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Ironman Australia 2019 – Analyzing Results

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The conditions in Port Macquarie didn’t seem to play a major role in the race. The bike and run were a bit slower than in previous years, leading to an overall adjustment of 2:02 and a new course rating of 6:41.

This makes it even more remarkable that we’ve seen a couple of new course records in the men’s race: Cameron Wurf set a new overall course record (his 8:06 improved on Marino Vanhoenacker’s 8:14 from last year) and “of course” he also set a new bike course record (beating Dougal Allan’s 2016 bike leg by five minutes). We’ve also had a new run course record, Tim Reed’s 2:44 was faster by 3 minutes than Tim Berkel 2012 run.

Kona Qualifying

Ironman Australia had one Pro slot each for the men and women. Cameron Wurf was already qualified, so the male slot goes to Tim Reed. The female slot is claimed by Laura Siddall, second place finisher Caroline Steffen had already received her slot at the end of last year by winning IM Western Australia.

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money
1 Cameron Wurf AUS 00:49:09 04:22:52 02:50:19 08:06:17 -15:00 US$ 8,000
2 Tim Reed AUS 00:44:53 04:36:39 02:44:29 08:09:50 -16:39 US$ 4,000
3 Denis Chevrot FRA 00:44:44 04:36:59 02:50:54 08:16:05 -14:01 US$ 3,000
4 Mark Bowstead NZL 00:44:47 04:36:02 03:04:42 08:29:20 -04:51 US$ 2,500
5 Clayton Fettell AUS 00:44:46 04:36:48 03:07:46 08:32:52 -07:28 US$ 1,500
6 Lucas Amirault FRA 00:49:05 04:55:36 03:02:13 08:51:11 -09:06 US$ 1,000
7 Clint Kimmins AUS 00:49:03 04:56:15 03:12:35 09:03:15 06:43
8 Matt Franklin NZL 00:44:44 04:44:58 03:37:39 09:11:39 n/a
9 James Davy AUS 00:44:48 05:18:50 03:05:42 09:13:18 n/a
10 Sacha Cavelier CAN 00:55:29 05:23:59 03:47:59 10:12:13 -01:46
Luke Bell AUS 00:44:56 DNF

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money
1 Laura Siddall GBR 00:55:55 04:58:56 03:13:08 09:11:58 -02:11 US$ 8,000
2 Caroline Steffen SUI 00:49:32 05:06:00 03:17:45 09:17:28 13:02 US$ 4,000
3 Kelsey Withrow USA 00:49:28 05:13:37 03:11:07 09:19:11 -38:08 US$ 3,000
4 Melanie Burke NZL 00:59:39 05:08:18 03:14:26 09:26:54 -11:08 US$ 2,500
5 Jessica Mitchell AUS 00:56:47 05:32:30 03:33:03 10:07:58 04:13 US$ 1,500
6 Krystle Hockley AUS 00:57:36 05:25:00 03:45:16 10:12:22 n/a US$ 1,000
7 Karen Toulmin NZL 01:00:56 06:02:36 03:47:25 10:55:53 16:25

Ironman Australia 2018 (May 5th) – Seedings

IMAustraliaLogoUpdates:

  • May 2nd: Els Visser posted on Instagram that she won’t be racing but plans to race Challenge Heilbronn (May 19th).

Previous Winners

Year Male Winner Time Female Winner Time
2005 Chris McCormack (AUS) 08:25:44 Lisa Bentley (CAN) 09:13:20
2006 Chris McCormack (AUS) 08:20:42 Lisa Bentley (CAN) 09:19:44
2007 Patrick Vernay (NCL) 08:21:49 Rebekah Keat (AUS) 09:12:59
2008 Patrick Vernay (NCL) 08:31:32 Chrissie Wellington (GBR) 09:03:54
2009 Patrick Vernay (NCL) 08:24:53 Chrissie Wellington (GBR) 08:57:10
2010 Patrick Vernay (NCL) 08:23:54 Carrie Lester (AUS) 09:23:46
2011 Pete Jacobs (AUS) 08:29:28 Caroline Steffen (SUI) 09:29:54
2012 Paul Ambrose (AUS) 08:17:38 Michelle Gailey (AUS) 09:34:57
2013 Luke Bell (AUS) 08:30:23 Rebecca Hoschke (AUS) 09:34:55
2014 Elliot Holtham (CAN) 08:35:18 Melissa Hauschildt (AUS) 09:28:43
2015 Paul Ambrose (AUS) 08:35:53 Michelle Bremer (NZL) 09:38:24
2016 Tim Reed (AUS) 08:16:34 Michelle Bremer (NZL) 09:13:34
2017 David Dellow (AUS) 08:15:36 Laura Siddall (GBR) 09:16:39
2018 Marino Vanhoenacker (BEL) 08:14:37 Laura Siddall (GBR) 09:05:58

Last Race’s TOP 3

You can find the full results and analysis from last year’s race here.

