Ironman World Championships in Kona shaping up as the Australian Championships

The start list for Kona is starting to firm up as the first qualifying period passed on the 29th July. The top 50 males and top 30 females in the rankings get the chance to register for Kona, plus a couple of automatic qualifiers. As of the 29th the top 40 males and top 25 females will be receiving their invites, with the remaining positions to be decided.

The men’s list will roll down at least two places with Craig Alexander and Greg Bennett automatic qualifiers, and the women’s will roll down at least 4 places with Chrissie Wellington, Melissa Hauschildt (Rollison) and Olympic Silver medalist Lisa Norden known non starters, and Miranda Carfrae an automatic qualifier along with Rebekah Keat who should also qualify.

Australia will have a great opportunity to extend its run of Kona champions with an impressive list of qualifiers. In the men’s : Craig Alexander; Pete Jacobs; Chris McCormack; David Dellow; Joe Gambles, Paul Matthews; Luke Mckenzie; Josh Rix and Luke Bell have already qualified, and Jason Shortis, Aaron Farlow, Tim Reed, Leon Griffin and Clayton Fettell are all well placed if they want to go. Potentially 14 (15 if you include Bennett) Aussies racing would make it feel like an Australian championship!

In the women’s there is less Australian depth, though a lot of quality. In addition to Miranda we can hope to see Carrie Lester, and Belinda Granger and Nikki Butterfield are still a chance of qualifying.

 

