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Ironman Canada (Whistler) 2018 – Analyzing Results

IMWhistler_LogoCourse Conditions

The most recent course changes in Whistler made the course even harder than before: This year’s adjustment of -19:00 was about 16 minutes slower than the previous course rating. The new course is slow across the board, both the swim, bike and run had negative adjustments.

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money KPR Points
1 Brent McMahon CAN 00:51:37 04:43:36 02:53:16 08:31:33 -00:54 US$ 15,000 2000
2 Jeff Symonds CAN 00:51:44 04:49:20 02:56:24 08:40:27 -07:30 US$ 7,500 1600
3 Matthew Russell USA 00:57:50 04:46:24 02:56:58 08:45:33 -01:44 US$ 5,000 1280
4 Sam Long USA 00:57:49 04:44:05 03:02:57 08:48:05 -19:05 US$ 3,250 960
5 Justin Metzler USA 00:51:46 04:50:03 03:04:50 08:50:34 -54:26 US$ 2,750 720
6 Andrew Talansky USA 00:57:49 04:40:25 03:29:26 09:11:37 n/a US$ 2,000 540
7 Mark Bowstead NZL 00:51:42 04:43:33 03:35:25 09:15:09 21:20 US$ 1,500 405
8 Tripp Hipple USA 00:54:58 04:47:29 03:29:51 09:17:02 -01:03 US$ 1,250 305
9 Adam Feigh USA 00:57:44 05:05:12 03:11:26 09:18:47 -10:41 US$ 1,000 230
10 Pedro Gomes POR 00:55:02 05:14:23 03:13:55 09:27:28 21:39 US$ 750 170
11 Marino Vanhoenacker BEL 00:53:20 04:41:48 04:18:25 09:57:03 1:14:23 120
12 Christopher Bagg USA 00:57:45 05:29:06 04:08:38 10:40:12 1:10:54 85
Nathan Killam CAN 00:57:48 04:52:54 DNF
Stephen Kilshaw CAN 00:53:16 DNF
Callum Millward NZL 00:53:57 DNF

Kona Qualifying

There were a few athletes looking for Kona points in Whistler:

  • Mark Bowstead would have needed a third place, his seventh place finish means he’s now in #51 in the points rankings and unlikely to receive a slot.
  • Marino Vanhoenacker is in the Top40 and eligible for a July slot, even if his 11th place finish didn’t improve his total by much.
  • Callum Millward DNF’d with a flat early on the bike and couldn’t improve his position. He’s now in #42, and can still hope for a rolldown or an August slot.
  • Brent McMahon was already safe before the race.

You can find the full KPR rankings for July Qualifying in this post.

Ironman Canada (Whistler) 2018 (July 29th) – Seedings

IMWhistler_LogoPrevious Winners

Year Male Winner Time Female Winner Time
2013 Trevor Wurtele (CAN) 08:39:33 Uli Bromme (USA) 09:28:13
2014 Marino Vanhoenacker (BEL) 08:16:10 Bree Wee (USA) 09:46:58
2015 Viktor Zyemtsev (UKR) 08:49:46 Danielle Mack (USA) 09:46:19
2016 Andy Potts (USA) 08:20:23
2017 Linsey Corbin (USA) 09:17:12

Last Year’s TOP 3

Here are the links to the results analysis from last year (WPRO-only) and to analysis for the male race in 2016.

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Linsey Corbin USA 00:56:04 05:08:52 03:08:12 09:17:12
2 Jen Annett CAN 00:58:32 05:08:31 03:14:48 09:24:55
3 Rachel McBride CAN 00:51:21 05:06:41 03:25:46 09:27:15

Male Race Results (2016)

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Andy Potts USA 00:47:03 04:31:07 02:58:19 08:20:23
2 Pedro Gomes POR 00:49:52 04:40:55 02:53:18 08:27:31
3 Trevor Wurtele CAN 00:49:50 04:41:17 02:55:53 08:30:25

Course Records

Leg Gender Record Athlete Date
Total overall 08:16:10 Marino Vanhoenacker 2014-07-27
Swim overall 00:47:03 Andy Potts 2016-07-24
Bike overall 04:31:07 Andy Potts 2016-07-24
Run overall 02:40:34 Jeff Symonds 2014-07-27
Total female 09:17:12 Linsey Corbin 2017-07-30
Swim female 00:51:21 Rachel McBride 2017-07-30
Bike female 05:06:41 Rachel McBride 2017-07-30
Run female 03:06:53 Uli Bromme 2013-08-25

Course Rating

The Course Rating for IM Canada is – 02:39.

