AUS 00:46:49 (n/a) IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 3
3 (2) Jan Frodeno GER 00:46:53 (+0:01) IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 9
4 (4) Marko Albert EST 00:47:07 (-0:07) IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 19
5 (3) Andy Potts USA 00:47:18 (+0:18) IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 18
6 (-) Brad Kahlefeldt AUS 00:47:35 (n/a) Challenge Roth on 2017-07-09 3
7 (8) Michael Fox AUS 00:47:36 (+0:06) IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 6
8 (7) Timothy O’Donnell USA 00:47:38 (+0:01) IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 15
9 (-) Patrick Lange GER 00:47:38 (n/a) IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 3
10 (13) Andi Boecherer GER 00:47:39 (-0:06) IM Germany on 2017-07-09 15
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2017 Fast Times, Great Performances – Part 1: Swim (Women)

This is the first of a series of posts on the fastest and best times in 2017 Ironman-distance races. I will look at the best swim, bike, run and overall times for the men and women as well as the resulting ratings at the end of 2017. This post is about the fastest female swimmers.

Fastest Times

The fastest 12 swim times in a 2017 Ironman are from Cozumel and Chattanooga where currents helped athletes to post really fast times. The fastest time from another Ironman is by Lucy Charles who swam a 47:06 at IM Lanzarote.

Rank Name Actual Time Race
1 Alicia Kaye 00:41:49 IM Cozumel on 2017-11-26
2 Anja Beranek 00:41:50 IM Cozumel on 2017-11-26
3 Rachel McBride 00:41:52 IM Cozumel on 2017-11-26
4 Kelly Williamson 00:42:15 IM Chattanooga on 2017-09-24
5 Christine Hammond 00:44:49 IM Cozumel on 2017-11-26
6 Kirsty Jahn 00:44:53 IM Cozumel on 2017-11-26
7 Steph Corker 00:44:58 IM Cozumel on 2017-11-26
8 Anne Basso 00:45:05 IM Cozumel on 2017-11-26
9 Skye Moench 00:45:13 IM Chattanooga on 2017-09-24
10 Elizabeth Lyles 00:45:13 IM Chattanooga on 2017-09-24

Best Performances

If you have watched IM Kona, there won’t be any doubt who are currently the fastest females swimmers: Lucy Charles and Lauren Brandon built a huge lead over the other females in the swim. Between them, they also have the five best 2017 swim performances.

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Foto: Lucy exiting the swim at IM Lanzarote. Credit: Ingo Kutsche

Lucy’s swims in Lanzarote and Kona are the #1 and #2 best performances, they are almost at the same level. (Lucy’s third 2017 Ironman race was IM Frankfurt which is classified as invalid because of a shortened bike course. Her swim performance at Frankfurt would have placed sixth on the list.) Lauren Brandon’s swims in Hawaii, Mont Tremblant and Texas were only slightly slower performances.

Rank Name Normalized Time Actual Time Race
1 Lucy Charles 00:47:50 00:47:06 IM Lanzarote on 2017-05-20
2 Lucy Charles 00:47:51 00:48:48 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14
3 Lauren Brandon 00:47:56 00:48:53 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14
4 Lauren Brandon 00:48:04 00:49:34 IM Mont Tremblant on 2017-08-20
5 Lauren Brandon 00:48:16 00:48:52 IM Texas on 2017-04-22
6 Meredith Kessler 00:50:43 00:53:23 IM New Zealand on 2017-03-04
7 Annabel Luxford 00:50:45 00:53:25 IM New Zealand on 2017-03-04
8 Haley Chura 00:51:02 00:52:03 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14
9 Celine Schaerer 00:51:36 00:51:45 IM Switzerland on 2017-07-30
10 Annabel Luxford 00:51:44 00:52:19 IM France on 2017-07-23

2017 Ratings

With the number of dominating swims in their 2017 Ironman races, Lucy and Lauren also lead the Swim Ratings at the end of 2017. (Both just had one IM at the end of 2016 and haven’t been ranked a year ago.) There is a sizable gap of more than two minutes to #3 Haley Chura who returned to IM-distance racing in 2017 after a long injury break.

