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Updated Ironman Fastest Times after 2018 racing

After the end of the 2018 season, I have updated the “Ironman-Distance Records” page. Here are a few highlights:

  • Ironman Texas 2018
    There have been a lot of fast times in Texas, among them a sub-4 bike leg by Andrew Starykowicz, a sub-2:35 marathon and a sub-7:40 finish  by Matt Hanson, lots of sub 4-30 bike rides on the female side (with Jen Annett’s 4:25) and an 8:31 finish by Mel Hauschildt.
    There’s a lot of controversy if all of these have been legitimate results or caused by short courses and/or lack of draft marshaling. I have decided to include the Texas times in the tables with the fastest times but with an asterisk and also show the fastest time in addition to the Texas times. While I think that most of the really fast times have to be considered invalid, Starky’s 3:54 bike split (the first sub-4 in an Ironman) is the “most legit” result of the day – there is very little chance to draft while riding at the front of the field and no motos on the course.
  • Ironman Hawaii 2018
    It’s pretty rare to have results from IM Hawaii show up in the fastest overall times. But with the perfect conditions this year, Daniela Ryf’s bike and overall times are in the Top 5 times. Looking at the fastest times in Kona, there has been a major reshuffle for almost all major nations.
  • Fast Female Bike Times
    In addition to Texas, there have also been fast times on other courses: Lucy Gossage rode a 4:28 at IM UK, Corinne Abraham did a 4:34 in Sweden and Jen Annett a 4:35 in Arizona. Among the Top 5 bike times, only Daniela’s Roth 2016 bike leg is not from this year.
  • New Continental Records
    Even outside of Texas, there have been new African and North American records by James Cunnama in Roth and Heather Jackson in Arizona. Of course these are also new National Records for South Africa and the USA.
  • New National Records
    There are also new National Records by Kaisa Sali (Finland, 8:46 in Roth), Laura Philipp (Germany, 8:34 in Barcelona) and Teresa Adam (New Zealand, 8:53 at IM Cairns).

Please check out the page on “Ironman-Distance Records” for all the geeky details!

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Fastest Times & Best Performances 2018 – Part 4: Overall

This is the last part of my blog post series on 2018 IM-distance races. It looks at the best races overall. (There are more posts looking at the swim, the bike and the run.) Again, IM Texas results are listed but do not count for the ranks.

TOP 10 Times of 2018

Rank Name Actual Time Race
Matt Hanson (07:39:25) IM Texas on 2018-04-28
Ivan Tutukin (07:39:57) IM Texas on 2018-04-28
Will Clarke (07:45:22) IM Texas on 2018-04-28
1 Sebastian Kienle 07:46:23 Challenge Roth on 2018-07-01
Tim Van Berkel (07:47:43) IM Texas on 2018-04-28
Jan van Berkel (07:48:40) IM Texas on 2018-04-28
Brent McMahon (07:49:49) IM Texas on 2018-04-28
Ruedi Wild (07:50:19) IM Texas on 2018-04-28
Andrew Starykowicz (07:50:56) IM Texas on 2018-04-28
2 Patrick Lange 07:52:39 IM Hawaii on 2018-10-13
3 Andreas Dreitz 07:53:06 Challenge Roth on 2018-07-01
Frederik Van Lierde (07:53:43) IM Texas on 2018-04-28
4 Jesse Thomas 07:54:38 Challenge Roth on 2018-07-01
5 Braden Currie 07:54:58 IM Cairns on 2018-06-10
6 Joe Skipper 07:55:34 IM UK on 2018-07-15
7 Jaroslav Kovacic 07:55:43 Challenge Almere on 2018-09-08
8 Terenzo Bozzone 07:56:00 IM Western Australia on 2018-12-02
9 Javier Gomez 07:56:38 IM Cairns on 2018-06-10
10 Bart Aernouts 07:56:41 IM Hawaii on 2018-10-13

TOP 10 Times of 2018

Rank Name Actual Time Race
1 Daniela Ryf 08:26:18 IM Hawaii on 2018-10-13
Melissa Hauschildt (08:31:05) IM Texas on 2018-04-28
2 Laura Philipp 08:34:57 IM Barcelona on 2018-10-07
3 Lucy Charles 08:36:34 IM Hawaii on 2018-10-13
4 Daniela Ryf 08:38:44 IM Germany on 2018-07-08
5 Heather Jackson 08:39:18 IM Arizona on 2018-11-18
6 Anne Haug 08:41:58 IM Hawaii on 2018-10-13
Jodie Robertson (08:43:16) IM Texas on 2018-04-28
7 Daniela Saemmler 08:43:42 Challenge Roth on 2018-07-01
8 Sarah True 08:43:43 IM Hawaii on 2018-10-13
Lesley Smith (08:43:51) IM Texas on 2018-04-28
9 Lucy Charles 08:43:51 Challenge Roth on 2018-07-01
10 Carrie Lester 08:44:13 IM Arizona on 2018-11-18

