Announcing the 2015 KPR Observer

March 21, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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The Pro qualifying for Kona 2015 is getting into its final, decisive weeks. To learn more about how the KPR works, check out the short video below on the KPR. To follow the KPR and the athletes qualifying for Kona at the end of the qualifying cycle, you purchase the KPR Observer for the reduced end-of-season price of 19$ at https://gum.co/2015KPR.


The Kona Pro Ranking (or KPR for short) is the system used to determine which Professional triathletes qualify for the Ironman World Championships in Kona.

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My 2015 KPR Observer makes understanding and following the KPR rankings easy. It consists of an Initial Information Package about the KPR and ongoing updates via EMail during the season.

Here’s a ten minute video with an overview of the KPR and the information you’ll receive in the KPR Observer:

The Initial Information Package(delivered at the time of purchase) contains:

  • a description of how the KPR works in qualifying Pros for Kona
  • base predictions of the men’s and women’s cutoff
  • graphs and descriptions of the current KPR standings

During the season, there will be at least six EMail Updates (and probably ten) about the KPR Standings, who is already in, who is close to qualifying, how many slots are still open and updated estimates of where the cutoffs will occur. (Some more details can be found in the post on “KPR Observer Preview“.)

If you want to qualify as a Pro, coach a Pro athlete, write about professional Ironman racing or are otherwise interested in the KPR, this is must-read information and will help you gain a much deeper insight into the KPR at a fraction of the time if you had to do it yourself!

You can order the 2015 KPR Observer at https://gum.co/2015KPR (or click on the picture above) for 29$.

Ironman Netherlands 2015 – Analyzing Results

August 2, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Race Conditions

With an adjustment of -7:45, Maastricht seems to be a pretty slow course: After a “normal” swim, the bike was slow and also seemed to take a lot out of athlete’s legs for the run.

Male Race Results

Bas Diederen had a solid day, the best bike and run allowed him to win the race by eight minutes over countryman Mark Oude Bennink. Third place went to Alberto Casadei who scored 1280 more Kona points, but his new score of 3.065 is probably not enough for an August slot.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to expected Prize Money
1 Bas Diederen NED 00:46:22 04:43:33 02:51:59 08:27:18 -04:08 US$ 5000
2 Mark Oude Bennink NED 00:46:19 04:48:30 02:54:58 08:35:15 -35:59 US$ 2750
3 Alberto Casadei ITA 00:46:20 04:51:50 02:54:34 08:38:04 -21:59 US$ 1750
4 Tim Brydenbach BEL 00:46:24 04:51:46 02:57:22 08:40:38 n/a US$ 1250
5 Matic Modic SLO 00:53:12 04:47:19 02:57:59 08:44:11 -32:00 US$ 1000
6 Cyril Viennot FRA 00:51:45 04:52:58 03:10:46 09:01:06 20:02 US$ 750
7 Xavier Torrades ESP 00:46:52 05:03:19 03:06:46 09:02:01 n/a  
8 Remy Vasseur NED 00:53:15 05:01:01 03:02:32 09:02:18 -21:50  
9 Mike Schifferle SUI 00:58:28 04:54:46 03:02:08 09:04:03 -06:23  
10 Hannes Cool BEL 00:51:43 04:58:06 03:08:50 09:04:44 -16:24  
11 Andrey Lyatskiy RUS 00:51:47 05:02:40 03:14:03 09:14:11 06:47  
12 Rinus Holvoet BEL 00:53:07 04:59:55 03:16:05 09:17:19 -10:05  
13 Urs Mueller SWI 00:55:27 05:01:48 03:25:52 09:28:51 -02:39  
14 Hendrik-Jan Verhaegen BEL 00:56:37 05:09:07 03:21:23 09:33:35 -00:23  
15 Emanuele Ciotti ITA 00:53:31 05:13:52 03:33:30 09:48:02 n/a  
16 Ludovic Le Guellec FRA 01:03:31 05:27:33 03:42:50 10:22:14 09:52  
17 Josef Svoboda CZE 01:11:47 06:29:56 04:46:52 12:41:33 42:57  
18 Mathias Nagel GER 01:27:29 06:10:44 05:48:26 13:36:22 -1:36:07  
19 Wouter Duinisveld NED 01:15:35 06:37:45 05:39:08 13:50:21 n/a  
  Martijn Dekker NED 00:46:17 04:54:59   DNF  
  Bart Candel NED 00:55:29 04:59:51   DNF  
  Frederic Schaffner FRA 00:55:05 05:00:24   DNF  
  Joerie Vansteelant BEL 00:59:01 05:00:17   DNF  
  Thomas Kaiser GER 00:55:57 05:21:02   DNF  
  Cedric Largajolli FRA 00:58:57 05:18:20   DNF  
  Andreas Thissen GER 01:26:01     DNF  

