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Ironman Malaysia 2017 (Nov 11th) – Seedings

IMMalaysia

Previous Winners

Year Male Winner Time Female Winner Time
2006 Jason Shortis (AUS) 08:36:33 Sonja Tajsich (GER) 10:08:13
2007 Xavier Le Floch (FRA) 08:43:52 Nicole Leder (GER) 09:42:33
2008 Faris Al-Sultan (GER) 08:34:42 Belinda Granger (AUS) 09:29:21
2009 Luke McKenzie (AUS) 08:26:48 Belinda Granger (AUS) 09:21:10
2010 Marino Vanhoenacker (BEL) 08:22:31 Belinda Granger (AUS) 09:23:33
2014 Patrik Nilsson (SWE) 08:41:53 Diana Riesler (GER) 09:26:38
2015 Mike Aigroz (SUI) 08:52:02 Diana Riesler (GER) 09:37:06
2016 Fredrik Croneborg (SWE) 08:39:12 Diana Riesler (GER) 09:25:34

Last Year’s TOP 3

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Fredrik Croneborg SWE 00:52:36 04:42:02 03:01:22 08:39:12
2 Thiago Vinhal BRA 00:51:23 04:44:11 02:59:08 08:39:45
3 Kaito Tohara JPN 00:53:21 04:48:45 02:57:29 08:43:06

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Diana Riesler GER 00:58:50 05:01:33 03:21:37 09:25:34
2 Mareen Hufe GER 01:00:37 05:06:25 03:24:30 09:35:24
3 Laura Siddall GBR 01:00:33 05:05:57 03:27:09 09:37:51

Course Records

Leg Gender Record Athlete Date
Total overall 08:10:35 Bryan Rhodes 2002-01-27
Swim overall 00:46:19 Dylan McNeice 2014-09-27
Bike overall 04:23:21 Chris Lieto 2006-02-26
Run overall 02:56:27 Jason Shortis 2006-02-26
Total female 09:25:34 Diana Riesler 2016-11-12
Swim female 00:53:59 Alison Fitch 2007-02-28
Bike female 04:58:44 Diana Riesler 2014-09-27
Run female 03:15:02 Gurutze Frades Larralde 2015-11-14

Course Rating

The Course Rating for IM Malaysia is – 07:36.

Race Adjustments for IM Malaysia

Year Adjustment Swim Adj. Bike Adj. Run Adj. # of Finishers Rating Swim Rating Bike Rating Run Rating
2006 -01:01 -00:43 03:54 -13:38 17 of 22 -01:01 -00:43 03:54 -13:38
2007 01:00 -00:55 05:01 -08:01 30 of 37 00:00 -00:49 04:27 -10:50
2008 -06:22 -02:57 03:05 -13:20 21 of 22 -02:07 -01:32 04:00 -11:40
2014 -16:43 -01:34 -00:04 -10:49 21 of 27 -05:46 -01:32 02:59 -11:27
2015 -18:01 -01:10 00:40 -13:06 42 of 55 -08:13 -01:28 02:31 -11:47
2016 -04:28 -00:26 02:20 -04:56 27 of 34 -07:36 -01:17 02:29 -10:38

KPR points and Prize Money

IM Malaysia is a P-2000 race. It has a total prize purse of 40.000 US$.

Male Race Participants

The strength of the field is 5% of a typical Kona field.

