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Ironman Lanzarote 2018 (May 26th) – Entry List

Male Race Participants

Name Nation KPR points KPR races
Jens Petersen-Bach DEN 3220 2+1
Andrej Vistica CRO 2240 2+0
Romain Guillaume FRA 2000 1+0
Miquel Blanchart Tinto ESP 1920 2+0
Alessandro Degasperi ITA 1785 2+0
Patrick Jaberg SUI 825 2+1
Domenico Passuello ITA 750 0+1
Samuel Huerzeler SUI 540 1+0
Peru Alfaro ESP 515 1+0
Victor Arroyo Bugallo ESP 405 1+0
Carlos Aznar Gallego ESP 305 1+0
Martijn Dekker NED 280 0+1
Andrey Lyatskiy RUS 170 1+0
Frederic Limousin FRA 115 1+1
Mike Schifferle SUI 90 3+0 (20/0)
Seppe Odeyn BEL 10 0+1
Erik Holmberg SWE 2 1+0
Owen Cummins IRL 0 0+0
Olivier Esser BEL 0 0+0
Francisco Fernandez Cortes ESP 0 0+0
Alexander Schilling GER 0 0+0
Erik-Simon Strijk NED 0 0+0
Sanne Swolfs BEL 0 0+0
Diego Van Looy BEL 0 0+0
Cyril Viennot FRA 0 0+0
Pedro Jose Andujar ESP    
Brian Fogarty GBR    

Female Race Participants

Name Nation KPR points KPR races
Jenny Schulz GER 400 0+1
Nikki Bartlett GBR 220 0+1
Camille Donat FRA 0 0+0
Federica De Nicola ITA    
Antonina Reznikov ISR    
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Ironman Australia (May 6th) – Seedings

IMAustraliaLogoPrevious Winners

Year Male Winner Time Female Winner Time
2005 Chris McCormack (AUS) 08:25:44 Lisa Bentley (CAN) 09:13:20
2006 Chris McCormack (AUS) 08:20:42 Lisa Bentley (CAN) 09:19:44
2007 Patrick Vernay (NCL) 08:21:49 Rebekah Keat (AUS) 09:12:59
2008 Patrick Vernay (NCL) 08:31:32 Chrissie Wellington (GBR) 09:03:54
2009 Patrick Vernay (NCL) 08:24:53 Chrissie Wellington (GBR) 08:57:10
2010 Patrick Vernay (NCL) 08:23:54 Carrie Lester (AUS) 09:23:46
2011 Pete Jacobs (AUS) 08:29:28 Caroline Steffen (SUI) 09:29:54
2012 Paul Ambrose (AUS) 08:17:38 Michelle Gailey (AUS) 09:34:57
2013 Luke Bell (AUS) 08:30:23 Rebecca Hoschke (AUS) 09:34:55
2014 Elliot Holtham (CAN) 08:35:18 Melissa Hauschildt (AUS) 09:28:43
2015 Paul Ambrose (AUS) 08:35:53 Michelle Bremer (NZL) 09:38:24
2016 Tim Reed (AUS) 08:16:34 Michelle Bremer (NZL) 09:13:34
2017 David Dellow (AUS) 08:15:36 Laura Siddall (GBR) 09:16:39

Last Year’s TOP 3

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 David Dellow AUS 00:49:13 04:34:31 02:47:41 08:15:36
2 Tim Reed AUS 00:49:11 04:34:33 02:54:42 08:22:43
3 Clayton Fettell AUS 00:45:19 04:30:40 03:10:26 08:30:03

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Laura Siddall GBR 00:56:34 05:03:14 03:13:05 09:16:39
2 Michelle Gailey AUS 00:55:43 05:21:57 03:21:53 09:44:16
3 Jessica Mitchell AUS 01:01:29 05:23:44 03:22:18 09:53:49

Course Records

Leg Gender Record Athlete Date
Total overall 08:15:36 David Dellow 2017-05-07
Swim overall 00:43:47 Josh Amberger 2016-05-01
Swim overall 00:43:47 Clayton Fettell 2016-05-01
Bike overall 04:27:51 Dougal Allan 2016-05-01
Run overall 02:47:20 Tim Van Berkel 2012-04-29
Total female 08:57:10 Chrissie Wellington 2009-04-05
Swim female 00:48:42 Melissa Ashton 2006-05-11
Bike female 05:00:57 Carrie Lester 2010-03-28
Run female 03:01:06 Lisa Bentley 2006-05-11

Course Rating

The Course Rating for IM Australia is 06:54.