Race Adjustments for IM Canada

Year Adjustment Swim Adj. Bike Adj. Run Adj. # of Finishers Rating Swim Rating Bike Rating Run Rating
2013 02:06 00:21 00:15 -00:40 24 02:06 00:21 00:15 -00:40
2014 01:11 00:26 -02:26 -02:27 15 of 17 01:39 00:24 -01:06 -01:33
2015 -18:46 00:28 -13:17 -04:09 23 of 33 -05:10 00:25 -05:10 -02:25
2016 02:15 01:27 04:12 04:59 12 of 15 -03:18 00:40 -02:49 -00:34
2017 -00:03 01:27 -00:24 00:06 13 of 17 -02:39 00:50 -02:20 -00:26

KPR points and Prize Money

IM Canada is a P-2000 race. It has a total prize purse of 40.000 US$, paying 10 deep.

Male Race Participants

The strength of the field is 11% of a typical Kona field.

# Bib Name Nat Expected Rating ESwim EBike ET2 ERun Consistency Overall
1 4 Brent McMahon CAN 08:18:13 08:14:27 00:47:20 04:37:31 05:29:51 02:48:22 70% +0% -30% (12) 6
2 1 Marino Vanhoenacker BEL 08:24:03 08:21:40 00:49:27 04:36:02 05:30:29 02:53:34 73% +5% -22% (30) 19
3 6 Jeff Symonds CAN 08:31:05 08:29:39 00:49:47 04:49:39 05:44:27 02:46:38 61% +0% -39% (11) 45
4 3 Matthew Russell USA 08:32:48 08:28:48 00:53:55 04:38:36 05:37:31 02:55:17 47% +27% -26% (45) 41
5 7 Callum Millward NZL 08:35:21 08:34:36 00:48:39 04:44:01 05:37:39 02:57:42 81% +0% -19% (11) 64
6 8 Paul Matthews AUS 08:35:50 08:30:56 00:47:01 04:42:53 05:34:54 03:00:56 39% +0% -61% (16) 52
7 9 Mark Bowstead NZL 08:39:06 08:39:25 00:48:28 04:42:15 05:35:44 03:03:22 84% +0% -16% (6) 85
8 2 Trevor Wurtele CAN 08:39:17 08:43:00 00:50:51 04:43:02 05:38:52 03:00:25 55% +12% -33% (19) (90)
9 14 Stephen Kilshaw CAN 08:41:27 09:02:05 00:52:26 04:45:04 05:42:30 02:58:57 12% +32% -56% (13) 166
10 5 Pedro Gomes POR 08:42:59 08:45:51 00:51:00 04:49:54 05:45:54 02:57:05 56% +1% -44% (32) 94
11 10 Sam Long USA 08:51:27 08:53:52 00:54:42 04:41:53 05:41:35 03:09:52 83% +0% -17% (6) 132
12 15 Tripp Hipple USA 08:57:39 09:06:35 00:51:59 04:46:48 05:43:47 03:13:52 51% +0% -49% (5) 175
13 16 Nathan Killam CAN 09:02:28 09:17:39 00:53:59 05:02:33 06:01:33 03:00:55 59% +41% -0% (4) (206)
14 20 Christopher Bagg USA 09:03:44 09:40:25 00:53:15 04:54:43 05:52:57 03:10:47 3% +13% -84% (16) (259)
15 19 Adam Feigh USA 09:15:17 09:26:29 00:53:51 04:52:45 05:51:37 03:23:40 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (235)
16 21 Nicholas Chase USA 09:28:49 09:35:06 00:52:04 05:01:28 05:58:33 03:30:16 57% +0% -43% (4) (253)
17 11 Justin Metzler USA 09:31:58 09:43:30 00:48:44 04:57:15 05:51:00 03:40:58 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (265)
18 18 Ivan Dominguez USA 10:16:25 10:28:51 00:54:28 05:17:21 06:16:49 03:59:36 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (291)
12 Kennett Peterson USA n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated 0% +0% -100% (2) (n/a)
17 Andrew Talansky USA n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)

