Ironman New Zealand 2017 (March 4th) – Seedings

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Previous Winners

Year Male Winner Time Female Winner Time
2005 Cameron Brown (NZL) 08:20:15 Joanna Lawn (NZL) 09:30:14
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

Last Year’s TOP 3

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Cameron Brown NZL 00:48:37 04:29:13 02:44:54 08:07:58
2 Joe Skipper GBR 00:53:11 04:25:11 02:45:51 08:09:37
3 Callum Millward NZL 00:46:49 04:31:13 02:48:01 08:10:57

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Meredith Kessler USA 00:47:49 04:56:40 03:06:03 08:56:08
2 Lucy Gossage GBR 00:55:45 04:51:39 03:12:10 09:05:08
3 Carrie Lester AUS 00:52:14 05:01:22 03:08:13 09:07:19

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 05:55.

Race Adjustments for IM New Zealand

Year Adjustment Swim Adj. Bike Adj. Run Adj. # of Finishers Rating Swim Rating Bike Rating Run Rating
2007 08:39 00:56 -00:21 06:30 24 08:39 00:56 -00:21 06:30
2008 09:27 01:37 02:46 04:33 36 09:03 01:16 01:13 05:31
2009 08:06 -00:01 03:19 03:03 38 08:44 00:51 01:55 04:42
2010 06:18 01:04 04:33 03:28 22 08:07 00:54 02:34 04:23
2011 -02:24 00:31 00:28 -00:58 24 06:01 00:49 02:09 03:19
2013 01:37 00:43 04:14 01:08 24 05:17 00:48 02:30 02:57
2014 04:18 01:05 00:08 02:35 31 of 41 05:09 00:51 02:09 02:54
2015 07:50 01:13 03:03 05:36 22 of 27 05:29 00:53 02:16 03:14
2016 09:28 01:56 09:17 03:28 37 of 49 05:55 01:00 03:03 03:16

KPR points and Prize Money

IM New Zealand is a P-2000 race. It has a total prize purse of 80.000 US$.

Male Race Participants

Rank Bib Name Nation Expected Time Rating Exp. Swim Exp. Bike Exp. Run Consistency Overall
1 4 Marino Vanhoenacker BEL 08:14:06 08:18:37 00:49:11 04:28:30 02:51:25 62% +11% -27% (25) 4
2 1 Cameron Brown NZL 08:18:16 08:29:10 00:49:24 04:36:36 02:47:16 60% +1% -39% (33) 25
3 3 Terenzo Bozzone NZL 08:18:26 08:26:06 00:46:41 04:32:44 02:54:01 40% +27% -33% (12) 18
4 2 Marko Albert EST 08:21:52 08:33:04 00:45:46 04:34:30 02:56:36 94% +4% -2% (16) 33
5 5 Cyril Viennot FRA 08:26:09 08:32:02 00:49:54 04:34:08 02:57:07 75% +16% -9% (17) 28
6 10 Mark Bowstead NZL 08:35:27 08:54:17 00:47:19 04:36:54 03:06:14 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (107)
7 9 Per Bittner GER 08:37:22 08:41:55 00:48:51 04:42:28 03:01:02 57% +11% -32% (20) 71
8 19 Philipp Koutny SUI 08:39:42 08:56:02 00:50:35 04:41:19 03:02:48 36% +0% -64% (3) (114)
9 7 Clayton Fettell AUS 08:40:37 08:50:08 00:46:07 04:38:26 03:11:04 7% +18% -74% (9) 93
10 16 Simon Cochrane NZL 08:42:29 09:09:00 00:49:29 04:44:56 03:03:04 56% +24% -19% (17) 163
11 6 Braden Currie NZL 08:43:57 09:00:25 00:49:55 04:52:27 02:56:35 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (134)
12 25 Diego Van Looy BEL 08:48:27 08:59:40 01:04:51 04:47:14 02:51:21 100% +0% -0% (2) (131)
13 24 Carl Read NZL 08:50:35 09:06:05 00:51:42 04:54:25 02:59:28 67% +10% -23% (10) 155
14 17 Scott Defilippis USA 08:50:57 09:17:40 00:54:56 04:55:05 02:55:56 26% +23% -51% (23) 187
15 11 Guy Crawford NZL 08:51:19 09:15:58 00:47:50 04:38:05 03:20:25 42% +29% -28% (13) 182
16 8 Bryan Rhodes NZL 08:56:50 09:17:39 00:46:49 04:45:39 03:19:22 22% +0% -78% (27) (187)
17 13 Todd Skipworth AUS 08:59:25 09:34:08 00:44:54 04:53:34 03:15:56 18% +0% -82% (7) (228)
18 20 Cedric Lassonde FRA 09:00:59 09:08:30 00:54:12 04:52:42 03:09:05 85% +0% -15% (8) 160
19 18 Guillaume Jeannin FRA 09:07:00 09:30:02 00:52:04 04:54:00 03:15:56 13% +22% -65% (6) (222)
20 15 Sam Clark NZL 09:12:08 09:20:31 00:55:49 04:56:48 03:14:32 24% +42% -33% (3) 194
21 22 Young Hwan Oh KOR 09:18:40 09:33:35 01:01:13 05:04:10 03:08:18 37% +38% -25% (6) 227
22 21 Samuel Murphy AUS 09:20:09 09:55:44 00:55:44 05:10:57 03:08:28 49% +0% -51% (2) (268)
23 12 Graham O’Grady NZL 09:25:34 09:49:25 00:45:01 04:47:47 03:47:46 56% +0% -44% (3) (258)
24 14 Allister Caird AUS 09:27:28 09:53:56 00:55:20 04:56:23 03:30:44 21% +0% -79% (4) (265)
23 Cameron Paul NZL n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)

