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Record Breakers: 2013 Kona Age Group Records

2013 was a record breaking year in Kona – alongside Mirinda Carfae’s new course record 14 new age group records were set. Not that it proved easy to find when I looked early last week. In fact were it not for a 6 year old article on Ironman.com I would never have worked it out. I knew the day was fast and with an age grouper, Catharine Faux, placing 10th in the women’s field chances were records had been broken, but outside that old news item no official information was available. So I compiled my table of age group records using a combination of recent results, that 6 year old list and a collection of – in many cases scanned – past Kona results for details.

Age Group Records at the Ironman World Championship 2013
Name Swim Bike Run Finish Year
F18-24 Samantha B. Morrison 00:55:23 05:12:16 03:26:00 09:38:26 2013
F25-29 Catherine Faux 00:59:19 05:04:01 03:05:20 09:15:16 2013
F30-34 Mareen Hufe 01:04:25 05:05:39 03:21:44 09:37:09 2011
F35-39 Stefanie Adam 00:58:32 04:49:54 03:39:07 09:33:29 2013
F40-44 Beate Goertz 01:09:26 04:58:40 03:18:45 09:32:05 2011
F45-49 Lisbeth Kenyon 01:04:03 05:20:08 03:31:11 10:01:30 2010
F50-54 Christine Heidemann 01:07:15 05:29:46 03:36:23 10:19:37 2013
F55-59 Jeni Winegarner 01:06:12 05:19:27 03:57:57 10:33:10 2013
F60-64 Beverly Watson 01:13:07 05:57:50 04:26:39 11:50:41 2013
F65-69 Cullen Goodyear 01:15:44 06:23:35 05:05:49 12:57:17 2013
F70-74 Ethel Autorino 01:37:54 07:24:33 06:07:02 15:19:19 2000
F75-79 Madonna Buder 01:45:05 07:25:20 06:19:43 15:54:16 2005
M18-24 Vassilis Krommidas 00:51:55 04:44:49 03:18:18 08:55:02 1994
M25-29 Trevor Delsaut 00:59:22 04:44:12 02:52:39 08:40:43 2010
M30-34 Kyle Buckingham 00:56:09 04:40:07 02:56:50 08:37:26 2013
M35-39 Sam Gyde 01:08:40 04:29:47 03:00:30 08:45:00 2013
M40-44 Christian Mueller 01:01:53 04:34:39 02:59:18 08:41:22 2013
M45-49 Rene Rovera 01:03:12 04:50:49 03:03:15 09:02:51 2013
M50-54 Wolfgang Schmatz 01:05:20 04:54:10 03:11:00 09:16:38 2013
M55-59 Christian Bodson 01:13:15 04:44:14 03:13:58 09:18:18 2013
M60-64 Yves Tabarant 01:16:20 05:19:17 03:25:28 10:08:15 2010
M65-69 William Wren 01:04:42 05:28:59 04:01:18 10:44:31 2013
M70-74 Milos Kostic 01:47:46 05:47:33 03:52:47 11:45:05 2011
M75-79 Bob Scott 01:37:47 06:39:37 04:55:44 13:27:50 2005
M80+ Hiromu Inada 01:49:34 07:42:08 05:41:51 15:38:25 2012

I originally uploaded a table of age group records on Monday last week, but given the queries and interest I’ve seen and the lack of official information I thought it warranted a proper post. It’s remarkable that details of Ironman records, pro or age group, aren’t more readily available, but perhaps I shouldn’t be that surprised considering the absence of World Championship result prior to 2004 on the official Ironman.com site. There’s little interest there.

While the table shows that a few records have stood the test of time, most notably Vassilis Krommidas’s 19 year old record in the M18-24 age group, the vast majority fell and often by quite a margin. The biggest change (below) was in the M65-69 category where William Wren broke the previous record by a little over 34 minutes. Sub-11 in your late sixties is impressive, especially in Kona.

Change in Age Group Records at the Ironman World Championship 2013
Previous 2013
Name Time Year Name Time Change
F18-24 Kate Major 09:49:33 2002 Samantha B. Morrison 09:38:26 00:11:07
F25-29 Bree Wee 09:47:40 2007 Catherine Faux 09:15:16 00:32:24
F35-39 Belinda Harper 09:44:19 2010 Stefanie Adam 09:33:29 00:10:50
F50-54 Laura Sophiea 10:35:59 2005 Christine Heidemann 10:19:37 00:16:22
F55-59 Laura Sophiea 10:45:35 2011 Jeni Winegarner 10:33:10 00:12:25
F60-64 Carol Peters 12:17:24 2010 Beverly Watson 11:50:41 00:26:43
F65-69 Cherie Gruenfeld 13:16:32 2010 Cullen Goodyear 12:57:17 00:19:15
M30-34 Igor Kogoj 08:45:59 1993 Kyle Buckingham 08:37:26 00:08:33
M35-39 Jim Beuselinck 08:47:02 2006 Sam Gyde 08:45:00 00:02:02
M40-44 Andrea Zamboni 08:53:26 2011 Christian Mueller 08:41:22 00:12:04
M45-49 Bent Andersen 09:11:24 2009 Rene Rovera 09:02:51 00:08:33
M50-54 Kevin Moats 09:26:23 2006 Wolfgang Schmatz 09:16:38 00:09:45
M55-59 Reinhold Humbold 09:47:29 2005 Christian Bodson 09:18:18 00:29:11
M65-69 Hans Van Der Linden 11:19:07 2011 William Wren 10:44:31 00:34:36

Conditions no doubt contributed to such a record breaking day, but shifting age group winning times at the World Champs by a few minutes, let along 30, is an achievement. Some of these new records have the potential to last.

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