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Kona Qualifying – April 2019

Here’s a look at how the Kona 2019 Pro field is shaping up.

With the changed Pro Qualifying system a number of athletes have already secured their place on the Kona start line, and a few more with Automatic Qualifier slots still need to validate with an Ironman finish but can also be reasonably certain to race in Kona this October. All the rest have to finish at the front of one of the remaining qualifying races.


Here’s a quick description of the categories in the following graphs:

  • Qualified (the athletes in this category can be found on this page which is updated soon after each race)
    • Automatic Qualifiers
      Athletes with Automatic Qualifier slots (previous Kona winners, last year’s 70.3 winner, last year’s Kona podium finishers) that have already validated their slot with a finish in an Ironman.
    • Race Slots
      Athletes that have received a slot by winning a Pro Ironman race or finishing near the top.
  • Not (Yet) Qualified
    • Upcoming Race (in the following graphs: Texas) – with a likely number of slots as some are unassigned to the male or female Pros
      Some of the athletes looking to win a slot in an upcoming race. (Athletes with an unvalidated AQ are also listed, but they won’t block one of the race slots.)
    • Automatic Qualifiers
      Athletes with an “AQ” that still have to validate by finishing an Ironman.
    • Notables
      Some other high profile athletes that have not yet secured their Kona slots. I have added some of their race plans (as far as they are known) – please let me know if some plans are incomplete or when someone is missing.
    • Unlikely
      Athletes that are unlikely to go for a Kona slot.

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