Kristian Hogenhaug

At Ironman Hamburg, 27-year-old Danish athlete Kristian Hogenhaug had taken the T2 lead with the best bike split, but I expected that the more experienced athletes just three minutes behind him would be able to take the win. Andreas Raelert and Ruedi Wild were able to reduce Kristian’s lead to just over one minute after 10k, but then something unexpected happened: The gap didn’t change much in the second of four run loops, Andi was forced to drop out and Kristian extended his lead to Ruedi back up to three minutes. At the end of the marathon,  Kristian took his first Ironman win, and a gap of five minutes to second-place finisher Ruedi Wild allowed him to enjoy the finish chute, not sure whether to laugh or cry and ending up doing both at the same time.

Kristian Finish Line

Photo: Kristian grabbing the winner’s tape at IM Hamburg (Credit: Ingo Kutsche)

In the press conference after the race, Kristian just stated that when he started to do triathlon Ironman winners were super-human to him and that he couldn’t believe that he had been able to take the win in Hamburg. Following a brief chat in Hamburg we’ve exchanged a few emails, so here are some more details about Kristian, his development over the last few years, his Hamburg race and the goals for Kona and beyond.


Thorsten: Let’s get some “technical stuff” out of the way first. In Danish, your last name is spelled Høgenhaug, what’s the best way to transcribe that for English and other languages that don’t have the extra umlauts?

Kristian: Normally we use “oe” to substitute “ø”. But I think Hogenhaug is much easier for people to pronounce, so let’s stick with that.

T: What’s your triathlon background? Which sports did you enjoy while growing up?

K: I have done a ton of different sports. I was into taekwondo, where I won some national titles as a kid, and then later on Badminton where I never really shinned. I have always been very fascinated by cycling and Bjarne Riis, our danish rider at the time, so after 7th grade I bought a road bike and rode quite a bit during that summer. But then I got introduced to the computer game “World of Warcraft” and I pretty much stopped during sports until I graduated from high school in 2010. I am a nerd by nature, so when I’m into something I am 100% – and during this time, it was gaming. In 2011 I started at a Danish folk high school, a school some people live at during their gap year. This one had a focus on sports. I pretty much stopped gaming and got introduced to swimming along with triathlon. One of our teachers had done an Ironman, and he was like a god to us. From then on I was hooked! Along with my studies in sports science at Aarhus University, I raced triathlon as an age grouper. I did my first Ironman in Copenhagen in 2012 in 9h43min. [In the Challenge Copenhagen list Kristian is shown with a 9:33, but he thinks something went wrong with his timing chip and that he started in a different wave than the results indicate.] In 2016 I qualified for Hawaii where I placed second in the 25 to 29 agegroup. 2017 was my first year racing in the pro ranks. So I am pretty much a gamer who turned his interest from computer to triathlon.

Race Date Swim Bike Run Total Rank in Race
Challenge Copenhagen 2012-08-11 01:01:23 04:48:16 03:46:38 09:43:41 5 (M18-24)
IM Frankfurt 2013-07-07 00:58:12 05:00:54 04:08:25 10:12:29 10 (M18-24)
IM Copenhagen 2015-08-23 00:56:13 04:33:22 DNF
IM Frankfurt 2016-07-03 00:54:51 04:31:50 03:10:47 08:42:57 1 (M25-29)
IM Hawaii 2016-10-08 00:55:53 04:48:00 3:14:39 09:06:40 2 (M25-29)

Table: Kristian’s Ironman Results as an Agegrouper

T: In my database I have four IM results for you in 2018 – two podiums, but also a DNF. How happy were you with your racing that year?

K: My 2018 season went above expectations. I had a terrible race in Texas 2018 (probably overtrained) but then had a near-perfect build-up to Copenhagen. [Kristian modestly skips his second place in 8:02:53, posting the fastest bike split as in almost all of his Pro races.] I decided to race Almere three weeks later, where I also had a very good race. [Again he “forgets” to mention that he finished third, with a bike split that was just slower than Cameron Wurf’s.] One of my good friends wanted to race IM Italy, and I decided to join him on the trip and do Italy, but drop out in T2, as this would have been the third IM in six weeks. So that was a planned DNF 🙂

Race Date Swim Bike Run Total Rank in Race
Challenge Denmark Half 2017-06-10 00:26:57 02:04:51 01:20:52 03:55:35 6
Challenge Almere 2017-09-10 00:55:11 04:13:25 02:56:12 08:08:40 4
IM Texas 2018-04-28 00:54:55 04:11:31 02:59:33 08:11:49 17
Challenge Denmark Half 2018-06-09 00:25:03 DNF
ITU Long Distance 2018-07-14 00:40:48 02:52:10 01:52:44 05:29:38 7
IM Copenhagen 2018-08-19 00:51:48 04:15:01 02:51:11 08:02:53 2
Challenge Almere 2018-09-08 00:54:56 04:13:50 02:50:22 08:03:31 3
IM Italy 2018-09-22 00:52:28 04:40:02 DNF

Table: Kristian’s Pro Results in 2017 and 2018

T: What was the plan for 2019? It seems you were getting ready for IM Austria, but then you DNF’d there and went to Hamburg instead?