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Marino Vanhoenacker BEL 00:45:57 04:30:55 02:54:12 08:14:37
2 Luke McKenzie AUS 00:46:46 04:33:55 02:53:13 08:18:10
3 Mark Bowstead NZL 00:45:47 04:29:08 03:07:18 08:26:25

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Laura Siddall GBR 00:55:48 04:56:12 03:10:21 09:05:58
2 Melanie Burke NZL 01:00:14 05:10:45 03:14:33 09:29:49
3 Kelsey Withrow USA 00:48:42 05:27:09 03:23:11 09:44:59

Course Records

Leg Gender Record Athlete Date
Total overall 08:14:37 Marino Vanhoenacker 2018-05-06
Swim overall 00:43:47 Josh Amberger 2016-05-01
Swim overall 00:43:47 Clayton Fettell 2016-05-01
Bike overall 04:27:51 Dougal Allan 2016-05-01
Run overall 02:47:20 Tim Van Berkel 2012-04-29
Total female 08:57:10 Chrissie Wellington 2009-04-05
Swim female 00:48:42 Kelsey Withrow 2018-05-06
Swim female 00:48:42 Melissa Ashton 2006-05-11
Bike female 04:56:12 Laura Siddall 2018-05-06
Run female 03:01:06 Lisa Bentley 2006-05-11

Course Rating

The Course Rating for IM Australia is 07:03.

Race Adjustments for IM Australia

Year Adjustment Swim Adj. Bike Adj. Run Adj. # of Finishers Rating Swim Rating Bike Rating Run Rating
2006 06:15 03:17 -01:10 04:08 30 06:15 03:17 -01:10 04:08
2007 06:51 02:46 00:22 03:44 36 06:33 03:02 -00:24 03:56
2008 03:29 00:50 00:59 01:40 24 05:32 02:18 00:04 03:11
2009 05:55 01:02 01:24 03:30 28 05:37 01:59 00:24 03:15
2010 11:09 05:45 06:08 -00:45 18 06:44 02:44 01:33 02:27
2011 06:25 02:35 00:29 03:21 14 06:41 02:43 01:22 02:36
2012 10:08 03:03 01:27 05:38 9 07:10 02:46 01:23 03:02
2013 12:57 02:29 02:23 08:05 9 07:54 02:44 01:30 03:40
2014 12:29 04:13 -01:46 10:03 15 of 17 08:24 02:53 01:09 04:23
2015 -00:46 03:26 -01:44 -02:29 18 of 24 07:29 02:57 00:51 03:42
2016 -00:50 01:34 -01:02 -01:23 23 of 29 06:44 02:49 00:41 03:14
2017 08:36 01:07 03:52 03:37 14 of 15 06:53 02:41 00:57 03:16
2018 08:58 03:05 04:37 01:16 17 of 21 07:03 02:43 01:13 03:07

Kona slots and Prize Money

IM Australia has 1m+1f Pro Kona slot(s). It has a total prize purse of 40.000 US$, paying 6 deep.

Male Race Participants

The strength of the field is 24% of a typical Kona field.

