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Ironman Hawaii 2017 (Oct 14th) – Seedings

IMHawaii_LogoThis is an excerpt from my “Kona Rating Report“, a 120+ page with tons of information about the race, all Professional participants and their chances on October 14th. Get some more information about the report in this post or go straight to download your copy here (donations appreciated).

Previous Winners

Year Male Winner Time Female Winner Time
2005 Faris Al-Sultan (GER) 08:14:17 Natascha Badmann (SUI) 09:09:30
2006 Normann Stadler (GER) 08:11:56 Michellie Jones (AUS) 09:18:31
2007 Chris McCormack (AUS) 08:15:34 Chrissie Wellington (GBR) 09:08:45
2008 Craig Alexander (AUS) 08:17:45 Chrissie Wellington (GBR) 09:06:23
2009 Craig Alexander (AUS) 08:20:21 Chrissie Wellington (GBR) 08:54:02
2010 Chris McCormack (AUS) 08:10:37 Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) 08:58:36
2011 Craig Alexander (AUS) 08:03:56 Chrissie Wellington (GBR) 08:55:08
2012 Pete Jacobs (AUS) 08:18:37 Leanda Cave (GBR) 09:15:54
2013 Frederik Van Lierde (BEL) 08:12:29 Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) 08:52:14
2014 Sebastian Kienle (GER) 08:14:18 Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) 09:00:55
2015 Jan Frodeno (GER) 08:14:40 Daniela Ryf (SUI) 08:57:57
2016 Jan Frodeno (GER) 08:06:30 Daniela Ryf (SUI) 08:46:46

Last Year’s TOP 3

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Jan Frodeno GER 00:48:02 04:29:00 02:45:34 08:06:30
2 Sebastian Kienle GER 00:52:27 04:23:55 02:49:03 08:10:02
3 Patrick Lange GER 00:48:57 04:37:49 02:39:45 08:11:14

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Daniela Ryf SUI 00:52:50 04:52:26 02:56:51 08:46:46
2 Mirinda Carfrae AUS 00:56:44 05:10:54 02:58:20 09:10:30
3 Heather Jackson USA 00:58:56 05:00:31 03:07:48 09:11:32

Course Records

Leg Gender Record Athlete Date
Total overall 08:03:56 Craig Alexander 2011-10-15
Swim overall 00:46:41 Lars Jorgensen 1998-10-03
Bike overall 04:18:23 Normann Stadler 2006-10-21
Run overall 02:39:45 Patrick Lange 2016-10-08
Total female 08:46:46 Daniela Ryf 2016-10-08
Swim female 00:48:43 Jodi Jackson 1999-10-16
Bike female 04:44:19 Karin Thuerig 2011-10-15
Run female 02:50:26 Mirinda Carfrae 2014-10-11

Course Rating

The Course Rating for IM Hawaii is – 02:33.

Race Adjustments for IM Hawaii

Year Adjustment Swim Adj. Bike Adj. Run Adj. # of Finishers Rating Swim Rating Bike Rating Run Rating
2005 05:05 -04:16 05:49 -02:33 119 of 135 05:05 -04:16 05:49 -02:33
2006 01:06 -05:02 04:39 -03:50 118 of 138 03:06 -04:39 05:14 -03:12
2007 02:52 -03:28 00:49 01:23 110 of 134 03:01 -04:15 03:45 -01:40
2008 -00:16 -03:21 -00:15 -00:04 109 of 145 02:12 -04:02 02:45 -01:16
2009 -10:29 -03:21 -00:13 -06:33 114 of 148 -00:20 -03:54 02:10 -02:20
2010 00:34 -03:36 02:51 -01:44 95 of 113 -00:11 -03:51 02:17 -02:14
2011 00:48 -04:15 05:47 -00:18 61 of 82 -00:03 -03:54 02:47 -01:57
2012 -08:56 -04:32 -01:46 00:43 65 of 83 -01:09 -03:59 02:13 -01:37
2013 00:46 -03:12 04:11 -00:44 68 of 85 -00:57 -03:54 02:26 -01:31
2014 -03:28 -04:15 01:53 00:06 68 of 88 -01:12 -03:56 02:23 -01:22
2015 -11:57 -04:13 03:39 -06:29 64 of 94 -02:10 -03:57 02:30 -01:49
2016 -06:47 -01:01 01:07 -03:25 79 of 99 -02:33 -03:43 02:23 -01:57

As you can see, the 2016 swim adjustment of -1:01 is considerably faster (or maybe “less slow”) than the overall swim rating of -3:43. Apparently, this was caused by moving the turnaround markers which have have shifted over the years. Therefore, it is likely that this year’s swim times will be a bit faster than in previous years and that most athletes will swim faster than the expected times (which are based on the slower swim rating).