K: 2019 started with a surprising fourth place [at ITU Long Distance Worlds] in Pontevedra and a second [at the half-distance Challenge race] in  Herning. Both of them were done without specific training, so I knew that I was on point to something good. Klagenfurt was my A+ race. With the lead-up, I knew I had a good chance of battling for the win. Sadly I felt terrible in the last ten days leading up to the race and race-pace felt super hard (probably overtrained). On race day I struggled all the way, and after 10 km on the run I literally couldn’t move my legs faster than 5:30 pace, so I decided to call it a day. After a few days Hamburg was on my mind, this time though with the focus on getting fresh. Volume was lowered but with increased intensity, especially on the bike. I started to clock some of my best bike sessions ever.

Race Date Swim Bike Run Total Rank in Race
ITU Long Distance 2019-05-04 00:21:47 02:50:57 01:54:16 05:12:09 4
Challenge Denmark Half 2019-06-08 00:26:37 02:02:38 01:16:41 03:50:37 2
IM Austria 2019-07-07 00:52:25 04:26:36 DNF
IM Hamburg 2019-07-28 00:52:03 04:17:29 02:54:03 08:11:26 1

Table: Kristian’s Pro Results in 2019

T: What was your goal going into Hamburg, and how was race day from your end?

K: I didn’t go into Hamburg with the intention to compete for the win, actually I wanted it to be a consolation race for IM Klagenfurt, Austria was quite hard on my self-confidence. The goal was to get a good swim, which was mentally important for me, then try to bike very hard until I would catch the front pack, and then sit in until the run and see how I could do. I normally bike all the way by my self, so wanted to see what I could do on fresher legs. Other than that I didn’t have a goal.

Kristian T1

Photo: Kristian grabbing his bike after the swim. (Credit: TriRating)

The startlist looked terrifying with some decent bikers and very good runners. I caught the front pack after 2h 14 min. I burned some matches to bridge the gap, but I quickly felt the benefit of sitting in a good group. I freshened up a bit, and after 35 min in the pack I went to the front and settled into my 70.3 pace for 15 minutes. When I looked back, they were gone – which surprised me quite a bit! On the small climbs I had seen them stand up on the pedals, which in my perspective meant that they were all struggling just a bit, but I was still very surprised that I had opened up a gap. Coming into T2 I was very happy with a three-minute lead. I had ridden seven minutes faster than the legend Andreas Raelert which got me pretty hyped.

Kristin Bike

Photo: Kristian working hard on the bike (Credit: Ingo Kutsche)

I did some quick mental arithmetic and thought that I could run 4:00 min/km, they are probably gonna run 3:45 min/km, so by km 10 they should pass me. My hope was that they would burn some matches in the attempt to bridge the gap, and then maybe I was capable of running with them. It never happened though. Suddenly we were running the same pace, so I knew they struggled quite a bit. But the gap had gone down to 1:30 minutes. I still felt very good at this point – to me, the key to a good off-the-bike run in an Ironman is that the first ten km have to feel like a recovery run, then when you really start to struggle the pace won’t drop dramatically – it will just get a lot harder. I know that I can run a decent marathon after a very hard bike. And I think that the run splits explain the race dynamics. The run course isn’t that hard, but the run times are quite “slow”. That just speaks HOW HARD we all went on the bike. To be honest, I never ever thought that I would run the fastest run split – a nice surprise.

Kristian Run

Photo: Kristian on the run in Hamburg. (Credit: TriRating)

T: You’ve raced Hamburg with a “blank race kit”. What sponsors do you have at this point, and do you think the win will generate some more interest?

K: I have a clothing sponsor and some smaller ones, but nothing big. I do hope that it will change. An Ironman win is very good when you have to negotiate sponsor deals – at least I hope! I hope that this can lead to a smaller work-load, so that I can focus even more on training and recovery. As of now I am actually trying to contact different brands, to see if they are interested in a cooperation 🙂 Wish me luck!

T: Now that you’ve accepted your Kona slot, how does the rest of the year look for you? Will you do some specific work in order to deal with the Kona heat and humidity?

K: I have a master of science in sports science (graduated in December 2018). I am very much into training physiology, nutrition, and right now I try to science the sh*t out of heat acclimation. I’m going to prepare here in Denmark. But I am probably gonna spend some time in a little tent with a heater and humidifier to simulate conditions that are even worse than in Hawaii. I have seen some quite interesting studies on it, they showed very promising results. I am going to do one more race before Hawaii. I race really good three weeks after an Ironman. So I am going to race Challenge Almere in September, four weeks out from Hawaii. Then I’ll have two weeks of a very hard heat acclimation protocol (in Denmark) and then fly to Hawaii 10 to 14 days prior to the race. I’m really looking forward to going full nerd-mode on the heat thing :-D. I was in Hawaii in 2016 as an agegrouper, where I also did a lot of studying on heat and cooling strategies. It went very good in the heat and humidity, but I also gained A LOT of experience on how to tackle it even better.

T: What are your expectations for your first Pro race in Kona and the next season?