Female Race Results

Yvonne Van Vlerken won her “home race”, but after a good swim she was a bit slower than normal – probably a sign of how tired she was after winning Challenge Roth four weeks ago. Second and third place went to two more Dutch girls, Sarissa De Vries and Carla Van Rooijen. 

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to expected Prize Money
1 Yvonne Van Vlerken NED 00:56:26 05:16:10 03:21:17 09:39:24 17:59 US$ 5000
2 Sarissa De Vries NED 00:52:24 05:25:23 03:34:10 09:58:44 n/a US$ 2750
3 Carla Van Rooijen NED 01:09:18 05:32:16 03:16:20 10:04:38 -29:22 US$ 1750
4 Carolin Lehrieder GER 00:56:21 05:52:11 03:25:34 10:19:57 21:23 US$ 1250
5 Irene Kinnegim NED 01:09:28 05:49:40 03:26:29 10:34:46 17:58 US$ 1000
6 Maria Lemeseva RUS 01:08:21 05:42:31 03:40:37 10:40:04 21:54 US$ 750

New Top 10 Ratings

July 28, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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I’ve updated my page on the Top 10 Ratings in long distance triathlon.

TOP Rated Athletes

TOP 10 Rated Male Athletes

After his stellar are at IM Germany, Jan Frodeno has taken over the top spot in front of Sebastian Kienle. With Nils Frommhold there are now three Germans at the front of my ratings:

Rank Name Nation Rating Last Race # Races
1 Jan Frodeno GER 08:08:18 IM Germany on 2015-07-05 3
2 Sebastian Kienle GER 08:08:50 IM Germany on 2015-07-05 10
3 Nils Frommhold GER 08:15:11 Challenge Roth on 2015-07-12 6
4 Frederik Van Lierde BEL 08:15:48 IM Germany on 2015-07-05 16
5 Marino Vanhoenacker BEL 08:19:10 IM Austria on 2015-06-28 19
6 Andreas Raelert GER 08:20:03 IM Germany on 2015-07-05 14
7 Timo Bracht GER 08:22:35 Challenge Roth on 2015-07-12 24
8 Craig Alexander AUS 08:23:13 IM Hawaii on 2014-10-11 12
9 Eneko Llanos ESP 08:23:47 IM Germany on 2015-07-05 22
10 Bas Diederen NED 08:24:09 IM Germany on 2015-07-05 8

TOP 10 Rated Female Athletes

Mirinda Carfrae continues to lead the female ratings, but Daniela Ryf is slowly getting closer.

Rank Name Nation Rating Last Race # Races
1 Mirinda Carfrae AUS 08:57:08 IM Melbourne on 2015-03-22 12
2 Daniela Ryf SUI 09:03:14 IM Germany on 2015-07-05 4
3 Rachel Joyce GBR 09:07:58 IM Texas on 2015-05-16 16
4 Caroline Steffen SUI 09:11:03 IM Germany on 2015-07-05 20
5 Yvonne Van Vlerken NED 09:13:06 Challenge Roth on 2015-07-12 17
6 Jodie Swallow GBR 09:14:13 IM South Africa on 2015-03-29 7
7 Julia Gajer GER 09:15:15 IM Germany on 2015-07-05 9
8 Eva Wutti AUT 09:16:23 IM Austria on 2015-06-28 5
9 Mary Beth Ellis USA 09:17:15 IM Switzerland on 2015-07-19 14
10 Liz Blatchford AUS 09:17:16 IM Cairns on 2015-06-14 7

