Kona 2023

If you are looking for the 2022 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 World Championships 2022-05-07 Champion (NV)
2 Haug, Anne GER IM World Championships 2019-10-12 Champion (NV)
3 Lane, Chloe AUS IM Wisconsin 2022-09-11 Race
4 Thoes, Svenja GER IM Italy 2022-09-18 Race

Males Qualified for Kona

# Name Nation Race Date Slot Type
1 Lange, Patrick GER IM World Championships 2018-10-13 Champion (NV)
2 Frodeno, Jan GER IM World Championships 2019-10-12 Champion (NV)
3 Blummenfelt, Kristian NOR IM World Championships 2022-05-07 Champion (NV)
4 Skipper, Joe GBR IM Wales 2022-09-11 Race
5 McMahon, Brent CAN IM Wisconsin 2022-09-11 Race

Athletes who Declined Their Slot

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 were not required for Kona 2022, it is unclear if validation will be needed for 2023.

Upcoming Qualifying Races

The following table shows the current Pro schedule and number of Kona 2023 qualifying slots. The qualifying races for calendar year 2023 have not yet been announced, I will add them as soon as more information is available.

Date Race Prize Purse MPRO WPRO
6-Oct-22 2022 IM World Championship $750.000 (3) (3)
20-Nov-22 IM Cozumel $75.000 2 2
20-Nov-22 IM Arizona $100.000 2 2
25-Nov-22 IM Israel Middle East Championship $100.000 2 2
4-Dec-22 IM Western Australia $75.000 2 2
Open Slots (more to be added)   8 8
Already Assigned Previous races and Champions   5 4
2023 Slots Expected number of slots   55 55

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