K: In 2017 I made a 5-year plan. That included a Hawaii qualification in 2020 and a Top 10 in 2022. So I’m already ahead of the plan, it’s really crazy! The dream-goal this year is a Top 15 result – I would be over the moon if that happened. Experience is important, for sure racing in the pro field is something different than as an agegrouper. For now a career goal (based on the 5-year plan) is a Top 10 before 2023. After those five years, I’ll revise the goals. But for now, that is what is achievable and what I will focus on 🙂

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Ironman Tallinn 2019 – Analyzing Results

IMTallinnCourse Conditions

There were only six Pro finishers, but the conditions seemed to be pretty much in line with last year’s men’s race. Because of cold water temperatures, the swim was moved to an alternate location at a lake, but the times were pretty normal for the women. The bike was again quite quick (adjustment of 20:02), and the run was slightly faster than last but still seemed quite accurate. The overall adjustment was 21:52, resulting in a new course rating of 22:23.

Kona Qualifying

IM Tallinn has two (female) Kona slots, these go to

  • Corinne Abraham
    and
  • Kim Morrison.

Kristin Liepold already secured her slot at IM Cairns.

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money
1 Corinne Abraham GBR 00:59:03 04:39:47 03:12:01 08:55:22 03:49 US$ 12,000
2 Kristin Liepold GER 01:05:05 05:00:25 02:53:50 09:04:08 -07:28 US$ 6,000
3 Kimberley Morrison GBR 00:56:14 04:42:47 03:21:34 09:04:23 03:35 US$ 4,000
4 Ewa Komander POL 00:56:49 04:48:40 03:15:51 09:06:35 n/a US$ 2,750
5 Renee Kiley AUS 00:56:17 04:47:53 03:22:43 09:11:47 -27:10 US$ 2,000
6 Sabrina Harpaintner GER 01:01:39 05:14:59 03:24:01 09:44:55 n/a US$ 1,500
Palmira Alvarez MEX 01:05:07 DNF
Angela Naeth CAN 01:05:08 DNF
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Ironman Mont Tremblant (Aug 18th) – Seedings

IMMtTPrevious Winners

Year Male Winner Time Female Winner Time
2012 Romain Guillaume (FRA) 08:40:48 Jessie Donavan (USA) 09:30:46
2013 Luke Bell (AUS) 08:26:06 Mary Beth Ellis (USA) 09:07:56
2014 TJ Tollakson (USA) 08:16:17 Sara Gross (CAN) 09:40:26
2015 Jordan Rapp (USA) 08:17:37 Mary Beth Ellis (USA) 09:09:05
2016 Chris Leiferman (USA) 08:24:59 Mary Beth Ellis (USA) 09:26:37
2017 Marino Vanhoenacker (BEL) 08:21:29 Rachel Joyce (GBR) 09:19:08
2018 Cody Beals (CAN) 08:10:36 Liz Blatchford (AUS) 09:16:45

Last Race’s TOP 3

Here’s the link to last year’s results analysis.

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Cody Beals CAN 00:52:35 04:24:28 02:49:22 08:10:36
2 Lionel Sanders CAN 00:55:07 04:28:33 02:55:50 08:24:01
3 Matthew Russell USA 00:57:58 04:30:37 02:52:24 08:25:14

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Liz Blatchford AUS 00:53:56 05:02:54 03:13:32 09:16:45
2 Lauren Brandon USA 00:50:41 05:01:45 03:20:44 09:18:02
3 Meredith Kessler USA 00:53:54 05:03:03 03:20:57 09:23:09

Course Records

Leg Gender Record Athlete Date
Total overall 08:10:36 Cody Beals 2018-08-19
Swim overall 00:47:45 Brandon Marsh 2013-08-18
Bike overall 04:24:28 Cody Beals 2018-08-19
Run overall 02:45:09 Chris Leiferman 2016-08-21
Total female 09:07:56 Mary Beth Ellis 2013-08-18
Swim female 00:49:22 Haley Chura 2013-08-18
Bike female 04:53:21 Mary Beth Ellis 2015-08-16
Run female 03:00:37 Lisa Roberts 2015-08-16

Course Rating

The Course Rating for IM Mont Tremblant is 03:04.

Race Adjustments for IM Mont Tremblant

Year Adjustment Swim Adj. Bike Adj. Run Adj. # of Finishers Rating Swim Rating Bike Rating Run Rating
2012 13:18 -00:13 08:39 04:52 13 13:18 -00:13 08:39 04:52
2013 06:43 00:02 04:19 02:22 36 10:01 -00:05 06:29 03:37
2014 04:39 -01:05 02:53 02:52 16 of 24 08:13 -00:25 05:17 03:22
2015 06:30 00:19 06:35 -00:24 35 of 41 07:47 -00:14 05:37 02:26
2016 -11:03 -07:50 02:00 -05:14 24 of 30 04:01 -01:45 04:52 00:54
2017 03:45 -02:06 07:12 -01:22 27 of 36 03:58 -01:48 05:16 00:31
2018 -02:24 -02:55 02:24 -01:53 25 of 32 03:04 -01:58 04:51 00:11

Kona slots and Prize Money

IM Mont Tremblant has 1m+1f Pro Kona slots. It has a total prize purse of 60.000 US$, paying 8 deep.

Male Race Participants

The strength of the field is 6% of a typical Kona field.