TOP Swim-Rated Athletes

TOP 10 Swim-Rated Male Athletes

Rank Name Nation Rating Last Race # Races
1 Dylan McNeice NZL 00:45:11 IM Cairns on 2015-06-14 11
2 Andy Potts USA 00:46:00 IM Coeur d’Alene on 2015-06-28 12
3 Jan Frodeno GER 00:46:22 IM Germany on 2015-07-05 3
4 Manuel Kueng SUI 00:46:36 IM Switzerland on 2015-07-19 3
5 Marko Albert EST 00:46:49 IM Germany on 2015-07-05 12
6 Filip Ospaly CZE 00:47:02 IM Hawaii on 2014-10-11 3
7 Paul Matthews AUS 00:47:04 IM Coeur d’Alene on 2015-06-28 6
8 Timothy O’Donnell USA 00:47:10 IM Brasil on 2015-05-31 10
9 Denis Chevrot FRA 00:47:13 IM UK on 2015-07-19 5
10 Clemente Alonso McKernan ESP 00:47:18 IM Cozumel on 2014-11-30 11

TOP 10 Swim-Rated Female Athletes

Rank Name Nation Rating Last Race # Races
1 Celine Schaerer SUI 00:48:23 IM Cozumel on 2014-11-30 3
2 Jodie Swallow GBR 00:48:35 IM South Africa on 2015-03-29 7
3 Haley Chura USA 00:49:03 IM Brasil on 2015-05-31 8
4 Amanda Stevens USA 00:49:49 IM Coeur d’Alene on 2015-06-28 13
5 Meredith Kessler USA 00:50:07 IM New Zealand on 2015-03-07 19
6 Leanda Cave GBR 00:50:40 IM Texas on 2015-05-16 16
7 Lucie Reed CZE 00:50:45 IM Brasil on 2015-05-31 18
8 Mary Beth Ellis USA 00:50:54 IM Switzerland on 2015-07-19 14
9 Liz Blatchford AUS 00:50:55 IM Cairns on 2015-06-14 7
10 Camilla Pedersen DEN 00:51:00 IM South Africa on 2015-03-29 4

TOP Bike-Rated Athletes

TOP 10 Bike-Rated Male Athletes

With his fast bike ride at Challenge Roth, Andrew Starykowicz has reclaimed his top spot in the bike ratings:

Rank Name Nation Rating Last Race # Races
1 Andrew Starykowicz USA 04:23:43 Challenge Roth on 2015-07-12 5
2 Sebastian Kienle GER 04:26:08 IM Germany on 2015-07-05 10
3 Marino Vanhoenacker BEL 04:28:16 IM Austria on 2015-06-28 19
4 Nils Frommhold GER 04:28:39 Challenge Roth on 2015-07-12 6
5 Michael Weiss AUT 04:29:29 IM Austria on 2015-06-28 11
6 Jan Frodeno GER 04:31:34 IM Germany on 2015-07-05 3
7 Frederik Van Lierde BEL 04:31:54 IM Germany on 2015-07-05 16
8 Maik Twelsiek GER 04:32:39 IM Coeur d’Alene on 2015-06-28 26
9 Andi Boecherer GER 04:33:13 IM Germany on 2015-07-05 11
10 Eneko Llanos ESP 04:34:34 IM Germany on 2015-07-05 22

TOP 10 Bike-Rated Female Athletes

Angela Naeth is slowly inching towards a 5 hour rating, but she is clearly second after Daniela Ryf continues to improve her bike rating:

Rank Name Nation Rating Last Race # Races
1 Daniela Ryf SUI 04:56:48 IM Germany on 2015-07-05 4
2 Angela Naeth CAN 05:00:30 IM Texas on 2015-05-16 4
3 Yvonne Van Vlerken NED 05:01:06 Challenge Roth on 2015-07-12 17
4 Lisa Huetthaler AUT 05:01:20 IM Austria on 2015-06-28 4
5 Caroline Steffen SUI 05:01:23 IM Germany on 2015-07-05 20
6 Eva Wutti AUT 05:01:30 IM Austria on 2015-06-28 5
7 Anja Beranek GER 05:03:05 Challenge Roth on 2015-07-12 5
8 Natascha Badmann SUI 05:03:42 IM Hawaii on 2014-10-11 12
9 Diana Riesler GER 05:03:52 IM Lanzarote on 2015-05-23 14
10 Jodie Swallow GBR 05:04:21 IM South Africa on 2015-03-29 7

