Always Up-to-date Kona 2018 Startlist

2018 Kona Rating Report Title ThumbAfter all Kona Pro slots have been finalized (including all rolldowns for the August slots), here is the preliminary start list for Kona 2018. I will update this list if any more 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 am 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/Kona2018 (donations welcome).

Update Oct 4th: Ben Hoffman won’t be racing.

Update Oct 3rd: The official bib numbers have been released by Ironman and the tables below have been updated.

Update Oct 2nd: Boris Stein has announced his withdrawal.

Update Sept 30th: Mel Hauschild won’t be able to race.

Update Sept 27th: Terenzo Bozzone was forced to withdraw.

Update Sept 25th: Annabel Luxford has posted that she won’t be able to race (details in “Injury List” at the bottom).

Update Sept 22nd: Angela Naeth is a late addition after the results from IM Netherlands have been updated (details in my IM Netherlands results post).

Update Sept 12th: Jan Frodeno announced he won’t be racing Kona this year (details in “Injury List” section below).

Update Aug 23rd: Matt Russell has accepted a wild-card entry.

Male Race Participants

Bib Name Nation Age Previous Results
M1 Patrick Lange GER 32 2 finishes out of 2 IM Hawaii starts, 1 win (2017)
M2 Lionel Sanders CAN 30 3 finishes out of 3 IM Hawaii starts
M3 Sebastian Kienle GER 34 6 finishes out of 6 IM Hawaii starts, 1 win (2014)
M5 David McNamee GBR 30 3 finishes out of 3 IM Hawaii starts
M6 James Cunnama ZAF 35 4 finishes out of 5 IM Hawaii starts
M7 Javier Gomez ESP 35 first start at IM Hawaii
M8 Patrik Nilsson SWE 27 1 finish out of 1 IM Hawaii start
M9 Josh Amberger AUS 29 1 finish out of 1 IM Hawaii start
M10 Braden Currie NZL 32 1 finish out of 1 IM Hawaii start
M11 Frederik Van Lierde BEL 39 7 finishes out of 10 IM Hawaii starts, 1 win (2013)
M12 Ivan Tutukin RUS 32 0 finishes out of 1 IM Hawaii start
M14 Andy Potts USA 41 9 finishes out of 9 IM Hawaii starts
M15 Kyle Buckingham ZAF 34 3 finishes out of 4 IM Hawaii starts
M16 Bart Aernouts BEL 34 5 finishes out of 6 IM Hawaii starts
M17 Brent McMahon CAN 38 2 finishes out of 3 IM Hawaii starts
M18 Ivan Rana ESP 39 5 finishes out of 5 IM Hawaii starts
M19 Cameron Wurf AUS 35 1 finish out of 1 IM Hawaii start
M20 Tim Van Berkel AUS 34 4 finishes out of 4 IM Hawaii starts
M21 Michael Weiss AUT 37 5 finishes out of 7 IM Hawaii starts
M22 Igor Amorelli BRA 33 4 finishes out of 5 IM Hawaii starts
M23 Matt Hanson USA 33 1 finish out of 2 IM Hawaii starts
M24 Joe Skipper GBR 30 2 finishes out of 2 IM Hawaii starts
M25 Maurice Clavel GER 30 first start at IM Hawaii
M26 Jan van Berkel SUI 30 2 finishes out of 3 IM Hawaii starts
M27 Antony Costes FRA 28 first start at IM Hawaii
M28 Philipp Koutny SUI 35 first start at IM Hawaii
M29 Boris Stein GER 33 4 finishes out of 4 IM Hawaii starts
M30 Andrew Starykowicz USA 36 1 finish out of 2 IM Hawaii starts
M31 Luke McKenzie AUS 37 9 finishes out of 10 IM Hawaii starts
M32 Tyler Butterfield BMU 35 4 finishes out of 6 IM Hawaii starts
M33 Will Clarke GBR 33 1 finish out of 1 IM Hawaii start
M34 Ben Hoffman USA 35 7 finishes out of 8 IM Hawaii starts
M35 Kevin Collington USA 34 0 finishes out of 1 IM Hawaii start
M36 Marc Duelsen GER 33 1 finish out of 1 IM Hawaii start
M37 Jens Petersen-Bach DEN 34 0 finishes out of 1 IM Hawaii start
M38 Cyril Viennot FRA 36 6 finishes out of 7 IM Hawaii starts
M39 Mike Phillips NZL 27 first start at IM Hawaii
M40 Alessandro Degasperi ITA 37 2 finishes out of 2 IM Hawaii starts
M41 Ruedi Wild SUI 36 2 finishes out of 2 IM Hawaii starts
M42 Andreas Dreitz GER 29 first start at IM Hawaii
M43 Timothy O’Donnell USA 38 6 finishes out of 7 IM Hawaii starts
M44 Cameron Brown NZL 46 5 finishes out of 8 IM Hawaii starts
M45 Romain Guillaume FRA 33 3 finishes out of 3 IM Hawaii starts
M46 Denis Chevrot FRA 30 2 finishes out of 3 IM Hawaii starts
M47 Thiago Vinhal BRA 35 1 finish out of 1 IM Hawaii start
M48 David Plese SLO 35 2 finishes out of 4 IM Hawaii starts
M49 Matt Chrabot USA 35 1 finish out of 1 IM Hawaii start
M50 Giulio Molinari ITA 30 1 finish out of 1 IM Hawaii start
M51 Tim Reed AUS 33 2 finishes out of 3 IM Hawaii starts
M52 Ronnie Schildknecht SUI 39 8 finishes out of 12 IM Hawaii starts
M53 Callum Millward NZL 35 1 finish out of 2 IM Hawaii starts
M54 Simon Cochrane NZL 34 first start at IM Hawaii
M56 Nick Baldwin SEY 30 first start at IM Hawaii
M57 Tim Don GBR 40 1 finish out of 2 IM Hawaii starts
M58 Matthew Russell USA 35 5 finishes out of 6 IM Hawaii starts