Race Adjustments for IM Australia

Year Adjustment Swim Adj. Bike Adj. Run Adj. # of Finishers Rating Swim Rating Bike Rating Run Rating
2006 06:16 02:34 -05:19 01:33 30 06:16 02:34 -05:19 01:33
2007 06:51 02:07 -03:18 01:24 36 06:34 02:20 -04:18 01:29
2008 03:29 00:33 -00:35 00:38 24 05:32 01:45 -03:04 01:12
2009 05:55 00:15 -02:50 00:47 28 05:38 01:22 -03:00 01:06
2010 11:09 05:12 03:02 -02:52 18 06:44 02:08 -01:48 00:18
2011 06:26 02:03 -02:30 01:27 14 06:41 02:07 -01:55 00:30
2012 10:09 02:50 00:15 04:52 9 07:11 02:14 -01:36 01:07
2013 12:58 01:43 -01:55 05:23 9 07:54 02:10 -01:39 01:39
2014 12:30 04:04 -02:38 09:33 15 of 17 08:25 02:22 -01:45 02:32
2015 -00:46 03:36 -00:50 -01:52 18 of 24 07:30 02:30 -01:40 02:05
2016 -00:50 02:24 03:31 01:35 23 of 29 06:44 02:29 -01:11 02:03
2017 08:37 01:17 04:48 04:10 14 of 15 06:54 02:23 -00:41 02:13

KPR points and Prize Money

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

Female Race Participants

The strength of the field is 10% of a typical Kona field.

# Bib Name Nat Expected Rating ESwim EBike ET2 ERun Consistency Overall
1 1 Laura Siddall GBR 09:12:46 09:20:20 00:54:27 05:02:45 06:02:12 03:10:34 70% +27% -4% (14) 11
2 2 Annabel Luxford AUS 09:17:30 09:25:16 00:49:05 05:04:10 05:58:16 03:19:14 86% +0% -14% (7) 23
3 10 Gurutze Frades Larralde ESP 09:30:31 09:39:43 00:57:56 05:17:06 06:20:03 03:10:28 76% +14% -10% (11) 45
4 4 Melanie Burke NZL 09:43:26 09:51:36 01:00:47 05:18:12 06:24:00 03:19:26 78% +12% -9% (11) (67)
5 3 Jessica Mitchell AUS 09:52:47 10:10:47 01:00:02 05:24:11 06:29:13 03:23:34 57% +43% -0% (5) 101
6 6 Jennifer Lentzke * CAN 10:41:40 11:03:29 01:09:50 05:43:23 06:58:13 03:43:27 48% +24% -28% (4) (147)
  5 Renee Kiley AUS n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
  7 Kierra Sansome AUS n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
  8 Els Visser NED n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
  9 Kelsey Withrow USA n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)

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

Male Race Participants

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

# Bib Name Nat Expected Rating ESwim EBike ET2 ERun Consistency Overall
1 19 Marino Vanhoenacker BEL 08:15:58 08:21:23 00:48:09 04:32:56 05:26:05 02:49:53 67% +6% -27% (29) 16
2 15 David Dellow AUS 08:16:35 08:24:12 00:45:49 04:35:57 05:26:46 02:49:49 70% +1% -29% (18) 21
3 18 Luke McKenzie AUS 08:17:44 08:27:33 00:46:07 04:28:30 05:19:37 02:58:07 51% +14% -35% (30) 33
4 20 Dougal Allan NZL 08:22:31 08:39:09 00:54:17 04:27:53 05:27:10 02:55:21 70% +4% -26% (11) 74
5 21 Mark Bowstead NZL 08:24:50 08:39:50 00:46:06 04:37:44 05:28:51 02:55:59 70% +0% -30% (4) 77
6 16 Clayton Fettell AUS 08:27:42 08:42:17 00:43:23 04:32:00 05:20:23 03:07:19 60% +10% -30% (12) 85
7 29 Nathan Shearer AUS 08:39:30 08:59:43 00:53:14 04:43:08 05:41:22 02:58:08 28% +72% -0% (3) 148
8 17 Paul Ambrose AUS 08:40:24 08:49:05 00:48:09 04:41:50 05:34:59 03:05:25 62% +2% -36% (25) 106
9 26 Casey Munro AUS 08:41:53 09:19:36 00:44:52 04:41:07 05:30:58 03:10:55 16% +0% -84% (7) (208)
10 27 Alex Reithmeier AUS 08:42:16 09:03:21 00:48:10 04:46:39 05:39:49 03:02:27 48% +0% -52% (3) (162)
11 24 Levi Maxwell AUS 08:46:35 09:04:50 00:51:21 04:54:20 05:50:41 02:55:54 48% +52% -0% (2) (165)
12 23 Lachlan Kerin AUS 09:05:13 09:36:10 00:50:01 04:54:35 05:49:36 03:15:37 10% +34% -56% (4) (252)
13 25 Bryce McMaster NZL 10:17:09 10:40:52 00:48:36 05:50:11 06:43:47 03:33:22 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (297)
14 30 Aleksander Kochetkov LTU 10:47:06 11:11:58 01:05:46 05:42:53 06:53:39 03:53:27 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (299)
  22 Jarrod Harvey AUS n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
  28 Mitchell Robins AUS n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)