Rank Bib Name Nation Expected Time Rating Exp. Swim Exp. Bike Exp. T2 Exp. Run Consistency Overall
1 3 Tim Van Berkel AUS 08:31:01 08:22:30 00:49:31 04:36:58 05:31:30 02:59:31 79% +12% -9% (23) 18
2 4 Jens Petersen-Bach DEN 08:38:51 08:36:02 00:51:09 04:42:02 05:38:11 03:00:40 41% +13% -46% (20) 65
3 1 Fredrik Croneborg SWE 08:38:55 08:34:05 00:52:00 04:38:12 05:35:12 03:03:43 68% +22% -10% (12) 56
4 7 Peru Alfaro ESP 08:39:23 08:45:47 00:48:21 04:39:29 05:32:50 03:06:33 48% +0% -52% (4) (90)
5 6 Christian Kramer GER 08:41:41 08:36:00 00:49:04 04:36:45 05:30:49 03:10:52 71% +5% -24% (21) 64
6 2 Romain Guillaume FRA 08:45:55 08:48:28 00:49:49 04:32:56 05:27:46 03:18:09 43% +6% -51% (31) 100
7 26 Markus Thomschke GER 08:47:49 08:41:09 00:54:01 04:34:07 05:33:08 03:14:41 42% +21% -37% (20) 78
8 21 Daniil Sapunov UKR 08:48:28 08:54:09 00:49:31 04:47:23 05:41:54 03:06:34 73% +10% -17% (8) 129
9 16 Esben Hovgaard DEN 08:50:21 08:49:27 00:54:03 04:40:28 05:39:31 03:10:50 65% +23% -13% (13) 103
10 11 Roman Deisenhofer GER 08:51:06 08:52:12 00:53:02 04:36:11 05:34:13 03:16:53 38% +62% -0% (8) 121
11 17 Philipp Koutny SUI 08:53:10 08:51:11 00:51:58 04:37:11 05:34:10 03:19:00 47% +17% -36% (7) 115
12 15 Michael Goehner GER 08:53:50 08:55:37 00:54:46 04:42:18 05:42:04 03:11:46 58% +2% -41% (20) (138)
13 5 Nick Baldwin SEY 09:02:44 09:06:26 00:54:45 04:42:30 05:42:15 03:20:29 46% +0% -54% (21) 170
14 23 Michael Smith Larsen DEN 09:07:28 09:07:48 00:58:41 04:45:02 05:48:43 03:18:45 100% +0% -0% (2) (174)
15 10 Balazs Csoke HUN 09:13:15 09:13:07 00:48:54 05:00:22 05:54:16 03:18:59 34% +9% -57% (28) 191
16 22 Pavel Simko SVK 09:13:45 09:10:50 00:52:26 04:49:02 05:46:27 03:27:18 80% +0% -20% (4) 185
17 18 Urs Mueller SUI 09:16:22 09:13:29 00:54:20 04:46:03 05:45:22 03:31:00 36% +28% -36% (6) 194
18 9 Allister Caird AUS 09:16:25 09:24:32 01:00:28 04:44:29 05:49:57 03:26:28 10% +16% -74% (7) 229
19 20 Young Hwan Oh KOR 09:30:58 09:28:33 01:03:44 05:01:07 06:09:51 03:21:07 68% +19% -13% (9) 240
20 8 Carlos Aznar Gallego ESP 09:35:21 09:47:28 01:04:58 05:06:14 06:16:11 03:19:10 6% +0% -94% (2) (279)
21 14 Eneko Elosegui ESP 09:45:01 09:41:42 01:01:06 04:54:45 06:00:51 03:44:10 64% +9% -28% (19) 271
22 12 Alain Djouad-Guibert MOR 10:42:50 10:58:27 01:14:44 05:13:18 06:33:01 04:09:49 16% +28% -56% (4) (312)
23 19 Marek Nemcik SVK 11:25:47 11:49:46 01:14:24 05:32:33 06:51:57 04:33:50 32% +25% -43% (45) 317
24 25 Josef Svoboda CZE 11:33:36 11:44:37 01:15:06 05:53:34 07:13:39 04:19:57 39% +27% -34% (18) 315
  24 Kyle Sole ZAF n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)

Female Race Participants

The strength of the field is 9% of a typical Kona field.

