Ironman World Championships St. George – Analyzing Results

IMStG LogoCourse Conditions

There was a lot of speculation about how hard the course in St. George was going to be in relation to the course in Kona. Here’s a quick comparison:

  • Swim: St. George was roughly two and a half minutes quicker than Kona
  • Bike: The bike in St. George was slightly faster than the average bike conditions in Kona – probably a result of the relatively mild wind conditions on race day.
  • Run: While the run was not easy, it was still two minutes quicker than in Kona
  • Overall: Compared to the “average day” in Kona, St. George was roughly 6 minutes quicker. Compared to the mild Kona conditions in 2018 and 2019, the conditions were about equal.

Kona Qualifying

There were 8 slots each for the men and women. As there were quite a few athletes who were already qualified, they ruled down to 15th place for the men and women.

Men’s qualifiers are:

  1. Braden Currie
  2. Chris Leiferman
  3. Daniel Baekkegard
  4. Sam Laidlow
  5. David McNamee
  6. Kyle Smith
  7. Matt Hanson
  8. Sam Long

On the WPRO side, the qualifiers are:

  1. Kat Matthews
  2. Lisa Norden
  3. Laura Siddall
  4. Fenella Langridge
  5. Maja Stage Nielsen
  6. Nikki Bartlett
  7. Renee Kiley
  8. Kelly Fillnow

The full list of Kona 2022 qualifiers can be found here.

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money
1 Kristian Blummenfelt NOR 00:49:39 04:18:42 02:38:00 07:49:15 03:52 US$ 125,000
2 Lionel Sanders CAN 00:52:06 04:16:14 02:42:24 07:54:02 -13:43 US$ 65,000
3 Braden Currie NZL 00:47:36 04:16:30 02:47:10 07:54:18 -13:58 US$ 45,000
4 Chris Leiferman USA 00:52:01 04:18:34 02:44:24 07:57:50 -11:41 US$ 25,000
5 Florian Angert GER 00:47:39 04:16:14 02:52:42 07:59:34 -01:54 US$ 20,000
6 Leon Chevalier FRA 00:52:01 04:20:17 02:46:22 08:01:40 -04:38 US$ 18,000
7 Daniel Baekkegard DEN 00:47:29 04:16:41 02:54:48 08:02:05 -04:23 US$ 15,000
8 Sam Laidlow FRA 00:47:28 04:15:58 02:55:42 08:02:56 -14:36 US$ 13,000
9 David McNamee GBR 00:48:14 04:27:06 02:46:09 08:04:35 -03:21 US$ 12,000
10 Ben Hoffman USA 00:51:47 04:24:25 02:47:09 08:06:37 01:23 US$ 11,000
11 Kyle Smith NZL 00:47:35 04:16:20 03:01:16 08:08:07 -06:48 US$ 8,000
12 Matt Trautman ZAF 00:51:53 04:23:18 02:54:22 08:12:53 -04:58 US$ 6,000
13 Matt Hanson USA 00:51:48 04:35:32 02:43:38 08:13:47 00:43 US$ 5,000
14 Sebastian Kienle GER 00:52:04 04:21:27 02:57:28 08:14:33 17:09 US$ 4,000
15 Sam Long USA 00:52:04 04:18:17 03:03:46 08:16:33 01:44 US$ 3,000
16 Andy Potts USA 00:49:38 04:29:14 02:58:06 08:21:24 03:38  
17 Boris Stein GER 00:58:17 04:22:16 03:04:31 08:28:03 15:11  
18 Cameron Wurf AUS 00:52:09 04:15:43 03:19:20 08:30:29 17:58  
19 Pieter Heemeryck BEL 00:49:45 04:30:41 03:10:37 08:34:19 01:41  
20 Adam Feigh USA 00:52:09 04:41:41 02:58:00 08:35:20 01:10  
21 Jason Pohl CAN 00:51:59 04:35:03 03:14:05 08:44:26 04:12  
22 Arnaud Guilloux FRA 00:51:44 04:50:43 03:07:18 08:53:40 35:32  
23 Jan van Berkel SUI 00:51:55 04:41:13 03:19:23 08:55:59 50:23  
24 Justin Metzler USA 00:51:43 04:34:35 03:41:26 09:11:17 42:31  
25 Henrik Goesch FIN 00:49:43 04:45:22 03:43:25 09:22:29 1:10:55  
26 Tyler Butterfield BMU 00:52:05 04:44:01 03:42:27 09:22:29 56:40  
27 Kevin Portmann FRA 00:58:20 04:46:26 03:50:29 09:39:01 58:42  
  Kristian Hogenhaug DEN 00:49:49 04:21:11   DNF    
  Michael Weiss AUT 00:58:16 04:30:19   DNF    
  Max Neumann AUS 00:48:28 04:43:02   DNF    
  Denis Chevrot FRA 00:47:48     DNF    
  Patrik Nilsson SWE 00:51:42     DNF    
  Andreas Dreitz GER 00:51:50     DNF    
  Pedro Gomes POR 00:52:02     DNF    
  Matt Burton AUS 00:52:22     DNF    
  Mario De Elias ARG 00:56:06     DNF    
  Matthew Russell USA 00:58:17     DNF    
  Bart Aernouts BEL 00:58:56     DNF    