Winning Odds

Male Race Participants

  • Marino Vanhoenacker: 46% (1-1)
  • Brent McMahon: 30% (2-1)
  • Matthew Russell: 13% (7-1)
  • Jeff Symonds: 5% (20-1)
  • Callum Millward: 3% (28-1)

Kona Qualifying

Here are the athletes looking for a Kona slot and what they’ll need to secure a July slot:

  • Brent McMahon: already safe
  • Marino Vanhoenacker: 14th (but unclear if he’s going to accept a slot)
  • Callum Millward: 5th or better
  • Mark Bowstead: podium

Ironman Canada 2018 (July 29th) – Entry List

IMWhistler_LogoUpdate June 21st:

  • Added Justin Metzler, Kennett Peterson and Matthew Russell
  • Justin Daerr is no longer on the latest entry list.

Whistler is an MPRO-only race this year.

Male Participants

Name Nation KPR points KPR races
Brent McMahon CAN 3935 2+2 (1600/265)
Joe Gambles AUS 2885 1+2 (1600/500)
Sam Long USA 1575 3+1 (230/320)
Justin Daerr USA 1250 3+0 (305/0)
Justin Metzler USA 1045 1+2 (60/345)
Kennett Peterson USA 975 0+2 (0/435)
Jeff Symonds CAN 720 1+0
Paul Matthews AUS 650 1+2 (290/180)
Pedro Gomes POR 615 1+2 (540/30)
Trevor Wurtele CAN 580 0+2 (0/180)
Matthew Russell USA 555 1+2 (215/100)
Nathan Killam CAN 320 0+1
Stephen Kilshaw CAN 220 1+1
Ivan Dominguez USA 190 0+2 (0/55)
Adam Feigh USA 135 1+2 (30/30)
Christopher Bagg USA 65 0+1
Nicholas Chase USA 31 0+2 (0/1)

Kona Qualifying

A look at the athletes in the running for a Kona slot:

  • Brent McMahon is already safe.
  • Joe Gambles needs at least a fifth place.
  • Sam Long needs a win to have a chance, but even that might not be enough.

Ironman Canada 2017 (Whistler) – Analyzing Results

Race Conditions

The times at IM Canada have been quite slow this year: Apart from 2015 when unexpected, cold rain impacted a lot of the Pros, the conditions were the slowest in Whistler so far. Nonetheless the positioning of the race (it was the last race before the first Kona cutoff) led to a strong field and a number of new course records. The top three bike times were faster than the 2013 record by Uli Brömme (5:13),  the new record is Rachel McBride’s 5:06:41. While Uli still holds the run course record (3:06) she also lost the overall record (was 9:28). Again, the top three finishers were able to break her time, Linsey Corbin holds the new course record with her time of 9:17:12.

Female Race Results

The first two legs were dominated by Rachel McBride who posted both the fastest swim and bike times. In T2 she was leading by almost seven minutes. But then the faster runners showed their strengths: Linsey Corbin ran the day’s fastest marathon (3:08) and took the lead shortly before the half marathon mark. Linsey eventually won by more than seven minutes over Jen Annett who outran Rachel by eleven minutes. Rachel nonetheless had a solid day and was happy to hang on for third place.

Rachel Joyce needed a third place for a secure Kona slot, she was struggling a bit all day (probably not yet fully recovered from her win at IM Whistler less than two months ago) and couldn’t close the gap to the podium. Rachel finished fourth and has to hope for a number of rolldowns if she wants to make it to Kona.