KPR points and Prize Money

IM Hawaii is a P-8000 race. It has a total prize purse of 650.000 US$, paying ten deep.

Male Race Participants

The strength of the field is 101% of a typical Kona field.

Rank Bib Name Nation Expected Time Rating Exp. Swim Exp. Bike Exp. T2 Exp. Run Consistency Overall
1 1 Jan Frodeno GER 08:05:06 07:58:16 00:49:36 04:25:03 05:19:40 02:45:26 100% +0% -0% (3) 1
2 2 Sebastian Kienle GER 08:08:57 08:04:24 00:53:37 04:19:41 05:18:17 02:50:40 100% +0% -0% (5) 2
3 5 Patrick Lange GER 08:09:21 08:08:50 00:50:43 04:32:07 05:27:50 02:41:31 100% +0% -0% (1) (3)
4 26 Patrik Nilsson SWE 08:12:30 08:15:57 00:51:09 04:31:13 05:27:22 02:45:08 n/a (no Kona Pro race) 5
5 6 Timothy O’Donnell USA 08:15:03 08:19:34 00:50:25 04:27:43 05:23:08 02:51:55 15% +67% -18% (6) 8
6 3 Ben Hoffman USA 08:16:17 08:21:15 00:51:19 04:27:32 05:23:51 02:52:26 11% +58% -30% (7) 11
7 9 Tim Don GBR 08:16:53 08:18:42 00:50:43 04:27:09 05:22:52 02:54:01 38% +0% -62% (2) 7
8 31 Brent McMahon CAN 08:18:28 08:14:28 00:50:36 04:29:27 05:25:03 02:53:25 38% +0% -62% (2) 4
9 18 Bart Aernouts BEL 08:19:05 08:18:32 00:55:48 04:30:23 05:31:11 02:47:54 74% +0% -26% (5) 6
10 25 Nils Frommhold GER 08:19:11 08:21:03 00:51:12 04:28:14 05:24:26 02:54:45 38% +0% -62% (2) 10
11 14 Andy Potts USA 08:19:47 08:20:09 00:50:00 04:31:52 05:26:52 02:52:55 100% +0% -0% (8) 9
12 10 Boris Stein GER 08:20:11 08:24:31 00:56:40 04:25:06 05:26:46 02:53:25 49% +51% -0% (3) 21
13 7 Frederik Van Lierde BEL 08:21:30 08:22:02 00:50:58 04:29:17 05:25:15 02:56:15 72% +0% -28% (9) 13
14 28 Tyler Butterfield BMU 08:21:58 08:36:30 00:51:32 04:29:50 05:26:21 02:55:37 10% +29% -61% (5) 66
15 19 James Cunnama ZAF 08:22:24 08:24:22 00:51:52 04:29:29 05:26:22 02:56:02 78% +0% -22% (4) 19
16 15 Terenzo Bozzone NZL 08:22:53 08:24:45 00:50:24 04:29:00 05:24:24 02:58:29 3% +2% -95% (4) 22
17 16 David McNamee GBR 08:23:38 08:22:56 00:50:44 04:40:27 05:36:12 02:47:26 100% +0% -0% (2) 14
18 20 Nick Kastelein AUS 08:23:47 08:24:27 00:50:53 04:32:59 05:28:52 02:54:55 n/a (no Kona Pro race) 20
19 12 Matt Hanson USA 08:24:06 08:27:33 00:55:33 04:35:57 05:36:30 02:47:36 0% +0% -100% (1) 31
20 45 Ivan Rana ESP 08:24:13 08:30:09 00:50:55 04:39:33 05:35:28 02:48:45 100% +0% -0% (4) 40
21 22 Braden Currie NZL 08:24:23 08:28:58 00:50:32 04:37:03 05:32:35 02:51:48 n/a (no Kona Pro race) 37
22 23 Ronnie Schildknecht SUI 08:25:34 08:30:04 00:55:45 04:32:35 05:33:21 02:52:13 63% +1% -36% (11) 39
23 21 Josh Amberger AUS 08:26:08 08:42:45 00:49:31 04:28:15 05:22:45 03:03:23 n/a (no Kona Pro race) (84)
24 32 Ivan Tutukin RUS 08:26:19 08:27:03 00:51:09 04:46:12 05:42:22 02:43:57 n/a (no Kona Pro race) (27)
25 30 Lionel Sanders CAN 08:26:47 08:26:47 00:58:35 04:25:37 05:29:12 02:57:35 100% +0% -0% (2) 25
26 38 Tim Van Berkel AUS 08:26:51 08:23:08 00:50:56 04:38:32 05:34:28 02:52:23 69% +0% -31% (3) 15
27 51 Jesse Thomas USA 08:27:09 08:23:36 00:54:39 04:32:45 05:32:24 02:54:45 100% +0% -0% (1) 16
