The Kona qualifiers

40 coveted qualifying spots for the Ironman World Championship were up for grabs at the inaugural Ironman Hamburg. Here's how things rolled down.

| August 14, 2017 | RACES

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For many participants of an Ironman race the competition is not finished at the finish line. The day after the race the qualifying slots Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii are handed out.

In every age group with at least one competitor starts, there is one qualifying slot. The rest are distributed according to the respective number of participants in each age group. If a qualified athlete does not accept the place, the next finisher in that age grouper can take the slot. If no one accepts in an age group, the slot goes to the largest age group of the same sex.

While 75 places for the world championship in Hawaii were awarded at the Ironman European Championship in Frankfurt, the premiere in Hamburg had 40 slots - so it was difficult to predict how difficult it would be to qualify for the event on the Big Island. There was lots of tension in the air as athletes anxiously waited to see if they might be Kona-bound.

Hawaii qualifying slots from Ironman Hamburg

AGE GROUP

NUMBER OF SLOTS

LAST QUALIFYING PLACE

TIME

F18-24

1

2

11:16:05

F25-29

1

6

11:36:51

F30-34

1

1

09:30:57

F35-39

1

1

10:13:17

F40-44

2

2

10:30:40

F45-49

1

1

10:06:01

F50-54

1

2

11:10:04

F55-59

1

1

11:12:07

F60-64

1

Not accepted, given to W40-44

M18-24

1

1

09:33:15

M25-29

2

2

09:03:39

M30-34

4

6

09:13:18

M35-39

4

7

09:18:46

M40-44

4

10

09:28:18

M45-49

5

11

09:43:11

M50-54

5

6

09:45:42

M55-59

3

9

10:27:42

M60-64

1

2

10:57:53

M65-69

1

1

11:16:06

M70-74

1

1

14:28:03

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