TOP 10 Performances of 2018

Rank Name Normalized Time Actual Time Race
1 Patrick Lange 07:56:25 07:52:39 IM Hawaii on 2018-10-13
2 Bart Aernouts 08:00:29 07:56:41 IM Hawaii on 2018-10-13
3 Sebastian Kienle 08:02:51 07:46:23 Challenge Roth on 2018-07-01
4 Jan Frodeno 08:03:03 08:00:58 IM Germany on 2018-07-08
5 David McNamee 08:04:59 08:01:09 IM Hawaii on 2018-10-13
Matt Hanson (08:05:26) (07:39:25) IM Texas on 2018-04-28
Ivan Tutukin (08:06:00) (07:39:57) IM Texas on 2018-04-28
6 Timothy O’Donnell 08:07:08 08:03:17 IM Hawaii on 2018-10-13
7 Braden Currie 08:07:12 07:54:58 IM Cairns on 2018-06-10
8 Terenzo Bozzone 08:07:51 07:56:00 IM Western Australia on 2018-12-02
9 Cody Beals 08:08:25 08:10:36 IM Mont Tremblant on 2018-08-19
10 Braden Currie 08:08:33 08:04:41 IM Hawaii on 2018-10-13

TOP 10 Performances of 2018

Rank Name Normalized Time Actual Time Race
1 Daniela Ryf 08:30:20 08:26:18 IM Hawaii on 2018-10-13
2 Lucy Charles 08:40:41 08:36:34 IM Hawaii on 2018-10-13
3 Daniela Ryf 08:40:59 08:38:44 IM Germany on 2018-07-08
4 Anne Haug 08:46:08 08:41:58 IM Hawaii on 2018-10-13
5 Sarah True 08:47:54 08:43:43 IM Hawaii on 2018-10-13
6 Laura Philipp 08:51:31 08:34:57 IM Barcelona on 2018-10-07
7 Heather Jackson 08:53:31 08:39:18 IM Arizona on 2018-11-18
8 Mirinda Carfrae 08:54:59 08:50:45 IM Hawaii on 2018-10-13
9 Sarah Crowley 08:56:45 08:52:30 IM Hawaii on 2018-10-13
10 Carrie Lester 08:58:34 08:44:13 IM Arizona on 2018-11-18
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Fastest Times & Best Performances 2018 – Part 3: Run

This blog post looks at the best runs in 2018 IM-distance races. (Information about the best swims here and the best bike rides here.)

TOP 10 Run Times of 2018

Rank Name Actual Time Race
Matt Hanson (02:34:39) IM Texas on 2018-04-28
Ivan Tutukin (02:35:19) IM Texas on 2018-04-28
1 Jan Frodeno 02:39:06 IM Germany on 2018-07-08
2 Braden Currie 02:39:59 IM Cairns on 2018-06-10
3 Ivan Tutukin 02:40:00 IM Austria on 2018-07-01
Will Clarke (02:40:43) IM Texas on 2018-04-28
4 Javier Gomez 02:41:02 IM Cairns on 2018-06-10
5 Maxim Kuzmin 02:41:28 IM Barcelona on 2018-10-07
6 Patrick Lange 02:41:31 IM Hawaii on 2018-10-13
7 Cameron Brown 02:41:55 IM New Zealand on 2018-03-03
8 Joe Skipper 02:42:27 Challenge Roth on 2018-07-01
9 Miquel Blanchart Tinto 02:43:26 IM Barcelona on 2018-10-07
10 Jaroslav Kovacic 02:43:27 Challenge Almere on 2018-09-08