TOP Run-Rated Athletes

TOP 10 Run-Rated Male Athletes

Rank Name Nation Rating Last Race # Races
1 Jan Frodeno GER 02:47:19 IM Germany on 2015-07-05 3
2 Mads Vittrup DEN 02:47:55 IM Copenhagen on 2014-08-24 5
3 Matt Hanson USA 02:48:45 IM Texas on 2015-05-16 6
4 Alessandro Degasperi ITA 02:49:30 IM Switzerland on 2015-07-19 3
5 Bart Aernouts BEL 02:49:59 IM South Africa on 2015-03-29 7
6 Ivan Rana ESP 02:50:30 IM Austria on 2015-06-28 8
7 Jeff Symonds CAN 02:51:06 IM Canada on 2015-07-26 5
8 Gerrit Schellens BEL 02:51:24 Challenge Roth on 2015-07-12 10
9 Clemente Alonso McKernan ESP 02:52:08 IM Cozumel on 2014-11-30 11
10 Miquel Blanchart Tinto ESP 02:52:25 IM Germany on 2015-07-05 10

TOP 10 Run-Rated Female Athletes

Rank Name Nation Rating Last Race # Races
1 Mirinda Carfrae AUS 02:58:47 IM Melbourne on 2015-03-22 12
2 Kelly Williamson USA 03:04:20 IM Texas on 2015-05-16 11
3 Kristin Moeller GER 03:04:42 IM Germany on 2015-07-05 15
4 Caitlin Snow USA 03:06:06 IM Canada on 2015-07-26 20
5 Julia Gajer GER 03:07:05 IM Germany on 2015-07-05 9
6 Beth Gerdes USA 03:07:16 IM Switzerland on 2015-07-19 10
7 Linsey Corbin USA 03:07:40 IM Hawaii on 2014-10-11 18
8 Eva Wutti AUT 03:08:17 IM Austria on 2015-06-28 5
9 Lucy Gossage GBR 03:08:17 IM UK on 2015-07-19 9
10 Elizabeth Lyles USA 03:08:39 IM Canada on 2015-07-26 9

Ironman Netherlands 2015 (Aug 2nd) – Predictions

July 28, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Update (July 29th): Corinne Abraham announced she won’t be racing in Maastricht. (She already slipped into the first round of qualifiers.)

This is the first race on this course.

KPR points and Prize Money

IM Netherlands is a P-2000 race. It has a total prize purse of 25.000 US$.