Winning Odds

Female Race Participants

Defending Champion Laura Siddall is the favorite, and she’s already shown great form by winning IM New Zealand in March, but Annabel Luxford won’t make it easy at all for Laura. Bella is likely to lead in T2, and if she has managed to improve her marathon run, it’ll be a close fight on the run. In last year’s Kona race, they ran almost the same 3:24 marathon. Gurutze is the best runner in the field, but she’s probably going to be twenty minutes behind Laura and Bella in T2.

  • Laura Siddall: 71% (1-1)
  • Annabel Luxford: 22% (4-1)
  • Gurutze Frades Larralde: 5% (19-1)

Male Race Participants

It’s hard to pick a front runner in the men’s field: Last year’s winner David Dellow is back to defend his title, Luke McKenzie has taken most of 2017 to rebuild his IM strength, he was able to close the season with a win at IM Wisconsin. The third of the favorites is Marino Vanhoenacker – he’s still chasing a win in all continents and even though he’s towards the end of his Pro career, he’s still one of the fastest athletes on the Ironman circuit.

With these heavy-weights in the field, Dougal Allan, Clayton Fettell and a few others will probably have to be content with a podium finish .. and maybe posting the best split in one of the legs.

  • Luke McKenzie: 36% (2-1)
  • David Dellow: 30% (2-1)
  • Marino Vanhoenacker: 19% (4-1)
  • Dougal Allan: 10% (9-1)
  • Clayton Fettell: 3% (38-1)
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Ironman Boulder 2018 (June 10) – Entry List

Male Race Participants

Name Nation KPR points KPR races
Kevin Collington USA 3290 1+2 (2000/540)
Patrick Mckeon USA 1315 1+1
Justin Metzler USA 985 0+2 (0/345)
Trevor Delsaut FRA 870 1+2 (720/50)
Chris Schroeder USA 140 0+1
Steven Zawaski USA 130 0+2 (0/30)
Jason Pohl CAN 85 0+1
Chris Leiferman USA 5 0+1
AJ Baucco USA 0 0+0

Female Race Participants

Name Nation KPR points KPR races
Haley Chura USA 2915 1+2 (705/920)
Lesley Smith USA 2515 1+2 (1600/400)
Ashley Paulson USA 1045 3+1 (305/30)
Anne Basso FRA 545 1+2 (60/140)
Katy Evans USA 540 1+0
Erin Green USA 425 1+2 (170/75)
Maggie Rusch USA 230 1+0
Lauren Goss USA 135 0+1
Sarah Jarvis GER 85 1+0
Kimberly Goodell USA 25 0+2 (0/10)
Uli Bromme USA 0 0+0
Darbi Roberts USA 0 0+0
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Ironman South Africa 2018 – Analyzing Results

Race Conditions

The weather in Port Elizabeth was great, but the lack of wind did not create fast times. Overall, the adjustments were typical for IM South Africa: a slow Ocean swim, followed by “normal” bike and run conditions. 

Lucy Charles posted a new female swim course record (beating Lucy Zelenkova’s 2009 swim by 8 seconds). Camron Wurf was very close to setting a new bike course record, he missed Ray Tissink’s 2011 time by just 3 seconds!

Male Race Results

The swim and bike unfolded as expected: Josh Amberger was taking the lead in the swim, he was two minutes ahead of the rest of the field. But Cam Wurf wasn’t too far back and by 90k he had taken the lead, starting the run with a seven minute lead on Josh and about ten minutes to a larger group of stronger runners. That group included defending champion Ben Hoffman but he quickly had back issues and was forced to walk almost the complete marathon (still finishing in just over 12 hours, but adding an IM finish to his KPR points to be eligible for a Kona slot). 