# Bib Name Nat Expected Rating ESwim EBike ET2 ERun Consistency Overall
1 4 Tim Van Berkel AUS 08:13:44 08:26:28 00:46:01 04:35:48 05:26:49 02:46:55 89% +6% -5% (26) 33
2 2 Cameron Wurf (KQ) AUS 08:15:47 08:23:08 00:48:21 04:20:45 05:14:06 03:01:41 79% +16% -5% (17) 25
3 1 Tim Reed AUS 08:19:14 08:28:20 00:46:22 04:34:06 05:25:27 02:53:47 81% +8% -11% (10) 42
4 5 Denis Chevrot FRA 08:25:20 08:31:59 00:45:25 04:40:56 05:31:21 02:53:59 79% +2% -19% (17) 57
5 6 Clayton Fettell AUS 08:27:32 08:47:30 00:43:21 04:31:44 05:20:04 03:07:28 47% +7% -46% (13) (107)
6 3 Mark Bowstead NZL 08:29:20 08:41:17 00:46:13 04:35:51 05:27:03 03:02:17 74% +0% -26% (8) 86
7 7 Luke Bell AUS 08:34:12 08:43:11 00:45:35 04:41:08 05:31:43 03:02:29 41% +7% -52% (34) (94)
8 8 Simon Cochrane NZL 08:39:09 08:48:23 00:47:06 04:47:52 05:39:58 02:59:11 72% +16% -12% (25) 110
9 10 Clint Kimmins AUS 08:51:49 09:09:26 00:50:34 04:49:00 05:44:34 03:07:15 100% +0% -0% (2) (179)
10 12 Lucas Amirault FRA 08:55:10 09:07:43 00:51:04 04:54:07 05:50:11 03:04:59 100% +0% -0% (3) 174
11 9 Sacha Cavelier CAN 09:55:31 10:22:27 00:58:11 05:14:51 06:18:02 03:37:29 27% +46% -27% (5) 266
11 Matt Franklin NZL n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
14 James Davy AUS n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
15 Justin Wendemuth AUS n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (1 IM Pro race) (n/a)

Female Race Participants

The strength of the field is 9% of a typical Kona field.

# Bib Name Nat Expected Rating ESwim EBike ET2 ERun Consistency Overall
1 21 Caroline Steffen (KQ) SUI 08:58:33 09:06:33 00:49:59 04:57:45 05:52:44 03:05:49 95% +5% -0% (21) 6
2 20 Laura Siddall GBR 09:08:05 09:16:15 00:55:11 05:00:41 06:00:51 03:07:14 84% +14% -2% (19) 14
3 22 Melanie Burke NZL 09:31:19 09:40:11 01:02:27 05:09:39 06:17:07 03:14:12 81% +16% -2% (16) 53
4 24 Els Visser NED 09:36:34 09:49:39 00:54:48 05:06:26 06:06:13 03:30:21 76% +24% -0% (4) 68
5 23 Kelsey Withrow USA 09:50:12 10:11:29 00:49:39 05:30:55 06:25:33 03:24:39 100% +0% -0% (2) (97)
6 25 Jessica Mitchell AUS 09:55:45 10:12:07 01:00:21 05:25:43 06:31:04 03:24:41 69% +15% -15% (9) 100
7 26 Karen Toulmin NZL 10:36:44 11:01:24 01:02:54 05:59:02 07:06:56 03:29:48 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (135)
27 Krystle Hockley AUS n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)

Winning Odds

Male Race Participants

  • Tim Van Berkel: 53% (1-1)
  • Cameron Wurf: 26% (3-1)
  • Tim Reed: 12% (8-1)
  • Denis Chevrot: 6% (14-1)
  • Clayton Fettell: 2% (45-1)

Female Race Participants

  • Caroline Steffen: 84% (1-1)
  • Laura Siddall: 14% (6-1)

Ironman Australia 2019 (May 5th) – Entry List

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Kona Slots and Prize Money

IM Australia has 1m+1f Pro Kona slots. It has a total prize purse of 40.000 US$, paying 6 deep.

Male Race Participants

Name Nation
Mark Bowstead NZL
Sacha Cavelier CAN
Denis Chevrot FRA
Simon Cochrane NZL
James Davy AUS
Matt Franklin NZL
Lachlan Kerin AUS
Clint Kimmins AUS
Tim Reed AUS
Justin Wendemuth AUS

Female Race Participants

Name Nation
Laura Siddall GBR
Karen Toulmin NZL

Ironman Australia 2018 – Analyzing Results

IMAustraliaLogoCourse Conditions

After all the fast results at IM Texas one week ago, IM Australia had results close to what could have been expected from previous years. Conditions were good, but not massively: The swim and bike were a little bit faster than in the past, but then the run was a bit slower. The overall adjustment of 8:50 is in line with the course rating of 7:03.

A few new records were set: Marino Vanhoenacker improved the overall course record (set last year by David Dellow) by a minute. On the female side Bella Luxford was one second quicker than the swim record but then DNF’d, but Kelsey Withrow finished and now co-owns the swim record with Melissa Ashton. Laura Siddall lay the groundwork for her win with a new bike course record, she improved on Carrie Lester’s 2010 time and posted the first sub-5 bike split in Port Macquarie.

