The last set of 2014 Kona slots in Europe can be won at Ironman Copenhagen this weekend. Formerly a Challenge race, it’s Copenhagen’s second year under the Ironman brand. Despite the name change the course has remained one of the fastest in Europe – a good location for setting personal best times.
More detailed statistics for individual age groups are available to download at the bottom of this article.
Comparisons are easy with courses like Copenhagen – compared to the European medians, splits are pretty consistently faster. We can place Copenhagen up against Frankfurt for a much closer match; there isn’t too much to choose between the two events, although Copenhagen may have a slight edge.
As with the medians so the distributions. The big differences come between the top 10% and the middle 50% of the field, this mid-to-front group are much faster on the flat Copenhagen course. Comparing with Frankfurt and again results are similar, the bike seems to be where Copenhagen might have an edge.
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It took a little hunting to find a start list for Copenhagen (well a Google search to find it on their Facebook page). The slot allocation above is based on those numbers, exact figures will likely vary.
The most notable aspect of the Copenhagen top twenty charts is the times from age group podium finishers. The course is fast, but there have also been some fast athletes in Copenhagen. For men under 40 a Kona slot likely means a low 9 hour Ironman, possibly even a sub-9 Ironman. For the women there’s a little more spread, ranging from sub-10 back towards 11 hours in the last 4 years.
You can view more detailed statistic by age group in the PDFs below.
Detailed Age Group Statistics
Age group specific Ironman Denmark results analysis. More charts and more detailed timings and splits for top age grouper and Kona qualifiers.
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I’ll a couple of athletes racing in Copenhagen this weekend – hopefully they’ll be setting fast times too. A full analysis of the results will follow the race.
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