The Kona Pro Ranking (or KPR for short) is the system used to determine which Professional triathletes qualify for the Ironman World Championships in Kona.
My 2016 KPR Observer makes understanding and following the KPR rankings easy. It consists of an Initial Information Package about the KPR and ongoing updates via EMail during the season.
The Initial Information Package (delivered right after the release planned for November 20th) contains:
- a description of how the KPR works in qualifying Pros for Kona
- base predictions of the men’s and women’s cutoff
- graphs and descriptions of the current KPR standings
During the season, there will be at least six EMail Updates (and probably ten) about the KPR Standings, who is already in, who is close to qualifying, how many slots are still open and updated estimates of where the cutoffs will occur.
Fraser Cartmell, Kona Pro qualifier in 2015, subscribed to last year’s KPR Observer:
Thanks for the support along the way on my Kona ’15 journey and your help discussing the KPR – it was appreciated!
If you want to qualify as a Pro, coach a Pro athlete, write about professional Ironman racing or are otherwise interested in the KPR, this is must-read information!
Here’s what Matthew Rose of Dynamo Multisport, coach to Kona 2015 Pro qualifier Haley Chura, says about my work:
I view your work as ‘Enterprise type’ quality research, it’s the best in the triathlon business. I wish I could actually pay you on par with the value you provide!
The time you’ll save with the KPR Observer is easily worth the price of 39$ for the full season.