TOP 10 Run Times of 2018

Rank Name Actual Time Race
1 Laura Philipp 02:52:00 IM Barcelona on 2018-10-07
2 Sarah True 02:54:58 IM Germany on 2018-07-08
3 Anne Haug 02:55:20 IM Hawaii on 2018-10-13
4 Beth McKenzie 02:55:23 IM Cairns on 2018-06-10
5 Corinne Abraham 02:56:45 IM France on 2018-06-24
6 Daniela Ryf 02:57:05 IM Hawaii on 2018-10-13
Melissa Hauschildt (02:57:07) IM Texas on 2018-04-28
7 Sarah True 02:57:38 IM Hawaii on 2018-10-13
8 Linsey Corbin 02:58:16 IM South Africa on 2018-04-15
9 Sarah Piampiano 02:58:21 IM Brasil on 2018-05-27
Lesley Smith (02:58:47) IM Texas on 2018-04-28
10 Daniela Ryf 02:58:53 IM Germany on 2018-07-08

TOP 10 Run Performances of 2018

Rank Name Normalized Time Actual Time Race
Matt Hanson (02:37:37) (02:34:39) IM Texas on 2018-04-28
Ivan Tutukin (02:38:18) (02:35:19) IM Texas on 2018-04-28
1 Patrick Lange 02:38:39 02:41:31 IM Hawaii on 2018-10-13
2 Ivan Tutukin 02:41:43 02:40:00 IM Austria on 2018-07-01
3 Diego Van Looy 02:42:09 02:49:18 IM Wales on 2018-09-09
4 Jan Frodeno 02:42:21 02:39:06 IM Germany on 2018-07-08
5 Carlos Aznar Gallego 02:42:34 02:49:26 Challenge Madrid on 2018-09-23
6 Bart Aernouts 02:42:45 02:45:41 IM Hawaii on 2018-10-13
7 Braden Currie 02:42:51 02:39:59 IM Cairns on 2018-06-10
8 Miquel Blanchart Tinto 02:43:01 02:45:35 IM Lanzarote on 2018-05-26
9 David McNamee 02:43:07 02:46:03 IM Hawaii on 2018-10-13
Will Clarke (02:43:48) (02:40:43) IM Texas on 2018-04-28
10 Timothy Van Houtem 02:43:55 02:50:50 Challenge Madrid on 2018-09-23

TOP 10 Run Performances of 2018

Rank Name Normalized Time Actual Time Race
1 Anne Haug 02:52:14 02:55:20 IM Hawaii on 2018-10-13
2 Daniela Ryf 02:53:57 02:57:05 IM Hawaii on 2018-10-13
3 Sarah True 02:54:29 02:57:38 IM Hawaii on 2018-10-13
4 Lisa Roberts 02:54:48 03:02:11 Challenge Madrid on 2018-09-23
5 Sarah Piampiano 02:56:15 02:59:26 IM Hawaii on 2018-10-13
6 Alexandra Tondeur 02:56:55 03:04:23 Challenge Madrid on 2018-09-23
7 Laura Philipp 02:56:56 02:52:00 IM Barcelona on 2018-10-07
8 Mirinda Carfrae 02:58:28 03:01:41 IM Hawaii on 2018-10-13
9 Beth McKenzie 02:58:32 02:55:23 IM Cairns on 2018-06-10
10 Sarah True 02:58:33 02:54:58 IM Germany on 2018-07-08
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Fastest Times & Best Performances 2018 – Part 2: Bike

This is the next installment of my series looking at the 2018 IM-distance races. (You can find part 1 about the swim here.)

There have been a lot of fast times at IM Texas, among them a sub-4 bike leg by Andrew Starykowicz and lots of sub 4-30 bike rides on the female side, the fastest time was a 4:25 by Jen Annett. But there’s also been a lot of controversy if all of these are legitimate results or were significantly influenced by short courses or lack of draft marshaling. I have decided to include the Texas times but not “count” them for the ranks and thereby also show the fastest times from other races. This approach also suggests that either a lot of athletes had fantastic days at Texas or that something wonky has been going on. While I think that most of the really fast times have to be considered invalid, Starky’s 3:54 bike split (the first sub-4 in an Ironman) is the “most legit” result of the day – there is very little chance to draft while riding at the front of the field and no motos on the course.

