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Bevan and John TriTrivia scorecard

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Bevan and John went through my TriTrivia questions in IMTalk Episode 398. Here’s how they did:

Question Bevan’s and John’s Answer Correct Answer? Comment
1. Who ended Cameron Brown’s winning streak at full distance IM New Zealand? Bevan Docherty in 2013 (but they weren’t 100% sure if Cam hadn’t lost earlier ) Yes They correctly discarded the wins by Marino in 2012 (race shortened to a half IM) and Ain Alar Juhanson in 2006 (90k bike, 21k run).
2. Australia for the men and the UK for the women had a series of Kona wins. Name the highest placed athletes from these countries in Kona 2013! UK: Rachel Joyce (2nd)
Australia: Luke McKenzie (2nd)
Yes
3. Name at least one athlete (m or f) who has won two IM-distance races in 2013. Eneko Llanos
Rachel Joyce
Fredrik Van Lierde
Yes The full list of double IM winners:

  • Frederik Van Lierde: IM Hawaii and IM France
  • Luke Bell: IM Australia and IM Mont Tremblant
  • Erika Csomor: IM Los Cabos and IM Austria
  • Victor Del Corral: IM Florida and IM Arizona
  • Mary Beth Ellis: IM France and IM Mont Tremblant
  • Lucy Gossage: IM UK and IM Wales
  • Rachel Joyce: IM Texas and IM Cozumel
  • Eneko Llanos: IM Melbourne and IM Germany
  • Chris McDonald: IM Louisville and IM Lake Tahoe
  • Ronnie Schildknecht: IM South Africa and IM Switzerland
If you include non-WTC races:
  • Dylan McNeice: Challenge Wanaka and Challenge Taiwan
  • Caroline Steffen: Challenge Roth and MetaMan
  • Eva Wutti: IM Copenhagen and Challenge Barcelona
4. Who was the highest placed male Pro in Kona 2013 that has never won an Ironman? Sebastian Kienle
(after only a short discussion)
Yes For the women, it was Kim Schwabenbauer in 22nd place!
5. Name three or more new IM races after the end of 2013 qualifiers! Lake Tahoe
Japan
Boulder
Yes They thought about Canada, but correctly noted that it qualified for 2013.
There are also additional new IM races in Fortalezza (Brasil), Mallorca (Spain) and Langkawi (Malaysia).
6. Name a US athlete that has gone sub-8h! Andrew Starykowicz
(„that’s easy“)
Yes He’s the first and only one so far (7:55:22 in Florida 2013).
7. Which race will be the first Kona 2015 qualifier? Wisconsin Yes Scheduled for September 7th, 2014.
8. Which was the last win by Macca? 2012 ITU Long Distance,
for IM-distance:
2010 Kona
Partly The question I sent to Bevan and John was worded a bit loosely. Therefore, their answer of „2012 ITU Long Distance World Champs“ was correct (July 2012).The version I published on my site was more specifically targeted at „last IM-distance win“. Bevan and John discussed that question too, but they missed Macca’s win at Challenge Cairns in June 2011.
9. Name at least one female US athlete who has gone sub-9h! Mary Beth Ellis
Meredith Kessler
Yes The full list:

  • Sue Latshaw (Roth 1997)
  • Mary Beth Ellis (Austria 2011, Texas 2012)
  • Jessica Jacobs (Florida 2011)
  • Linsey Corbin (Arizona 2011)
  • Ashley Clifford (Florida 2013)
  • Meredith Kessler (Arizona 2013)
  • Elizabeth Lyles (Western Australia 2013)
10. Which were the last IM races won by US athletes (male and female)? M: Andy Potts (Lake Placid)
F: Mary Beth Ellis (somewhere in 2013)
 Partly Andy Potts is the correct answer for the male, but US pro Elizabeth Lyles won the last IM in 2013 (Western Australia).
Bonus: Who were 3rd placed Pros (m+f) in the first ever Challenge Wanaka in 2007? M: John Newsom
F: „maybe Hillary”
Yes Amazing! I was pretty sure John would get the male answer right, but had my doubts he’d also remember Hillary Biscay as the third women.