Male Race Participants

Rank Bib Name Nation Rating Swim Rating Bike Rating Run Rating Overall
1 1 Bas Diederen NED 08:24:09 00:47:37 04:37:33 02:55:23 10
2 2 Cyril Viennot FRA 08:33:18 00:50:48 04:40:56 02:57:29 31
3 32 Per Bittner GER 08:41:33 00:49:40 04:44:43 03:04:24 54
4 24 Fraser Cartmell GBR 08:44:22 00:48:12 04:41:01 03:10:27 66
5 13 Andrey Lyatskiy RUS 08:59:26 00:48:29 04:55:55 03:12:00 124
6 25 Mike Schifferle SUI 09:02:37 01:00:15 04:50:44 03:06:14 138
7 23 Alberto Casadei ITA 09:03:18 00:48:02 04:58:28 03:04:33 142
8 17 Mark Oude Bennink NED 09:09:16 00:48:37 04:53:39 03:17:21 169
9 28 Bart Candel NED 09:13:55 00:56:01 04:57:44 03:00:05 (190)
10 26 Matic Modic SLO 09:14:08 00:55:15 04:56:51 03:10:33 192
11 8 Hannes Cool BEL 09:18:50 00:51:15 04:57:36 03:21:04 211
12 5 Martijn Dekker NED 09:20:20 00:47:40 04:44:54 03:25:50 (218)
13 10 Rinus Holvoet BEL 09:25:00 00:53:44 05:00:26 03:19:29 243
14 22 Remy Vasseur NED 09:27:32 00:54:14 05:05:49 03:16:51 (248)
15 27 Joerie Vansteelant BEL 09:28:00 00:58:55 04:45:05 03:24:51 (249)
16 21 Hendrik-Jan Verhaegen BEL 09:31:24 00:56:47 05:01:11 03:21:52 263
17 29 Stefan Eichheimer GER 09:39:04 00:57:36 04:56:28 03:18:39 (299)
18 33 Urs Mueller SWI 09:40:24 00:56:45 05:03:55 03:20:35 (304)
19 30 Lukas Polan CZE 10:07:42 01:02:37 05:13:35 03:39:17 401
20 4 Ludovic Le Guellec FRA 10:15:34 01:01:08 05:23:41 03:39:46 424
21 34 Josef Svoboda CZE 11:54:44 01:11:32 06:03:13 04:22:23 492
22 16 Mathias Nagel GER 15:28:03 01:54:35 06:52:42 06:08:43 (495)
3 Wouter Duinisveld NED unrated unrated unrated unrated (n/a)
6 Tim Brydenbach BEL unrated unrated unrated unrated (n/a)
7 Emanuele Ciotti ITA unrated unrated unrated unrated (n/a)
11 Thomas Kaiser GER unrated unrated unrated unrated (n/a)
12 Roman Krivosheev RUS unrated unrated unrated unrated (n/a)
18 Frederic Schaffner FRA unrated unrated unrated unrated (n/a)
19 Andreas Thissen GER unrated unrated unrated unrated (n/a)
20 Xavier Torrades ESP unrated unrated unrated unrated (n/a)
31 Cedric Largajolli FRA unrated unrated unrated unrated (n/a)

Female Race Participants

Rank Bib Name Nation Rating Swim Rating Bike Rating Run Rating Overall
1 51 Yvonne Van Vlerken NED 09:13:06 00:58:09 05:01:06 03:10:34 5
2 59 Corinne Abraham GBR 09:23:37 00:59:58 05:11:07 03:09:44 16
3 55 Carolin Lehrieder GER 09:55:34 unrated unrated unrated 80
4 54 Irene Kinnegim NED 10:07:41 01:07:40 05:20:46 03:31:44 (112)
5 57 Maria Lemeseva RUS 10:15:03 01:08:47 05:32:48 03:23:50 123
6 58 Anne Jensen DNK 10:28:48 01:09:45 05:24:33 03:45:14 159
7 56 Carla Van Rooijen NED 10:31:35 01:14:39 05:28:30 03:36:48 (162)
53 Sarissa De Vries NED unrated unrated unrated unrated (n/a)

Winning Odds

Male Race Participants

Bas and Cyril lead the odds for the men, they are already qualified for Kona and may not race at their full potential. Per Bittner (3.030 points), Fraser Cartmell (3.545) and Alberto Casadei (1.791) look for more KPR points to secure an August slot.

  • Bas Diederen: 49% (1-1)
  • Cyril Viennot: 20% (4-1)
  • Per Bittner: 14% (6-1)
  • Fraser Cartmell: 11% (8-1)
  • Alberto Casadei: 4% (23-1)

Female Race Participants

Yvonne Van Vlerken is the clear favorite on the women’s side. If there is a threat to her it’s going to come from Corinne Abraham who has had a few DNSs since her 5th place in Texas. Yvonne and Corinne are both already qualified for Kona, there is no one else in the field that has a significant number of points.

  • Yvonne Van Vlerken: 60% (1-1)
  • Corinne Abraham: 32% (2-1)
  • Carolin Lehrieder: 3% (28-1)
  • Irene Kinnegim: 3% (32-1)

Ironman Whistler 2015 – Analyzing Results

July 27, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Race Conditions

By all accounts, the weather in Whistler was miserable this year: Rain and low temperatures created tough conditions, and almost all athletes were cold, some even to the point of hypothermia:

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Some of the athletes that were already safe for Kona (Jeff Symonds, Liz Lyles) pulled the plug early in the race, some looking for points had to drop out on the bike while others fought all day for their finish.

After a slow bike leg (adjustment -14:46) no one was able to run fast (only two sub-3h runs for the men and 3:16 was the fastest female marathon), leading to an overall adjustment -15:45. This was even slower than the “hot race” in Coeur d’Alene (adjustment of -8:24) where the heat impacted the athletes mainly on the run.

