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IRONMAN Ireland: The 2019 Kona Qualifiers

Kona qualification slots were in high demand at IRONMAN Ireland. Check out the 40 athletes who will be heading to Hawaii thanks to their efforts in Cork

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Who qualified for Kona at IRONMAN Ireland 2019?

The debut edition of IRONMAN Ireland, Cork, may have seen the epic weather conditions and a cancelled swim, but the revised Bike-Run format still saw 40 athletes qualify for the IRONMAN World Championships on Saturday 12th October 2019.

Those slots were accepted by athletes from 11 different nations. Irish athletes (8) topped the table by volume, with Great Britain next (7), followed by the Netherlands (5) and then Germany, Poland and USA (4 each).

#GBKona 2019 / Zwift / IRONMAN World Championship / Hawaii 2019

Demand for Kona slots? You bet there is!

Reviewing the slot allocation would appear to confirm that qualifying for Kona is very highly sought after. The 40 slots were allocated as 11 to women, 29 to men, and the following table summarises that breakdown by age category – along with the lowest finishing position in that category who accepted a slot.

CategorySlots issuedLowest Position to earn slotMax rolldown
F18-24110
F25-29121
F30-34110
F35-39110
F40-44220
F45-49231
F50-54121
F55-59121
F60-64132
M18-24110
M25-29231
M30-34341
M35-39440
M40-44561
M45-49550
M50-54330
M55-59231
M60-64110
M65-59132
M70-74110
M75-79110

What does that tell us? Well, taking the female slots first, in only one category (60-64), did the available slots roll more than one place (in this instance, one slot was available and it was accepted by the third placed finisher).

It’s a very similar picture for the men, with the 65-69 division the only one where the available slots rolled more than one place (again, the one slot was accepted by the third placed athlete).

(NOTE – it’s quite possible (I don’t know the specific athletes in this instance), that even this may be ‘over-stating’ the extent of the already limited rolldown, given that one or more of the athletes who declined a place may have already qualified at a previous race).

The categories with the largest slot allocations – and the finishing positions that accepted the available Kona slots were:

  • M40-44: 5 Slots – 1st / 2nd / 4th / 5th / 6th
  • M45-49: 5 Slots – 1st / 2nd / 3rd / 4th / 5th
  • M35-39: 5 Slots – 1st / 2nd / 3rd / 4th

For historical Kona slot allocations at previous UK & Ireland IRONMAN events, check out these links:

  • CLICK HERE for Kona Qualifiers history at IRONMAN Wales
  • CLICK HERE for Kona Qualifiers history at IRONMAN UK

Kona Qualifiers: IRONMAN Ireland, Sunday 23rd June 2019

BIBFirst NameLast NameCategoryAG PositionCountryBikeRunFinish Time
150AnnaLawsonF18-241GBR06:15:2603:24:1809:43:43
510RosanneDe BoerF25-292NED06:33:2403:46:5910:25:29
531Jenna-CaerSeefriedF30-341CAN06:08:1303:36:2409:49:51
564JoannaButlerF35-391POL06:53:1803:58:1010:56:15
103AnnaWachtershauserF40-441GER06:16:0203:56:4310:01:12
629MaryCorlessF40-442IRL06:20:3204:04:1210:33:01
300SheenaDullaghanF45-492IRL07:05:4904:04:1011:21:28
702FionaFoleyF45-493IRL06:53:2004:18:3011:23:31
737BeverleyWellsF50-541CAN07:02:2404:11:5511:37:41
175KarynHoffmanF55-592USA07:46:5805:30:0912:28:28
760JeanGillespieF60-643GBR08:19:5505:25:3914:06:51
770AdamNizioM18-241POL05:57:2303:42:5609:46:01
181TomOosterdijkM25-291NED05:09:1703:00:4108:12:48
797ChristopherPocockM25-293GBR05:18:1303:11:0508:33:57
192TjebbeVenemaM30-341NED05:09:4003:02:0608:14:27
113KristianEkM30-343SWE05:09:3703:19:1008:32:01
111NeilsRosM30-344NED05:16:1803:15:5008:37:31
1089DanielMcParlandM35-391GBR05:05:3403:26:3608:36:33
1075EmmetKellyM35-392IRL05:38:0403:02:0908:44:16
1102GillianOrietM35-393SUI05:38:0603:14:2108:57:28
204MarcinKepkaM35-394POL05:27:1503:26:4408:58:37
123MaciejSwinarskiM40-441POL05:39:2503:28:4409:13:59
1383FelixLederM40-442GER05:37:5703:36:2109:21:33
214MarcelVan WeesM40-444NED05:34:1803:51:5409:31:48
473KevinFennessyM40-445IRL05:45:5303:38:5509:33:04
1568JasonCorbettM40-446IRL05:44:3403:43:4009:33:40
132RomanLackoM45-491GBR05:25:3003:30:1009:00:34
1726ConRingM45-492IRL05:39:2803:25:2809:09:42
1749DaraghHendleyM45-493IRL05:50:1103:31:4409:28:12
343KarlWattsM45-494GBR05:55:1903:30:4909:31:49
1812MarkPattersonM45-495GBR05:37:3003:52:5609:38:37
137MansHolomM50-541SWE05:50:0803:40:0309:35:01
1898CarstenUmlandM50-542GER05:58:4404:02:1610:07:40
1921JorgKultM50-543GER06:10:1803:52:0910:10:46
377GerhardMuellerM55-591AUT05:47:4003:52:1109:44:53
2048MarkusHuberM55-593SUI06:00:2304:24:3410:34:29
275Jean-LucMiffandM60-641FRA06:50:0804:12:3511:10:24
2144JamesMeehanM65-593USA07:50:4305:44:4713:54:39
2148SimonButterworthM70-741USA07:01:0705:45:3612:51:19
145GennaroMagliuloM75-791USA07:33:3206:09:3314:19:08

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There are incredible benefits of travelling with Nirvana to Kona this year, including transfers to and from the airport on the island, orientation tours of each leg of the race and a great house for events, product launches and workshops! Check out their full, customisable service offering here: https://www.nirvanaeurope.com/en/events/ironman/kona 

#GBKona 2019 / Zwift / IRONMAN World Championship / Hawaii 2019

Athlete reactions to Kona qualification

https://www.instagram.com/p/BzGe3asBp4r/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BzKrEO2h1BN/

John Levison
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John Levison
TRI247's Chief Correspondent, John has been involved in triathlon for well over 30 years, 15 of those writing on these pages, whilst he can also be found commentating for events across the UK.
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