Rank Bib Name Nation Expected Time Rating Exp. Swim Exp. Bike Exp. T2 Exp. Run Consistency Overall
1 30 Diana Riesler GER 09:27:22 09:31:40 00:58:59 04:58:27 06:02:27 03:24:55 48% +5% -46% (24) 35
2 31 Mareen Hufe GER 09:34:53 09:25:33 01:01:01 05:00:43 06:06:44 03:28:09 82% +12% -6% (25) 24
3 33 Danielle Mack * USA 09:51:12 09:54:35 01:03:05 05:20:26 06:28:31 03:22:41 51% +9% -41% (12) 78
4 32 Saleta Castro Nogueira ESP 09:53:28 09:50:30 00:56:18 05:24:14 06:25:32 03:27:56 68% +22% -9% (14) 72
5 34 Parys Edwards GBR 09:55:39 10:02:11 01:02:35 05:16:29 06:24:04 03:31:35 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (89)
6 36 Katharina Grohmann GER 09:59:34 09:53:30 01:12:15 05:15:01 06:32:17 03:27:17 77% +23% -0% (17) 74
7 35 Shiao-yu Li TWN 10:08:29 10:04:47 01:06:33 05:22:02 06:33:34 03:34:55 61% +10% -29% (16) 96
8 39 Manon Genet FRA 10:11:08 10:24:01 00:59:57 05:09:36 06:14:33 03:56:35 44% +0% -56% (2) (123)
9 38 Caroline Gregory USA 10:28:51 10:36:38 00:58:02 05:42:07 06:45:10 03:43:41 35% +5% -60% (14) 150
10 37 Annabel Diawuoh GER 11:27:54 11:35:16 01:30:01 05:39:02 07:14:03 04:13:51 84% +16% -0% (6) 163

Note:Athletes with a ‘*’ are also registered for another race within 8 days.

Winning Odds

Male Race Participants

  • Tim Van Berkel: 47% (1-1)
  • Fredrik Croneborg: 29% (2-1)
  • Jens Petersen-Bach: 16% (5-1)
  • Romain Guillaume: 3% (38-1)
  • Christian Kramer: 2% (46-1)
  • Daniil Sapunov: 2% (54-1)

Female Race Participants

  • Diana Riesler: 55% (1-1)
  • Mareen Hufe: 37% (2-1)
  • Saleta Castro Nogueira: 4% (24-1)
  • Katharina Grohmann: 2% (47-1)
  • Danielle Mack: 2% (52-1)
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Ironman Louisville 2017 – Analyzing Results

IMLouRace Conditions

In previous years, the adjustments for IM Louisville have been changing quite a lot, probably an influence of the weather on race day (which would mainly show up on the run when the heat and humidity take their toll) but likely also because of course changes (especially on the swim and bike).

This was the first year since 2014 that IM Louisville was a professional race, and the adjustments were not very consistent with earlier years. The swim appears to be quite a bit slower, the bike a bit faster and the run faster by quite a bit – I’m not sure if there have been changes to the course that might explain these changes.

Overall, the conditions seem to have been favorable for quick times, but the new records that were set are also indicative of great performances by the respective athletes. Lisa Roberts set new records for the bike (by 6 minutes over the 2009 bike split by Lisbeth Kristensen), the run (again by 6 minutes over the 2009 marathon by Kim Loeffler) and also overall (by 14 minutes over Nina Kraft’s 2009 winning time). On the men’s side Andy Starykowicz’s bike time was an improvement of 21 minutes over Chris McDonald’s time from 2013, also helping him to set a new overall course record (by 11 minutes). Definitely a day for new records and dominating performances!