Last year’s best-rated swimmer was Jodie Cunnama, she has become a new mom to son Jack, hasn’t been able to race an Ironman in 2017 and consequently has dropped out of the rankings. She is probably going to re-enter the list of top swimmers when she returns to racing in 2018.

Rank Name Nation Rating Last Race # IM Races
1 (-) Lucy Charles GBR 00:47:54 (n/a) IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 4
2 (-) Lauren Brandon USA 00:48:16 (n/a) IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 4
3 (-) Haley Chura USA 00:50:20 (n/a) IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 10
4 (2) Meredith Kessler USA 00:50:34 (+0:01) IM New Zealand on 2017-03-04 25
5 (3) Celine Schaerer SUI 00:51:28 (+0:24) IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 9
6 (14) Annabel Luxford AUS 00:51:56 (-1:13) IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 6
7 (6) Daniela Ryf SUI 00:52:03 (+0:33) IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 11
8 (8) Alicia Kaye USA 00:52:12 (-0:20) IM Cozumel on 2017-11-26 4
9 (9) Anja Beranek GER 00:52:20 (+0:05) IM Cozumel on 2017-11-26 10
10 (11) Dede Griesbauer USA 00:52:41 (-0:04) IM Mar del Plata on 2017-12-03 23
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Ironman South Africa 2018 (April 15th) – Entry List

Male Race Participants

Name Nation KPR points KPR races
Ben Hoffman USA 3845 1+1
Maurice Clavel GER 2205 0+2 (0/435)
Ruedi Wild SUI 1860 1+2 (1100/220)
Ronnie Schildknecht SUI 915 1+2 (235/180)
Philipp Koutny SUI 875 2+1
Pedro Gomes POR 615 1+2 (540/30)
Alessandro Degasperi ITA 450 1+0
Michael Raelert GER 400 0+1
Michael Ruenz GER 231 1+1
Bruno Joaquim BRA 140 0+1
Alain Djouad-Guibert MOR 5 0+1
Christian Jais GER 0 0+0
Aleksander Kochetkov LTU 0 0+0
Philippe Lamberty LUX 0 0+0
Sebastian Norberg SWE 0 0+0
Artem Parienko RUS 0 0+0

Female Race Participants

Name Nation KPR points KPR races
Susie Cheetham GBR 5160 1+1
Emma Pallant GBR 3620 0+2 (0/920)
Maja Stage Nielsen DEN 2480 1+1
Angela Naeth CAN 1425 0+2 (0/640)
Manon Genet FRA 1280 1+0
Saleta Castro Nogueira ESP 1140 1+1
Rachel McBride CAN 840 1+1
Gurutze Frades Larralde ESP 740 1+1
Leslie DiMichele Miller USA 490 1+1
Judith Corachan Vacquero ESP 390 0+2 (0/170)
Katharina Grohmann GER 340 1+0
Nikki Bartlett GBR 220 0+1
Lina-Kristin Schink GER 220 0+1
Corina Hengartner SUI 10 1+0
Camille Donat FRA 0 0+0
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Deep Dive Into 2017 Triathlon Money List

For the 2017 season, I’ve been looking at the results of all Ironman and 70.3 races, the Challenge racing series, the highest level of ITU racing (the “World Triathlon Series” WTS) and a few independent races. With this data, I’ve helped Challenge produce their regular Money List updates. Challenge publishes the current Top 50 athletes on their website on a regular basis and will likely to continue to post updates for the 2018 season. This post has a closer look at the different segments and some overall trends for the 2017 season.

Overview

First, here is an overview of the races that are included in the money lists and a comparison to the 2016 season. The total is shown in US$, for races that paid their prize purse in a different currency the amounts have been converted into US$.