28 34 Cyril Viennot FRA 08:27:21 08:28:36 00:53:36 04:33:36 05:32:12 02:55:09 60% +40% -0% (6) 36
29 27 Joe Gambles AUS 08:27:51 08:28:22 00:51:52 04:36:08 05:33:00 02:54:51 14% +0% -86% (3) 34
30 33 David Dellow AUS 08:28:04 08:24:12 00:50:58 04:34:47 05:30:46 02:57:18 100% +0% -0% (2) 18
31 36 Marko Albert EST 08:28:32 08:27:14 00:49:47 04:33:31 05:28:19 03:00:13 93% +0% -7% (5) 28
32 17 Matthew Russell USA 08:28:38 08:36:31 00:58:00 04:32:10 05:35:09 02:53:29 20% +80% -0% (5) 67
33 59 Eneko Llanos ESP 08:28:45 08:27:16 00:51:44 04:29:00 05:25:44 03:03:01 77% +0% -23% (11) 29
34 37 Alessandro Degasperi ITA 08:31:00 08:32:50 00:54:13 04:41:33 05:40:47 02:50:13 100% +0% -0% (1) 51
35 46 Kirill Kotshegarov EST 08:31:19 08:32:03 00:57:05 04:31:30 05:33:36 02:57:43 96% +0% -4% (2) 46
36 24 Tim Reed AUS 08:31:22 08:29:47 00:51:58 04:34:14 05:31:13 03:00:09 -0% +27% -73% (2) 38
37 35 Michael Weiss AUT 08:31:35 08:32:45 00:58:04 04:26:57 05:30:02 03:01:33 96% +0% -4% (6) 50
38 29 Ruedi Wild SUI 08:32:06 08:27:19 00:51:31 04:37:43 05:34:14 02:57:52 100% +0% -0% (1) 30
39 41 David Plese SLO 08:32:21 08:33:49 00:55:53 04:34:10 05:35:03 02:57:18 63% +0% -37% (3) 53
40 11 Pete Jacobs AUS 08:32:52 08:54:22 00:50:14 04:37:06 05:32:19 03:00:33 -0% +33% -67% (8) 129
41 53 Giulio Molinari ITA 08:33:40 08:31:54 00:52:20 04:31:29 05:28:49 03:04:51 n/a (no Kona Pro race) 45
42 54 Denis Chevrot FRA 08:33:43 08:31:44 00:50:14 04:40:13 05:35:27 02:58:16 62% +0% -38% (2) 44
43 49 Cameron Wurf AUS 08:34:07 08:38:52 00:53:23 04:23:55 05:22:18 03:11:49 n/a (no Kona Pro race) 74
44 8 Kyle Buckingham ZAF 08:34:24 08:32:10 00:52:56 04:37:00 05:34:57 02:59:27 0% +0% -100% (3) 47
45 55 Michael Fox AUS 08:35:07 08:38:40 00:50:30 04:40:09 05:35:38 02:59:29 n/a (no Kona Pro race) 72
46 52 Markus Fachbach GER 08:35:25 08:33:55 00:53:05 04:36:45 05:34:51 03:00:34 18% +0% -82% (2) 54
47 44 Jan Van Berkel SUI 08:35:46 08:36:48 00:52:06 04:36:47 05:33:53 03:01:53 0% +0% -100% (2) 69
48 39 Igor Amorelli BRA 08:37:30 08:36:35 00:50:49 04:34:45 05:30:34 03:06:56 27% +0% -73% (4) 68
49 47 Reinaldo Colucci BRA 08:37:31 08:35:20 00:50:48 04:38:24 05:34:12 03:03:19 100% +0% -0% (1) 60
50 50 Daniel Fontana ITA 08:37:33 08:35:48 00:52:02 04:40:25 05:37:27 03:00:06 13% +0% -87% (4) 62
51 42 Marc Duelsen GER 08:38:35 08:41:09 00:54:42 04:40:16 05:39:59 02:58:36 n/a (no Kona Pro race) 80
52 58 Chris McDonald AUS 08:43:40 08:49:06 00:55:58 04:38:46 05:39:44 03:03:56 11% +0% -89% (2) 99
53 43 Harry Wiltshire GBR 08:49:29 08:55:46 00:50:37 04:47:51 05:43:28 03:06:01 27% +0% -73% (2) 136
54 40 Thiago Vinhal BRA 08:49:33 08:57:06 00:52:54 04:51:33 05:49:26 03:00:07 n/a (no Kona Pro race) 141
55 56 Kaito Tohara JPN 08:51:37 09:03:02 00:57:06 04:53:06 05:55:11 02:56:26 n/a (no Kona Pro race) 162
56 48 Patrick Evoe USA 08:53:58 08:53:21 00:59:02 04:41:16 05:45:19 03:08:39 0% +0% -100% (1) 125