Male Race Results

Before the race, Marino Vanhoenacker seemed to be the athlete to beat. But into T2 Mark Bowstead was leading the race posting the fastest swim and bike split, but a 3:07 marathon saw him drop back into third. Even then Marino had to fight for the win: Luke McKenzie was never more than a few minutes behind, but he wasn’t quite able to close the gap and finished second. Marino won his 18th Ironman title and becomes the first athlete to claim wins in all six continents.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money KPR Points
1 Marino Vanhoenacker BEL 00:45:57 04:30:55 02:54:12 08:14:37 01:27 US$ 8,000 2000
2 Luke McKenzie AUS 00:46:46 04:33:55 02:53:13 08:18:10 -01:06 US$ 4,000 1600
3 Mark Bowstead NZL 00:45:47 04:29:08 03:07:18 08:26:25 05:15 US$ 3,000 1280
4 Nathan Shearer AUS 00:54:30 04:38:38 02:52:13 08:29:13 -16:42 US$ 2,500 960
5 Paul Ambrose AUS 00:46:42 04:34:17 03:05:00 08:29:37 -11:00 US$ 1,500 720
6 Dougal Allan NZL 00:52:45 04:38:46 02:59:16 08:34:45 14:22 US$ 1,000 540
7 Mitchell Robins AUS 00:46:41 04:54:26 02:57:23 08:42:49 n/a   405
8 Levi Maxwell AUS 00:51:12 04:48:11 03:06:51 08:49:25 04:08   305
9 Jarrod Harvey AUS 00:51:39 04:52:30 03:09:33 08:58:12 n/a   230
10 Bryce McMaster NZL 00:52:40 06:01:01 04:13:21 11:12:37 1:01:47   170
  Casey Munro AUS 00:45:50 04:45:04   DNF      
  David Dellow AUS 00:45:53     DNF      
  Lachlan Kerin AUS 00:46:42     DNF      

Female Race Results

After a slower-than-normal swim, defending champion Laura Siddall had her work cut out: She was seven minutes behind rookie Kelsey Withrow and Annabel Luxford. It tool Laura more 140k catch to Annabel who was shortly after forced to drop out with asthma (worsened by a cold). After that it was clear sailing for Laura: After posting a new bike course record she also had the fastest run of the day, claiming her third Ironman title with a gap of more than 20 minutes to Melanie Burke in second and Kelsey Withrow in third.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money KPR Points
1 Laura Siddall GBR 00:55:48 04:56:12 03:10:21 09:05:58 -05:17 US$ 8,000 2000
2 Melanie Burke NZL 01:00:14 05:10:45 03:14:33 09:29:49 -12:19 US$ 4,000 1600
3 Kelsey Withrow USA 00:48:42 05:27:09 03:23:11 09:44:59 n/a US$ 3,000 1280
4 Els Visser NED 00:55:50 05:11:49 03:44:53 09:56:31 n/a US$ 2,500 960
5 Renee Kiley AUS 00:57:52 05:17:54 03:36:20 09:58:13 n/a US$ 1,500 720
6 Jessica Mitchell AUS 01:00:13 05:25:08 03:27:09 09:58:25 03:37 US$ 1,000 540
7 Kierra Sansome AUS 01:00:54 05:53:10 03:33:12 10:32:40 n/a   405
  Annabel Luxford AUS 00:48:41     DNF      

Kona Qualifying Implications

As a P-2000 race, IM Australia didn’t produce too many changes, here’s a look at the athletes in the running for a slot:

  • Laura Siddall is now safe for a July slot.
  • On the male side, both Luke McKenzie and Marino Vanhoenacker are “in the bubble”. I’m not sure if Marino wants to do another Kona race (last year he declined his slot). 
  • Dougal Allan will need about 800 more points, he’s in my “close” category.
  • Annabel Luxford already had enough points, but she still needs an Ironman finish. I hope she recovers quickly from her asthma, and it’s not too late to register for IM Cairns in June.