Type Description Total Money Change to 2016 # Races # Athletes
Ironman WTC Ironman-branded races $2.676.750 -1,8% 33 284
70.3 WTC 70.3-branded races $2.363.000 -9,8% 73 397
Challenge Challenge-branded full and half-distance
races (incl. European bonus pool)
$1.083.472 22% 34 240
ITU ITU WTS races (incl. bonus pool) $2.335.000 n/a 10 125
Other SuperLeague Hamilton Island and Jersey,
Bilbao Triathlon, Escape From Alcatraz,
Alpe D’Huez L, Embrun, Island House,
ITU Long Distance World Championships,
XTerra World Championships
$1.225.802 n/a 9 117
Total $9.684.024 159 784

Since preparing the Money Lists for 2016, I have added the ITU World Triathlon Series races and a number of non-branded races that also have a significant prize purse. Because these are new or expanded types, it doesn’t make sense to compare the 2016 numbers to the 2017 season.

Comparing the other types between the 2016 and 2017 seasons, it’s interesting to note that the prize money in Ironman-branded (-1,8%) and 70.3-branded races (-9,8%) has decreased (total WTC money has decreased by 5,7%) while the Challenge prize money has significantly increased by 22% (and is likely to continue to increase in 2018 with the new prize purse of $200.000 for Challenge Roth).

The number of races includes a few single-gender races in the Ironman and 70.3 categories. Also, the first SuperLeague race on Hamilton Island (AU$ 215.000, roughly US$160.000) was a male-only race. While the total number of races is the sum for each of the categories, the total for the number of athletes can’t be easily added up from the categories as there are a lot of athletes that have been able to make money in different types of races.

Overall Money List

The overall list is of course dominated by athletes that have raced well in the “Big Money Races” such as the Ironman or 70.3 World Championships  ($650.000 and $250.000) or big-purse independent races such as SuperLeague ($130.000) or Island House ($500.000) or those that placed well in a number of ITU WTS races and consequently also in the ITU Bonus Pool ($855.000).

With the exception of second place Daniela Ryf (who won both the Ironman and 70.3 Championships), the top spots are dominated by athletes who made the lion-share of their 2017 prize money in ITU races. It is not a surprise that the best-placed athletes are the overall champions (and therefore winners of the first place in the ITU bonus pool). Flora Duffy had a fantastic season (also winning the XTerra Championships and Island House), as did Mario Mola who also placed well in the first SuperLeague race.

Duffy

It’s interesting to note that this year all the Money Lists (overall and broken down into sub-categories as listed below) are topped by female athletes. However, this is not a sign that it’s “easier” for the women to earn a lot of prize money, but that there are currently very dominating females in the different categories.

# Name Gender Total Money Ironman 70.3 Races Challenge ITU Other
1 Duffy, Flora F $295.500 $215.500 $80.000
2 Ryf, Daniela F $240.101 $150.000 $72.500 $17.601
3 Mola, Mario M $221.539 $178.900 $42.639
4 Gomez, Javier M $196.654 $68.000 $122.600 $6.054
5 Murray, Richard M $173.128 $5.000 $70.450 $97.678
6 Zaferes, Katie F $171.900 $98.900 $73.000
7 Sanders, Lionel M $155.000 $75.000 $40.000 $30.000 $10.000
8 Gentle, Ashleigh F $142.200 $122.200 $20.000
9 Blummenfelt, Kristian M $137.049 $14.000 $102.400 $20.649
10 Charles, Lucy F $128.632 $80.000 $3.500 $45.132
11 Lange, Patrick M $126.500 $123.500 $3.000
12 Crowley, Sarah F $118.250 $100.000 $8.250 $10.000
13 Kienle, Sebastian M $117.500 $67.500 $19.000 $15.000 $16.000
14 Lawrence, Holly F $109.000 $74.000 $35.000
15 Kanute, Ben M $106.950 $24.750 $1.000 $81.200
16 Bozzone, Terenzo M $102.146 $28.000 $27.000 $2.146 $45.000
17 Kasper, Kirsten F $100.350 $69.350 $31.000
18 Hewitt, Andrea F $86.150 $74.150 $12.000
19 Brownlee, Jonathan M $82.550 $70.550 $12.000
20 Van Vlerken, Yvonne F $73.388 $10.500 $5.500 $57.388