# Bib Name Nat Expected Rating ESwim EBike ET2 ERun Consistency Overall
1 1 Cody Beals (KQ) CAN 08:06:51 08:23:13 00:51:43 04:22:23 05:19:06 02:47:45 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (26)
2 2 Lionel Sanders CAN 08:14:21 08:18:01 00:54:24 04:22:02 05:21:26 02:52:55 53% +26% -21% (10) 11
3 3 Antoine Jolicoeur Desroches CAN 08:24:47 08:41:45 00:49:21 04:33:14 05:27:34 02:57:13 62% +0% -38% (2) (82)
4 12 Antony Costes * FRA 08:28:26 08:54:52 00:50:17 04:30:19 05:25:35 03:02:51 20% +24% -56% (13) 129
5 5 Justin Daerr USA 08:36:18 08:39:51 00:54:16 04:39:23 05:38:39 02:57:39 85% +2% -13% (37) 77
6 15 Trevor Delsaut FRA 08:41:17 09:04:58 00:54:36 04:43:42 05:43:18 02:57:59 17% +9% -74% (32) (161)
9 Christian Brader GER 08:46:16 08:50:48 00:57:06 04:46:00 05:48:07 02:58:09 62% +2% -37% (42) (112)
8 14 Scott Defilippis USA 08:50:46 09:03:53 00:58:13 04:54:52 05:58:05 02:52:41 28% +34% -38% (26) (157)
9 22 Wouter Monchy BEL 08:52:09 09:09:17 00:52:25 04:47:17 05:44:43 03:07:26 46% +29% -25% (9) 175
10 18 Chad Holderbaum USA 08:59:29 09:08:46 00:56:59 04:47:34 05:49:34 03:09:55 77% +4% -20% (15) (174)
11 21 James Lubinski USA 09:09:06 09:18:42 01:05:28 04:51:36 06:02:04 03:07:02 68% +21% -12% (23) 203
12 8 Raymond Botelho USA 09:18:48 09:30:06 00:58:31 04:44:12 05:47:43 03:31:05 31% +9% -60% (18) 226
13 11 Nicholas Chase USA 09:29:47 09:37:19 00:55:45 04:57:17 05:58:02 03:31:45 72% +0% -28% (5) 238
14 19 Peter Kotland CZE 09:43:45 09:56:53 01:01:05 05:05:00 06:11:05 03:32:40 66% +8% -26% (29) 255
15 10 Sacha Cavelier CAN 10:09:14 10:23:30 01:01:53 05:11:24 06:18:16 03:50:58 60% +25% -15% (7) 264
16 17 Ivan Dominguez USA 10:09:55 10:41:29 00:57:13 05:09:12 06:11:24 03:58:31 13% +0% -87% (3) (267)
4 Andrew Yoder USA n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated 0% +0% -100% (2) (n/a)
6 Anthony Adam FRA n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (1 IM Pro race) (n/a)
7 Cedric Boily CAN n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
16 Alan Dempsey CAN n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
20 David Lacombe CAN n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated 0% +0% -100% (2) (n/a)
23 Lee Roy CAN n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
24 Eliot Scymanski USA n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)

Note: Athletes with a ‘*’ are also registered for another race within 8 days.

Female Race Participants

The strength of the field is 18% of a typical Kona field.

# Bib Name Nat Expected Rating ESwim EBike ET2 ERun Consistency Overall
1 32 Sarah True USA 08:53:43 09:13:42 00:52:59 05:00:57 05:58:56 02:54:47 19% +21% -60% (4) (12)
2 31 Carrie Lester (KQ) AUS 09:08:23 09:12:40 00:55:21 04:57:54 05:58:16 03:10:07 49% +26% -25% (26) 9
3 35 Angela Naeth * CAN 09:15:08 09:36:49 01:01:22 04:52:50 05:59:12 03:15:56 2% +48% -50% (13) 51
4 30 Meredith Kessler (KQ) USA 09:16:24 09:18:54 00:52:34 05:02:08 05:59:42 03:16:42 73% +2% -25% (31) 21
5 36 Jodie Robertson USA 09:25:25 09:30:00 01:03:41 05:04:08 06:12:49 03:12:36 35% +7% -58% (8) 40
6 51 Laurel Wassner USA 09:33:38 09:49:59 00:57:12 05:13:27 06:15:39 03:17:59 71% +7% -22% (14) 71
7 39 Melanie Burke NZL 09:33:49 09:43:12 01:08:26 05:03:17 06:16:43 03:17:06 72% +11% -17% (18) 58
8 48 Lenny Ramsey NED 09:35:36 09:45:51 01:07:51 05:18:15 06:31:05 03:04:31 57% +43% -0% (3) 62
9 33 Kelsey Withrow (KQ) USA 09:35:41 09:49:38 00:56:03 05:14:28 06:15:30 03:20:11 78% +22% -0% (5) 69
10 41 Jennie Hansen USA 09:36:04 09:47:29 01:05:43 05:11:42 06:22:25 03:13:39 83% +0% -17% (15) 64
11 34 Melanie McQuaid CAN 10:01:11 10:15:46 00:58:46 05:18:23 06:22:08 03:39:03 47% +0% -53% (6) 95
12 47 Ashley Paulson USA 10:01:40 10:14:05 01:15:33 05:30:00 06:50:33 03:11:07 58% +10% -32% (10) 94
13 42 Robyn Hardage CAN 10:02:25 10:12:36 01:04:45 05:23:47 06:33:32 03:28:53 100% +0% -0% (5) 93
14 38 Anne Basso FRA 10:06:31 10:15:55 00:59:27 05:31:12 06:35:40 03:30:51 42% +2% -56% (23) 96
15 52 Kyra Wiens USA 10:18:17 10:33:12 01:02:50 05:31:34 06:39:24 03:38:53 100% +0% -0% (2) (114)
16 50 Amy Vantassel USA 10:22:19 10:41:31 01:09:15 05:43:29 06:57:44 03:24:35 50% +26% -25% (6) 115
17 40 Katy Cargiulo USA 10:32:50 10:51:35 01:10:41 05:42:27 06:58:08 03:34:42 71% +29% -0% (7) 122
18 45 Jennifer Lentzke CAN 10:46:16 11:03:29 01:15:58 05:38:23 06:59:21 03:46:55 48% +24% -28% (4) (124)
19 43 Ginger Howell USA 10:52:31 11:12:46 01:04:32 05:52:33 07:02:05 03:50:26 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (125)
37 Pamela-Ann Bachelder St.Pierre CAN n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
44 Kayla Kobelin USA n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
46 Heather Low CAN n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
49 Sheila Treleaven CAN n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)