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money KPR Points
1 Andrew Starykowicz USA 00:47:33 04:08:19 03:07:24 08:10:11 -17:12 US$ 8,000 2000
2 Callum Millward NZL 00:51:12 04:26:45 02:53:39 08:18:03 -03:18 US$ 4,000 1600
3 Markus Thomschke GER 00:51:15 04:26:26 02:56:22 08:21:05 -14:35 US$ 3,000 1280
4 Eric Limkemann USA 00:49:50 04:24:35 03:04:40 08:26:14 -05:21 US$ 2,500 960
5 Gregory Close USA 00:55:59 04:27:10 02:56:17 08:26:24 -22:58 US$ 1,500 720
6 Jonathan Shearon USA 00:53:51 04:29:33 02:57:13 08:27:43 -06:31 US$ 1,000 540
7 Patrick Jaberg SUI 00:55:31 04:27:42 02:59:13 08:29:29 -11:44   405
8 Tripp Hipple USA 00:51:20 04:28:47 03:06:01 08:32:43 -05:30   305
9 Paul Ambrose AUS 00:51:14 04:32:11 03:05:44 08:36:33 -00:49   230
10 Jozsef Major HUN 00:57:16 04:35:01 02:55:37 08:36:34 -02:04   170
11 Blake Becker USA 00:55:37 04:38:37 03:06:07 08:46:51 -31:29   120
12 Jesse Vondracek USA 00:51:18 04:40:48 03:08:44 08:47:43 -09:42   85
13 Daniel Clarke CAN 00:58:01 04:37:20 03:07:35 08:49:54 -28:02   60
14 Ryan Rau USA 00:56:11 04:47:42 02:59:09 08:51:39 -14:10   40
15 Adam Feigh USA 00:53:46 04:38:24 03:18:29 08:57:25 n/a   30
16 Mike Schifferle SUI 00:58:49 04:38:14 03:12:38 09:00:33 02:35   20
17 Josh Terwoord USA 01:04:43 05:01:28 02:46:51 09:00:57 13:33   15
18 Konstantin Bachor GER 00:51:17 04:31:19 03:32:32 09:01:57 31:56   10
19 Jordan Monnink CAN 00:51:23 04:41:10 03:25:35 09:05:03 22:26   8
20 Matthew Shanks USA 00:58:04 04:53:24 03:07:24 09:05:34 -16:59   5
21 Douglas MacLean USA 00:57:11 04:55:07 03:07:07 09:10:12 06:44   3
22 Scott Cooper CAN 01:01:37 04:48:02 03:11:19 09:10:34 02:15   3
23 Derek Kidwell USA 00:51:06 04:31:29 03:41:05 09:11:08 n/a   3
24 Jonathan Fecik USA 00:55:34 04:50:28 03:20:25 09:13:18 -12:53   3
25 Karl-Johan Danielsson SWE 00:51:12 04:29:25 03:53:44 09:22:01 42:37   3
26 Peter Kotland CZE 01:00:31 05:05:30 03:23:59 09:41:00 09:50   3
  Maurice Clavel GER 00:47:37 04:17:03   DNF      
  Stephen Kilshaw CAN 00:51:09 04:45:34   DNF      
  Marcus Vinicius Fernandes BRA 00:47:33 04:54:41   DNF      
  Vinicius Canhedo BRA 00:51:06 04:56:10   DNF      
  Fabian Rahn GER 01:01:39 04:45:47   DNF      
  Kevin Ryan USA 00:47:40 05:01:39   DNF      
  Patrick Brady USA 01:04:27 04:48:25   DNF      
  Michael Van Cleven BEL 00:53:29 05:13:05   DNF      
  Patrick Schuster USA 01:26:43 05:57:14   DNF      
  Thomas Gerlach USA 00:51:19     DNF      
  Christopher Stock USA       DNF      

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money KPR Points
1 Lisa Roberts USA 01:02:40 04:56:45 02:59:09 09:06:06 -06:10 US$ 8,000 2000
2 Lesley Smith USA 00:55:55 05:13:17 03:06:12 09:23:35 n/a US$ 4,000 1600
3 Nicole Valentine USA 00:59:13 05:12:46 03:11:14 09:29:55 -22:55 US$ 3,000 1280
4 Kelly Fillnow USA 01:02:23 05:10:25 03:21:43 09:42:09 -01:36 US$ 2,500 960
5 Beth Shutt USA 00:59:01 05:16:52 03:22:53 09:46:43 -01:11 US$ 1,500 720
6 Robyn Hardage CAN 01:01:54 05:17:12 03:25:09 09:51:43 n/a US$ 1,000 540
7 Ashley Paulson USA 01:16:13 05:25:07 03:04:24 09:53:14 03:10   405
8 Holly Benner USA 00:54:06 05:15:21 03:37:09 09:53:59 n/a   305
9 Stephanie Jones USA 01:05:26 05:23:49 03:16:19 09:54:46 12:17   230
10 Nicole Luse USA 01:07:07 05:21:45 03:19:27 09:56:34 -13:53   170
11 Kaitlin Curbeau USA 00:51:44 05:31:04 03:32:19 10:03:54 -11:27   120
12 Kathryn Thomas USA 00:54:09 05:11:12 03:55:32 10:09:05 10:24   85
13 Miranda Tomenson CAN 00:54:39 05:24:10 03:47:03 10:13:39 07:13   60
14 Caroline Gregory USA 00:56:46 05:39:25 03:56:31 10:40:43 39:06   40
15 Katy Cargiulo USA 01:08:11 05:48:53 03:32:42 10:41:07 06:33   30
16 Amber Ferreira USA 00:54:46 05:21:35 04:44:41 11:09:50 1:33:29   20
17 Caroline Martineau CAN 01:05:55 05:37:50 05:09:31 12:02:34 1:32:11   15
  Carrie Mccoy USA 01:14:31 09:22:38 06:08:33 DNF      
  Dede Griesbauer USA 00:51:39     DNF      
  Kelly O’Mara USA 00:59:07     DNF      
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Ironman Hawaii 2017 – Results Analyis