TOP 10 Bike Times of 2018

Rank Name Actual Time Race
Andrew Starykowicz (03:54:59) IM Texas on 2018-04-28
Johann Ackermann (04:03:19) IM Texas on 2018-04-28
1 Cameron Wurf 04:05:37 Challenge Roth on 2018-07-01
Matthew Russell (04:05:56) IM Texas on 2018-04-28
2 Marc Duelsen 04:06:21 IM UK on 2018-07-15
3 Cameron Wurf 04:07:13 IM Western Australia on 2018-12-02
Matt Hanson (04:07:27) IM Texas on 2018-04-28
4 Sebastian Kienle 04:07:29 Challenge Roth on 2018-07-01
5 Joe Skipper 04:08:30 IM UK on 2018-07-15
6 Henry Irvine 04:08:35 IM UK on 2018-07-15
7 Cameron Wurf 04:09:06 IM Hawaii on 2018-10-13
8 Bryan McCrystal 04:09:46 Challenge Roth on 2018-07-01
9 Sam Long 04:09:49 IM Boulder on 2018-06-10
10 Chris Leiferman 04:09:55 IM Boulder on 2018-06-10

TOP 10 Bike Times of 2018

Rank Name Actual Time Race
Jen Annett (04:25:10) IM Texas on 2018-04-28
1 Daniela Ryf 04:26:07 IM Hawaii on 2018-10-13
Jodie Robertson (04:27:30) IM Texas on 2018-04-28
Kimberley Morrison (04:27:45) IM Texas on 2018-04-28
2 Lucy Gossage 04:28:40 IM UK on 2018-07-15
Melissa Hauschildt (04:29:55) IM Texas on 2018-04-28
Sara Svensk (04:32:33) IM Texas on 2018-04-28
Michelle Vesterby (04:33:11) IM Texas on 2018-04-28
Meredith Kessler (04:34:32) IM Texas on 2018-04-28
3 Corinne Abraham 04:34:32 IM Sweden on 2018-08-18
Amanda Wendorff (04:34:46) IM Texas on 2018-04-28
Tine Deckers (04:35:01) IM Texas on 2018-04-28
4 Jen Annett 04:35:13 IM Arizona on 2018-11-18
5 Heather Jackson 04:35:25 IM Arizona on 2018-11-18
6 Angela Naeth 04:36:01 IM UK on 2018-07-15
7 Carrie Lester 04:37:42 IM Arizona on 2018-11-18
8 Lucy Charles 04:38:10 IM Hawaii on 2018-10-13
Lauren Brandon (04:38:15) IM Texas on 2018-04-28
9 Corinne Abraham 04:38:16 IM Hawaii on 2018-10-13
10 Camilla Lindholm Borg 04:38:47 IM UK on 2018-07-15

TOP 10 Bike Performances of 2018

Rank Name Normalized Time Actual Time Race
1 Cameron Wurf 04:17:23 04:05:37 Challenge Roth on 2018-07-01
2 Sebastian Kienle 04:19:20 04:07:29 Challenge Roth on 2018-07-01
3 Michael Weiss 04:21:14 04:16:09 IM Austria on 2018-07-01
4 Cameron Wurf 04:21:24 04:07:13 IM Western Australia on 2018-12-02
5 Bryan McCrystal 04:21:44 04:09:46 Challenge Roth on 2018-07-01
6 Cameron Wurf 04:22:18 04:09:06 IM Hawaii on 2018-10-13
7 Cameron Wurf 04:22:24 04:19:44 IM South Africa on 2018-04-15
8 Cameron Wurf 04:22:42 04:14:52 IM Switzerland on 2018-07-29
9 Michael Weiss 04:23:03 04:13:05 IM Cozumel on 2018-11-18
Andrew Starykowicz (04:23:41) (03:54:59) IM Texas on 2018-04-28
10 Andreas Dreitz 04:23:51 04:11:47 Challenge Roth on 2018-07-01

TOP 10 Bike Performances of 2018

Rank Name Normalized Time Actual Time Race
1 Daniela Ryf 04:40:13 04:26:07 IM Hawaii on 2018-10-13
2 Daniela Ryf 04:43:24 04:40:55 IM Germany on 2018-07-08
3 Corinne Abraham 04:52:49 04:34:32 IM Sweden on 2018-08-18
4 Lucy Charles 04:52:54 04:38:10 IM Hawaii on 2018-10-13
5 Corinne Abraham 04:53:00 04:38:16 IM Hawaii on 2018-10-13
6 Mareen Hufe 04:53:08 04:47:26 IM Austria on 2018-07-01
7 Lisa Huetthaler 04:53:12 04:47:30 IM Austria on 2018-07-01
8 Angela Naeth 04:54:35 04:43:25 IM Cozumel on 2018-11-18
9 Jen Annett 04:55:13 04:35:13 IM Arizona on 2018-11-18
10 Daniela Saemmler 04:55:14 04:41:44 Challenge Roth on 2018-07-01
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Fastest Times & Best Performances 2018 – Part 1: Swim

This is the first part of a series of posts looking back at 2018 long-distance racing. It lists the best swims using two different measures:

  • Time: This is the actual time an athlete took to complete the leg.
  • Performance: Because of course conditions, comparing the actual time is not always meaningful. As part of my analysis I calculate a “Normalized Time” that as much as possible takes out the impact of the course into the time.