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money
1 Daniela Ryf SUI 00:54:41 04:37:46 02:59:35 08:34:58 -14:53 US$ 125,000
2 Katrina Matthews GBR 00:54:47 04:44:40 03:00:56 08:43:48 -12:41 US$ 65,000
3 Anne Haug GER 00:54:46 04:52:53 02:55:59 08:47:02 -01:20 US$ 45,000
4 Skye Moench USA 00:54:43 04:53:12 03:04:20 08:55:20 -02:01 US$ 25,000
5 Ruth Astle GBR 00:59:22 04:50:49 03:06:34 09:00:08 -13:39 US$ 20,000
6 Lisa Norden SWE 00:52:38 04:49:22 03:18:33 09:03:30 02:56 US$ 18,000
7 Laura Siddall GBR 00:59:21 04:52:35 03:12:45 09:08:33 -14:04 US$ 15,000
8 Fenella Langridge GBR 00:52:25 05:01:14 03:11:55 09:09:39 08:23 US$ 13,000
9 Gurutze Frades Larralde ESP 01:01:48 05:10:22 02:58:01 09:13:34 03:16 US$ 12,000
10 Maja Stage Nielsen DEN 00:54:48 05:08:58 03:07:49 09:14:31 -02:40 US$ 11,000
11 Heather Jackson USA 01:01:12 04:56:14 03:16:20 09:16:52 16:28 US$ 8,000
12 Jocelyn McCauley USA 00:54:45 04:53:07 03:32:34 09:23:55 19:04 US$ 6,000
13 Nikki Bartlett GBR 00:59:25 05:01:56 03:25:45 09:30:32 08:20 US$ 5,000
14 Renee Kiley AUS 00:59:23 04:59:41 03:32:30 09:35:09 00:47 US$ 4,000
15 Kelly Fillnow USA 01:01:48 05:15:22 03:15:49 09:36:34 02:30 US$ 3,000
16 Laura Zimmermann GER 01:01:45 05:16:22 03:25:04 09:47:34 39:07  
17 Joanna Ryter SUI 01:07:39 05:28:58 03:12:29 09:51:48 29:51  
18 Angela Naeth CAN 01:01:46 05:14:22 03:35:24 09:55:26 29:33  
19 Haley Chura USA 00:50:28 05:25:27 03:37:59 09:58:01 33:00  
20 Tessa Kortekaas NED 01:01:48 05:19:22 03:38:21 10:04:06 02:53  
21 Rach McBride CAN 00:54:46 05:23:21 03:42:58 10:04:53 32:32  
22 Linsey Corbin USA 01:04:21 05:30:31 03:28:53 10:07:22 59:44  

2 Responses to Ironman World Championships St. George – Analyzing Results

  1. Dominic May 10, 2022 at 8:35 pm #

    Did Sam Long take his Kona slot as he said he was skipping it? Would be nice to see Andy Potts take it

    • Thorsten May 10, 2022 at 9:27 pm #

      He is listed on the IM website as having accepted his slot.

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