Male Race Results

After catching up to the slightly faster swimmers, Kyle Buckingham was leading the race for most of the day. But Viktor Zyemtsev had the best run of the day, catching Kyle around the 30k mark and eventually pulling away, winning by less than a minute. Justin Daerr used the second best run of the day to finish in third place.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to expected Prize Money
1 Viktor Zyemtsev USA 00:53:03 04:58:32 02:54:28 08:49:46 -01:09 US$ 20000
2 Kyle Buckingham ZAF 00:48:40 04:56:18 03:01:24 08:50:30 02:16 US$ 10000
3 Justin Daerr USA 00:53:02 04:58:35 02:59:13 08:54:45 -04:15 US$ 6500
4 Derek Garcia USA 00:53:30 04:57:54 03:08:05 09:02:55 -13:55 US$ 4000
5 Chris McDonald AUS 00:53:04 04:57:37 03:14:20 09:08:45 08:08 US$ 3000
6 Nathan Killam CAN 00:54:10 05:14:14 03:02:06 09:14:34 -20:37 US$ 2000
7 Matthew Russell USA 00:59:14 05:10:54 03:06:47 09:22:39 16:05 US$ 1500
8 Swen Sundberg GER 00:53:07 05:07:04 03:20:49 09:25:10 20:01 US$ 1250
9 Travis Hawkins USA 01:02:05 05:26:03 03:18:48 09:52:59 n/a US$ 1000
10 Gray Skinner USA 01:01:44 05:10:47 03:36:05 09:53:17 n/a US$ 750
11 Elmar Heger GER 00:56:54 05:16:02 03:40:02 09:59:10 -41:25  
12 Matthew Sheeks USA 01:03:15 05:36:28 10:10:41 10:10:41 36:59  
  Barrett Brandon USA 00:48:22     DNF  
  Luke Bell AUS 00:48:27     DNF  
  Paul Ambrose GBR 00:51:48     DNF  
  Jeff Symonds CAN 00:51:53     DNF  
  Chad Holderbaum USA 00:53:10     DNF  
  Dougal Allan NZL 00:59:12     DNF  
  Jason Watson USA 01:01:05     DNF  

Both Viktor and Kyle scored enough KPR points to move into the Top 40 July spots. Barrett Brandon, Luke Bell and Paul Ambrose DNF’d on the bike and couldn’t improve their score. Luke ends up in #41 in the rankings and is either the first not to qualify or the first one receiving a roll-down slot.

Female Race Results

Melanie McQuaid picked tough conditions for her IM debut race. She stormed to the front early in the bike, and built a five-minute lead into T2 that was stable for most of the run. But after 30k Danielle Mack was quickly coming closer, took the lead around 40k and won by two minutes. Melanie finished second, while Jen Annett had the best run of the day to put herself into third place.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to expected Prize Money
1 Danielle Mack USA 01:01:49 05:23:53 03:16:09 09:46:19 -15:25 US$ 20000
2 Melanie McQuaid CAN 00:57:47 05:22:43 03:23:44 09:48:23 n/a US$ 10000
3 Jen Annett CAN 01:02:01 05:32:14 03:16:03 09:55:06 -43:43 US$ 6500
4 Mackenzie Madison USA 00:58:17 05:33:05 03:23:54 09:59:34 -03:56 US$ 4000
5 Jessica Fleming AUS 01:01:09 05:25:02 03:30:11 10:00:18 -04:06 US$ 3000
6 Jessie Donavan USA 01:05:09 05:25:55 03:29:55 10:04:40 08:06 US$ 2000
7 Cheryl Orlovsky CAN 01:06:42 05:38:35 03:16:57 10:07:07 n/a US$ 1500
8 Kelly Fillnow USA 01:05:47 05:44:07 03:16:08 10:11:17 -17:06 US$ 1250
9 Laurel Wassner USA 00:54:12 05:49:16 03:23:36 10:12:52 16:46 US$ 1000
10 Caitlin Snow USA 00:57:59 05:54:24 03:20:20 10:17:42 30:39 US$ 750
11 Tracy Douglas AUS 01:06:51 05:45:21 03:34:29 10:32:01 09:28  
  Karen Thibodeau CAN 00:54:09     DNF  
  Elizabeth Lyles USA 00:57:55     DNF  
  Richele Frank CAN 01:11:58     DNF  

Both Laurel Wassner and Cait Snow had a chance for a July slot. They struggled in the cold conditions, but still finished – even if their 9th and 10th place finishes were short of the podium finished they would have needed.