TOP 10 Swim Times of 2018

Rank Name Actual Time Race
1 Jesper Svensson 00:43:47 IM Brasil on 2018-05-27
2 Marcus Vinicius Fernandes 00:43:50 IM Brasil on 2018-05-27
3 Luiz Francisco Paiva Ferreira 00:43:51 IM Brasil on 2018-05-27
4 Ivan Rana 00:43:59 IM Cozumel on 2018-11-18
5 Lukasz Wojt 00:44:31 IM Austria on 2018-07-01
6 Igor Amorelli 00:44:45 IM Brasil on 2018-05-27
7 Lukasz Wojt 00:45:29 IM Italy on 2018-09-22
8 Guillem Rojas 00:45:34 IM Barcelona on 2018-10-07
9 Mark Bowstead 00:45:47 IM Australia on 2018-05-06
10 Dylan McNeice 00:45:53 IM New Zealand on 2018-03-03

TOP 10 Swim Times of 2018

Rank Name Actual Time Race
1 Lucy Charles 00:46:48 Challenge Roth on 2018-07-01
2 Haley Chura 00:47:29 IM Brasil on 2018-05-27
3 Lucy Charles 00:47:32 IM South Africa on 2018-04-15
4 Lucy Charles 00:48:14 IM Hawaii on 2018-10-13
Lauren Brandon (00:48:19) IM Texas on 2018-04-28
5 Lauren Brandon 00:48:39 IM Cairns on 2018-06-10
6 Kelsey Withrow 00:48:41 IM Cozumel on 2018-11-18
7 Kelsey Withrow 00:48:42 IM Australia on 2018-05-06
8 Teresa Adam 00:49:32 IM New Zealand on 2018-03-03
9 Teresa Adam 00:50:41 IM Cairns on 2018-06-10
10 Lauren Brandon 00:50:41 IM Mont Tremblant on 2018-08-19

TOP 10 Swim Performances of 2018

Rank Name Normalized Time Actual Time Race
1 Josh Amberger 00:45:19 00:46:53 IM Germany on 2018-07-08
2 Lukasz Wojt 00:45:25 00:44:31 IM Austria on 2018-07-01
3 Guillem Rojas 00:46:04 00:45:34 IM Barcelona on 2018-10-07
4 Lukasz Wojt 00:46:05 00:45:29 IM Italy on 2018-09-22
5 Marko Albert 00:46:09 00:46:12 IM Tallinn on 2018-08-04
6 Carlos Lopez Diaz 00:46:12 00:46:10 Challenge Madrid on 2018-09-23
7 Pablo Dapena Gonzalez 00:46:15 00:46:13 Challenge Madrid on 2018-09-23
8 Josh Amberger 00:46:32 00:46:24 IM South Africa on 2018-04-15
9 Jesper Svensson 00:46:36 00:43:47 IM Brasil on 2018-05-27
10 Marcus Vinicius Fernandes 00:46:40 00:43:50 IM Brasil on 2018-05-27

TOP 10 Swim Performances of 2018

Rank Name Normalized Time Actual Time Race
Lauren Brandon (00:47:26) (00:48:19) IM Texas on 2018-04-28
1 Lucy Charles 00:47:34 00:48:14 IM Hawaii on 2018-10-13
2 Lucy Charles 00:47:40 00:47:32 IM South Africa on 2018-04-15
3 Lucy Charles 00:48:24 00:46:48 Challenge Roth on 2018-07-01
4 Lauren Brandon 00:48:47 00:50:41 IM Mont Tremblant on 2018-08-19
5 Lauren Brandon 00:48:59 00:48:39 IM Cairns on 2018-06-10
6 Haley Chura 00:49:01 00:52:05 IM Netherlands on 2018-08-05
7 Haley Chura 00:50:33 00:47:29 IM Brasil on 2018-05-27
8 Teresa Adam 00:50:40 00:49:32 IM New Zealand on 2018-03-03
9 Teresa Adam 00:51:02 00:50:41 IM Cairns on 2018-06-10
10 Teresa Adam 00:51:17 00:52:00 IM Hawaii on 2018-10-13
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