October 2017 Updates to the Top 10 Ratings

After the World Championship race in Kona at mid-October, I have updated the Top 10 Rankings. The previous update has been in mid-July, shortly after IM Germany and Challenge Roth.

TOP 10 Rated Ironman Distance Athletes

TOP 10 Rated Male Athletes

Kona has brought a number of changes to the Top 10 rankings. First of all, Kona winner Patrick Lange is now my #1 ranked athlete. (He was previously unranked, Kona is only his third full distance Ironman race.) Even with a slightly slower rating, Sebastian stays in #2. Jan Frodeno (with his slower Kona finish) has dropped back to #3. Patrik Nilsson stays in #4 but was able to leap ahead of Andi Boecherer who wasn’t able to race in Kona. (Andi is the only athlete in the Top 10 Rating who hasn’t been able to race in Kona.)

David McNamee (third in Kona) is now #6, Lionel Sanders (second in Kona) is in #7. Ben Hoffman is also new in my Top 10 after his Kona race. Andy Potts (now #9) and Bart Aernouts (now #10) have dropped slightly back from the mid-July rankings. 

Tim Don (was #7, he dropped back to #11 without a change in his rating after he couldn’t start in Kona), Tim O’Donnell (was #8), Nils Frommhold (was #9) and Brent McMahon (was #10) have dropped out of the Top 10. 

Rank Name Nation Rating Last Race # IM Races
1 Patrick Lange GER 07:57:26 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 3
2 Sebastian Kienle GER 08:05:31 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 15
3 Jan Frodeno GER 08:08:38 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 9
4 Patrik Nilsson SWE 08:11:15 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 9
5 Andi Boecherer GER 08:12:34 IM Germany on 2017-07-09 15
6 David McNamee GBR 08:15:59 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 7
7 Lionel Sanders CAN 08:16:06 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 7
8 Ben Hoffman USA 08:17:42 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 19
9 Andy Potts USA 08:18:14 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 18
10 Bart Aernouts BEL 08:18:38 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 12

TOP 10 Rated Female Athletes

Of course Daniela continues to be my top ranked female – with her win in Kona she was still able to further improve her already great rating. With Mirinda Carfrae (currently not ranked after more than one year without a race – she has just given birth to daughter Isabell and is likely to return to racing in 2018) and Rachel Joyce dropping out of the Top 10, the new #2 female is Kaisa Sali followed by Heather Jackson. 

Lucy Charles enters the Top 10 in #4, followed by Meredith Kessler (another soon-to-be mom), Susie Cheetham and Yvonne Van Vlerken. Mel Hauschildt has dropped back to #10, she was overtaken by her fellow Aussies Carrie Lester (now #8) and Sarah Crowley (#9).

Rank Name Nation Rating Last Race # IM Races
1 Daniela Ryf SUI 08:40:07 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 11
2 Kaisa Sali FIN 09:06:00 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 5
3 Heather Jackson USA 09:06:45 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 8
4 Lucy Charles GBR 09:11:18 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 4
5 Meredith Kessler USA 09:14:01 IM New Zealand on 2017-03-04 25
6 Susie Cheetham GBR 09:14:05 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 7
7 Yvonne Van Vlerken NED 09:14:52 IM Barcelona on 2017-09-30 28
8 Carrie Lester AUS 09:16:27 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 19
9 Sarah Crowley AUS 09:17:13 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 7
10 Melissa Hauschildt AUS 09:17:18 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 5

TOP 10 Swim-Rated Ironman Distance Athletes

TOP 10 Swim-Rated Male Athletes

Clayton Fettell continues to be the #1 ranked swimmer, new athletes in the Top 10 are Kona swim leader Josh Amberger (#2) and Patrick Lange (shared #9).

Rank Name Nation Rating Last Race # IM Races
1 Clayton Fettell AUS 00:46:23 IM Cairns on 2017-06-11 8
2 Josh Amberger AUS 00:46:49 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 3
3 Jan Frodeno GER 00:46:53 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 9
4 Marko Albert EST 00:47:07 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 19
5 Andy Potts USA 00:47:18 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 18
6 Brad Kahlefeldt AUS 00:47:35 Challenge Roth on 2017-07-09 3
7 Denis Chevrot FRA 00:47:35 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 11
8 Michael Fox AUS 00:47:36 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 6
9 Timothy O’Donnell USA 00:47:38 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 15
9 Patrick Lange GER 00:47:38 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 3

TOP 10 Swim-Rated Female Athletes

Lucy Charles has shown in Kona that she is indeed the strongest swimmer in the female field, clearly deserving the #1 ranking. She is now followed by Lauren Brandon (just having completed her third and fourth IMs) with Jodie Cunnama (pregnant) taking a break from racing and dropping out of the rankings. 