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Race Conditions

As expected, the swim this year was as quick as in 2016 – an adjustment of -1:04 was almost the same as -1:01 as last year and an indication that the fast swim times from last year weren’t just a fluke. Josh Amberger was pretty close to breaking the 1998 swim record (his 47:09 was 28 seconds off Lars Jorgensen’s time), and Lucy Charles was even closer: She needed another five seconds to equal the 1999 time by Jodi Jackson.

The bike was really fast – the adjustment of 5:16 is one of the quickest ever in Kona and roughly three minutes quicker than the average in Kona. Cameron Wurf was able to set a new bike course record, his 4:12:54 finally broke the 2006 4:18 by Normann Stadler. Lionel Sanders and Sebastian Kienle were also under the old record.

Run conditions were pretty normal for Kona, still Patrick Lange was able to get very close to his own run course record, he missed it by 14 seconds. Patrick also set a new overall course record, his winning time of 8:01:40 was better than 2:16 than Crowie’s time from 2011.

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money KPR Points
1 Patrick Lange GER 00:48:45 04:28:53 02:39:59 08:01:40 -09:05 US$ 120,000 8000
2 Lionel Sanders CAN 00:53:41 04:14:19 02:51:53 08:04:07 -29:28 US$ 60,000 7200
3 David McNamee GBR 00:48:40 04:28:55 02:45:30 08:07:11 -22:36 US$ 40,000 6480
4 Sebastian Kienle GER 00:53:44 04:14:57 02:57:11 08:09:59 -03:15 US$ 22,500 5835
5 James Cunnama ZAF 00:49:09 04:21:02 02:56:46 08:11:24 -19:53 US$ 19,000 5250
6 Terenzo Bozzone NZL 00:48:41 04:26:20 02:53:47 08:13:06 -18:35 US$ 16,000 4725
7 Andy Potts USA 00:49:01 04:31:02 02:50:26 08:14:43 -12:23 US$ 14,000 4250
8 Patrik Nilsson SWE 00:48:34 04:29:02 02:55:51 08:18:21 00:19 US$ 12,500 3825
9 Ben Hoffman USA 00:48:52 04:22:00 03:04:16 08:19:26 -08:50 US$ 11,000 3445
10 Boris Stein GER 00:53:48 04:23:59 03:00:42 08:22:24 -09:11 US$ 10,000 3100
11 Ivan Rana ESP 00:48:41 04:39:15 02:52:35 08:24:53 -12:22 2635
12 Bart Aernouts BEL 00:56:19 05:28:53 02:52:57 08:26:28 00:49 2240
13 Thiago Vinhal BRA 00:49:00 04:37:00 02:55:58 08:27:24 -31:31 1900
14 Igor Amorelli BRA 00:48:38 04:25:16 03:08:27 08:27:26 -16:17 1620
