Always Up-to-date Kona 2017 Startlist

KPRTitleAfter all Kona slots have been decided, here is the preliminary start list for Kona 2017. There can still be some changes to the list – in addition to the August rolldown some athletes may get injured and decide not to start after all. There may be a few days in early September for a slot to roll down, but not closer to the race – that slot will just be gone then. I will update this list if any slots are declined or athletes announce that they won’t start. I will also update the list once Ironman assigns bib numbers. For now the lists are sorted in alphabetical order.

I’m going to provide a lot more details on the race and the participants in my free “Kona Rating Report” which you can already pre-order at https://gum.co/Kona2017.

Update Aug 26th: Marino Vanhoenacker declined his slot, Chris McDonald accepted the rolldown.

Update Aug 31st: Will Clarke had to decline his slot, it rolled down to Eneko Llanos.

Update Sept 11th: Andi Boecherer had to withdraw from Kona with what is probably a tear in his plantar tendon.

Update Sept 14th: Tine Holst had two surgeries with a broken clavicle and won’t be able to recover in time for Kona. She also had to withdraw. The startlist has been closed, Andi’s and Tine’s slots won’t roll down to the next athletes.

Update Sept 19th: Carlos Lopez was hit by a car and suffered injuries that will keep him from racing in Kona.

Injury List

Unfortunately, there are a few athletes that have crashed or suffer from an injury. They have to make recovery from surgery and injuries their top priority for now.

  • On August 16th Will Clarke was in a crash and suffered a separated shoulder that needed surgery. Will
    Update Aug 30th: Will posted on his Facebook page that his injuries turned out to be worse than expected and “hopes of getting to Kona start line are stopped right here.”
  • Tine Holst crashed on August 28th and broke her collarbone. She’s also had surgery and is back home to recover. Tine
    Update Aug 14th: Tine posted on her Facebook page that she needed a second surgery. Doctors have advised her not to use her arm for some time to allow for proper healing, forcing her to call an end to her season.
  • Andi Boecherer had a DNF in his early September prep race at 70.3 Santa Cruz. On his (German language) Facebook page he writes that he thinks he suffered a tear in his plantar tendon and will be flying home to Germany for treatment and making a start in Kona impossible.
  • On September 18th Carlos Lopez Dias posted on his Facebook page that he’s been hit by a car while training:
    Carlos
    It sounds as if there won’t be lasting damage, but the broken bones and stitches will take some time to heal and he won’t be able to race in Kona.

Fingers crossed for Will, Tine, Andi and Carlos for a speedy recovery!

Male Race Participants

Name Nation Age Kona Results
Bart Aernouts BEL 33 4 finishes out of 5 starts
Marko Albert EST 38 5 finishes out of 5 starts
Josh Amberger AUS 28 no previous Kona starts
Igor Amorelli BRA 32 3 finishes out of 4 starts
Andi Boecherer GER 34 5 finishes out of 6 starts
Terenzo Bozzone NZL 32 2 finishes out of 4 starts
Kyle Buckingham ZAF 33 2 finishes out of 3 starts
Tyler Butterfield BMU 34 3 finishes out of 5 starts
Denis Chevrot FRA 29 1 finish out of 2 starts
Reinaldo Colucci BRA 31 1 finish out of 1 start
James Cunnama ZAF 34 3 finishes out of 4 starts
Braden Currie NZL 31 no previous Kona starts
Alessandro Degasperi ITA 36 1 finish out of 1 start
David Dellow AUS 38 2 finishes out of 2 starts
Tim Don GBR 39 1 finish out of 2 starts
Marc Duelsen GER 32 no previous Kona starts
Patrick Evoe USA 40 1 finish out of 1 start
Markus Fachbach GER 35 1 finish out of 2 starts
Daniel Fontana ITA 41 2 finishes out of 4 starts
Michael Fox AUS 28 no previous Kona starts
Jan Frodeno GER 36 3 finishes out of 3 starts, 2 Kona wins (2015, 2016)
Nils Frommhold GER 31 2 finishes out of 2 starts
Joe Gambles AUS 35 2 finishes out of 3 starts
Matt Hanson USA 32 0 finishes out of 1 start
Ben Hoffman USA 34 6 finishes out of 7 starts
Pete Jacobs AUS 35 7 finishes out of 8 starts, 1 Kona win (2012)
Nick Kastelein AUS 29 no previous Kona starts
Sebastian Kienle GER 33 5 finishes out of 5 starts, 1 Kona win (2014)
Kirill Kotshegarov EST 31 1 finish out of 2 starts
Patrick Lange GER 31 1 finish out of 1 start
Eneko Llanos ESP 40 8 finishes out of 11 starts
Carlos Lopez Diaz ESP 34 no previous Kona starts
Chris McDonald AUS 39 1 finish out of 2 starts
Brent McMahon CAN 37 2 finishes out of 2 starts
David McNamee GBR 29 2 finishes out of 2 starts
Giulio Molinari ITA 29 no previous Kona starts
Patrik Nilsson SWE 26 no previous Kona starts
Timothy O’Donnell USA 37 5 finishes out of 6 starts
David Plese SLO 34 2 finishes out of 3 starts
Andy Potts USA 40 8 finishes out of 8 starts
Ivan Rana ESP 38 4 finishes out of 4 starts
Tim Reed AUS 32 1 finish out of 2 starts
Matthew Russell USA 34 5 finishes out of 5 starts
Lionel Sanders CAN 29 2 finishes out of 2 starts
Ronnie Schildknecht SUI 38 7 finishes out of 11 starts
Boris Stein GER 32 3 finishes out of 3 starts
Jesse Thomas USA 37 1 finish out of 1 start
Kaito Tohara JPN 28 no previous Kona starts
Ivan Tutukin RUS 31 no previous Kona starts
Jan Van Berkel SUI 29 1 finish out of 2 starts
Tim Van Berkel AUS 33 3 finishes out of 3 starts
Frederik Van Lierde BEL 38 7 finishes out of 9 starts, 1 Kona win (2013)
Cyril Viennot FRA 35 6 finishes out of 6 starts
Thiago Vinhal BRA 34 no previous Kona starts
Michael Weiss AUT 36 5 finishes out of 6 starts
Ruedi Wild SUI 35 1 finish out of 1 start
Harry Wiltshire GBR 34 2 finishes out of 2 starts
Cameron Wurf AUS 34 no previous Kona starts