Cameron Wurf has improved his run and he was holding on to his lead for almost three of the four run legs. By then South African Kyle Buckingham had methodically worked his way to the front, first running away from the others in his bike chase group, then overtaking Josh Amberger and eventually taking the lead. In the end, his solid 2:48 marathon was good enough for a three minute win over Josh Amberger who also ran well. Third place went to the young German Maurice Clavel who executed a smart race in the big bike group followed by a 2:54 marathon, edging out Cam Wurf for the podium.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money KPR Points
1 Kyle Buckingham ZAF 00:48:22 04:31:51 02:48:42 08:13:00 -15:39 US$ 30,000 4000
2 Josh Amberger AUS 00:46:24 04:31:35 02:53:43 08:16:01 -16:10 US$ 15,000 3400
3 Maurice Clavel GER 00:48:21 04:31:56 02:54:01 08:18:51 04:09 US$ 8,000 2890
4 Cameron Wurf AUS 00:50:15 04:19:44 03:05:10 08:20:07 -08:34 US$ 6,500 2455
5 Ronnie Schildknecht SUI 00:53:53 04:35:37 02:49:03 08:23:09 -01:33 US$ 5,000 2090
6 Jonathan Shearon USA 00:53:56 04:35:48 02:49:15 08:23:57 -16:50 US$ 3,500 1670
7 Alessandro Degasperi ITA 00:48:30 04:42:43 02:48:33 08:25:10 01:03 US$ 2,500 1335
8 Giulio Molinari ITA 00:48:19 04:37:53 02:54:57 08:25:29 -02:48 US$ 2,000 1070
9 Philipp Koutny SUI 00:50:44 04:40:33 02:50:35 08:26:18 -16:16 US$ 1,500 855
10 Eneko Llanos ESP 00:48:28 04:31:48 03:07:07 08:31:56 06:21 US$ 1,000 685
11 Peru Alfaro ESP 00:48:12 04:44:57 02:58:07 08:36:18 09:24   515
12 Michael Ruenz GER 00:57:42 04:47:55 02:48:17 08:38:21 -04:53   385
13 Matt Trautman ZAF 00:49:53 04:42:56 03:09:25 08:47:14 25:33   290
14 Sebastian Norberg SWE 00:53:52 04:46:57 03:15:27 09:00:39 n/a   215
15 Alberto Casadei ITA 00:48:20 05:03:44 03:07:54 09:05:18 29:30   160
16 Darby Thomas FIN 01:00:55 04:47:19 03:14:22 09:07:29 15:23   120
17 Gerhard De Bruin ZAF 00:53:44 04:51:41 03:22:03 09:11:47 -08:48   90
18 Bekim Christensen DEN 01:05:56 04:46:32 03:28:53 09:27:13 08:48   70
19 Hans Muehlbauer GER 00:55:31 05:22:21 03:11:41 09:34:55 15:18   50
20 Philippe Lamberty LUX 00:53:49 04:56:48 04:16:20 10:11:19 n/a   40
21 Ben Hoffman USA 00:49:17 04:30:57 06:42:00 12:06:48 3:53:55   25
  Evert Scheltinga NED 00:48:14 04:41:29   DNF      
  Pedro Gomes POR 00:49:15 04:46:04   DNF      
  Reece Barclay GBR 00:48:21 04:50:00   DNF      
  Alain Djouad-Guibert MOR 01:05:48 05:26:27   DNF      
  Markus Fachbach GER 00:49:13     DNF      
  Artem Parienko RUS 00:51:29     DNF      

Female Race Results

The female race was “The Lucy Show”: Lucy Charles posted the fastest swim and started the bike with a five minute lead. She was also riding well (the only female sub-5 bike split), by T2 she was eleven minutes ahead of Rachel McBride, twelve ahead of Susie Cheetham and 19 ahead of Linsey Corbin. All four leaders were running well, and even though Rachel fell back to fourth place, her 3:16 run was a new marathon PR for her. Linsey finished third with the best marathon in the field, her best marathon since 2014 season when she finished the fastest North American Ironman. Susie Cheetham set a new marathon PR, just missing the 3-hour mark but finishing a very solid second an continuing her streak of four podium finishes in Port Elizabeth in a row. But the undisputed winner by six minutes was Lucy, who also set a new marathon PR while winning her first Regional Championship and securing an Automatic Qualifier slot for Kona. 

