(Note: You can sort the tables below by clicking on the column headers.)
Females Qualified for Kona
|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|
|5||Sodaro, Chelsea||USA||IM World Championships||2022-10-06||Champion (NV)|
|6||Charles-Barclay, Lucy||GBR||IM World Championships||2022-10-06||Podium (NV)|
|7||Knibb, Taylor||USA||70.3 World Championship||2022-10-28||70.3 Champion (NV)|
|8||Moench, Skye||USA||IM Arizona||2022-11-20||Race|
|9||True, Sarah||USA||IM Arizona||2022-11-20||Race|
|10||Frades Larralde, Gurutze||ESP||IM Cozumel||2022-11-20||Race|
|11||Norden, Lisa||SWE||IM Cozumel||2022-11-20||Race|
|12||Astle, Ruth||GBR||IM Israel||2022-11-25||Race|
|13||Bleymehl, Daniela||GER||IM Israel||2022-11-25||Race|
|14||Riveros, Barbara||CHI||IM Israel||2022-11-25||Race|
Males Qualified for Kona
|1||Lange, Patrick||GER||IM World Championships||2018-10-13||Champion|
|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|
|6||Iden, Gustav||NOR||IM World Championships||2022-10-06||Champion (NV)|
|7||Laidlow, Sam||FRA||IM World Championships||2022-10-06||Podium (NV)|
|8||Hanson, Matt||USA||IM Arizona||2022-11-20||Race|
|9||Kanute, Ben||USA||IM Arizona||2022-11-20||Race|
|10||Elbaek Ditlev, Magnus||DEN||IM Cozumel||2022-11-20||Race|
|11||van Berkel, Jan||SUI||IM Cozumel||2022-11-20||Race|
|12||Baekkegard, Daniel||DEN||IM Israel||2022-11-25||Race|
|13||Barnaby, Gregory||ITA||IM Israel||2022-11-25||Race|
|14||Chevrot, Denis||FRA||IM Israel||2022-11-25||Race|
Athletes who Declined Their Slot
Explanation of Slot Types
Here are some more details on the different slot types:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Validation of AQ slots (previous Champions, Kona podium and 70.3 Champion) is required for 2023. Validation means finishing at least one Pro IRONMAN (excluding the 2022 IRONMAN World Championship) OR one IRONMAN 70.3 (excluding the 2022 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship).
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 fully announced, I will add them as soon as more information is available.
|4-Dec-22||IM Western Australia||$75.000||2||2|
|4-Mar-23||IIM New Zealand||$100.000||2||2|
|5-Mar-23||IM African Championship||$150.000||3||3|
|22-Apr-23||IM Texas- The Americas Championship||$175.000||4||4|
|Open Slots||(more to be added)||16||16|
|Already Assigned||Previous races and Champions||14||14|
|2023 Slots||Expected number of slots (approx.)||55||55|