RANK ATHLETE COUNTRY TOTAL IM IM IM IM IM 70.3 70.3 70.3
1 Caroline Steffen CHE 13320 4000 4000* 4000* 660 660
2 Mirinda Carfrae AUS 9995 5400 3120* 585 500 390
3 Leanda Cave GBR 9250 4900 2000* 900 750 700
4 Rachel Joyce GBR 8910 4450 3520* 500 440
5 Meredith Kessler USA 7440 2000* 2000* 1560* 1000* 880*
6 Linsey Corbin USA 6820 2000* 1760* 900 1500 660
7 Joanna Lawn NZL 6545 2800* 1560* 600 1000 585
8 Heather Wurtele CAN 6540 2900 1920* 800 480 440
9 Kelly Williamson USA 6470 1900 1120* 1500 1200 750
10 Gina Crawford NZL 6335 2400* 1760* 1200* 585 390
11 Carrie Lester AUS 6230 2000* 1920* 1560* 750
12 Simone Brandli CHE 6160 2000* 1760* 1560* 420 420
13 Natascha Badmann CHE 6005 2000* 1700 1200 585 520
14 Chrissie Wellington GBR 6000 6000
15 Jessica Jacobs USA 5980 2080* 1400* 1000* 1000* 500
16 Caitlin Snow USA 5960 2700 1760* 700 500 300
17 Anja Beranek DEU 5865 3520* 880* 525 520 420
18 Sofie Goos BEL 5810 2400* 2000* 780* 350 280
19 Tine Deckers BEL 5725 2100 2000* 600 585 440
20 Kristin Moeller DEU 5700 1760* 1560* 1000* 880* 500
21 Amanda Stevens USA 5560 2080* 1400* 880* 700 500
22 Susan Dietrich DEU 5530 2800* 1200* 880* 350 300
23 Sonja Tajsich DEU 5385 3100 1760* 525
24 Karin Thuerig CHE 5300 3300 2000
25 Erika Csomor HUN 5200 2000* 1760* 660 390 390
26 Melissa Rollison AUS 5160 3000 1500 660
27 Mary Beth Ellis USA 5160 2000* 1500 660 500 500
28 Michelle Vesterby DNK 4880 1760* 1200* 1000* 480 440
29 Corinne Abraham GBR 4830 3120* 1400* 260 50
30 Sara Gross CAN 4415 1400* 1120* 960* 585 350
RANK ATHLETE COUNTRY TOTAL IM IM IM IM IM 70.3 70.3 70.3
1 Craig Alexander AUS 13970 6000 4000* 3000 750 220
2 Andreas Raelert DEU 8360 4900 2800* 660
3 Pete Jacobs AUS 7805 5400 880* 525 500 500
4 Cameron Brown NZL 7280 3520* 1760* 1560* 440
5 Marino Vanhoenacker BEL 7230 4000* 2000* 750 480
6 Sebastian Kienle DEU 6590 3520* 1120* 1200 750
7 Timo Bracht DEU 6000 4000 2000*
8 Marko Albert EST 5640 1900 1760* 1120* 500 360
9 Faris Al-sultan DEU 5490 2500 2000* 500 280 210
10 Frederik Van Lierde BEL 5480 3120* 2000* 360
11 Dirk Bockel LUX 5450 4450 1000*
12 Mike Aigroz CHE 5360 3300 1560* 500
13 Daniel Fontana ITA 5280 2100 1760* 660 500 260
14 Petr Vabrousek CZE 5260 1200* 1120* 1120* 1120* 700*
15 Clemente Alonso-mckernan ESP 5120 3120* 2000*
16 Ronnie Schildknecht CHE 5100 2000* 1000* 1000 660 440
17 David Dellow AUS 5000 2400* 2000* 600
18 Joe Gambles AUS 4920 1920* 500 1000 750 750
19 Raynard Tissink ZAF 4910 3100 560* 800 450
20 Viktor Zyemtsev UKR 4810 2000* 1560* 500 390 360
21 Eneko Llanos ESP 4800 2800* 2000*
22 Paul Matthews AUS 4725 2240* 1000 900 585
23 Jérémy Jurkiewicz FRA 4720 2240* 1040* 1000* 440
24 Mike Schifferle CHE 4700 1280* 1120* 880* 780* 640*
25 Paul Amey GBR 4690 1760* 1760* 390 390 390
26 Timothy Odonnell USA 4645 1760* 50* 1500 750 585
27 Andrey Lyatskiy RUS 4610 1600* 1200* 880* 720* 210
28 Luke Mckenzie AUS 4570 2700 720* 440 360 350
29 Romain Guillaume FRA 4560 1400* 1280* 780* 600 500
30 Trevor Delsaut FRA 4420 1200* 1120* 1040* 960* 100
31 Rasmus Henning DNK 4380 1700 1040* 700 500 440
32 Cyril Viennot FRA 4205 1760* 1500 585 360
33 Matthew Russell USA 4180 1560* 880* 700* 640* 400
34 Joshua Rix AUS 4145 1440* 1400* 585 390 330
35 Tom Lowe GBR 4110 2300 1120* 390 300
36 Luke Bell AUS 4070 2080* 720* 650 420 200
37 Bruno Clerbout BEL 3965 1400* 960* 780* 585 240
38 Michael Lovato USA 3925 2000* 400 525 500 500
39 Alejandro Santamaria ESP 3920 1760* 1560* 200* 260 140
40 Sergio Marques PRT 3880 1400* 1200* 780* 300 200*
41 Andy Potts USA 3840 1000* 800 750 750 540
42 Michael Raelert DEU 3830 880* 1500 750 700
43 Jason Shortis AUS 3820 1560* 1040* 780* 300 140
44 Aaron Farlow AUS 3760 1200* 1200* 880* 480*
45 Tim Reed AUS 3705 1760* 700 660 585
46 Andi Boecherer DEU 3650 2900 750
47 Leon Griffin AUS 3645 1120* 700* 640* 660 525
48 Axel Zeebroek BEL 3605 1040* 800* 780* 400 585
49 Clayton Fettell AUS 3510 1760* 750 500 500
50 Bart Aernouts BEL 3510 1600* 750 660 500
51 Ezequiel Morales ARG 3400 2000* 1000* 400
52 Stefan Schmid DEU 3360 1440* 880* 560* 240 240
53 Chris Lieto USA 3310 400 2000 520 390
54 Stephane Poulat FRA 3160 1200* 200* 660 600 500
55 Mathias Hecht CHE 3120 1560* 1560*
56 Brandon Marsh USA 3080 1200* 1040* 420 240 180
57 Jozsef Major HUN 3080 1400* 600 450 350 280
58 Justin Daerr USA 3020 1760* 780* 280 200
59 Santiago Ascenco BRA 2970 1760* 450 440 320
60 Richie Cunningham USA 2860 1200 1000 660

 

 

Karl Hayes

Head of Rest and Recovery

Karl is a keen age group triathlete who races more than he trains. Good life balance! Karl works in the media industry in Australia and is passionate about the sport of triathlon.