Kona 2022

Pro Athletes Qualified for Kona October 2022

For details on Kona Pro Qualifying, check out my post explaining the elements of the system (even if the rules are suspended for the 2022 season to allow for flexible reactions to race cancellations). If you’re looking for the 2021 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 Ryf, Daniela SUI IM Hawaii 2018-10-13 Champion
2 Haug, Anne GER IM Hawaii 2019-10-12 Champion
3 Eggenschwiler, Petra SUI IM Switzerland 2021-09-05 Race
4 Liepold, Kristin GER IM Switzerland 2021-09-05 Race
5 Charles-Barclay, Lucy GBR 70.3 World Championship 2021-09-18 70.3 Champion
6 Philipp, Laura GER IM Austria 2021-09-19 Race
7 Frades Larralde, Gurutze ESP IM Chattanooga 2021-09-26 Race
8 Moench, Skye USA IM Chattanooga 2021-09-26 Race
9 Astle, Ruth GBR IM Mallorca 2021-10-16 Race
10 Mathieux, Justine FRA IM Mallorca 2021-10-16 Race

Males Qualified for Kona

# Name Nation Race Date Slot Type
1 Lange, Patrick GER IM Hawaii 2018-10-13 Champion
2 Frodeno, Jan GER IM Hawaii 2019-10-12 Champion
3 Skipper, Joe GBR IM Switzerland 2021-09-05 Race
4 van Berkel, Jan SUI IM Switzerland 2021-09-05 Race
5 Iden, Gustav NOR 70.3 World Championship 2021-09-18 70.3 Champion
6 Chevrot, Denis FRA IM Austria 2021-09-19 Race
7 Hoffman, Ben USA IM Chattanooga 2021-09-26 Race
8 Sanders, Lionel CAN IM Chattanooga 2021-09-26 Race
9 Angert, Florian GER IM Mallorca 2021-10-16 Race
10 Chevalier, Leon FRA IM Mallorca 2021-10-16 Race

Athletes who Declined Their Slot

# Name Nation Race Date Slot Type

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.
  • 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 validation of AQ slots is not required for Kona 2022.

Upcoming Qualifying Races

The following table shows the current Pro schedule for the remainder of 2021 and number of Kona 2022 qualifying slots. The 2022 races and their slots will be added once they are announced by Ironman. Ironman reserves the right to make changes as needed.

Date Race Prize Purse MPRO WPRO Unassigned
Slots
24-Oct-21 IM California (MPRO) $50.000 2    
6-Nov-21 IM Florida (WPRO) $50.000   2  
21-Nov-21 IM Cozumel $75.000 2 2  
21-Nov-21 IM South Africa $100.000 2 2  
5-Dec-21 IM Western Australia $50.000 1 1  
Open Slots     7 7  
Already Assigned Previous races and Champions   10 10  
7-May-22 IM World Championships, St. George $750.000 8 (plus Winner) 8 (plus Winner)  
Oct 2022 Slots Approximate number of slots based on the 2021 race schedule
(details TBD, final number likely to change)
  26 26  

The unassigned slots are proportionally assigned to the male and female Pros according to the number of Pro starters in the race. Some information from Ironman indicates that for October 2022 there will be the same number of male and female Pros on the startline (around 50) and that there aren’t going to be any unassigned slots.

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