Note: Athletes with a ‘*’ are also registered for another race within 8 days.

Winning Odds

Male Race Participants

  • Lionel Sanders: 52% (1-1)
  • Cody Beals: 16% (5-1)
  • Justin Daerr: 12% (8-1)
  • Antony Costes: 8% (11-1)
  • Antoine Jolicoeur Desroches: 6% (15-1)
  • Trevor Delsaut: 3% (33-1)
  • Christian Brader: 2% (61-1)

Female Race Participants

  • Carrie Lester: 33% (2-1)
  • Sarah True: 33% (2-1)
  • Meredith Kessler: 16% (5-1)
  • Angela Naeth: 11% (8-1)
  • Jodie Robertson: 3% (32-1)
  • Laurel Wassner: 2% (42-1)
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Ironman Copenhagen 2019 (WPRO, Aug 18th) – Seedings

IMCPHUpdates:

  • Aug 8th: Helle Frederiksen has announced her retirement and won’t be racing. Corinne Abraham and Kim Morrison raced in Tallinn and secured their Kona slots.
    Angela Naeth also raced Tallinn (DNF), but she has posted pictures that show her training in Denmark, so she may actually start here.

Previous Winners

Year Male Winner Time Female Winner Time
2010 Tim Van Berkel (AUS) 08:07:39 Rebekah Keat (AUS) 08:54:36
2011 Tim Van Berkel (AUS) 08:11:15 Rebekah Keat (AUS) 08:52:42
2012 Aaron Farlow (AUS) 08:20:09 Camilla Pedersen (DEN) 09:12:27
2013 Jens Petersen-Bach (DEN) 08:12:41 Eva Wutti (AUT) 08:37:36
2014 Henrik Hyldelund (DEN) 08:03:39 Daniela Ryf (SUI) 08:53:33
2015 Guilherme Manocchio (BRA) 08:14:56 Michelle Vesterby (DEN) 08:59:49
2016 Patrik Nilsson (SWE) 07:49:18
2017 Michelle Vesterby (DEN) 09:00:19
2018 Cyril Viennot (FRA) 07:59:52

Last Race’s TOP 3

Male Race Results (2018)

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Cyril Viennot FRA 00:49:14 04:18:50 02:47:28 07:59:52
2 Kristian Hoegenhaug DEN 00:51:48 04:15:01 02:51:11 08:02:53
3 Giulio Molinari ITA 00:49:06 04:18:55 02:53:40 08:05:56

Female Race Results (2017)

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Michelle Vesterby DEN 00:53:02 04:48:02 03:15:05 09:00:19
2 Corinne Abraham GBR 01:00:21 04:53:20 03:09:51 09:08:06
3 Sofie Goos BEL 01:00:15 05:00:41 03:11:14 09:17:17

Course Records

Leg Gender Record Athlete Date
Total overall 07:49:18 Patrik Nilsson 2016-08-21
Swim overall 00:45:22 Stephen Bayliss 2011-08-01
Bike overall 04:13:57 Andreas Raelert 2016-08-21
Run overall 02:38:58 Mads Vittrup 2011-08-01
Total female 08:37:36 Eva Wutti 2013-08-18
Swim female 00:48:29 Ann Lønnberg 2011-08-01
Bike female 04:39:58 Eva Wutti 2013-08-18
Run female 03:00:51 Eva Wutti 2013-08-18

Course Rating

The Course Rating for IM Copenhagen is 20:51.

Race Adjustments for IM Copenhagen

Year Adjustment Swim Adj. Bike Adj. Run Adj. # of Finishers Rating Swim Rating Bike Rating Run Rating
2010 32:50 02:43 15:34 14:33 24 32:50 02:43 15:34 14:33
2011 27:12 03:42 15:33 07:58 28 30:01 03:13 15:33 11:16
2012 17:56 02:32 12:10 03:15 19 26:00 02:59 14:25 08:37
2013 27:31 01:48 18:51 06:52 30 26:22 02:41 15:31 08:11
2014 15:52 02:08 11:11 02:33 27 of 35 24:16 02:35 14:39 07:03
2015 14:04 01:01 12:50 00:13 26 of 30 22:34 02:19 14:20 05:55
2016 10:41 00:25 14:42 -04:25 21 of 28 20:52 02:03 14:22 04:28
2017 15:19 -01:00 13:13 03:07 7 of 8 20:11 01:40 14:13 04:18
2018 26:10 02:11 19:12 04:47 21 of 35 20:51 01:44 14:47 04:21

Kona slots and Prize Money

IM Copenhagen has 1 Pro Kona slot. It has a total prize purse of 40.000 US$, paying 10 deep.