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money KPR Points
1 Lucy Charles GBR 00:47:32 04:57:21 03:05:45 08:56:06 -11:39 US$ 30,000 4000
2 Susie Cheetham GBR 00:55:48 05:01:54 03:00:47 09:02:58 -07:31 US$ 15,000 3400
3 Linsey Corbin USA 00:55:48 05:08:14 02:58:16 09:07:10 -09:12 US$ 8,000 2890
4 Rachel McBride CAN 00:52:47 05:04:06 03:16:55 09:18:34 -13:50 US$ 6,500 2455
5 Manon Genet FRA 00:59:43 05:06:05 03:11:21 09:21:59 -22:45 US$ 5,000 2090
6 Gurutze Frades Larralde ESP 00:59:18 05:11:02 03:14:38 09:30:14 -06:34 US$ 3,500 1670
7 Katharina Grohmann GER 01:10:06 05:13:17 03:06:53 09:35:07 -14:35 US$ 2,500 1335
8 Martina Kunz SUI 01:02:04 05:16:01 03:13:27 09:36:40 -03:26 US$ 2,000 1070
9 Maja Stage Nielsen DEN 00:58:06 05:17:11 03:16:59 09:37:21 18:57 US$ 1,500 855
10 Annah Watkinson ZAF 00:59:17 05:20:44 03:12:15 09:38:30 05:54 US$ 1,000 685
11 Leslie DiMichele Miller USA 00:59:54 05:27:53 03:12:17 09:45:19 00:39   515
12 Saleta Castro Nogueira ESP 00:55:42 05:29:38 03:17:26 09:47:58 02:50   385
13 Corina Hengartner SUI 01:04:25 05:38:38 03:09:36 09:58:59 06:31   290
14 Patricia Bueno Perez ESP 01:06:41 05:55:17 04:03:38 11:12:58 26:03   215
  Charlotte Morel FRA 00:52:58 05:14:11   DNF      
  Emma Pallant GBR 00:55:47 05:13:39   DNF      
  Judith Corachan Vacquero ESP 00:55:46 05:15:35   DNF      
  Katja Konschak GER 00:55:50 05:24:41   DNF      
  Lina-Kristin Schink GER 01:07:29 05:21:00   DNF      
  Carolin Lehrieder GER 00:55:48     DNF      

Kona Qualifying Implications

This early in the season, a lot of athletes are looking to position themselves for an early Kona slot or at least a good path towards a slot. Here’s where the top finishers are currently placed.

Men

  • Automatic Qualifier: Kyle Buckingham
  • Safe for a July slot: Cameron Wurf, Maurice Clavel, Josh Amberger, Ben Hoffman
  • On the Bubble: Jonathan Shearon (at 3.290 he will probably need more points)
  • Close, but will need more points: Ronnie Schildknecht

Women

  • Automatic Qualifier: Lucy Charles
  • Safe for a July slot: Susie Cheetham, Linsey Corbin
  • All others will still need a good number of points to get to the projected cutoff of 4.400 points, the best placed are Manon Genet (3.370 points), Maja Stage Nielsen (3.335) and Rachel McBride (3.295). 
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Ironman Cairns (June 10th) – Entry List

Male Race Participants

Name Nation KPR points KPR races
Callum Millward NZL 2580 2+2 (305/135)
Luke McKenzie AUS 2115 1+1
Timothy O’Donnell USA 1320 1+2 (565/320)
Josh Amberger AUS 980 1+1
Denis Chevrot FRA 735 1+1
Daniil Sapunov UKR 541 0+2 (0/1)
Balazs Csoke HUN 405 1+0
Leigh Stabryla AUS 315 2+1
David Dellow AUS 220 0+1
David Mainwaring AUS 30 0+1
Clayton Fettell AUS 0 0+0
Jason Hall NZL 0 0+0
Aleksander Kochetkov LTU 0 0+0
Bryce McMaster NZL 0 0+0

Female Race Participants

Name Nation KPR points KPR races
Camilla Lindholm Borg SWE 2000 2+0
Asa Lundstroem SWE 1780 2+1
Angela Naeth CAN 1425 0+2 (0/640)
Amanda Wilson AUS 500 0+2 (0/220)
Mirinda Carfrae AUS 400 0+1
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