WTC Races

The first “sub category” of the Money List I want to take a closer look at is the money earned in WTC races (i.e. Ironman-branded and 70.3-branded races). This list is clearly dominated by athletes that did well in the two “biggest money races”, Kona and the 70.3 Championships – the two top spots are occupied by the Kona winners Daniela Ryf and Patrick Lange.

Daniela Ryf

# Name Gender WTC Money Total Money Overall Rank
1 Ryf, Daniela F $222.500 $240.101 2
2 Lange, Patrick M $126.500 $126.500 11
3 Sanders, Lionel M $115.000 $155.000 7
4 Crowley, Sarah F $108.250 $118.250 12
5 Kienle, Sebastian M $86.500 $117.500 13
6 Charles, Lucy F $83.500 $128.632 10
7 Lawrence, Holly F $74.000 $109.000 14
8 Don, Tim M $70.000 $72.000 21
9 Gomez, Javier M $68.000 $196.654 4
10 Cheetham, Susie F $61.000 $61.000 28
11 Sali, Kaisa F $59.750 $67.506 22
12 McNamee, David M $56.000 $59.756 30
13 Bozzone, Terenzo M $55.000 $102.146 16
14 Cunnama, James M $54.500 $56.003 34
15 Seymour, Jeanni F $52.250 $56.006 33
16 Lyles, Elizabeth F $51.250 $51.250 39
17 Jackson, Heather F $49.500 $49.500 40
18 Amberger, Josh M $48.750 $56.750 32
19 Luxford, Annabel F $47.250 $67.245 23
20 Hoffman, Ben M $46.750 $46.750 41

Ironman (outside of Kona)

When looking at a list just for Ironman races, it’s interesting to exclude Kona (as including Kona would skew the rankings towards those that did well there). Without the Kona money, this list is dominated by multiple winners (or at least podium finishers) such as Sarah Crowley (who won the Regional Championships in Cairns and Frankfurt), Sebastian Kienle (winner in Frankfurt and Cozumel) or Susie Cheetham (third in South Africa and winner in Brasil). Fourth place is tied by the other athletes who won a Regional Championship in 2017.

# Name Gender Ironman Total Money Overall Rank
1 Crowley, Sarah F $60.000 $118.250 12
2 Kienle, Sebastian M $45.000 $117.500 13
3 Cheetham, Susie F $38.000 $61.000 28
4 Ryf, Daniela F $30.000 $240.101 2
4 Don, Tim M $30.000 $72.000 21
4 Sali, Kaisa F $30.000 $67.506 22
4 Amberger, Josh M $30.000 $56.750 32
4 Hoffman, Ben M $30.000 $46.750 41
4 Hanson, Matt M $30.000 $41.250 52
4 Robertson, Jodie F $30.000 $36.750 58
11 Joyce, Rachel F $26.250 $31.000 72
12 Piampiano, Sarah F $25.750 $40.250 54
12 Gossage, Lucy F $25.750 $34.734 65
14 Tajsich, Sonja F $23.500 $23.500 105
15 Roberts, Lisa F $23.000 $41.991 49
15 Currie, Braden M $23.000 $36.350 59
17 Cunnama, James M $22.500 $56.003 34
17 McMahon, Brent M $22.500 $25.500 93
19 Lyles, Elizabeth F $21.500 $51.250 39
19 Buckingham, Kyle M $21.500 $25.500 93

70.3 (outside of 70.3 Championships)

Similar to the Ironman list above, leaving out the Championships shows athletes that have raced well across a number of 70.3s in the 2017 season. The list is topped by Holly Lawrence (winner of six 70.3s), Jeanni Seymour (five wins) or Lionel Sanders (four 70.3 wins).