Female Race Participants

The strength of the field is 96% of a typical Kona field.

Rank Bib Name Nation Expected Time Rating Exp. Swim Exp. Bike Exp. T2 Exp. Run Consistency Overall
1 101 Daniela Ryf SUI 08:49:21 08:42:55 00:55:03 04:49:17 05:49:19 03:00:02 100% +0% -0% (3) 1
2 113 Rachel Joyce GBR 09:09:10 09:17:35 00:55:39 05:01:53 06:02:32 03:06:38 90% +10% -0% (7) 10
3 105 Heather Jackson USA 09:10:43 09:12:04 01:01:48 04:57:45 06:04:33 03:06:10 62% +38% -0% (2) 4
4 103 Kaisa Sali FIN 09:11:30 09:09:12 01:00:16 05:04:08 06:09:24 03:02:06 100% +0% -0% (1) 3
5 108 Anja Beranek GER 09:15:54 09:22:06 00:55:12 04:57:20 05:57:32 03:18:22 74% +0% -26% (3) 22
6 133 Melissa Hauschildt AUS 09:16:12 09:15:51 00:59:46 05:02:51 06:07:37 03:08:35 0% +0% -100% (1) 8
7 107 Susie Cheetham GBR 09:16:39 09:15:04 00:57:26 05:08:07 06:10:33 03:06:06 38% +0% -62% (2) 7
8 118 Lucy Charles GBR 09:18:10 09:22:59 00:51:11 05:01:50 05:58:01 03:20:09 n/a (no Kona Pro race) 23
9 106 Michelle Vesterby DEN 09:18:16 09:20:01 00:55:28 05:02:51 06:03:19 03:14:57 91% +9% -0% (5) 13
10 117 Carrie Lester AUS 09:18:56 09:17:30 00:58:02 05:03:46 06:06:48 03:12:08 100% +0% -0% (2) 9
11 104 Sarah Piampiano USA 09:20:28 09:22:04 01:06:32 05:03:13 06:14:45 03:05:43 65% +35% -0% (3) 21
12 121 Camilla Pedersen DEN 09:22:20 09:20:16 00:55:11 05:03:44 06:03:55 03:18:25 100% +0% -0% (2) 14
13 102 Sarah Crowley AUS 09:23:03 09:21:24 01:00:17 05:02:34 06:07:52 03:15:11 100% +0% -0% (1) 18
14 122 Asa Lundstroem SWE 09:23:11 09:25:55 01:04:24 05:04:34 06:13:58 03:09:13 100% +0% -0% (3) 28
15 115 Laura Siddall GBR 09:23:25 09:28:23 01:01:33 05:00:50 06:07:23 03:16:02 n/a (no Kona Pro race) 36
16 110 Linsey Corbin USA 09:23:40 09:20:35 01:02:30 05:07:33 06:15:03 03:08:37 99% +1% -1% (10) 16
17 123 Corinne Abraham GBR 09:24:04 09:21:18 01:03:10 05:07:01 06:15:11 03:08:53 100% +0% -0% (1) 17
18 136 Jocelyn McCauley USA 09:24:18 09:39:01 01:00:10 05:11:06 06:16:16 03:08:02 n/a (no Kona Pro race) 49
19 132 Diana Riesler GER 09:25:15 09:26:00 01:01:47 05:00:51 06:07:38 03:17:37 0% +0% -100% (1) 31