Linsey was already safe for Kona before the race – she has gained some confidence for October. Rachel and the other potential Kona qualifiers Danielle Mack and Leslie Miller couldn’t score enough points to climb into the Top 28 points slots, so a bit surprisingly no additional Canada racers were able to grab a slot.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money KPR Points
1 Linsey Corbin USA 00:56:04 05:08:52 03:08:12 09:17:12 -03:44 US$ 15,000 2000
2 Jen Annett CAN 00:58:32 05:08:31 03:14:48 09:24:55 -25:24 US$ 7,500 1600
3 Rachel McBride CAN 00:51:21 05:06:41 03:25:46 09:27:15 -13:13 US$ 5,000 1280
4 Rachel Joyce GBR 00:53:48 05:26:15 03:19:33 09:43:34 37:42 US$ 3,250 960
5 Fawn Whiting CAN 00:58:21 05:24:28 03:18:42 09:47:07 -17:35 US$ 2,750 720
6 Danielle Mack USA 00:58:35 05:30:23 03:19:13 09:51:28 12:57 US$ 2,000 540
7 Leslie DiMichele Miller USA 00:55:22 05:29:43 03:24:49 09:53:35 06:32 US$ 1,500 405
8 Alyssa Godesky USA 00:58:29 05:34:48 03:26:13 10:03:52 -01:14 US$ 1,250 305
9 Christine Fletcher CAN 00:56:06 05:32:25 03:32:30 10:06:48 -05:10 US$ 1,000 230
10 Mackenzie Madison USA 01:01:04 05:31:12 03:31:35 10:08:50 11:42 US$ 750 170
11 Kyra Wiens USA 00:58:24 05:35:59 03:37:11 10:15:23 -12:38   120
12 Steph Corker CAN 00:55:28 05:42:11 03:38:25 10:20:04 -02:28   85
13 Carrie Mccoy USA 01:19:16 05:59:34 03:48:32 11:15:42 08:44   60
  Karen Thibodeau CAN 00:53:50 05:30:18   DNF      
  Jessica Smith USA 00:55:21 05:41:27   DNF      
  Liz Baugher USA 00:57:44 06:03:12   DNF      
  Melanie McQuaid CAN 00:56:05     DNF      

Ironman Canada (Whistler, July 30th) – Seedings

IMWhistler_LogoUpdate: July 27th: In the latest startlist both Malindi Elmore and Jenni Fletcher are no longer racing.

Previous Winners

Year Male Winner Time Female Winner Time
2013 Trevor Wurtele (CAN) 08:39:33 Uli Bromme (USA) 09:28:13
2014 Marino Vanhoenacker (BEL) 08:16:10 Bree Wee (USA) 09:46:58
2015 Viktor Zyemtsev (UKR) 08:49:46 Danielle Mack (USA) 09:46:19
2016 Andy Potts (USA) 08:20:23

Last Year’s TOP 3

The 2016 race was a MPRO-only race.

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Andy Potts USA 00:47:03 04:31:07 02:58:19 08:20:23
2 Pedro Gomes POR 00:49:52 04:40:55 02:53:18 08:27:31
3 Trevor Wurtele CAN 00:49:50 04:41:17 02:55:53 08:30:25

Course Records

Leg Gender Record Athlete Date
Total overall 08:16:10 Marino Vanhoenacker 2014-07-27
Swim overall 00:47:03 Andy Potts 2016-07-24
Bike overall 04:31:07 Andy Potts 2016-07-24
Run overall 02:40:34 Jeff Symonds 2014-07-27
Total female 09:28:13 Uli Bromme 2013-08-25
Swim female 00:53:09 Anna Cleaver 2014-07-27
Bike female 05:13:51 Uli Bromme 2013-08-25
Run female 03:06:53 Uli Bromme 2013-08-25

Course Rating

The Course Rating for IM Canada is – 03:18.

Race Adjustments for IM Canada

Year Adjustment Swim Adj. Bike Adj. Run Adj. # of Finishers Rating Swim Rating Bike Rating Run Rating
2013 02:06 00:21 00:15 -00:40 24 02:06 00:21 00:15 -00:40
2014 01:11 00:26 -02:26 -02:27 15 of 17 01:39 00:24 -01:06 -01:33
2015 -18:46 00:28 -13:17 -04:09 23 of 33 -05:10 00:25 -05:10 -02:25
2016 02:15 01:27 04:12 04:59 12 of 15 -03:18 00:40 -02:49 -00:34

KPR points and Prize Money

IM Canada is a WPRO-only P-2000 race. It has a prize purse of 80.000 US$.

