Kona 2021

Pro Athletes Qualified for Kona 2021

Because of the Covid situation on Hawaii, Ironman has postponed the October 2021 race to February 5th, 2022. The qualifying has ended with Ironman Copenhagen (for the men) and Ironman Hamburg (for the women), all races after that offer slots to the October 2022 race. 

After being forced to cancel the Kona 2020 race, Ironman has moved the athletes qualified for 2020 to the 2021 race (now postponed to February 2022). They have also lifted the validation requirement for the Automatic qualifiers.

For details on Kona Pro Qualifying, check out my post explaining the elements of the system (even if the rules are suspended for the 2021 season to allow for flexible reactions to race cancellations). If you’re looking for the 2019 Kona qualifiers, check out this page.

(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
2 Ryf, Daniela SUI IM Hawaii 2018-10-13 Champion, 70.3
3 Corbin, Linsey USA IM Wisconsin 2019-09-08 Race
4 Mitchell, Simone GBR IM Wales 2019-09-15 Race
5 Lehrieder, Carolin GER IM Italy 2019-09-21 Race
6 Naeth, Angela CAN IM Chattanooga 2019-09-29 Race
7 Svensk, Sara SWE IM Barcelona 2019-10-06 Race
8 Haug, Anne GER IM Hawaii 2019-10-12 Champion
9 Charles-Barclay, Lucy GBR IM Hawaii 2019-10-12 Kona Podium
10 Crowley, Sarah AUS IM Hawaii 2019-10-12 Kona Podium
11 Kortekaas, Tessa NED IM Malaysia 2019-10-26 Race
12 Jackson, Heather USA IM Arizona 2019-11-24 Race
13 Kessler, Meredith USA IM Arizona 2019-11-24 Race
14 Lester, Carrie AUS IM Cozumel 2019-11-24 Race
15 Stage Nielsen, Maja DEN IM Cozumel 2019-11-24 Race
16 Vesterby, Michelle DEN IM Cozumel 2019-11-24 Race
17 Adam, Teresa NZL IM Western Australia 2019-12-01 Race
18 Piampiano, Sarah USA IM Western Australia 2019-12-01 Race
19 Corachan Vaquera, Judith ESP IM New Zealand 2020-03-07 Race
20 McBride, Rach CAN IM New Zealand 2020-03-07 Race
21 Watkinson, Amelia NZL IM Cairns 2020-09-27 Race
22 Astle, Ruth GBR IM Florida 2020-11-07 Race
23 Matthews, Katrina GBR IM Florida 2020-11-07 Race
24 Moench, Skye USA IM Florida 2020-11-07 Race
25 Wells, Hannah NZL IM New Zealand 2021-03-27 Race
26 Frades Larralde, Gurutze ESP IM Tulsa 2021-05-23 Race
27 Grosvenor, Tara GBR IM Tulsa 2021-05-23 Race
28 Morrison, Kimberley GBR IM Tulsa 2021-05-23 Race
29 Lane, Chloe AUS IM Cairns 2021-06-06 Race
30 Simpson, Kylie AUS IM Cairns 2021-06-06 Race
31 Chura, Haley USA IM Coeur d’Alene 2021-06-27 Race
32 Fillnow, Kelly USA IM Coeur d’Alene 2021-06-27 Race
33 Langridge, Fenella GBR IM Coeur d’Alene 2021-06-27 Race
34 Mathieux, Justine FRA IM Lanzarote 2021-07-03 Race
35 Siddall, Laura GBR IM Lanzarote 2021-07-03 Race
36 Bartlett, Nikki GBR IM UK 2021-07-04 Race
37 Cummings, Chantal GBR IM UK 2021-07-04 Race
38 Norden, Lisa SWE IM Lake Placid 2021-07-25 Race
39 Ryter, Joanna SUI IM Lake Placid 2021-07-25 Race
40 McCauley, Jocelyn USA IM Finland 2021-08-14 Race
41 Philipp, Laura GER IM Finland 2021-08-14 Race
42 Simmonds, Imogen SUI IM Finland 2021-08-14 Race
44 Kiley, Renee AUS IM Hamburg 2021-08-29 Race
45 Zimmermann, Laura GER IM Hamburg 2021-08-29 Race