# Name Gender 70.3 Money Total Money Overall Rank
1 Lawrence, Holly F $74.000 $109.000 14
2 Seymour, Jeanni F $46.750 $56.006 33
3 Sanders, Lionel M $40.000 $155.000 7
4 Appleton, Sam M $35.000 $61.995 27
5 Salthouse, Ellie F $27.750 $46.750 41
6 Ryf, Daniela F $27.500 $240.101 2
7 Bozzone, Terenzo M $27.000 $102.146 16
8 Collington, Kevin M $25.250 $32.750 67
9 Don, Tim M $25.000 $72.000 21
10 Wilson, Dan M $23.750 $29.804 74
11 Gomez, Javier M $23.000 $196.654 4
12 Roy, Stephanie F $22.750 $22.750 110
13 Withrow, Kelsey F $22.500 $22.500 112
14 Reed, Tim M $21.250 $26.839 87
15 Butterfield, Tyler M $21.000 $35.000 62
15 Watkinson, Amelia F $21.000 $24.500 101
17 Brownlee, Alistair M $20.000 $41.756 50
18 True, Sarah F $19.750 $45.750 44
18 Pallant, Emma F $19.750 $43.506 48
20 Jackson, Heather F $19.500 $49.500 40

Challenge

The Challenge money list is dominated by athletes who focused their summer racing on the European Challenge races and placing well in the Challenge Bonus Pool (140.000€, about US$ 150.000). Yvonne Van Vlerken won the Bonus Pool by placing third at Challenge Roth, winning Challenge Almere and placing well in five Challenge half-distance races (even if she didn’t win any of them). Joe Skipper and Lukas Kraemer shared the win in the male bonus pool.

# Name Gender Challenge Money Total Money Overall Rank
1 Van Vlerken, Yvonne F $57.388 $73.388 20
2 Siddall, Laura F $48.992 $65.742 25
3 Charles, Lucy F $45.132 $128.632 10
4 Skipper, Joe M $39.064 $40.064 55
5 Kraemer, Lukas M $34.933 $34.933 63
6 Wurtele, Heather F $30.752 $56.002 35
7 Sanders, Lionel M $30.000 $155.000 7
8 Heemeryck, Pieter M $28.882 $38.382 56
9 Goos, Sofie F $27.420 $32.420 69
10 Steger, Thomas M $22.752 $24.002 102
11 Luxford, Annabel F $19.995 $67.245 23
12 Aernouts, Bart M $18.352 $23.352 106
13 Ryf, Daniela F $17.601 $240.101 2
14 Croneborg, Fredrik M $17.586 $19.586 129
15 Allan, Dougal M $17.578 $25.328 95
16 Kienle, Sebastian M $15.000 $117.500 13
17 Raphael, Jan M $14.756 $14.756 151
18 Krivankova, Simona F $12.021 $12.021 186
19 Wurtele, Trevor M $10.676 $15.426 146
20 Phillips, Mike M $10.080 $23.330 107

ITU

As noted above, the ITU Money List is a reflection of the order of athletes in the final WTS rankings, the top athletes are this year’s champions Flora Duffy and Mario Mola.

# Name Gender ITU Money Total Money Overall Rank
1 Duffy, Flora F $215.500 $295.500 1
2 Mola, Mario M $178.900 $221.539 3
3 Gomez, Javier M $122.600 $196.654 4
4 Gentle, Ashleigh F $122.200 $142.200 8
5 Blummenfelt, Kristian M $102.400 $137.049 9
6 Zaferes, Katie F $98.900 $171.900 6
7 Hewitt, Andrea F $74.150 $86.150 18
8 Brownlee, Jonathan M $70.550 $82.550 19
9 Murray, Richard M $70.450 $173.128 5
10 Kasper, Kirsten F $69.350 $100.350 17
11 Alarza, Fernando M $60.450 $60.450 29
12 Luis, Vincent M $59.650 $59.650 31
13 Learmonth, Jessica F $53.950 $53.950 36
14 Bishop, Thomas M $43.600 $43.600 47
15 Brown, Joanna F $41.500 $41.500 51
16 Birtwhistle, Jake M $39.550 $65.753 24
17 Klamer, Rachel F $37.250 $64.250 26
18 Le Corre, Pierre M $35.400 $35.400 61
19 Sissons, Ryan M $33.100 $33.100 66
20 Spivey, Taylor F $30.050 $31.050 71
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Ironman New Zealand 2018 (March 3rd) – Seedings