Female Race Participants

The strength of the field is 6% of a typical Kona field.

Rank Bib Name Nation Expected Time Rating Exp. Swim Exp. Bike Exp. T2 Exp. Run Consistency Overall
1 6 Rachel Joyce GBR 09:09:49 09:05:49 00:51:42 05:07:10 06:03:52 03:05:57 78% +22% -0% (18) 3
2 7 Linsey Corbin USA 09:25:16 09:20:53 00:57:44 05:14:13 06:16:57 03:08:19 92% +8% -0% (22) 16
3 10 Malindi Elmore CAN 09:31:34 09:37:10 01:02:57 05:18:49 06:26:46 03:04:48 100% +0% -0% (2) (42)
4 3 Melanie McQuaid CAN 09:34:28 09:43:58 00:57:12 05:11:22 06:13:35 03:20:53 100% +0% -0% (2) (56)
5 1 Danielle Mack USA 09:37:47 09:44:15 01:01:20 05:20:50 06:27:10 03:10:37 52% +12% -36% (10) 56
6 4 Jen Annett CAN 09:43:58 09:56:10 01:02:23 05:16:48 06:24:11 03:19:47 60% +20% -20% (5) 75
7 2 Uli Bromme USA 09:46:35 09:47:51 01:02:22 05:19:12 06:26:34 03:20:01 62% +22% -16% (15) 61
8 9 Rachel McBride CAN 09:46:53 09:58:00 00:55:58 05:13:10 06:14:08 03:32:45 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (77)
9 18 Leslie DiMichele Miller USA 09:48:23 09:52:52 00:57:34 05:30:13 06:32:47 03:15:36 55% +25% -20% (6) 68
10 5 Mackenzie Madison USA 09:49:54 10:03:03 00:58:37 05:22:02 06:25:40 03:24:14 35% +7% -58% (13) 87
11 8 Karen Thibodeau CAN 09:58:33 10:04:38 00:53:39 05:31:14 06:29:53 03:28:40 72% +0% -28% (14) 93
12 19 Nicole Valentine * USA 10:06:35 10:11:32 01:01:39 05:36:02 06:42:41 03:23:54 68% +32% -0% (3) 104
13 13 Alyssa Godesky USA 10:08:26 10:11:05 01:00:30 05:36:09 06:41:39 03:26:47 67% +25% -9% (17) 102
14 17 Fawn Whiting CAN 10:11:24 10:22:58 01:06:08 05:38:11 06:49:19 03:22:05 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (126)
15 11 Christine Fletcher CAN 10:11:43 10:11:54 00:58:25 05:31:49 06:35:14 03:36:29 69% +6% -25% (21) (106)
16 12 Jenny Fletcher CAN 10:15:08 10:17:00 00:57:44 05:32:03 06:34:47 03:40:21 61% +0% -39% (3) 116
17 15 Jessica Smith USA 10:16:34 10:18:46 00:54:58 05:35:19 06:35:17 03:41:17 79% +0% -21% (8) 120
18 21 Maggie Rusch USA 10:21:01 10:25:22 01:02:05 05:35:33 06:42:37 03:38:24 53% +13% -34% (6) 131
19 16 Steph Corker CAN 10:27:29 10:34:59 00:59:55 05:45:36 06:50:32 03:36:57 100% +0% -0% (2) (148)
20 22 Kyra Wiens USA 10:34:57 10:46:59 01:01:44 05:44:07 06:50:51 03:44:06 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (155)
21 14 Liz Baugher USA 10:46:32 10:58:46 00:58:20 05:51:20 06:54:40 03:51:52 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (158)
22 20 Carrie Mccoy USA 11:14:20 11:27:06 01:13:33 05:51:23 07:09:56 04:04:24 63% +0% -37% (2) (161)

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

Winning Odds

  • Rachel Joyce: 85% (1-1)
  • Linsey Corbin: 8% (11-1)
  • Melanie McQuaid: 3% (28-1)
  • Danielle Mack: 2% (55-1)

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