Kona 2019

Pro Athletes Qualified for Kona 2019

For some more details on Kona Pro Qualifying, check out my post explaining the elements of the system. By now Ironman has also released the races that will have “floating” slots (other than the Regional Championships in Mar del Plata, South Africa, Texas, Cairns and Frankfurt), see the section on “Upcoming Qualifying Races”.

(Note: You can sort the tables below by clicking on the column headers.)

Females Qualified for Kona

# Name Nation Race Date Slot Type
1 Carfrae, Mirinda AUS IM Hawaii 2014-10-11 Champion (NV)
2 Ryf, Daniela SUI IM Hawaii 2018-10-13 Champion, 70.3 (NV)
3 Corbin, Linsey USA IM Wisconsin 2018-09-09 Race
4 Pedersen, Camilla DEN IM Wales 2018-09-09 Race
5 Saemmler, Daniela GER IM Italy 2018-09-22 Race
6 Philipp, Laura GER IM Barcelona 2018-10-07 Race
7 Huse, Sue CAN IM Taiwan 2018-10-07 Race
8 Charles, Lucy GBR IM Hawaii 2018-10-13 Kona Podium (NV)
9 Haug, Anne GER IM Hawaii 2018-10-13 Kona Podium (NV)
10 Spieldenner, Jennifer USA IM Louisville 2018-10-14 Race
11 Hufe, Mareen GER IM Malaysia 2018-11-17 Race
12 Jackson, Heather USA IM Arizona 2018-11-18 Race
13 Thoes, Svenja GER IM Cozumel 2018-11-18 Race

Males Qualified for Kona

# Name Nation Race Date Slot Type
1 Kienle, Sebastian GER IM Hawaii 2014-10-11 Champion (NV)
2 Frodeno, Jan GER IM Hawaii 2016-10-08 Champion, 70.3 (NV)
3 Lange, Patrick GER IM Hawaii 2018-10-13 Champion (NV)
4 Trautman, Matt ZAF IM Wales 2018-09-09 Race
5 Boecherer, Andi GER IM Italy 2018-09-22 Race
6 Beals, Cody CAN IM Chattanooga 2018-09-30 Race
7 Svensson, Jesper SWE IM Barcelona 2018-10-07 Race
8 Fontana, Daniel ITA IM Taiwan 2018-10-07 Race
9 Aernouts, Bart BEL IM Hawaii 2018-10-13 Kona Podium (NV)
10 McNamee, David GBR IM Hawaii 2018-10-13 Kona Podium (NV)
11 Leiferman, Chris USA IM Louisville 2018-10-14 Race
12 Sapunov, Daniil UKR IM Malaysia 2018-11-17 Race
13 Alonso McKernan, Clemente ESP IM Arizona 2018-11-18 Race
14 Llanos, Eneko ESP IM Arizona 2018-11-18 Race
15 Tollakson, TJ USA IM Arizona 2018-11-18 Race
16 Weiss, Michael AUT IM Cozumel 2018-11-18 Race

Explanation of Slot Types

Here are some more details on the different slot types:

  • Champion
    Kona Winners receive a slot for the next five years. This slot has to be verified by finishing at least one Ironman outside of Kona. If an athlete has not validated his/her champion slot, “(NV)” is added. (The date shown is the date of the most recent win.)
  • Kona Podium
    Second and third place finisher in Kona receive a slot for next year’s Kona race. This slot has to be verified by finishing at least one Ironman outside of Kona. If an athlete has not validated his/her Kona Podium slot, “(NV)” is added.
  • 70.3
    The winners of the 70.3 Championships receive a slot for next year’s Kona race. This slot has to be verified by finishing at least one Ironman outside of Kona. If an athlete has not validated his/her 70.3 slot, “(NV)” is added.
  • Race
    This is the “normal” way of qualifying by winning or finishing close to the front in an Ironman race. There is no additional validation requirement for this type of slot.

Upcoming Qualifying Races

Date Race Prize Purse MPRO Slots WPRO Slots Floating Slots
2-Dec-18 IRONMAN Western Australia $50.000 1 1 2
2-Dec-18 IRONMAN South American Championship – Mar Del Plata $100.000 2 2 2
2-Mar-19 IRONMAN New Zealand $60.000 1 1 2
7-Apr-19 IRONMAN African Championship. Nelson Mandela Bay $150.000 2 2 2
27-Apr-19 IRONMAN North American Championship, Teaxs $150.000 2 2 2
5-May-19 IRONMAN Australia $40.000 1 1  
25-May-19 IRONMAN Lanzarote $25.000 1 1  
26-May-19 IRONMAN Brasil, Florianopolis $40.000 1 1 2
9-Jun-19 IRONMAN Asia Pacific Championship, Cairns $150.000 2 2 2
9-Jun-19 IROMAN Boulder $40.000 1 1 2
23-Jun-19 IRONMAN Ireland $40.000 1 1  
30-Jun-19 IRONMAN France $80.000 1 1  
30-Jun-19 IRONMAN European Championship, Frankfurt $150.000 2 2 2
7-Jul-19 IRONMAN Austria $40.000 1 1  
14-Jul-19 IRONMAN Vitoria-Gasteiz $40.000 1 1  
21-Jul-19 IRONMAN Switzerland – MPRO $30.000 2    
28-Jul-19 IRONMAN Hamburg $80.000 1 1  
28-Jul-19 IRONMAN Lake Placid – MPRO $40.000 2    
28-Jul-19 IRONMAN Canada – WPRO $40.000   2  
3-Aug-19 IRONMAN Tallinn – WPRO $30.000   2  
17-Aug-19 IRONMAN Sweden- MPRO $40.000 1    
18-Aug-19 IRONMAN Copenhagen WPRO $40.000   1  
18-Aug-19 IRONMAN Mont Tremblant $60.000 1 1  
Open Slots     27 27 18
Already Assigned Previous races, including 70.3 Champions and Kona podium finishers   16 13  
Total   $2.615.000 43 40 18

The floating slots are proportionally assigned to the male and female Pros according to the number of Pro starters in the race.

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