Ironman Australia (May 6th) – Seedings

IMAustraliaLogoPrevious Winners

Year Male Winner Time Female Winner Time
2005 Chris McCormack (AUS) 08:25:44 Lisa Bentley (CAN) 09:13:20
2006 Chris McCormack (AUS) 08:20:42 Lisa Bentley (CAN) 09:19:44
2007 Patrick Vernay (NCL) 08:21:49 Rebekah Keat (AUS) 09:12:59
2008 Patrick Vernay (NCL) 08:31:32 Chrissie Wellington (GBR) 09:03:54
2009 Patrick Vernay (NCL) 08:24:53 Chrissie Wellington (GBR) 08:57:10
2010 Patrick Vernay (NCL) 08:23:54 Carrie Lester (AUS) 09:23:46
2011 Pete Jacobs (AUS) 08:29:28 Caroline Steffen (SUI) 09:29:54
2012 Paul Ambrose (AUS) 08:17:38 Michelle Gailey (AUS) 09:34:57
2013 Luke Bell (AUS) 08:30:23 Rebecca Hoschke (AUS) 09:34:55
2014 Elliot Holtham (CAN) 08:35:18 Melissa Hauschildt (AUS) 09:28:43
2015 Paul Ambrose (AUS) 08:35:53 Michelle Bremer (NZL) 09:38:24
2016 Tim Reed (AUS) 08:16:34 Michelle Bremer (NZL) 09:13:34
2017 David Dellow (AUS) 08:15:36 Laura Siddall (GBR) 09:16:39

Last Year’s TOP 3

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 David Dellow AUS 00:49:13 04:34:31 02:47:41 08:15:36
2 Tim Reed AUS 00:49:11 04:34:33 02:54:42 08:22:43
3 Clayton Fettell AUS 00:45:19 04:30:40 03:10:26 08:30:03

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Laura Siddall GBR 00:56:34 05:03:14 03:13:05 09:16:39
2 Michelle Gailey AUS 00:55:43 05:21:57 03:21:53 09:44:16
3 Jessica Mitchell AUS 01:01:29 05:23:44 03:22:18 09:53:49

Course Records

Leg Gender Record Athlete Date
Total overall 08:15:36 David Dellow 2017-05-07
Swim overall 00:43:47 Josh Amberger 2016-05-01
Swim overall 00:43:47 Clayton Fettell 2016-05-01
Bike overall 04:27:51 Dougal Allan 2016-05-01
Run overall 02:47:20 Tim Van Berkel 2012-04-29
Total female 08:57:10 Chrissie Wellington 2009-04-05
Swim female 00:48:42 Melissa Ashton 2006-05-11
Bike female 05:00:57 Carrie Lester 2010-03-28
Run female 03:01:06 Lisa Bentley 2006-05-11

Course Rating

The Course Rating for IM Australia is 06:54.

Race Adjustments for IM Australia

Year Adjustment Swim Adj. Bike Adj. Run Adj. # of Finishers Rating Swim Rating Bike Rating Run Rating
2006 06:16 02:34 -05:19 01:33 30 06:16 02:34 -05:19 01:33
2007 06:51 02:07 -03:18 01:24 36 06:34 02:20 -04:18 01:29
2008 03:29 00:33 -00:35 00:38 24 05:32 01:45 -03:04 01:12
2009 05:55 00:15 -02:50 00:47 28 05:38 01:22 -03:00 01:06
2010 11:09 05:12 03:02 -02:52 18 06:44 02:08 -01:48 00:18
2011 06:26 02:03 -02:30 01:27 14 06:41 02:07 -01:55 00:30
2012 10:09 02:50 00:15 04:52 9 07:11 02:14 -01:36 01:07
2013 12:58 01:43 -01:55 05:23 9 07:54 02:10 -01:39 01:39
2014 12:30 04:04 -02:38 09:33 15 of 17 08:25 02:22 -01:45 02:32
2015 -00:46 03:36 -00:50 -01:52 18 of 24 07:30 02:30 -01:40 02:05
2016 -00:50 02:24 03:31 01:35 23 of 29 06:44 02:29 -01:11 02:03
2017 08:37 01:17 04:48 04:10 14 of 15 06:54 02:23 -00:41 02:13

KPR points and Prize Money

IM Australia is a P-2000 race. It has a total prize purse of 40.000 US$.

Female Race Participants

The strength of the field is 10% of a typical Kona field.

# Bib Name Nat Expected Rating ESwim EBike ET2 ERun Consistency Overall
1 1 Laura Siddall GBR 09:12:46 09:20:20 00:54:27 05:02:45 06:02:12 03:10:34 70% +27% -4% (14) 11
2 2 Annabel Luxford AUS 09:17:30 09:25:16 00:49:05 05:04:10 05:58:16 03:19:14 86% +0% -14% (7) 23
3 10 Gurutze Frades Larralde ESP 09:30:31 09:39:43 00:57:56 05:17:06 06:20:03 03:10:28 76% +14% -10% (11) 45
4 4 Melanie Burke NZL 09:43:26 09:51:36 01:00:47 05:18:12 06:24:00 03:19:26 78% +12% -9% (11) (67)
5 3 Jessica Mitchell AUS 09:52:47 10:10:47 01:00:02 05:24:11 06:29:13 03:23:34 57% +43% -0% (5) 101
6 6 Jennifer Lentzke * CAN 10:41:40 11:03:29 01:09:50 05:43:23 06:58:13 03:43:27 48% +24% -28% (4) (147)
  5 Renee Kiley AUS n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
  7 Kierra Sansome AUS n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
  8 Els Visser NED n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
  9 Kelsey Withrow USA n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)

Note: Athletes with a ‘*’ are also registered for another race within 8 days.