Female Race Participants

Rank Bib Name Nation Expected Time Rating Exp. Swim Exp. Bike Exp. Run Consistency Overall
1 31 Meredith Kessler USA 09:04:46 09:20:24 00:48:24 05:01:59 03:09:22 60% +10% -30% (26) 11
2 32 Carrie Lester AUS 09:12:17 09:25:23 00:53:05 05:05:03 03:09:09 57% +31% -12% (20) 18
3 33 Yvonne Van Vlerken NED 09:14:20 09:16:20 00:57:09 05:00:26 03:11:45 77% +0% -23% (28) 6
4 36 Laura Siddall GBR 09:18:16 09:37:36 00:56:32 05:01:15 03:15:29 46% +44% -10% (8) 40
5 34 Annabel Luxford AUS 09:25:23 09:32:02 00:51:28 05:01:16 03:27:39 65% +0% -35% (4) 29
6 37 Emma Bilham SUI 09:26:34 09:44:46 00:53:29 05:12:43 03:15:23 64% +0% -36% (3) (52)
7 45 Jocelyn McCauley USA 09:27:22 09:47:29 00:55:53 05:17:18 03:09:11 28% +30% -42% (5) 57
8 39 Michelle Gailey AUS 09:41:15 09:52:26 00:53:33 05:24:56 03:17:45 70% +0% -30% (10) (66)
9 35 Kate Bevilaqua AUS 09:44:10 10:11:07 00:54:47 05:19:03 03:25:20 22% +6% -72% (28) (99)
10 43 Mackenzie Madison USA 09:45:17 09:54:57 00:58:05 05:17:51 03:24:21 53% +0% -47% (12) 68
11 48 Vanessa Murray NZL 09:48:53 10:02:44 00:53:26 05:24:23 03:26:04 100% +0% -0% (3) 83
12 40 Alyssa Godesky USA 10:00:39 10:15:06 00:59:33 05:31:10 03:24:56 52% +36% -13% (14) 105
13 41 Yvette Grice GBR 10:02:27 10:08:08 00:55:59 05:36:03 03:25:25 71% +20% -9% (24) 94
14 44 Wendy McAlpine AUS 10:07:07 10:20:31 00:56:39 05:25:09 03:40:19 28% +0% -72% (2) (116)
15 38 Erin Furness NZL 10:08:10 10:24:40 01:00:36 05:31:31 03:31:02 61% +11% -28% (6) (120)
16 42 Tamsyn Hayes NZL 10:09:57 10:23:26 01:00:15 05:23:47 03:40:56 52% +7% -41% (12) 119
17 47 Tracy Morrison AUS 10:21:47 10:30:40 01:00:25 05:45:19 03:31:03 100% +0% -0% (3) 132
18 46 Jessica Mitchell AUS 10:37:45 10:57:47 01:01:03 05:38:04 03:53:38 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (146)
49 Fawn Whiting CAN n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)

Winning Odds

Male Race Participants

After he had to cancel last year’s start at IM New Zealand just before boarding the plane, Marino Vanhoenacker will try to take the win, completing his collection of Ironman wins on all continents. He is my pre-race favorite, but he faces strong competition by twelve-time winner Cameron Brown and Terenzo Bozzone who seems to have unlocked the secret to fast Ironman racing after his 7:51 at Western Australia. 2014 winner Marco Albert and Cyril Viennot won’t be too far off the front either:

  • Marino Vanhoenacker: 35% (2-1)
  • Cameron Brown: 24% (3-1)
  • Terenzo Bozzone: 24% (3-1)
  • Marko Albert: 10% (9-1)
  • Cyril Viennot: 7% (14-1)

Female Race Participants

Meredith Kessler is again the pre-race favorite, she’s going for a “six-peat” after having won from 2012 to 2016. A win would also secure a Kona slot for her, allowing her to plan the year with a clear Kona focus. After finishing tenth in Kona a decent result (probably podium or better) would allow Carrie Lester to also plan her season without worrying about scoring more points. But Yvonne Van Vlerken and Laura Siddall (both backing up after Challenge Wanaka) will work hard to make things interesting with a strong bike. Jocelyn McCauley has won an IM before (IM Mallorca 2016), while some other strong racers (Emma Bilham, two time second place finisher in European IMs last year or Annabel Luxford who is still looking for her breakthrough IM performance) don’t even show up in the statistical odds but could easily finish at least on the podium:

  • Meredith Kessler: 51% (1-1)
  • Carrie Lester: 26% (3-1)
  • Yvonne Van Vlerken: 10% (9-1)
  • Laura Siddall: 7% (14-1)
  • Jocelyn McCauley: 5% (18-1)

Wanaka – New Zealand Double

Last year there were nine athletes doing the Wanaka – New Zealand double at 14 days apart, five of them successful:

  • Gina Crawford DNF & 09:32:51
  • Laura Siddall 09:30:19 & 09:09:08
  • Dougal Allan 08:31:53 & 08:24:27
  • Dylan McNeice 09:10:29 & DNF
  • Matt Randall DNF & 09:49:37
  • Matthew Russell 08:42:53 & 08:15:25
  • Chris Sanson 09:16:59 & 08:53:38
  • Joe Skipper DNF & 08:09:37
  • Brad Williams 09:50:44 & 09:32:59

This year there are ten athletes attempting the double, eight of them have finished Wanaka:

  • Emma Bilham 09:30:39
  • Alyssa Godesky 09:58:58
  • Yvette Grice 10:45:01
  • Tamsyn Hayes 10:08:36
  • Laura Siddall 09:16:11
  • Yvonne Van Vlerken 09:15:44
  • Per Bittner DNF
  • Allister Caird 08:46:43
  • Simon Cochrane 08:48:45
  • Bryan Rhodes DNF
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