15 Tim Van Berkel AUS 00:51:23 04:37:24 02:55:07 08:28:05 -02:12 1375
16 Ruedi Wild SUI 00:51:27 04:37:30 02:54:47 08:28:27 -06:01 1100
17 Cameron Wurf AUS 00:53:49 04:12:54 03:19:28 08:30:29 -10:26 880
18 Marc Duelsen GER 00:51:30 04:39:00 02:58:50 08:33:20 -09:53 705
19 Timothy O’Donnell USA 00:48:38 04:25:10 03:15:55 08:33:53 07:05 565
20 Alessandro Degasperi ITA 00:53:44 04:40:14 02:56:43 08:35:25 00:25 450
21 Harry Wiltshire GBR 00:48:32 04:40:33 03:02:44 08:35:41 -22:02 340
22 Jan Van Berkel SUI 00:50:14 04:38:33 03:05:48 08:38:48 -05:18 340
23 Tim Reed AUS 00:49:02 04:39:38 03:06:54 08:40:11 03:05 340
24 Eneko Llanos ESP 00:49:12 04:36:22 03:10:30 08:40:52 06:17 340
25 Marko Albert EST 00:48:30 04:36:15 03:12:43 08:41:28 06:54 340
26 Kyle Buckingham ZAF 00:53:09 04:50:12 02:56:15 08:44:09 04:37 340
27 Jesse Thomas USA 00:53:45 04:33:15 03:12:34 08:44:40 13:41 340
28 Giulio Molinari ITA 00:48:47 04:36:51 03:15:48 08:46:38 12:24 340
29 Josh Amberger AUS 00:47:09 04:30:39 03:25:55 08:48:13 08:20 340
30 Braden Currie NZL 00:48:41 04:41:29 03:15:19 08:50:05 18:42 340
31 Ronnie Schildknecht SUI 00:53:47 04:36:28 03:15:47 08:50:30 18:01 235
32 Denis Chevrot FRA 00:48:48 04:36:48 03:22:33 08:52:40 13:27 235
33 Michael Fox AUS 00:48:42 04:53:39 03:11:40 08:57:50 16:44 235
34 Matt Hanson USA 00:51:22 04:40:45 03:23:58 09:02:04 26:54 235
35 Jan Frodeno GER 00:48:27 04:20:59 04:01:57 09:15:44 1:02:53 235
36 Tyler Butterfield BMU 00:48:54 04:35:10 03:56:18 09:27:22 48:00 235
37 Chris McDonald AUS 00:55:43 04:47:02 03:39:35 09:27:22 35:31 235
38 Reinaldo Colucci BRA 00:48:45 04:41:07 04:03:42 09:38:30 55:02 235
39 Patrick Evoe USA 00:56:29 04:36:59 04:00:01 09:38:51 37:22 235
40 Markus Fachbach GER 00:52:03 04:53:22 04:22:25 10:14:34 1:32:01 235
41 Kaito Tohara JPN 01:19:49 06:16:51 04:42:39 12:30:16 3:27:24 155
Nils Frommhold GER 00:48:56 04:21:46 DNF
Frederik Van Lierde BEL 00:48:52 04:29:56 DNF
Michael Weiss AUT 00:58:19 04:31:18 DNF
Ivan Tutukin RUS 00:48:45 04:50:32 DNF
David Plese SLO 00:56:26 04:47:06 DNF
Nick Kastelein AUS 00:48:29 DNF
Pete Jacobs AUS 00:48:39 DNF
Brent McMahon CAN 00:48:43 DNF
Joe Gambles AUS 00:48:57 DNF
David Dellow AUS 00:48:58 DNF
Cyril Viennot FRA 00:49:08 DNF
Matthew Russell USA 00:53:44 DNF
Kirill Kotshegarov EST 00:56:32 DNF