Unofficial KPR at end of July cutoff

July 27, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Here is my calculation of the KPR at the end of July, deciding 40 male and 28 female slots (in addition to the Automatic Qualifiers). My results are unofficial, the official results have been posted on the Ironman website at http://eu.ironman.com/triathlon/triathlon-rankings/points-system.aspx (but as far as I can tell show the same data). I do not count AQs in my rankings, therefore it is a bit easier to determine the Top 40 male and Top 28 females.
I will update this post with new information regarding declined slots and rolldown. For now, the athletes with a rank in brackets (e.g. “(42)”) are outside of the July slots.

Update July 28th: Yvonne Van Vlerken declines (with a post on her German language Facebook page), Dimity-Lee Duke is now in. Here’s a quick translation of Yvonne’s statement:

The race in Hawaii deserves 100% focus and absolute priority if you want to finish at the front. .. I only want to start when I have a chance for a Top 5. That I belong there I have shown with my 2nd place  at IM Melbourne in a world class field and confirmed that with my win at Challenge Roth. If I can add a win at Ironman Maastricht next weekend, I’ll be very happy and have fulfilled my main goals for this year.
Things are going to be different for 2016: For the first time I will completely focus on Kona.

Update 2 July 28th: Patrik Nilsson also declines to focus on racing well at IM Sweden, his slot rolls down to Luke Bell.

Male KPR Ranking

All July slots have been accepted, the only exception is Patrik Nilsson who declined for Luke Bell.

Rank  Name Validated Points Races
AQ Frodeno, Jan V 14680 2+3 (4000/750)
AQ Kienle, Sebastian V 12415 2+2
AQ Van Lierde, Frederik V 10455 3+1 (2090/0)
1 Hoffman, Ben V 9970 2+3 (1070/415)
2 Potts, Andy V 9475 2+3 (2000/500)
3 Frommhold, Nils V 9185 2+2
4 Aernouts, Bart V 8310 2+2
5 Sanders, Lionel V 8140 2+3 (2000/750)
6 Van Berkel, Tim V 8060 2+3 (3400/45)
7 Schildknecht, Ronnie V 7550 3+2 (2000/180)
8 Don, Tim V 7430 1+3 (2000/1500)
9 McMahon, Brent V 7270 2+3 (2000/500)
10 Trautman, Matt V 7195 3+2 (1670/320)
11 Viennot, Cyril V 6995 2+2
AQ Hanson, Matt V 6990 3+2 (720/50)
AQ Vanhoenacker, Marino V 6735 3+1 (235/0)
12 Guillaume, Romain V 6200 3+2 (960/320)
13 Brown, Cameron V 6145 3+2 (960/500)
14 O’Donnell, Timothy V 6065 3+2 (235/435)
15 Rana, Ivan V 5840 3+1 (880/0)
16 Skipper, Joe V 5295 3+1 (540/0)
17 Diederen, Bas V 5245 3+1 (720/0)
18 Weiss, Michael V 5025 3+2 (1100/85)
19 Llanos, Eneko V 4980 3+1 (1070/0)
20 Butterfield, Tyler V 4965 2+3 (1335/110)
21 Alonso McKernan, Clemente V 4880 3+0 (1280/0)
22 Millward, Callum V 4825 2+3 (1600/180)
Reed, Tim NV 4710 1+3 (340/1275)
23 Mcnamee, David V 4695 2+3 (1335/280)
AQ Symonds, Jeff V 4675 1+2
24 Boecherer, Andi V 4530 1+3 (2890/500)
25 McKenzie, Luke V 4450 2+3 (1375/240)
26 Kahlefeldt, Brad V 4400 1+3 (2890/435)
27 Amorelli, Igor V 4340 2+3 (340/125)
28 McNeice, Dylan V 4305 3+1 (960/0)
DECL Nilsson, Patrik V 4240 2+1
Alexander, Craig NV 4210 1+3 (1900/640)
29 Gomes, Pedro V 4090 3+0 (720/0)
30 Kramer, Christian V 4055 2+0
31 Zyemtsev, Viktor V 3980 2+3 (540/400)
32 Croneborg, Fredrik V 3975 2+3 (1600/135)
33 Buckingham, Kyle V 3925 3+2 (515/195)
34 Van Berkel, Jan V 3895 2+3 (1335/320)
35 Twelsiek, Maik V 3875 3+2 (85/80)
36 Del Corral, Victor V 3860 3+2 (855/45)
37 Bozzone, Terenzo V 3850 1+3 (1600/320)
Gomez, Javier NV 3750 0+2
38 Bretscher, Daniel V 3745 2+3 (1600/20)
39 Blanchart Tinto, Miquel V 3700 3+1 (960/0)
40 Bell, Luke V 3665 2+3 (160/345)
(41) Chrabot, Matt V 3630 1+3 (1600/640)
(42) Cartmell, Fraser V 3545 3+2 (50/15)
(43) Manocchio, Guilherme V 3540 2+2
(44) Chevrot, Denis V 3540 2+2