Males Qualified for Kona

# Name Nation Race Date Slot Type
1 Lange, Patrick GER IM Hawaii 2018-10-13 Champion
2 Aguayo Munoz, Emilio ESP IM Wisconsin 2019-09-08 Race
3 Iden, Gustav NOR 70.3 World Championship 2019-09-08 70.3
4 Guilloux, Arnaud FRA IM Wales 2019-09-15 Race
5 Wurf, Cameron AUS IM Italy 2019-09-21 Race
6 Long, Sam USA IM Chattanooga 2019-09-29 Race
7 Angert, Florian GER IM Barcelona 2019-10-06 Race
8 Frodeno, Jan GER IM Hawaii 2019-10-12 Champion
9 Kienle, Sebastian GER IM Hawaii 2019-10-12 Kona Podium
10 O’Donnell, Timothy USA IM Hawaii 2019-10-12 Kona Podium
11 Gomez, Javier ESP IM Malaysia 2019-10-26 Race
12 Hoffman, Ben USA IM Florida 2019-11-02 Race
13 Skipper, Joe GBR IM Florida 2019-11-02 Race
14 Butterfield, Tyler BMU IM Cozumel 2019-11-24 Race
15 De Elias, Mario ARG IM Cozumel 2019-11-24 Race
16 Weiss, Michael AUT IM Cozumel 2019-11-24 Race
17 Brownlee, Alistair GBR IM Western Australia 2019-12-01 Race
18 Burton, Matt AUS IM Western Australia 2019-12-01 Race
19 Currie, Braden NZL IM New Zealand 2020-03-07 Race
20 Phillips, Mike NZL IM New Zealand 2020-03-07 Race
21 Neumann, Max AUS IM Cairns 2020-09-27 Race
22 Dreitz, Andreas GER IM Florida 2020-11-07 Race
23 Hanson, Matt USA IM Florida 2020-11-07 Race
24 Leiferman, Chris USA IM Florida 2020-11-07 Race
25 Smith, Kyle NZL IM New Zealand 2021-03-27 Race
26 Aernouts, Bart BEL IM Tulsa 2021-05-23 Race
27 Baekkegard, Daniel DEN IM Tulsa 2021-05-23 Race
28 Chevrot, Denis FRA IM Tulsa 2021-05-23 Race
29 Potts, Andy USA IM Tulsa 2021-05-23 Race
30 van Berkel, Jan SUI IM Tulsa 2021-05-23 Race
31 Amberger, Josh AUS IM Cairns 2021-06-06 Race
32 Van Berkel, Tim AUS IM Cairns 2021-06-06 Race
33 Gomes, Pedro POR IM Coeur d’Alene 2021-06-27 Race
34 Metzler, Justin USA IM Coeur d’Alene 2021-06-27 Race
35 Pohl, Jason CAN IM Coeur d’Alene 2021-06-27 Race
36 Boecherer, Andi GER IM Lanzarote 2021-07-03 Race
37 Hogenhaug, Kristian DEN IM Lanzarote 2021-07-03 Race
38 Stein, Boris GER IM Lanzarote 2021-07-03 Race
39 Trautman, Matt ZAF IM Lanzarote 2021-07-03 Race
40 Chevalier, Leon FRA IM UK 2021-07-04 Race
41 Laidlow, Sam FRA IM UK 2021-07-04 Race
42 Feigh, Adam USA IM Lake Placid 2021-07-25 Race
43 Portmann, Kevin FRA IM Lake Placid 2021-07-25 Race
44 Russell, Matthew USA IM Lake Placid 2021-07-25 Race
45 Svenningsson, Rasmus SWE IM Lake Placid 2021-07-25 Race
46 Blummenfelt, Kristian NOR Olympic Games 2021-07-26 Wild Card
47 Heemeryck, Pieter BEL IM Germany 2021-08-15 Race
48 McNamee, David GBR IM Germany 2021-08-15 Race
49 Nilsson, Patrik SWE IM Germany 2021-08-15 Race
50 Goesch, Henrik FIN IM Copenhagen 2021-08-22 Race
51 Sanders, Lionel CAN IM Copenhagen 2021-08-22 Race

Athletes who Declined Their Slot

# Name Nation Race Date Slot Type
1 Duffy, Flora BMU Olympic Games 2021-07-27 Wild Card

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 finishers 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.
  • Wild Card
    For special circumstances, Ironman gives out wild cards for Kona. This season, the Olympic Champions Flora Duffy and Kristian Blummenfelt were given wild cards.
  • Will Not Start
    Athletes who have received a slot but have indicated that they won’t race Kona. Reasons could be different plans or injuries. According to the rules by Ironman, these slots won’t be reassigned to another athlete. The names will also be crossed out.
  • Declined
    Athletes who declined a slot they earned in one of the qualifying races. It’s unlikely but if they get another in another race, they might still accept that “second” slot.

Please note that the validation requirements have been waived by Ironman for Kona 2021.

Upcoming Qualifying Races

All races after August 2021 will offer slots to the October 2022 race. The first one will be Ironman Switzerland (Thun) on September 5th. I will set up a new page for the October 2022 race then.

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