Female Race Participants

The strength of the field is 23% of a typical Kona field.

# Bib Name Nat Expected Rating ESwim EBike ET2 ERun Consistency Overall
1 4 Anne Haug (AQ) GER 08:35:34 09:06:09 00:51:50 04:47:37 05:44:27 02:51:07 47% +53% -0% (2) (6)
2 11 Corinne Abraham GBR 08:50:12 09:13:14 00:57:24 04:44:15 05:46:39 03:03:33 69% +31% -0% (17) 11
3 2 Helle Frederiksen DEN 08:53:55 09:18:07 00:49:49 04:50:09 05:44:58 03:08:57 100% +0% -0% (2) (21)
4 16 Angela Naeth * CAN 08:56:45 09:36:49 00:57:24 04:42:41 05:45:05 03:11:40 2% +48% -50% (13) 51
5 1 Michelle Vesterby DEN 08:57:04 09:27:21 00:50:57 04:49:04 05:45:01 03:12:03 73% +1% -26% (27) 35
6 3 Camilla Pedersen (KQ) DEN 09:01:42 09:22:19 00:50:30 04:53:33 05:49:03 03:12:39 78% +0% -22% (11) 23
7 9 Kimberley Morrison GBR 09:01:50 09:34:10 00:53:23 04:40:28 05:38:51 03:22:59 66% +0% -34% (4) 48
8 5 Maja Stage Nielsen DEN 09:02:15 09:23:44 00:55:09 04:56:54 05:57:03 03:05:12 83% +0% -17% (6) 25
9 14 Meredith Hill AUS 09:15:05 09:51:54 00:57:36 04:52:08 05:54:44 03:20:21 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (74)
10 8 Saleta Castro Nogueira ESP 09:24:12 09:46:29 00:54:26 05:13:04 06:12:30 03:11:42 76% +20% -4% (19) 63
11 6 Simona Krivankova CZE 09:24:31 09:53:24 01:04:01 05:03:25 06:12:26 03:12:05 95% +5% -0% (10) 75
12 7 Alyssa Godesky USA 09:34:50 10:09:08 00:58:39 05:12:31 06:16:10 03:18:40 79% +16% -6% (21) (84)
13 13 Jenny Nae SWE 09:35:43 10:02:27 01:03:38 05:12:56 06:21:34 03:14:09 100% +0% -0% (3) 81
14 15 Renee Kiley AUS 09:39:23 10:19:31 00:58:16 05:03:55 06:07:11 03:32:12 64% +0% -36% (3) (101)
15 17 Pleuni Hooijman NED 09:41:40 10:11:55 01:03:28 04:55:01 06:03:30 03:38:10 43% +30% -27% (4) 89
16 10 Melanie Baumann SUI 10:08:07 10:43:33 01:14:05 05:12:57 06:32:02 03:36:05 73% +0% -27% (3) (117)
12 Sarah Lewis GBR n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (1 IM Pro race) (n/a)

Note: Athletes with a ‘*’ are also registered for another race within 8 days.

Winning Odds

Female Race Participants

  • Corinne Abraham: 38% (2-1)
  • Anne Haug: 34% (2-1)
  • Michelle Vesterby: 12% (7-1)
  • Angela Naeth: 6% (15-1)
  • Helle Frederiksen: 5% (17-1)
  • Camilla Pedersen: 3% (33-1)
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Ironman Sweden 2019 (MPRO, Aug 17th) – Seedings

IMSweden_Logo Updates:

  • Aug 14th: Antony Costes will be racing in Mont Tremblant.
  • Aug 1st: After his win in Hamburg, Kristian Hoegenhaug won’t be racing in Sweden.

Previous Winners

Year Male Winner Time Female Winner Time
2012 Jan Raphael (GER) 08:04:01 Asa Lundstroem (SWE) 09:13:27
2013 Pedro Gomes (POR) 08:19:30 Jodie Cunnama (GBR) 08:54:01
2014 Horst Reichel (GER) 08:13:01 Leanda Cave (GBR) 08:56:50
2015 Patrik Nilsson (SWE) 08:08:05 Astrid Stienen (GER) 09:12:27
2016 Kristin Liepold (GER) 09:14:39
2017 Clemente Alonso McKernan (ESP) 08:07:48
2018 Corinne Abraham (GBR) 08:45:06

Last Race’s TOP 3

Female Race Results (2018)

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Corinne Abraham GBR 00:57:28 04:34:32 03:09:13 08:45:06
2 Asa Lundstroem SWE 01:00:12 04:42:17 03:08:49 08:54:35
3 Angela Naeth CAN 00:57:27 04:42:52 03:16:23 09:01:03

Male Race Results (2017)

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Clemente Alonso McKernan ESP 00:47:29 04:24:55 02:50:23 08:07:48
2 Cameron Wurf AUS 00:50:20 04:14:27 03:00:38 08:08:58
3 Esben Hovgaard DEN 00:51:25 04:32:37 02:58:03 08:25:18

Course Records

Leg Gender Record Athlete Date
Total overall 08:04:01 Jan Raphael 2012-08-18
Swim overall 00:47:29 Clemente Alonso McKernan 2017-08-19
Bike overall 04:14:27 Cameron Wurf 2017-08-19
Run overall 02:44:18 Viktor Zyemtsev 2014-08-16
Total female 08:45:06 Corinne Abraham 2018-08-18
Swim female 00:48:30 Jodie Cunnama 2013-08-17
Bike female 04:34:32 Corinne Abraham 2018-08-18
Run female 02:55:09 Kristin Liepold 2016-08-20

Course Rating

The Course Rating for IM Sweden is 17:06.