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money KPR Points
1 Daniela Ryf SUI 00:53:10 04:53:10 03:00:02 08:50:47 -07:01 US$ 120,000 8000
2 Lucy Charles GBR 00:48:48 04:58:19 03:08:09 08:59:38 -25:22 US$ 60,000 7200
3 Sarah Crowley AUS 00:53:07 04:57:51 03:05:36 09:01:38 -27:23 US$ 40,000 6480
4 Heather Jackson USA 00:57:58 04:53:54 03:06:19 09:02:29 -17:13 US$ 22,500 5835
5 Kaisa Sali FIN 00:57:53 04:59:50 03:01:33 09:04:40 -12:11 US$ 19,000 5250
6 Susie Cheetham GBR 00:57:54 05:03:27 03:09:25 09:16:00 -06:53 US$ 16,000 4725
7 Carrie Lester AUS 00:57:51 05:00:31 03:16:35 09:19:49 -05:33 US$ 14,000 4250
8 Elizabeth Lyles USA 01:00:08 05:04:10 03:11:21 09:20:31 -10:48 US$ 12,500 3825
9 Annabel Luxford AUS 00:53:02 04:59:15 03:24:06 09:20:58 -15:10 US$ 11,000 3445
10 Jocelyn McCauley USA 00:54:31 05:04:34 03:16:41 09:21:08 -20:02 US$ 10,000 3100
11 Mareen Hufe GER 00:59:04 04:58:06 03:21:17 09:23:11 -14:12 2635
12 Maja Stage Nielsen DEN 01:00:10 05:08:10 03:12:51 09:25:38 -07:20 2240
13 Linsey Corbin USA 01:00:07 05:07:38 03:13:10 09:26:12 -02:21 1900
14 Melissa Hauschildt AUS 00:58:45 05:07:29 03:16:51 09:28:40 04:49 1620
15 Laura Siddall GBR 00:57:55 05:02:57 03:24:17 09:29:51 -00:55 1375
16 Corinne Abraham GBR 01:04:09 05:05:31 03:16:50 09:30:37 01:18 1100
17 Asa Lundstroem SWE 01:04:54 05:02:35 03:22:32 09:34:37 00:37 880
18 Haley Chura USA 00:52:03 05:10:47 03:29:21 09:37:31 02:15 705
19 Michaela Herlbauer AUT 00:57:56 05:12:21 03:25:34 09:40:46 06:56 565
20 Rachel Joyce GBR 00:53:15 05:07:46 03:36:14 09:42:12 16:26 450
21 Sonja Tajsich GER 01:05:00 05:17:47 03:14:50 09:43:26 09:15 340
22 Gurutze Frades Larralde ESP 01:04:58 05:19:03 03:15:57 09:45:51 -02:06 340
23 Celine Schaerer SUI 00:53:01 05:20:48 03:29:42 09:48:45 03:56 340
24 Astrid Stienen GER 01:00:10 05:16:59 03:31:48 09:53:58 17:50 340
25 Dimity-Lee Duke AUS 01:00:18 05:12:28 03:36:41 09:54:20 06:48 340
26 Lauren Brandon USA 00:48:53 04:58:53 04:03:26 09:56:03 20:42 340
27 Alexandra Tondeur BEL 01:00:17 05:18:31 03:40:39 10:04:47 23:23 340
28 Katharina Grohmann GER 01:13:50 05:06:49 03:53:55 10:19:03 18:45 340
Anja Beranek GER 00:57:00 05:04:36 DNF
Leanda Cave GBR 00:53:18 05:19:39 DNF
Nikki Bartlett GBR 00:58:03 05:17:40 DNF
Sarah Piampiano USA 01:04:57 05:13:20 DNF
Alicia Kaye USA 00:53:04 05:28:06 DNF
Michelle Vesterby DEN 00:57:01 05:24:14 DNF
Jodie Robertson USA 01:04:56 05:19:24 DNF
Jeanne Collonge FRA 01:05:05 05:26:52 DNF
Diana Riesler GER 01:03:25 05:30:10 DNF
Camilla Pedersen DEN 00:53:13 DNF
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Results of the 2017 Ho’ala Swim

The Ho’ala swim is held exactly one week before the Kona race on the swim course. It is used by a lot of athletes as an excellent open-water training session, the table below shows just the Kona Pros that I have been able to identify in the results, comparing their times in this year’s swim, their expected swim times for this years Ironman race (plus the difference, usually faster) and the same results (as long as they are available) for last year’s Ho’ala swim and Ironman Hawaii swim.