Rank Name Nation Rating Last Race # IM Races
1 Lucy Charles GBR 00:47:54 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 4
2 Lauren Brandon USA 00:48:16 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 4
3 Haley Chura USA 00:50:20 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 10
4 Meredith Kessler USA 00:50:34 IM New Zealand on 2017-03-04 25
5 Amanda Stevens USA 00:51:17 IM Arizona on 2016-11-20 18
6 Celine Schaerer SUI 00:51:28 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 9
7 Annabel Luxford AUS 00:51:56 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 6
8 Daniela Ryf SUI 00:52:03 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 11
9 Leanda Cave GBR 00:52:17 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 20
10 Lucie Reed CZE 00:52:48 Challenge Almere on 2017-09-10 24

TOP 10 Bike-Rated Ironman Distance Athletes

TOP 10 Bike-Rated Male Athletes

The Top 3 bike riders are unchanged, but Andy, Sebi and Cam are getting closer to each other. Lionel Sanders has moved up into fourth place. Patrick Lange is now among the Top 10 bike riders as well.

Rank Name Nation Rating Last Race # IM Races
1 Andrew Starykowicz USA 04:22:26 IM Louisville on 2017-10-15 9
2 Sebastian Kienle GER 04:24:13 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 15
3 Cameron Wurf AUS 04:25:55 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 8
4 Lionel Sanders CAN 04:29:13 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 7
5 Andi Boecherer GER 04:29:29 IM Germany on 2017-07-09 15
6 Jan Frodeno GER 04:29:34 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 9
7 Dougal Allan NZL 04:31:05 Challenge Roth on 2017-07-09 9
8 Marino Vanhoenacker BEL 04:32:48 IM Taiwan on 2017-10-01 23
9 Boris Stein GER 04:33:08 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 9
10 Patrick Lange GER 04:33:13 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 3

TOP 10 Bike-Rated Female Athletes

Daniela and Heather continue to be the top ranked females on the bike. New athletes in the Top 10 are Mareen Hufe (#8) and Sarah Crowley (#10).

Rank Name Nation Rating Last Race # IM Races
1 Daniela Ryf SUI 04:55:20 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 11
2 Heather Jackson USA 05:02:29 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 8
3 Lisa Huetthaler AUT 05:02:33 IM Barcelona on 2017-09-30 5
4 Yvonne Van Vlerken NED 05:03:13 IM Barcelona on 2017-09-30 28
5 Lucy Gossage GBR 05:06:11 IM Italy on 2017-09-23 18
6 Anja Beranek GER 05:06:19 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 9
7 Tine Deckers BEL 05:06:33 IM Italy on 2017-09-23 18
8 Mareen Hufe GER 05:06:52 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 23
9 Annabel Luxford AUS 05:06:58 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 6
10 Sarah Crowley AUS 05:07:24 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 7

TOP 10 Run-Rated Ironman Distance Athletes

TOP 10 Run-Rated Male Athletes

With his second sub-2:40 run in Kona, Patrick Lange is the clear #1 ranked athlete – by more than five minutes! David McNamee has climbed into the #3 spot. 

Rank Name Nation Rating Last Race # IM Races
1 Patrick Lange GER 02:42:10 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 3
2 Jan Frodeno GER 02:47:21 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 9
3 David McNamee GBR 02:47:37 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 7
4 Patrik Nilsson SWE 02:49:01 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 9
5 Bart Aernouts BEL 02:49:03 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 12
6 Viktor Zyemtsev UKR 02:49:59 IM Barcelona on 2017-09-30 21
7 Alessandro Degasperi ITA 02:50:09 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 10
8 Ivan Rana ESP 02:51:01 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 13
9 Clemente Alonso McKernan ESP 02:51:24 IM Sweden on 2017-08-19 12
10 Diego Van Looy BEL 02:51:33 IM South Africa on 2017-04-02 4

TOP 10 Run-Rated Female Athletes

With Rinny dropping out of the rankings, Kaisa Sali is the new top-ranked runner, closely followed by Daniela Ryf and Lisa Roberts. Linsey Corbin and Heather Jackson are also among the Top 10 runners.

Rank Name Nation Rating Last Race # IM Races
1 Kaisa Sali FIN 03:02:03 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 5
2 Daniela Ryf SUI 03:02:35 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 11
3 Lisa Roberts USA 03:03:37 IM Louisville on 2017-10-15 18
4 Kristin Moeller GER 03:04:10 IM Hamburg on 2017-08-13 23
5 Kelly Williamson USA 03:05:04 IM Chattanooga on 2017-09-24 16
6 Eva Wutti AUT 03:05:49 IM Hamburg on 2017-08-13 8
7 Ruth Brennan Morrey USA 03:06:42 IM Arizona on 2016-11-20 4
8 Susie Cheetham GBR 03:06:57 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 7
9 Linsey Corbin USA 03:08:06 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 23
10 Heather Jackson USA 03:08:30 IM Hawaii on 2017-10-14 8
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