Kona 2019: IRONMAN World Championship Pro Men’s Start List

KAILUA KONA, HI - OCTOBER 13: Patrick Lange of Germany celebrates before he crosses the finish line and sets a course record of 7:52:39 to win the IRONMAN World Championships brought to you by Amazon on October 13, 2018 in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

The Top 10 Men from 2018 all return to Kona

55 Pro Men set for the 2019 IRONMAN World Championship

A week on Saturday, 12th October, the 2019 edition of the Vega IRONMAN World Championship will get underway from Dig Me Beach in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Here is the full list of Male Professional athletes that will be competing for the $120,000 first prize.

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The Germans

Having decided to skip the recent IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Nice, 2015 and 2016 Kona champion Jan Frodeno will return to Hawaii having had to miss the 2018 edition through injury. He will be joined by fellow German Sebastian Kienle (the 2014 champion), who started but didn’t finish 12 months ago, his race ending very early in the run with an achilles injury, which kept him out of action for many months.

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - JUNE 30: Jan Frodeno of Germany and Sebastian Kienle of Germany shake hands after the Mainova IRONMAN European Championship on June 30, 2019 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Joern Pollex/Getty Images for IRONMAN)
Photo by Joern Pollex/Getty Images for IRONMAN

Based on the performance of that pairing at the IRONMAN European Championship in Frankfurt, they are back to full strength and will be ready to challenge the reigning, two-time champion, Kona course record holder – and fellow German – Patrick Lange on the lava fields. Can anyone stop the German domination from extending to a sixth consecutive victory? In 2016 the top-three finished Frodeno / Kienle / Lange for an all-German podium.

IRONMAN World Championship 2018 - Photo James Mitchell
Patrick Lange (Photo Credit James Mitchell)

The Brits

Third for the past two years – and still unbeaten against any British athlete in iron-distance racing – David McNamee will lead the British charge. The Scottish athlete has seemingly unlocked the door to success in Hawaii, with four consecutive marathons of 2:49 / 2:49 / 2:45 / 2:46 in the sweltering and humid conditions. The field looks as strong as ever this year.

KAILUA KONA, HI - OCTOBER 13: David McNamee of Great Britain celebrates finishing third with a time of 8:01:09 during the IRONMAN World Championships brought to you by Amazon on October 13, 2018 in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. (Photo by Nils Nilsen/Getty Images for IRONMAN)
Photo by Nils Nilsen/Getty Images for IRONMAN

While McNamee right now is the undisputed British #1 over the distance, the bulk of British headlines are likely to be gained by Alistair Brownlee on his IRONMAN World Championship debut. The conditions could hardly be different from his IRONMAN Ireland, Cork debut – he’ll have to swim this time for a start…!

CORK, IRELAND - JUNE 23: Alistair Brownlee of Great Britain competes in the run section during the IRONMAN Ireland on June 23, 2019 in Cork, Ireland. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images for IRONMAN) - weekend roundup
Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images for IRONMAN

Completing the British line-up is Joe Skipper (seventh in Hawaii 12 months ago) and Will Clarke, who after a tough start to the year and a DNF at IRONMAN Texas, bounced back to qualify at IRONMAN Brazil and also won the Outlaw Half Nottingham and Outlaw Half Holkham.

Will Clarke and Joe Skipper at the IRONMAN World Championships 2016
Will Clarke and Joe Skipper at the IRONMAN World Championships 2016

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BIBFIRSTLASTCOUNTRY
M1PatrickLangeGER
M2BartAernoutsBEL
M3DavidMcNameeGBR
M4JanFrodenoGER
M5SebastianKienleGER
M6TimO'DonnellUSA
M7BradenCurrieNZL
M8MatthewRussellUSA
M9JoeSkipperGBR
M10AndyPottsUSA
M11CameronWurfAUS
M12MichaelWeissAUT
M14BenHoffmanUSA
M15PatrikNilssonSWE
M16TimReedAUS
M17LionelSandersCAN
M18JamesCunnamaRSA
M19AndiBoechererGER
M20CodyBealsCAN
M21DanielBakkegardDEN
M22EnekoLlanosESP
M23TerenzoBozzoneNZL
M24AlistairBrownleeGBR
M25DanielFontanaITA
M26MattHansonUSA
M27KristianHogenhaugDEN
M28ChrisLeifermanUSA
M29MikePhillipsNZL
M30DaniilSapunovUKR
M31BorisSteinGER
M32JesperSvenssonSWE
M33MattTrautmanRSA
M34JanVan BerkelSUI
M35ClementeAlonso-McKernanESP
M36JoshAmbergerAUS
M38WillClarkeGBR
M39MauriceClavelGER
M40MarioDe EliasARG
M41DavidDellowAUS
M42TobiasDrachlerGER
M43AndreasDreitzGER
M44MarcDuelsenGER
M45NilsFrommholdGER
M46JoeGamblesAUS
M47PhilippKoutnySUI
M48FranzLoeschkeGER
M49KramerLukasGER
M50KennettPetersonUSA
M51DavidPleseSVN
M52StefanSchumacherGER
M53FrankSilvestrin SouzaBRA
M54AndrewStarykowiczUSA
M55TJTollaksonUSA
M56TimVan BerkelAUS
M57CyrilViennotFRA

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