20 112 Elizabeth Lyles USA 09:25:23 09:23:26 01:00:30 05:09:12 06:14:42 03:10:41 54% +0% -46% (4) 24
21 126 Sonja Tajsich GER 09:27:13 09:25:59 01:06:21 05:04:42 06:16:04 03:11:09 57% +0% -43% (5) 30
22 114 Annabel Luxford AUS 09:27:52 09:28:15 00:54:51 05:03:10 06:03:01 03:24:51 38% +0% -62% (2) 35
23 119 Astrid Stienen GER 09:28:42 09:27:47 01:03:15 05:03:26 06:11:42 03:17:00 0% +0% -100% (1) 34
24 124 Maja Stage Nielsen DEN 09:29:04 09:36:23 01:03:16 05:06:28 06:14:44 03:14:20 n/a (no Kona Pro race) (45)
25 138 Haley Chura USA 09:30:15 09:27:09 00:53:45 05:11:41 06:10:26 03:19:49 27% +0% -73% (2) 33
26 109 Michaela Herlbauer AUT 09:30:33 09:25:40 01:00:10 05:12:39 06:17:49 03:12:44 100% +0% -0% (1) 27
27 111 Leanda Cave GBR 09:31:04 09:31:04 00:54:50 05:09:06 06:08:56 03:22:08 30% +5% -65% (10) 38
28 128 Mareen Hufe GER 09:31:42 09:29:28 01:04:17 05:00:45 06:10:02 03:21:40 77% +0% -23% (3) 37
29 130 Lauren Brandon USA 09:32:25 09:32:38 00:51:22 05:08:34 06:04:56 03:27:29 n/a (no Kona Pro race) 40
30 116 Jodie Robertson USA 09:33:48 09:32:45 01:06:48 05:11:52 06:23:40 03:10:08 100% +0% -0% (1) (41)
31 120 Alexandra Tondeur BEL 09:36:34 09:32:54 01:03:55 05:14:28 06:23:23 03:13:11 100% +0% -0% (1) 41
32 134 Celine Schaerer SUI 09:40:00 09:42:18 00:54:46 05:18:04 06:17:50 03:22:10 n/a (no Kona Pro race) 57
33 127 Dimity-Lee Duke AUS 09:40:11 09:39:11 01:03:51 05:11:55 06:20:46 03:19:25 100% +0% -0% (2) 50
34 131 Alicia Kaye USA 09:41:20 09:37:25 00:55:16 05:12:00 06:12:15 03:29:05 100% +0% -0% (1) 47
35 125 Kristin Moeller GER 09:41:46 09:41:10 01:07:55 05:24:54 06:37:49 03:03:57 100% +0% -0% (4) 56
36 129 Gurutze Frades Larralde ESP 09:44:08 09:39:43 01:04:50 05:16:01 06:25:52 03:18:16 0% +0% -100% (1) 53
37 140 Jeanne Collonge FRA 09:45:30 09:54:08 01:03:16 05:10:12 06:18:28 03:27:02 n/a (no Kona Pro race) 78
38 139 Nikki Bartlett GBR 09:46:49 09:48:22 01:04:44 05:10:53 06:20:37 03:26:12 n/a (no Kona Pro race) 70
39 135 Katharina Grohmann GER 09:52:30 09:57:31 01:15:38 05:15:43 06:36:20 03:16:10 n/a (no Kona Pro race) 81