All in all, Bevan and John did very good. They got two questions only partly right, so I give them a total score of 9 out of 10 (plus the bonus point). Well done!

TriTrivia – IMTalk Edition

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John and Bevan from the IMTalk podcast went through my 2013 Tri Trivia. They liked the questions, but said that they were pretty hard to answer without serious research. So here is a new set of questions designed to be answered without having to resort to a full list of 2013 results.

The questions start relatively easy, but the last ones get pretty hard!

  1. Who ended Cameron Brown’s winning streak at full distance IM New Zealand?
  2. Australia for the men and the UK for the women had a series of Kona wins. Name the highest placed athletes from these countries in Kona 2013!
  3. Name at least one athlete (m or f) who has won two IM-distance races in 2013.
  4. Who was the highest placed male Pro in Kona 2013 that has never won an Ironman?
  5. Name three or more new IM races after the end of 2013 qualifiers!
  6. Name a US athlete that has gone sub-8h!
  7. Which race will be the first Kona 2015 qualifier?
  8. Which was the last IM-distance win by Macca?
  9. Name at least one female US athlete who has gone sub-9h!
  10. Which were the last IM races won by US athletes (male and female)?

Bonus question:

  • Who were 3rd placed Pros (m+f) in the first ever Challenge Wanaka in 2007?

Have fun with these, and let’s see how good John and Bevan are going to do. (Here’s the link to download IMTalk Episode 398 where they discuss the questions.)

2013 Tri Trivia

I’ve started to work on my „2013 Rating Report“, looking back on the Ironman-distance races of 2013 and my analysis on the results. You can already pre-order the report and receive it as soon as it’s available!

As part of the work for the report, I’ve come across some interesting facts, and over the next days will ask ten trivia questions as a „countdown“ to the release of the report. (I will amend this post from day to day. You can enter your answers as comments, or send them to @ThRadde on twitter.)

  1. Who had the fastest Ironman-distance times of 2013 (either man or woman)?
  2. Which IM races had the smallest and largest number of pro finishers?
  3. What’s the shortest time between two Ironman wins?
  4. In 2013 we’ve seen 6 sub-8h finishes (for the men) and 21 sub-9h finishes (for the women). Which 2013 race had the most of these?
  5. Who posted the fastest marathon times in 2013 (man or woman)?
  6. Which races in 2013 had the closest and widest margin between the male and female winners (Pros only)?
  7. Which races in 2013 had the closest and widest margin between the winner and runner-up (Pros only)?
  8. Which country had the most Pro IM wins in 2013?
  9. Who had the slowest swim when winning a Pro IM in 2013 (men or women)?
  10. Who overcame the biggest deficit after the bike to win an IM in 2013 (men or women)?

The report includes the answers to the questions, and is now available: Please go to the 2013 TriRating Report page.

Long Distance Trivia Question 10

This is the last of my questions on the 2012 season:

Which races in 2012 had the closest and widest margin between the male and female winners (PROs only)?

  1. Closest Race (race, margin, male and female winners)
  2. Race with the widest margin (race, margin, male and female winners)

Please post your guesses as comments on this blog or tweet @ThRadde. The answers to all questions can be found by searching through the posts on this site, smart googling or in my upcoming 2012 Rating Report. If you want to be notified as soon as it is released, please subscribe to my email-list by using the form in the right hand side column.

Long Distance Trivia Question 9

My series of questions is slowly coming to an end – here is question number nine:

Which races in 2012 had the closest and widest margin between the winner and runner-up (PROs only)?

  1. Closest Men’s Race (race, margin, name of 1st and 2nd finisher)
  2. Closest Women’s Race (race, margin, name of 1st and 2nd finisher)
  3. Men’s Race with the widest margin (race, margin, name of 1st and 2nd finisher)
  4. Women’s Race with the widest margin (race, margin, name of 1st and 2nd finisher)

Please post your guesses as comments on this blog or tweet @ThRadde. The answers to all questions can be found by searching through the posts on this site, smart googling or in my upcoming 2012 Rating Report. If you want to be notified as soon as it is released, please subscribe to my email-list by using the form in the right hand side column.

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