IM New Zealand 2021 (March 27th) – Seedings

Update February 28th: After new Covid cases, New Zealand is tightening their restrictions. Unfortunately, this means that IM New Zealand can’t take place as planned on March 6th (more details on IM New Zealand’s Facebook page). I will update once a new date has been set.

Update March 3rd: A new date has been set for March 27. I have left the field as was announced for March 6th, there may be some changes in the next few days.

IMNZLogoPrevious Winners

Year Male Winner Time Female Winner Time
1999 Timothy DeBoom (USA) 08:32:41 Melissa Spooner (CAN) 09:20:14
2000 Thomas Hellriegel (GER) 08:22:46 Lisa Bentley (CAN) 09:28:14
2001 Cameron Brown (NZL) 08:24:28 Lisa Bentley (CAN) 09:36:17
2002 Cameron Brown (NZL) 08:32:54 Karyn Ballance (NZL) 09:27:33
2003 Cameron Brown (NZL) 08:22:05 Joanna Lawn (NZL) 09:17:56
2004 Cameron Brown (NZL) 08:30:30 Joanna Lawn (NZL) 09:22:24
2005 Cameron Brown (NZL) 08:20:15 Joanna Lawn (NZL) 09:30:14
2006 Ain-Alar Juhanson (EST) 03:31:05 Joanna Lawn (NZL) 04:10:32
2007 Cameron Brown (NZL) 08:26:33 Joanna Lawn (NZL) 09:20:02
2008 Cameron Brown (NZL) 08:24:49 Joanna Lawn (NZL) 09:16:00
2009 Cameron Brown (NZL) 08:18:05 Gina Crawford (NZL) 09:18:26
2010 Cameron Brown (NZL) 08:21:52 Joanna Lawn (NZL) 09:14:35
2011 Cameron Brown (NZL) 08:31:07 Samantha Warriner (NZL) 09:28:24
2012 Marino Vanhoenacker (BEL) 03:55:03 Meredith Kessler (USA) 04:22:46
2013 Bevan Docherty (NZL) 08:15:35 Meredith Kessler (USA) 09:17:10
2014 Marko Albert (EST) 08:17:33 Meredith Kessler (USA) 09:08:46
2015 Cameron Brown (NZL) 08:22:13 Meredith Kessler (USA) 09:05:45
2016 Cameron Brown (NZL) 08:07:58 Meredith Kessler (USA) 08:56:08
2017 Braden Currie (NZL) 08:20:58 Jocelyn McCauley (USA) 09:09:47
2018 Terenzo Bozzone (NZL) 07:59:56 Laura Siddall (GBR) 09:00:44
2019 Mike Phillips (NZL) 08:05:08 Jocelyn McCauley (USA) 08:53:10
2020 Joe Skipper (GBR) 07:54:17 Teresa Adam (NZL) 08:40:29

Last Race’s TOP 3

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Joe Skipper GBR 00:51:58 04:13:02 02:43:06 07:54:17
2 Mike Phillips NZL 00:47:37 04:23:04 02:45:24 08:01:27
3 Braden Currie NZL 00:47:37 04:27:01 02:44:35 08:04:36

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Teresa Adam NZL 00:50:25 04:36:11 03:05:18 08:40:29
2 Meredith Kessler USA 00:52:26 04:52:41 03:04:52 08:56:03
3 Judith Corachan Vaquera ESP 00:52:38 05:00:03 03:04:43 09:03:21

Course Records

Leg Gender Record Athlete Date
Total overall 07:54:17 Joe Skipper 2020-03-07
Swim overall 00:44:26 Dylan McNeice 2015-03-07
Bike overall 04:12:07 Andrew Starykowicz 2019-03-02
Run overall 02:40:04 Mike Phillips 2019-03-02
Total female 08:40:29 Teresa Adam 2020-03-07
Swim female 00:46:30 Monica Byrn 2005-05-03
Bike female 04:36:11 Teresa Adam 2020-03-07
Run female 02:55:34 Kristin Liepold 2019-03-02

Course Rating

The Course Rating for IM New Zealand is 07:47.