IMNZLogoPrevious Winners

Year Male Winner Time Female Winner Time
2005 Cameron Brown (NZL) 08:20:15 Joanna Lawn (NZL) 09:30:14
2006 Ain-Alar Juhanson (EST) 03:31:05 Joanna Lawn (NZL) 04:10:32
2007 Cameron Brown (NZL) 08:26:33 Joanna Lawn (NZL) 09:20:02
2008 Cameron Brown (NZL) 08:24:49 Joanna Lawn (NZL) 09:16:00
2009 Cameron Brown (NZL) 08:18:05 Gina Crawford (NZL) 09:18:26
2010 Cameron Brown (NZL) 08:21:52 Joanna Lawn (NZL) 09:14:35
2011 Cameron Brown (NZL) 08:31:07 Samantha Warriner (NZL) 09:28:24
2012 Marino Vanhoenacker (BEL) 03:55:03 Meredith Kessler (USA) 04:22:46
2013 Bevan Docherty (NZL) 08:15:35 Meredith Kessler (USA) 09:17:10
2014 Marko Albert (EST) 08:17:33 Meredith Kessler (USA) 09:08:46
2015 Cameron Brown (NZL) 08:22:13 Meredith Kessler (USA) 09:05:45
2016 Cameron Brown (NZL) 08:07:58 Meredith Kessler (USA) 08:56:08
2017 Braden Currie (NZL) 08:20:58 Jocelyn McCauley (USA) 09:09:47

Last Year’s TOP 3

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Braden Currie NZL 00:48:11 04:39:55 02:48:23 08:20:58
2 Cameron Brown NZL 00:53:17 04:43:46 02:42:29 08:24:32
3 Cyril Viennot FRA 00:53:23 04:42:28 02:43:39 08:25:43

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Jocelyn McCauley USA 00:59:14 05:05:24 02:59:40 09:09:47
2 Laura Siddall GBR 00:59:16 05:05:00 03:12:47 09:21:53
3 Meredith Kessler USA 00:53:23 05:10:54 03:18:11 09:27:19

Course Records

Leg Gender Record Athlete Date
Total overall 08:07:58 Cameron Brown 2016-03-05
Swim overall 00:44:26 Dylan McNeice 2015-03-07
Bike overall 04:22:13 Dougal Allan 2016-03-05
Run overall 02:41:20 Matt Hanson 2016-03-05
Total female 08:56:08 Meredith Kessler 2016-03-05
Swim female 00:46:30 Monica Byrn 2005-05-03
Bike female 04:51:39 Lucy Gossage 2016-03-05
Run female 02:59:10 Jess Draskau-Petersson 2004-03-06

Course Rating

The Course Rating for IM New Zealand is 07:50.

