Performances of the Year 2012

In my recently released 2012 Rating Report (get your copy here), I’m also discussing the best performances of 2012 IM-distance racing season. My “Adjusted Results” allow a comparison between “slow” and “fast” courses and produce some changes of the order of actual results – even if this year the fastest times by Craig Alexander and Caroline Steffen in Melbourne are also my “Performances of the Year”.

It is interesting to note that both Crowie and Xena didn’t win Kona this year – it seems to be very hard to truly peak for Kona and another race in the same season. Caroline was really close this year: She had three of the best 10 female performances, but was overtaken by Leanda Cave (#7) in the final section of the run in Kona. Rachel Joyce had the 2nd and 3rd best results, but got sick just before Kona.

In 2011, Kona results were dominating the best results – 8 of the best 20 results were from Kona. This year the Kona winners are only 3rd and 7th, and only one other Kona result makes the Top 10. The penalties for the top women were probably a factor, but what happened on the men’s side? Instead of Kona, this year’s overall results are dominated by Melbourne, which managed to assemble a great field for their premiere race. I’m looking forward to the second edition!

TOP 10 Results of 2012

Rank Name Adjusted Result Actual Result Race
1 Craig Alexander 08:06:44 07:57:44 IM Melbourne on 2012-03-24
2 Cameron Brown 08:09:15 08:00:12 IM Melbourne on 2012-03-24
3 Pete Jacobs 08:09:49 08:18:37 IM Hawaii on 2012-10-13
4 Frederik Van Lierde 08:10:30 08:01:26 IM Melbourne on 2012-03-24
5 James Cunnama 08:10:43 07:59:59 Challenge Roth on 2012-07-08
6 Eneko Llanos 08:11:28 08:02:23 IM Melbourne on 2012-03-24
7 Marino Vanhoenacker 08:12:26 08:03:31 IM Germany on 2012-07-08
8 Nils Frommhold 08:12:46 08:03:13 IM Arizona on 2012-11-18
9 David Dellow 08:13:26 08:04:19 IM Melbourne on 2012-03-24
10 Timo Bracht 08:14:16 08:03:28 Challenge Roth on 2012-07-08

TOP 10 Female Results of 2012

Rank Name Adjusted Result Actual Result Race
1 Caroline Steffen 08:44:33 08:34:51 IM Melbourne on 2012-03-24
2 Rachel Joyce 08:56:04 08:46:09 IM Melbourne on 2012-03-24
3 Rachel Joyce 08:56:48 08:45:04 Challenge Roth on 2012-07-08
4 Sonja Tajsich 09:01:37 08:49:47 Challenge Roth on 2012-07-08
5 Caroline Steffen 09:02:23 08:52:33 IM Germany on 2012-07-08
6 Mary Beth Ellis 09:03:26 08:54:58 IM Texas on 2012-05-19
7 Leanda Cave 09:06:06 09:15:54 IM Hawaii on 2012-10-13
8 Caroline Steffen 09:07:08 09:16:58 IM Hawaii on 2012-10-13
9 Caitlin Snow 09:10:06 09:01:32 IM Texas on 2012-05-19
10 Mary Beth Ellis 09:10:08 09:02:48 IM New York on 2012-08-11

2012 Rating report is ready for download!

TTR Rating Report 2012As last year, I’ve put together a Rating Report analyzing the results of last year’s long distance racing season.

The report contains the following information:

  • My “Long Distance Trivia Questions” and answers
  • The TOP 10 overall Ratings and for each leg
  • The TOP 10 performances of the 2012 season
  • The 2012 Money List
  • A discussion on the KPR and qualifying strategies
  • Course Ratings
  • plus a lot more statistics.

If you are just a little bit interested in IM-distance triathlons, this is a must-read! The feedback from my “beta-readers” has been very positive.

Please use this link to get your free copy of the 2012 Rating Report.

Long Distance Trivia Question 10

This is the last of my questions on the 2012 season:

Which races in 2012 had the closest and widest margin between the male and female winners (PROs only)?

  1. Closest Race (race, margin, male and female winners)
  2. Race with the widest margin (race, margin, male and female winners)

Please post your guesses as comments on this blog or tweet @ThRadde. The answers to all questions can be found by searching through the posts on this site, smart googling or in my upcoming 2012 Rating Report. If you want to be notified as soon as it is released, please subscribe to my email-list by using the form in the right hand side column.

Long Distance Trivia Question 9

My series of questions is slowly coming to an end – here is question number nine:

Which races in 2012 had the closest and widest margin between the winner and runner-up (PROs only)?

  1. Closest Men’s Race (race, margin, name of 1st and 2nd finisher)
  2. Closest Women’s Race (race, margin, name of 1st and 2nd finisher)
  3. Men’s Race with the widest margin (race, margin, name of 1st and 2nd finisher)
  4. Women’s Race with the widest margin (race, margin, name of 1st and 2nd finisher)

Please post your guesses as comments on this blog or tweet @ThRadde. The answers to all questions can be found by searching through the posts on this site, smart googling or in my upcoming 2012 Rating Report. If you want to be notified as soon as it is released, please subscribe to my email-list by using the form in the right hand side column.

Long Distance Trivia Question 8

My last question had quite a discussion on Twitter (and I still haven’t seen what I consider the right answer) – but here’s already number eight:

This year, we saw two new world best bike times in a long distance triathlon by Andy Starykowicz in IM Florida (4:04:39) and Caroline Steffen in Melbourne (4:35:29). Who had the world best times before them?

  1. Men (name, time, race)
  2. Women (name, time, race)

Please post your guesses as comments on this blog or tweet @ThRadde. The answers to all questions can be found by searching through the posts on this site, smart googling or in my upcoming 2012 Rating Report. If you want to be notified as soon as it is released, please subscribe to my email-list by using the form in the right hand side column.

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