Announcing the Kona 2017 Rating Report

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For the 2017 Ironman World Championships in Kona I have released a 120+-page Rating Report with tons of information:

  • Detailed results and analysis of last year’s race
  • Information about the Kona course, top Kona finishers and the current course records
  • The Kona 2017 start list and my predictions and odds for the Pro athletes
  • How the race may unfold and what to watch for when the race is going on
  • Details about each Pro including their input and a lot of photos they have supplied

The Report is available for free, but it would be great if you can support my work before Kona and during the year by donating an amount of your choice, for example the list price of a regular tri magazine (around 7$).

The Kona Rating Report is the ideal information to have when following the Ironman Kona coverage!

Get The Kona Report

Here’s what a couple other triathletes have said about the Report:

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Kona 2017 Resources

Here is a list of resources for Kona 2017 (race on Saturday, October 14th):

I’ve had the chance to participate in a few recent podcast episodes, discussing the upcoming Kona race:

Here are some interesting articles written by friends in the Triathlon-Industry (please email me when you’ve found something of note that should be included!):

  • Tim Heming has written for the British “220 Triathlon” magazine about his Top 10 picks for the male Pros (female picks will be added at a later point).
  • Stef Hanson from Witsup is doing a series on the “Wahini Warriors” for this year’s female Pro race. So far, there are episodes on Michelle Vesterby and Sarah Piampiano, and Stef has probably added a few more since I updated this post.
  • A nice video on YouTube by “szTri” about Jan Frodeno and his motivation for this season: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC3-Q2qaFNo.
  • Talbot Cox has posted a number of great “vlogs” on his YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/talbotcox44) about the Pro athletes participating in Kona.
  • The “Breakfast with Bob” interview videos have started. You can watch the Monday interviews (and the following day’s episodes) on the Babbitville YouTube Channel.

I’ll add to this list as soon as my friends and I release more information closer to the race!

Unofficial KPR & 2017 Kona Pro Slot Allocation for August Cutoff

2017 TitlePage Kona Report ThumbHere is my calculation of the KPR at the end of August, deciding the final 10 male and 7 female slots (in addition to the July slots). You’ll always find all Kona Pros in my “Always Up-to-date Kona 2017 Startlist“.

My results are unofficial, the official results will be posted on the Ironman website at http://eu.ironman.com/triathlon/triathlon-rankings/points-system.aspx (but as far as I can tell will show the same data).

There is still going to be some time before all slots have been accepted or maybe rolled down to the next athletes. Athletes with rankings shown in brackets (such as “(11)”) are out of the slot positions and have to hope for a rolldown slot. For now there is some speculation whether Marino Vanhoenacker and Chris McDonald would accept their slots.

Once the field has been finalized, I will work on this year’s version of the Kona Rating Report, looking at the field and each athlete’s chances for a good result. The free report will be released in time before the Kona race, you can already pre-order your copy.

Male KPR Rankings

Rank Name Points
DECL Vanhoenacker, Marino 4.555
1 Weiss, Michael 4.430
2 Wiltshire, Harry 3.765
3 Wurf, Cameron 3.485
4 Fachbach, Markus 3.400
5 Molinari, Giulio 3.395
6 Chevrot, Denis 3.390
7 Fox, Michael 3.355
8 Tohara, Kaito 3.330
9 López Diaz, Carlos 3.175
10 McDonald, Chris 3.048
(11) Llanos, Eneko 2.975
(12) Croneborg, Fredrik 2.820

Update Aug 22nd: All Top 10 males except for Marino have accepted their slots.

Update Aug 26th: Marino has declined his slot, and Chris McDonald accepted the rolldown. This means that all August slots have been decided.

