Starting with the 2023 races, Ironman will split the male and female World Championship events. The 2024 women’s race will be held on September 22nd in Nice, the men’s race will be in Kona on October 26th.
(Note: You can sort the tables below by clicking on the column headers.)
Females Qualified for Nice
|1||Haug, Anne||GER||IM World Championships||2019-10-12||Champion|
|2||Ryf, Daniela||SUI||IM World Championships||2022-05-07||Champion|
|3||Sodaro, Chelsea||USA||IM World Championships||2022-10-06||Champion|
|4||Knibb, Taylor||USA||70.3 World Championship||2023-08-26||70.3 Champion|
|5||Bartlett, Nikki||GBR||IM Wales||2023-09-03||Race|
|6||Alberts, Alice||USA||IM Maryland||2023-09-16||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|
|3||Blummenfelt, Kristian||NOR||IM World Championships||2022-05-07||Champion|
|4||Iden, Gustav||NOR||IM World Championships||2022-10-06||Champion|
|5||Kanute, Ben||USA||IM Arizona||2022-11-20||Race|
|6||Bogen, Rico||GER||70.3 World Championship||2023-08-27||70.3 Champion|
|7||Laidlow, Sam||FRA||IM World Championships||2023-09-10||Champion (NV)|
|8||Ditlev, Magnus||DEN||IM World Championships||2023-09-10||Podium (NV)|
|9||Goetstouwers, Stenn||BEL||IM Italy||2023-09-16||Race|
|10||Pohl, Jason||CAN||IM Maryland||2023-09-16||Race|
|11||Weiss, Michael||AUT||IM Maryland||2023-09-16||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.
For some situations, Ironman allows an athlete to transfer a slot from one year to another. This includes pregnant athletes or male athletes who qualified for the 2023 World Championships before the date and location change was announced.
- 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.
It’s not yet clear if validation of AQ slots (previous Champions, Kona podium and 70.3 Champion) will be required for 2024, for now I have left off the “(NV)” designation.
Upcoming Qualifying Races
The following table shows the current Pro schedule and number of Nice and Kona 2024 qualifying slots until the end of 2023. Ironman is going to add more qualifying races.
|14-Oct-23||IM World Kona – WPRO||$375.000||Podium|
|3-Dez-23||IM Western Australi||$75.000||2||2|
|Already Assigned||Previous races and Champions||11||6|
|2024 Slots||Expected Total number of slots||ca. 55||ca. 55|