Male Race Participants

The strength of the field is 5% of a typical Kona field.

# Bib Name Nat Expected Rating ESwim EBike ET2 ERun Consistency Overall
1 19 Marino Vanhoenacker BEL 08:15:58 08:21:23 00:48:09 04:32:56 05:26:05 02:49:53 67% +6% -27% (29) 16
2 15 David Dellow AUS 08:16:35 08:24:12 00:45:49 04:35:57 05:26:46 02:49:49 70% +1% -29% (18) 21
3 18 Luke McKenzie AUS 08:17:44 08:27:33 00:46:07 04:28:30 05:19:37 02:58:07 51% +14% -35% (30) 33
4 20 Dougal Allan NZL 08:22:31 08:39:09 00:54:17 04:27:53 05:27:10 02:55:21 70% +4% -26% (11) 74
5 21 Mark Bowstead NZL 08:24:50 08:39:50 00:46:06 04:37:44 05:28:51 02:55:59 70% +0% -30% (4) 77
6 16 Clayton Fettell AUS 08:27:42 08:42:17 00:43:23 04:32:00 05:20:23 03:07:19 60% +10% -30% (12) 85
7 29 Nathan Shearer AUS 08:39:30 08:59:43 00:53:14 04:43:08 05:41:22 02:58:08 28% +72% -0% (3) 148
8 17 Paul Ambrose AUS 08:40:24 08:49:05 00:48:09 04:41:50 05:34:59 03:05:25 62% +2% -36% (25) 106
9 26 Casey Munro AUS 08:41:53 09:19:36 00:44:52 04:41:07 05:30:58 03:10:55 16% +0% -84% (7) (208)
10 27 Alex Reithmeier AUS 08:42:16 09:03:21 00:48:10 04:46:39 05:39:49 03:02:27 48% +0% -52% (3) (162)
11 24 Levi Maxwell AUS 08:46:35 09:04:50 00:51:21 04:54:20 05:50:41 02:55:54 48% +52% -0% (2) (165)
12 23 Lachlan Kerin AUS 09:05:13 09:36:10 00:50:01 04:54:35 05:49:36 03:15:37 10% +34% -56% (4) (252)
13 25 Bryce McMaster NZL 10:17:09 10:40:52 00:48:36 05:50:11 06:43:47 03:33:22 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (297)
14 30 Aleksander Kochetkov LTU 10:47:06 11:11:58 01:05:46 05:42:53 06:53:39 03:53:27 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (299)
  22 Jarrod Harvey AUS n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
  28 Mitchell Robins AUS n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)

Winning Odds

Female Race Participants

Defending Champion Laura Siddall is the favorite, and she’s already shown great form by winning IM New Zealand in March, but Annabel Luxford won’t make it easy at all for Laura. Bella is likely to lead in T2, and if she has managed to improve her marathon run, it’ll be a close fight on the run. In last year’s Kona race, they ran almost the same 3:24 marathon. Gurutze is the best runner in the field, but she’s probably going to be twenty minutes behind Laura and Bella in T2.

  • Laura Siddall: 71% (1-1)
  • Annabel Luxford: 22% (4-1)
  • Gurutze Frades Larralde: 5% (19-1)

Male Race Participants

It’s hard to pick a front runner in the men’s field: Last year’s winner David Dellow is back to defend his title, Luke McKenzie has taken most of 2017 to rebuild his IM strength, he was able to close the season with a win at IM Wisconsin. The third of the favorites is Marino Vanhoenacker – he’s still chasing a win in all continents and even though he’s towards the end of his Pro career, he’s still one of the fastest athletes on the Ironman circuit.

With these heavy-weights in the field, Dougal Allan, Clayton Fettell and a few others will probably have to be content with a podium finish .. and maybe posting the best split in one of the legs.

  • Luke McKenzie: 36% (2-1)
  • David Dellow: 30% (2-1)
  • Marino Vanhoenacker: 19% (4-1)
  • Dougal Allan: 10% (9-1)
  • Clayton Fettell: 3% (38-1)

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