Ironman Cairns 2020 – Analyzing Results

Course Conditions

With the changes to the bike course (3 loops instead of two, using the hilliest sections of the old course) and the hotter/wetter weather, it wasn’t a surprise that the overall times were quite a bit slower: The adjustment for this year’s race is 1:42, more than four minutes slower than the average for Cairns and more than ten minutes slower than what we’ve seen in the last two years, almost all of it coming from a slower bike leg.

The harder conditions did not allow for any new course records.

Kona Qualifying

At IM Cairns, there was one Kona Pro slot each for the men and women. With 12 starters, the male Pros will receive two Kona Pro slots, the females (8 starters) only one. These slots go to:

  • Max Neumann
  • Tim Van Berkel
    and
  • Amelia Watkinson.

(Sarah Crowley was already qualified before the race.) The full list of Pro athletes qualified for Kona 2021 can be found here.

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money
1 Max Neumann AUS 00:45:42 04:33:23 02:50:05 08:13:08 n/a US$ 6,000
2 Tim Van Berkel AUS 00:47:46 04:31:04 02:53:25 08:15:57 -06:43 US$ 4,000
3 Josh Amberger AUS 00:45:41 04:31:57 02:57:46 08:18:38 -13:33 US$ 3,000
4 Tim Reed AUS 00:47:51 04:31:05 03:08:46 08:31:40 05:37 US$ 2,500
5 Scott Bayvel ZAF 00:49:36 04:29:30 03:08:52 08:32:33 -12:32 US$ 2,000
6 Simon Hearn AUS 00:47:43 04:46:25 03:12:51 08:51:19 n/a US$ 1,500
7 Alexander Polizzi AUS 00:45:44 04:36:49 03:28:48 08:55:58 -39:38 US$ 1,000
8 Brodie Gardner AUS 00:55:02 04:49:18 03:13:16 09:01:36 n/a
9 Damien Collins AUS 00:57:55 04:56:28 03:12:40 09:12:42 25:39
Lachlan Kerin AUS 00:47:41 DNF
Steven McKenna AUS 00:48:05 DNF
Jarrod Harvey AUS 00:52:10 DNF

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money
1 Amelia Watkinson NZL 00:53:15 05:01:47 03:22:02 09:20:38 -14:49 US$ 6,000
2 Sarah Crowley AUS 00:53:18 05:01:51 03:23:21 09:22:03 19:38 US$ 4,000
3 Renee Kiley AUS 00:54:05 05:00:57 03:24:05 09:23:56 -28:18 US$ 3,000
4 Kylie Simpson AUS 01:07:19 05:17:38 02:57:06 09:27:21 n/a US$ 2,500
5 Meredith Hill AUS 00:56:53 05:12:37 03:21:11 09:36:06 07:33 US$ 2,000
6 Beth McKenzie USA 01:01:17 05:21:13 03:20:11 09:46:48 19:07 US$ 1,500
7 Shannon Sutton AUS 01:09:35 06:17:59 04:29:02 12:05:46 n/a US$ 1,000
Laura Dennis AUS 00:56:00 DNF
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