Race Adjustments for IM Sweden

Year Adjustment Swim Adj. Bike Adj. Run Adj. # of Finishers Rating Swim Rating Bike Rating Run Rating
2012 32:30 00:38 22:49 09:03 29 32:30 00:38 22:49 09:03
2013 15:19 00:13 08:13 06:53 30 23:54 00:26 15:31 07:58
2014 15:08 00:10 08:28 06:31 24 of 27 20:59 00:21 13:10 07:29
2015 03:15 -02:44 03:11 02:48 19 of 21 16:33 -00:26 10:40 06:19
2016 25:15 -00:02 16:51 08:26 5 18:17 -00:21 11:55 06:44
2017 13:11 01:32 11:34 00:05 16 of 21 17:26 -00:02 11:51 05:38
2018 15:04 01:04 15:25 -01:24 10 of 12 17:06 00:07 12:21 04:38

Kona slots and Prize Money

IM Sweden has 1 Pro Kona slot. It has a total prize purse of 40.000 US$, paying 10 deep.

Male Race Participants

The strength of the field is 22% of a typical Kona field.

# Bib Name Nat Expected Rating ESwim EBike ET2 ERun Consistency Overall
1 55 Joe Skipper (KQ) GBR 08:03:38 08:24:28 00:51:48 04:21:49 05:18:37 02:45:01 59% +6% -34% (25) 33
2 4 Clemente Alonso McKernan (KQ) ESP 08:05:55 08:22:18 00:48:31 04:25:22 05:18:53 02:47:02 56% +3% -41% (18) 22
3 3 Boris Stein GER 08:09:08 08:23:53 00:52:39 04:19:46 05:17:26 02:51:42 86% +14% -0% (10) 30
4 1 Kristian Hoegenhaug (KQ) DEN 08:09:47 08:30:28 00:52:36 04:18:56 05:16:33 02:53:14 62% +0% -38% (6) 49
5 9 Matt Burton AUS 08:11:32 08:37:16 00:52:27 04:19:00 05:16:27 02:55:05 35% +37% -28% (12) 69
6 11 Denis Chevrot FRA 08:13:06 08:29:37 00:47:47 04:28:51 05:21:38 02:51:28 83% +2% -16% (18) 47
7 27 Ronnie Schildknecht SUI 08:13:36 08:30:02 00:52:42 04:25:51 05:23:33 02:50:03 68% +0% -31% (38) 48
8 14 Kirill Kotshegarov EST 08:14:16 08:37:10 00:53:58 04:24:11 05:23:09 02:51:07 46% +29% -25% (17) (69)
9 54 Antony Costes * FRA 08:15:09 08:54:52 00:48:26 04:23:11 05:16:37 02:58:32 20% +24% -56% (13) 129
10 2 Giulio Molinari ITA 08:16:35 08:30:58 00:48:25 04:23:09 05:16:35 03:00:00 84% +0% -16% (8) 51
11 22 Gergo Badar HUN 08:17:06 08:51:34 00:52:05 04:36:39 05:33:44 02:43:22 41% +0% -59% (2) (114)
12 53 Morten Brammer Olesen DEN 08:17:30 08:43:22 00:52:04 04:31:26 05:28:30 02:49:00 100% +0% -0% (2) (84)
13 38 Sam Proctor GBR 08:17:49 08:43:11 00:49:04 04:31:32 05:25:37 02:52:12 100% +0% -0% (2) (84)
14 52 Igor Amorelli BRA 08:17:51 08:43:37 00:47:33 04:23:22 05:15:55 03:01:56 42% +5% -53% (22) 85
15 40 Tomas Renc CZE 08:21:16 08:50:41 00:50:40 04:37:46 05:33:27 02:47:49 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (112)
16 25 Pedro Jose Andujar ESP 08:22:15 08:51:44 00:55:22 04:29:30 05:29:52 02:52:23 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (115)
17 39 Gustavo Rodriguez Iglesias ESP 08:23:57 08:46:17 00:53:35 04:29:43 05:28:18 02:55:39 63% +23% -14% (7) 99
18 13 Esben Hovgaard DEN 08:23:59 09:00:06 00:52:43 04:31:04 05:28:47 02:55:12 31% +16% -53% (14) (145)
19 10 Harry Wiltshire GBR 08:24:14 08:52:19 00:47:31 04:35:15 05:27:45 02:56:29 15% +23% -61% (27) (117)
20 12 Thiago Vinhal BRA 08:24:23 08:46:58 00:49:12 04:38:53 05:33:05 02:51:18 52% +17% -31% (19) 101
21 31 Markus Liebelt GER 08:27:02 08:55:18 00:52:31 04:27:10 05:24:41 03:02:21 40% +0% -60% (5) (133)
22 49 Per Van Vlerken GER 08:27:33 08:49:27 00:49:36 04:31:59 05:26:36 03:00:57 58% +3% -38% (29) 109
23 42 Alexander Schilling GER 08:28:53 08:55:27 00:48:11 04:34:19 05:27:31 03:01:22 48% +0% -52% (4) 134
24 44 Christian Haupt GER 08:30:48 08:55:36 00:54:15 04:35:22 05:34:38 02:56:10 100% +0% -0% (2) (135)