Race Adjustments for IM New Zealand

Year Adjustment Swim Adj. Bike Adj. Run Adj. # of Finishers Rating Swim Rating Bike Rating Run Rating
2005 31:32 00:29 03:46 44:39 38 31:32 00:29 03:46 44:39
2007 13:55 01:32 01:36 03:11 24 22:43 01:00 02:41 23:55
2008 11:36 02:09 04:31 03:41 36 19:01 01:23 03:18 17:10
2009 10:19 00:34 05:26 02:37 38 16:50 01:11 03:50 13:32
2010 09:24 01:38 03:03 04:02 22 15:21 01:16 03:40 11:38
2011 -04:08 00:50 01:34 -01:19 24 12:06 01:12 03:19 09:28
2013 00:01 01:14 03:44 -00:07 24 10:23 01:12 03:23 08:06
2014 05:41 01:27 01:01 02:44 31 of 41 09:47 01:14 03:05 07:26
2015 05:53 01:33 03:54 04:58 22 of 27 09:21 01:16 03:11 07:09
2016 06:06 02:21 09:30 03:31 37 of 49 09:02 01:23 03:49 06:48
2017 -04:08 -02:45 -00:06 01:02 27 of 40 07:50 01:00 03:27 06:16

KPR points and Prize Money

IM New Zealand is a P-2000 race. It has a total prize purse of 60.000 US$.

Male Race Participants

The strength of the field is 15% of a typical Kona field.

Rank Bib Name Nation Expected Time Rating Exp. Swim Exp. Bike Exp. T2 Exp. Run Consistency Overall
1 6 Mike Phillips NZL 08:12:40 08:32:11 00:48:47 04:29:58 05:23:45 02:48:55 42% +58% -0% (2) (50)
2 4 Terenzo Bozzone NZL 08:14:00 08:21:08 00:46:21 04:31:12 05:22:33 02:51:27 51% +33% -16% (15) 15
3 1 Braden Currie NZL 08:14:48 08:29:45 00:45:47 04:37:26 05:28:14 02:46:34 39% +26% -35% (4) 37
4 2 Cameron Brown NZL 08:14:50 08:26:49 00:49:34 04:38:18 05:32:52 02:41:58 63% +9% -28% (35) 25
5 19 Joe Skipper GBR 08:15:21 08:27:43 00:52:46 04:32:29 05:30:15 02:45:06 57% +14% -29% (19) 30
6 3 Cyril Viennot FRA 08:18:44 08:33:41 00:49:52 04:36:06 05:30:58 02:47:46 61% +8% -31% (21) 55
7 15 Callum Millward NZL 08:18:56 08:32:38 00:48:24 04:36:48 05:30:12 02:48:44 71% +0% -29% (9) 52
8 7 Dougal Allan NZL 08:21:57 08:34:01 00:56:17 04:27:04 05:28:21 02:53:36 88% +5% -7% (10) 57
9 21 Jan Van Berkel SUI 08:26:00 08:33:49 00:48:22 04:38:12 05:31:35 02:54:25 63% +17% -20% (16) 56
10 10 Stephen Kilshaw CAN 08:28:05 08:56:46 00:52:19 04:39:22 05:36:40 02:51:25 15% +41% -44% (12) 133
11 14 Dylan McNeice NZL 08:37:04 08:55:03 00:45:01 04:47:57 05:37:58 02:59:06 41% +11% -48% (16) (122)
12 23 Chris McDonald AUS 08:37:05 08:48:45 00:52:01 04:40:39 05:37:41 02:59:24 57% +9% -34% (48) 100
13 5 Simon Cochrane NZL 08:38:13 08:56:09 00:49:39 04:45:18 05:39:57 02:58:16 65% +13% -22% (21) 127
14 8 Guy Crawford NZL 08:44:56 09:13:15 00:48:42 04:36:01 05:29:43 03:15:13 28% +32% -40% (15) 187
15 11 Sam Long USA 08:48:02 09:03:47 00:56:05 04:42:20 05:43:25 03:04:37 70% +0% -30% (4) 160
16 17 Carl Read NZL 08:52:31 09:23:07 00:52:44 04:58:15 05:55:59 02:56:32 50% +5% -45% (13) 217
17 18 Nathan Shearer AUS 09:00:20 09:27:12 00:56:05 04:51:09 05:52:14 03:08:06 49% +51% -0% (2) (227)
18 12 James Lubinski USA 09:01:56 09:19:11 01:02:27 04:54:41 06:02:08 02:59:48 54% +30% -17% (21) 203
19 9 Lachlan Kerin AUS 09:05:37 09:30:28 00:52:03 04:54:30 05:51:33 03:14:04 18% +62% -19% (3) (234)
20 20 Leigh Stabryla AUS 09:08:41 09:25:19 00:49:08 05:17:11 06:11:18 02:57:23 55% +0% -45% (4) (222)
21 16 Michael Poole NZL 09:16:25 09:38:49 00:50:31 04:47:55 05:43:26 03:32:59 71% +0% -29% (2) (258)
22 22 Valentin Zasypkin RUS 10:00:03 10:17:59 01:07:34 05:20:19 06:32:52 03:27:11 20% +63% -17% (10) 287