Female Race Participants

Name Nation Age Kona Results
Corinne Abraham GBR 39 1 finish out of 1 start
Nikki Bartlett GBR 30 no previous Kona starts
Anja Beranek GER 32 1 finish out of 3 starts
Lauren Brandon USA 32 no previous Kona starts
Leanda Cave GBR 39 8 finishes out of 10 starts, 1 Kona win (2012)
Lucy Charles GBR 24 no previous Kona starts
Susie Cheetham GBR 31 1 finish out of 2 starts
Haley Chura USA 32 1 finish out of 2 starts
Jeanne Collonge FRA 30 no previous Kona starts
Linsey Corbin USA 36 9 finishes out of 10 starts
Sarah Crowley AUS 34 1 finish out of 1 start
Dimity-Lee Duke AUS 2 finishes out of 2 starts
Gurutze Frades Larralde ESP 36 1 finish out of 1 start
Katharina Grohmann GER 30 no previous Kona starts
Melissa Hauschildt AUS 34 0 finishes out of 1 start
Michaela Herlbauer AUT 30 1 finish out of 1 start
Tine Holst DEN 37 1 finish out of 1 start
Mareen Hufe GER 39 2 finishes out of 3 starts
Heather Jackson USA 33 2 finishes out of 2 starts
Rachel Joyce GBR 39 7 finishes out of 7 starts
Alicia Kaye USA 34 1 finish out of 1 start
Carrie Lester AUS 35 2 finishes out of 2 starts
Asa Lundstroem SWE 33 3 finishes out of 3 starts
Annabel Luxford AUS 35 1 finish out of 2 starts
Elizabeth Lyles USA 39 4 finishes out of 4 starts
Jocelyn McCauley USA 29 no previous Kona starts
Kristin Moeller GER 33 4 finishes out of 4 starts
Camilla Pedersen DEN 34 2 finishes out of 2 starts
Sarah Piampiano USA 37 3 finishes out of 3 starts
Diana Riesler GER 33 0 finishes out of 1 start
Jodie Robertson USA 1 finish out of 1 start
Daniela Ryf SUI 30 3 finishes out of 3 starts, 2 Kona wins (2015, 2016)
Kaisa Sali FIN 36 1 finish out of 1 start
Celine Schaerer SUI 27 no previous Kona starts
Laura Siddall GBR 37 no previous Kona starts
Maja Stage Nielsen DEN 29 no previous Kona starts
Astrid Stienen GER 38 0 finishes out of 1 start
Sonja Tajsich GER 41 4 finishes out of 5 starts
Alexandra Tondeur BEL 30 1 finish out of 1 start
Michelle Vesterby DEN 34 5 finishes out of 5 starts

2 Responses to Always Up-to-date Kona 2017 Startlist

  1. Peter August 25, 2017 at 2:01 pm #

    Has Marino really accepted his slot? Thought there was still a fighting chance for Eneko

    • Thorsten August 25, 2017 at 7:18 pm #

      As of the time I’m writing this (Aug 25th) no final announcements have been made yet. Marino does not have a “Q” next to his name on the official KPR Rankings, which means he hasn’t accepted his slot yet. Whether he’s still thinking about it or he has declined and rolldown is still going on is not clear.

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