Female Race Participants

Bib Name Nation Age Previous Results
F1 Daniela Ryf SUI 31 4 finishes out of 4 IM Hawaii starts, 3 wins (2015, 2016, 2017)
F2 Lucy Charles GBR 25 1 finish out of 1 IM Hawaii start
F3 Sarah Crowley AUS 35 2 finishes out of 2 IM Hawaii starts
F4 Kaisa Sali FIN 37 2 finishes out of 2 IM Hawaii starts
F5 Susie Cheetham GBR 32 2 finishes out of 3 IM Hawaii starts
F7 Heather Jackson USA 34 3 finishes out of 3 IM Hawaii starts
F8 Kirsty Jahn CAN 34 first start at IM Hawaii
F9 Sarah True USA 36 first start at IM Hawaii
F11 Mirinda Carfrae AUS 37 7 finishes out of 8 IM Hawaii starts, 3 wins (2010, 2013, 2014)
F12 Mareen Hufe GER 40 3 finishes out of 4 IM Hawaii starts
F14 Carrie Lester AUS 36 3 finishes out of 3 IM Hawaii starts
F15 Laura Siddall GBR 38 1 finish out of 1 IM Hawaii start
F16 Jocelyn McCauley USA 30 1 finish out of 1 IM Hawaii start
F17 Sarah Piampiano USA 38 3 finishes out of 4 IM Hawaii starts
F18 Linsey Corbin USA 37 10 finishes out of 11 IM Hawaii starts
F19 Teresa Adam NZL 28 first start at IM Hawaii
F20 Michelle Vesterby DEN 35 5 finishes out of 6 IM Hawaii starts
F21 Liz Blatchford AUS 38 3 finishes out of 3 IM Hawaii starts
F22 Lesley Smith USA 35 first start at IM Hawaii
F23 Manon Genet FRA 29 first start at IM Hawaii
F24 Jodie Robertson USA 34 1 finish out of 2 IM Hawaii starts
F25 Corinne Abraham GBR 40 2 finishes out of 2 IM Hawaii starts
F26 Rachel McBride CAN 40 first start at IM Hawaii
F27 Emma Pallant GBR 29 first start at IM Hawaii
F28 Gurutze Frades Larralde ESP 37 2 finishes out of 2 IM Hawaii starts
F29 Helle Frederiksen DEN 37 first start at IM Hawaii
F30 Lisa Huetthaler AUT 35 first start at IM Hawaii
F31 Maja Stage Nielsen DEN 30 1 finish out of 1 IM Hawaii start
F32 Jen Annett CAN 33 first start at IM Hawaii
F33 Tine Deckers BEL 40 4 finishes out of 6 IM Hawaii starts
F34 Meredith Kessler USA 40 4 finishes out of 6 IM Hawaii starts
F35 Anne Haug GER 35 first start at IM Hawaii
F36 Lauren Brandon USA 33 1 finish out of 1 IM Hawaii start
F37 Melanie Burke NZL 38 1 finish out of 1 IM Hawaii start
F38 Asa Lundstroem SWE 34 4 finishes out of 4 IM Hawaii starts
F39 Beth McKenzie USA 38 1 finish out of 1 IM Hawaii start
F40 Katja Konschak GER 40 3 finishes out of 3 IM Hawaii starts
F41 Sara Svensk SWE 29 first start at IM Hawaii
F42 Angela Naeth CAN 36 0 finishes out of 1 IM Hawaii start

Injury List

In early July, Terenzo Bozzone was in an accident and severely injured. He’s had surgery to repair a broken cheekbone and by early August is slowly easing back into training. He has accepted his July slot, and he has posted on his Instagram feed that he’s working hard to be on the Kona start line. Unfortunately, Terenzo announced on September 27th in an Instagram post that he won’t be able to race because his body “isn’t quite ready to compete at the level necessary and a level that would reflect the respect I have for the event and the competitors”.

On September 12th, Jan Frodeno announced on Instagram that he’s suffered a stress fracture in his hip and won’t be able to race Kona this year.

On September 23rd Helle Frederiksen posted on Instagram that she’s struggling with an inflammation in her left foot and hasn’t been able to run for two weeks. She still has three weeks and will travel to Kona, hoping to be able to start the race and go for a podium finish.

On September 25th Annabel Luxford posted on Instagram that she won’t be racing Kona after struggling with respiratory infections and asthma for six months.

On September 30th Mel Hauschildt posted on Instagram that she will need surgery on her right leg for Endofibrosis and is out of Kona.

On October 2nd Boris Stein posted that his body needs some more time after his accident in Nice to make it pain-free and in good shape to the starting line and that he will fly back home to Germany after his training camp in Texas.

When the bib list was released by Ironman on October 3rd, Nick Kastelein was missing from the list even though qualified. Apparently he is still dealing with the running injury that also kept him from racing at the 70.3 World Championships.

On October 4th Ben Hoffman announced in an Instagram post that he has suffered a sacral stress fracture and won’t be racing Kona.

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