Some observations:

  • Last year’s swim times were considerably faster than what was normal for Kona, apparently because the buoys marking the turnaround point have been re-positioned. This year’s Ho’ala swim times are comparable to those we have seen last year, so we can expect some fast swim times again for this year.
  • While most athletes swam faster than their seeding times (not surprising for the shorter event), some went considerably quicker: Lionel Sanders, Patrick Evoe, Heather Jackson, Astrid Stienen, Mareen Hufe, Dimity-Lee Duke and Sarah Piampiano were more five minutes quicker than their seed times – great confidence boost for their Kona race!
  • Eneko Llanos, Camilla Pedersen, Michi Herlbauer and Dimity-Lee Duke were more than one minute quicker than last year’s Ho’ala swim – certainly a good indicator for their swim form!
  • A number of athletes also swam faster than in their Kona race last year – most notably Lionel Sanders who was four minutes quicker and Dimity-Lee Duke who was three minutes quicker. But some of the female favorites (Heather Jackson, Kaisa Sali, Sarah Piampiano) also put up great times .. lots of new fodder for speculations!
Athlete Swim Swim Seeding Faster By 2016 Ho’ala Swim Kona 2016 Swim
Harry Wiltshire 00:48:44 00:50:37 01:53 00:48:00
Lucy Charles 00:48:48 00:51:11 02:23 00:48:55
Tim Don 00:48:55 00:50:43 01:48 00:49:33 00:48:15
Igor Amorelli 00:48:57 00:50:49 01:52 00:49:23 00:48:08
Eneko Llanos 00:49:02 00:51:44 02:42 00:50:28 00:48:56
Daniel Fontana 00:49:06 00:52:02 02:56
Thiago Vinhal 00:49:47 00:52:54 03:07
Camilla Pedersen 00:52:13 00:55:11 02:58 00:53:48 00:52:50
Alicia Kaye 00:52:17 00:55:16 02:59 00:52:49
Marc Duelsen 00:52:20 00:54:42 02:22
Matt Hanson 00:52:23 00:55:33 03:10
Kyle Buckingham 00:52:26 00:52:56 00:30 00:52:17
Lionel Sanders 00:52:37 00:58:35 05:58 00:56:41
Matthew Russell 00:53:39 00:58:00 04:21 00:53:43 00:54:02
Patrick Evoe 00:53:42 00:59:02 05:20
Michael Weiss 00:55:36 00:58:04 02:28 00:54:07 00:54:03
Jocelyn McCauley 00:55:41 01:00:10 04:29
Michaela Herlbauer 00:55:49 01:00:10 04:21 00:57:26 00:58:22
Kaisa Sali 00:56:04 01:00:16 04:12 00:58:55
David Plese 00:56:05 00:55:53 -00:12 00:52:33
Heather Jackson 00:56:06 01:01:48 05:42 00:58:56
Melissa Hauschildt 00:57:38 00:59:46 02:08 00:58:54
Astrid Stienen 00:57:52 01:03:15 05:23
Mareen Hufe 00:58:28 01:04:17 05:49
Dimity-Lee Duke 00:58:48 01:03:51 05:03 01:00:07 01:01:49
Linsey Corbin 00:59:55 01:02:30 02:35 01:01:52
Sarah Piampiano 01:00:07 01:06:32 06:25 01:00:56 01:02:42
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Kona Heatmaps

I’m using a five-level system to show an athlete’s strength and weaknesses compared to the best athletes in the field. Here is compact way to look at the data, showing the whole field in a “heatmap”. In these graphs, a darker red corresponds to more stars (faster/better chances), white is equal to no stars. This post contains three different heat maps each for the men and women: Sorted by bib numbers, sorted by expected swim and sorted by expected time in T2. This gives you a quick look at where the favorites are expected at the different points in the race and if swim or T2 leaders are likely to play a big role in the final results.

Each of the heatmaps is “clickable”, this will give you access to higher-res version of the heatmaps.

Men

Sorted by Bib Number:

Sorted by Expected Swim:

Sorted by Expected T2 Time:

Women

Sorted by Bib Number:

Sorted by Expected Swim:

Sorted by Expected T2 Time:

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