Female Race Participants

The strength of the field is 6% of a typical Kona field.

# Bib Name Nat Expected Rating ESwim EBike ET2 ERun Consistency Overall
1 25 Jocelyn McCauley USA 09:04:31 09:25:56 00:54:52 05:05:47 06:05:38 02:58:53 30% +52% -18% (8) 25
2 26 Laura Siddall GBR 09:09:48 09:20:53 00:56:13 05:00:06 06:01:18 03:08:30 64% +31% -4% (13) 11
3 33 Jessie Donavan USA 09:33:43 09:39:47 01:05:38 05:06:33 06:17:10 03:16:33 98% +2% -0% (17) 45
4 27 Fawn Whiting CAN 09:48:36 09:58:56 01:03:22 05:26:40 06:35:01 03:13:35 100% +0% -0% (3) 74
5 29 Kate Bevilaqua AUS 09:52:13 10:10:11 00:55:36 05:23:44 06:24:21 03:27:52 35% +4% -61% (30) 104
6 30 Jessica Mitchell AUS 09:55:33 10:13:24 01:03:34 05:23:27 06:32:01 03:23:32 38% +62% -0% (4) 112
7 39 Caroline St-Pierre CAN 09:57:20 10:09:33 00:56:40 05:40:14 06:41:54 03:15:26 74% +0% -26% (4) 102
8 32 Palmira Alvarez MEX 10:06:52 10:23:46 01:06:02 05:23:43 06:34:46 03:32:06 79% +21% -0% (5) 122
9 34 Julia Grant NZL 10:10:28 10:24:17 00:59:12 05:37:50 06:42:02 03:28:26 58% +0% -42% (7) (123)
10 35 Caroline Gregory USA 10:11:08 10:36:38 00:55:43 05:41:39 06:42:22 03:28:46 35% +5% -60% (14) 142
31 Teresa Adam NZL n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
36 Helena Kotopulu CZE n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
37 Indy Kraal NZL n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
38 Alise Selsmark AUS n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)

Winning Odds

Male Race Participants

There is a large number candidates for the win on the men’s side: Terenzo Bozzone has had a couple of great Ironman races in the last years, but he’s still looking for the first title in his home Ironman race. When Joe Skipper is racing well, he’s clearly one of the fastest IM-distance athletes. Braden Currie is back to defend his title from last year, while Cam Brown has always raced well in Taupo and has won IM New Zealand twelve times already. Mike Philips hs only finished two IMs yet, but he’s already gone sub-8 and won last December’s 70.3 Taupo.

  • Terenzo Bozzone: 25% (3-1)
  • Joe Skipper: 21% (4-1)
  • Braden Currie: 18% (5-1)
  • Cameron Brown: 15% (5-1)
  • Mike Phillips: 10% (9-1)
  • Cyril Viennot: 4% (23-1)

Female Race Participants

On the female side, there are two main contender’s for the win: Last year’s winner Jocelyn McCauley and last year’s second place finisher Laura Siddall. Laura is clearly the faster athlete on the bike and is the likely T2 leader, but if Jocelyn manages to run a sub-3 marathon as she did last year, she’ll be hard to beat.

  • Laura Siddall: 46% (1-1)
  • Jocelyn McCauley: 45% (1-1)
  • Jessie Donavan: 6% (15-1)
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