Fastest 2017 Ironman Finishes by Continent and Nation (Women)

I’ve recently posted about the fastest 2017 IM finishes, this post aggregates the data by continent and nations: Who were the fastest women in 2017?

Fastest Female IM Finishes by Continent

Looking at the fastest times by continent, a clear order is evident: Europe, North America and Oceania are close together, Africa and South America are a bit back, followed by Asia/Pacific with a large gap.

Continent Athlete Nation Time Date Race
Africa Watkinson, Annah ZAF 09:04:59 28.05.17 IM Brasil
Asia/Pacific Li, Shiao-yu TWN 10:15:02 30.07.17 IM Switzerland
Oceania Crowley, Sarah AUS 08:58:14 11.06.17 IM Cairns
Europe Ryf, Daniela SUI 08:40:03 09.07.17 Challenge Roth
North America Roberts, Lisa USA 08:54:00 26.11.17 IM Cozumel
South America Tastets, Pamela CHI 09:07:56 28.05.17 IM Brasil

Fastest Female IM Finishes by Nation

There are always nations where the top spot is hotly contested (for example the “big nations” that have most of the wins: Australia, Great Britain, Germany, USA) and it’s not always easy to keep track of who’s been the fastest in the season. We’ve also seen a number of new national records this season, for example Helle Frederiksen’s 8:55 debut IM finish with a new Danish record was quite impressive. (A complete list of national records can be found on my page on IM Records.)

Nation Athlete Time Date Race
AUS Sarah Crowley 08:58:14 11.06.17 IM Cairns
BEL Tine Deckers 09:06:08 22.04.17 IM Texas
CAN Kirsty Jahn 08:58:27 26.11.17 IM Cozumel
CHI (NR) Pamela Tastets 09:07:56 28.05.17 IM Brasil
DEN (NR) Helle Frederiksen 08:55:35 19.11.17 IM Arizona
ESP (NR) Gurutze Frades Larralde 09:01:00 28.05.17 IM Brasil
FIN Kaisa Sali 08:51:54 19.11.17 IM Arizona
GBR Laura Siddall 08:51:38 09.07.17 Challenge Roth
GER Diana Riesler 08:51:02 13.08.17 Challenge Regensburg
NED Yvonne Van Vlerken 08:46:18 30.09.17 IM Barcelona
POL (NR) Ewa Bugdol 09:15:57 30.09.17 IM Barcelona
SUI Daniela Ryf 08:40:03 09.07.17 Challenge Roth
USA Lisa Roberts 08:54:00 26.11.17 IM Cozumel
ZAF (NR) Annah Watkinson 09:04:59 28.05.17 IM Brasil
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