25 56 Denis Sketako SLO 08:30:56 09:01:39 00:55:33 04:35:38 05:36:12 02:54:44 48% +18% -34% (5) (154)
26 7 Karl-Johan Danielsson SWE 08:31:55 09:04:18 00:50:46 04:27:00 05:22:47 03:09:08 41% +13% -46% (18) 159
27 5 Sebastian Norberg SWE 08:34:20 08:55:56 00:55:26 04:33:48 05:34:13 03:00:07 41% +21% -38% (5) 136
28 41 Michael Raelert GER 08:36:02 08:55:49 00:46:19 04:40:24 05:31:43 03:04:19 45% +0% -55% (6) 135
29 24 Johannes Moldan GER 08:36:06 09:00:52 00:53:31 04:27:59 05:26:31 03:09:35 54% +0% -46% (3) (149)
30 6 Domenico Passuello ITA 08:36:17 09:00:41 00:57:07 04:32:30 05:34:36 03:01:41 40% +9% -50% (10) 148
31 51 Daniel Besse SUI 08:37:00 09:12:04 00:48:31 04:41:33 05:35:04 03:01:56 27% +30% -43% (3) (183)
32 34 Kristian Hindkjaer DEN 08:38:19 09:05:20 00:49:15 04:25:10 05:19:25 03:18:54 71% +0% -29% (3) (163)
33 8 Andrey Lyatskiy RUS 08:41:05 08:59:51 00:51:46 04:44:23 05:41:09 02:59:56 96% +1% -3% (36) 143
34 26 Hannes Cool BEL 08:44:25 09:23:39 00:52:36 04:41:08 05:38:44 03:05:41 22% +12% -66% (10) (210)
35 20 Vicenc Castella Serra ESP 08:46:43 09:12:12 00:57:19 04:47:39 05:49:58 02:56:45 69% +0% -31% (4) 184
36 36 Jacob Frandsen DEN 08:47:10 09:17:51 00:57:12 04:33:19 05:35:31 03:11:39 26% +0% -74% (7) (202)
37 18 Jonas Oerarbaeck SWE 08:49:49 09:22:51 01:00:00 04:44:53 05:49:54 02:59:55 63% +0% -37% (3) (209)
38 50 Andreas Borch DEN 08:50:37 09:26:20 00:50:52 04:50:32 05:46:24 03:04:13 31% +1% -68% (10) (215)
39 43 Jean-Claude Besse SUI 08:51:59 09:28:02 00:53:17 04:52:03 05:50:19 03:01:40 27% +30% -43% (3) (220)
40 17 Erik Holmberg SWE 08:59:59 09:29:46 00:53:14 04:36:00 05:34:14 03:25:45 71% +0% -29% (6) 225
41 37 Dennis Matzen DEN 09:02:05 09:24:16 00:53:59 04:46:27 05:45:27 03:16:38 100% +0% -0% (3) 212
42 35 Eneko Elosegui * ESP 09:04:41 09:32:04 00:59:22 04:46:44 05:51:06 03:13:35 64% +25% -11% (23) 231
43 28 Jan Sneberger CZE 09:06:02 09:38:06 00:55:14 04:52:00 05:52:14 03:13:48 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (240)
44 19 Bekim Christensen DEN 09:08:25 09:37:20 01:00:58 04:38:42 05:44:41 03:23:44 13% +13% -74% (9) 239
45 30 Lukas Polan CZE 09:34:40 10:13:29 01:01:47 05:07:50 06:14:37 03:20:03 37% +6% -56% (21) 261
46 45 Alexander Berggren SWE 10:03:28 10:38:54 00:47:07 05:08:28 06:00:35 04:02:53 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (267)
47 32 Marek Nemcik SVK 11:06:08 12:12:38 01:12:27 05:27:15 06:44:42 04:21:26 29% +11% -59% (54) 271
15 Rasmus Svenningsson SWE n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
16 Morgan Bjoerkqvist SWE n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
21 Andres Chirinos PER n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
23 Bjoern Laibacher GER n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
33 Mathias Lyngsoe Petersen DEN n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)

Note: Athletes with a ‘*’ are also registered for another race within 8 days.

Winning Odds

Male Race Participants

  • Clemente Alonso McKernan: 40% (1-1)
  • Joe Skipper: 27% (3-1)
  • Kristian Hoegenhaug: 10% (9-1)
  • Boris Stein: 7% (14-1)
  • Antony Costes: 6% (15-1)
  • Ronnie Schildknecht: 3% (33-1)
  • Kirill Kotshegarov: 2% (40-1)
  • Matt Burton: 2% (50-1)
  • Denis Chevrot: 2% (65-1)
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