As a previous champion and with his validation race at IM Australia, Pete Jacobs is another Automatic Qualifier (even if he is well outside the Top40).

Female KPR Ranking

As for the male side, there was only one slot rolling down: Yvonne Van Vlerken declined, and Dimity-Lee Duke now received a July slot.

Rank  Name Validated Points Races
AQ Ryf, Daniela V 15450 2+3 (4000/500)
AQ Swallow, Jodie V 14370 2+3 (4000/750)
1 Steffen, Caroline V 13055 3+2 (2890/750)
2 Joyce, Rachel V 11100 2+3 (2890/320)
AQ Carfrae, Mirinda V 10275 2+2
3 Gajer, Julia V 9905 2+3 (3400/500)
4 Kessler, Meredith V 8960 2+3 (2000/1275)
5 Crawford, Gina V 8940 3+2 (1600/640)
AQ Monticeli, Ariane V 7810 3+2 (960/500)
6 Lyles, Elizabeth V 7790 2+1
7 Blatchford, Liz V 7770 3+2 (1280/640)
AQ Naeth, Angela V 7580 2+3 (2000/400)
8 Ellis, Mary Beth V 7515 2+2
9 Wurtele, Heather V 7390 2+3 (1335/750)
10 Gossage, Lucy V 7190 2+3 (2000/400)
DECL Van Vlerken, Yvonne V 7160 3+2 (720/500)
11 Wutti, Eva V 6920 3+2 (1670/500)
12 Stevens, Amanda V 6290 3+2 (720/540)
13 Cheetham, Susie V 6290 2+3 (1280/640)
14 Riesler, Diana V 6270 3+1 (2000/0)
15 Pedersen, Camilla V 5875 2+3 (1600/320)
16 Gerdes, Beth V 5795 3+2 (960/345)
17 Martin, Britta V 5340 3+1 (1335/0)
18 Brennan-Morrey, Ruth V 5325 2+3 (1600/35)
AQ Cave, Leanda V 5290 2+2
19 Jackson, Heather V 5285 2+3 (1280/540)
20 Hufe, Mareen V 5255 3+2 (1280/500)
21 Huetthaler, Lisa V 5195 2+2
22 Chura, Haley V 5150 2+3 (1670/240)
23 Luxford, Annabel V 5080 1+3 (1670/920)
24 Williamson, Kelly V 5055 3+2 (565/320)
25 Abraham, Corinne V 4725 2+0
26 Deckers, Tine V 4660 2+2
27 Lundstroem, Asa V 4625 3+1 (855/0)
28 Duke, Dimity-Lee V 4585 3+2 (960/345)
(29) Griesbauer, Dede V 4500 2+2
(30) Piampiano, Sarah V 4410 2+3 (1280/320)
(31) Clifford, Ashley V 4130 3+1 (1070/0)
AQ Hauschildt, Melissa V 4000 1+0
(32) Wassner, Laurel V 3760 3+2 (230/135)
(33) Snow, Caitlin V 3735 3+1 (340/0)

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