Race Adjustments for IM New Zealand

Year Adjustment Swim Adj. Bike Adj. Run Adj. # of Finishers Rating Swim Rating Bike Rating Run Rating
2007 13:54 02:18 05:44 05:53 24 22:43 00:29 -00:06 22:20
2008 11:35 02:17 05:10 04:09 36 19:00 01:06 01:41 16:14
2009 10:19 00:45 06:19 03:15 38 16:50 01:00 02:52 12:58
2010 09:23 01:42 03:24 04:18 22 15:21 01:09 02:58 11:14
2011 -04:07 00:18 -01:15 -03:11 24 12:06 01:00 02:16 08:50
2013 00:00 00:45 01:05 -01:50 24 10:22 00:58 02:05 07:19
2014 05:40 01:30 01:16 02:55 31 of 41 09:47 01:02 01:59 06:46
2015 05:53 01:05 01:24 03:24 22 of 27 09:21 01:03 01:55 06:24
2016 06:05 01:26 04:25 00:15 37 of 49 09:01 01:05 02:10 05:47
2017 -04:07 -03:00 -01:21 00:13 27 of 40 07:50 00:43 01:51 05:17
2018 09:43 00:34 06:59 02:12 28 of 34 07:59 00:42 02:16 05:01
2019 04:16 -00:08 00:12 04:12 25 of 28 07:42 00:38 02:07 04:58
2020 08:51 -00:12 08:11 00:53 27 of 30 07:47 00:34 02:33 04:40

Kona slots and Prize Money

IM New Zealand has 1m+1f Pro Kona slot(s). It has a total prize purse of 50.000 US$, paying 8 deep. (When the race calendar was first announced for 2021, there were also 2 “unassigned” slots, but considering the small and local character of the fields, these will no longer be awarded.)

Male Race Participants

The strength of the field is 13% of a typical Kona field.

# Bib Name Nat Expected Rating ESwim EBike ET2 ERun Consistency Overall
1 2 Braden Currie (KQ) NZL 08:05:07 08:13:33 00:46:43 04:31:04 05:22:47 02:42:20 66% +11% -23% (12) 4
2 1 Mike Phillips (KQ) NZL 08:05:36 08:23:15 00:47:26 04:29:34 05:22:00 02:43:36 40% +24% -36% (10) 10
3 3 Cameron Brown NZL 08:15:42 08:36:00 00:51:03 04:33:54 05:29:57 02:45:45 48% +2% -50% (55) 18
4 4 Ben Phillips NZL 08:24:15 08:45:49 00:47:09 04:37:25 05:29:35 02:54:40 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (22)
5 7 Olly Shaw NZL 08:31:59 08:53:53 00:51:20 04:44:18 05:40:38 02:51:21 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (25)
6 6 Simon Cochrane NZL 08:37:43 08:50:18 00:48:58 04:46:12 05:40:10 02:57:33 81% +11% -8% (27) 23
5 Kyle Smith NZL n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
8 Jack Moody NZL n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
9 Lucas Duross NZL n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)

Female 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 21 Rebecca Clarke NZL 09:33:01 10:17:38 00:48:59 05:10:12 06:04:11 03:28:50 43% +0% -57% (2) (20)
2 22 Melanie Burke NZL 09:37:17 09:42:36 01:06:14 05:05:22 06:16:36 03:20:41 63% +8% -28% (20) 10
20 Hannah Wells NZL n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
23 Emily Mcnaughtan NZL n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)

Winning Odds

Male Race Participants

  • Mike Phillips: 49% (1-1)
  • Braden Currie: 39% (2-1)
  • Cameron Brown: 7% (13-1)

Kyle Smith is unbeaten in five races on the 70.3 distance, beating Braden Currie in the last three ones. With his swim and bike strength you can expect him to be at (or close to) the front, and it’ll be interesting to see what happens on the run.

Female Race Participants

  • Melanie Burke: 46% (1-1)
  • Rebecca Clarke: 34% (2-1)

As on the men’s side, an “Iron rookie” is likely to play a big role in the race: Hannah Wells has shown great performances on the half distance and is stepping up to the full in Taupo.

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