Female KPR Rankings

Rank Athlete Points
1 Joyce, Rachel 5.880
2 Moeller, Kristin 5.120
3 McCauley, Jocelyn 4.415
4 Holst, Tine 4.295
Decl Kessler, Meredith 4.265
5 Chura, Haley 4.180
6 Bartlett, Nikki 4.055
7 Collonge, Jeanne 3.910
(8) Wutti, Eva 3.820
(9) Mack, Danielle 3.820

Nominally, Meredith Kessler would receive a slot but she’s pregnant and so is extremely likely to decline. I assume she will still be asked (and the rolldown procedure to take a while), but Jeanne Collonge should receive a rolldown slot. (Update Aug 21st: Jeanne has posted on her Facebook page that she has received an invitation.) In case more slots roll down, Eva Wutti would be the next in line, she has the better tie-breaking score than Danielle Mack who has the same number of points.

Update Aug 22nd: All slots on the female side have settled. As expected Meredith declined, and all slots (including Jeanne’s) have been accepted.

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 provide a lot more details on the race and the participants in my free “Kona Rating Report” which you can order at https://gum.co/Kona2017 (donations welcome).

Lastest Updates

  • October 11th: Tim Don won’t be racing – in an Instagram post he says that he was hit by a car while riding his bike in Kona. He fractured his C2 vertebra and will require a brace for a few weeks but luckily no operation.

Male Race Participants

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

Female Race Participants

Bib Name Nation Age Kona Results
101 Daniela Ryf SUI 30 3 finishes out of 3 starts, 2 Kona wins (2015, 2016)
102 Sarah Crowley AUS 34 1 finish out of 1 start
103 Kaisa Sali FIN 36 1 finish out of 1 start
104 Sarah Piampiano USA 37 3 finishes out of 3 starts
105 Heather Jackson USA 33 2 finishes out of 2 starts
106 Michelle Vesterby DEN 34 5 finishes out of 5 starts
107 Susie Cheetham GBR 31 1 finish out of 2 starts
108 Anja Beranek GER 32 1 finish out of 3 starts
109 Michaela Herlbauer AUT 30 1 finish out of 1 start
110 Linsey Corbin USA 36 9 finishes out of 10 starts
111 Leanda Cave GBR 39 8 finishes out of 10 starts, 1 Kona win (2012)
112 Elizabeth Lyles USA 39 4 finishes out of 4 starts
113 Rachel Joyce GBR 39 7 finishes out of 7 starts
114 Annabel Luxford AUS 35 1 finish out of 2 starts
115 Laura Siddall GBR 37 no previous Kona starts
116 Jodie Robertson USA 1 finish out of 1 start
117 Carrie Lester AUS 35 2 finishes out of 2 starts
118 Lucy Charles GBR 24 no previous Kona starts
119 Astrid Stienen GER 38 0 finishes out of 1 start
120 Alexandra Tondeur BEL 30 1 finish out of 1 start
121 Camilla Pedersen DEN 34 2 finishes out of 2 starts
122 Asa Lundstroem SWE 33 3 finishes out of 3 starts
123 Corinne Abraham GBR 39 1 finish out of 1 start
124 Maja Stage Nielsen DEN 29 no previous Kona starts
125 Kristin Moeller GER 33 4 finishes out of 4 starts
126 Sonja Tajsich GER 41 4 finishes out of 5 starts
127 Dimity-Lee Duke AUS 2 finishes out of 2 starts
128 Mareen Hufe GER 39 2 finishes out of 3 starts
129 Gurutze Frades Larralde ESP 36 1 finish out of 1 start
130 Lauren Brandon USA 32 no previous Kona starts
131 Alicia Kaye USA 34 1 finish out of 1 start
132 Diana Riesler GER 33 0 finishes out of 1 start
133 Melissa Hauschildt AUS 34 0 finishes out of 1 start
134 Celine Schaerer SUI 27 no previous Kona starts
135 Katharina Grohmann GER 30 no previous Kona starts
136 Jocelyn McCauley USA 29 no previous Kona starts
138 Haley Chura USA 32 1 finish out of 2 starts
139 Nikki Bartlett GBR 30 no previous Kona starts
140 Jeanne Collonge FRA 30 no previous Kona starts

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.
  • Update Sept 25th: Kaito Tohara announced on his Facebook page that he suffered another broken collarbone and that “the road to Kona is over”. He hopes to still be able to start in Kona, but even then just race to finish.

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

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