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Ironman Mont-Tremblant 2017: Age Group Results and Kona Qualification

On to the final race from the weekend – Ironman Mont-Tremblant. We had a field size of around 2,000 – down on previous years – and the standard Kona slot allocation of 40 slots. Results at this sixth running of the event were marginally slower than normal.

Distribution of Finisher Splits at Ironman Mont-Tremblant 2017 Compared with 2012-2016

All the distributions from this year’s results are very slightly slower than the amalgamated data of previous years. These aren’t hugely significant changes, in the order of a few minutes at each stage and no more than 10 minutes to overall times.

DNS and DNF Rates at Ironman Mont-Tremblant
Year
Listed Athletes
Swim Finish
Swim DNS/DNF
Bike Finish
Bike DNF
Run Finish
Run DNF
Overall DNS/DNF
2012
2542
2190
13.8%
2145
2.1%
2099
2.1%
17.4%
2013
2306
2255
2.2%
2199
2.5%
2119
3.6%
8.1%
2014
2312
2284
1.2%
2226
2.5%
2142
3.8%
7.2%
2015
2352
2307
1.9%
2240
2.9%
2152
3.9%
8.5%
2016
2480
2439
1.7%
2332
4.4%
2251
3.5%
9.2%
2017
1935
1920
0.8%
1871
2.6%
1807
3.4%
6.6%

Focussing on bike and run DNF numbers, this year’s race is typical of the course. It’s hard to be certain if previous results have clean swim DNF numbers or not for a proper comparison, but beyond that there’s nothing unusual in these numbers for Mont-Tremblant.

Median Splits by Age Group at Ironman Mont-Tremblant 2017
Median Splits by Age Group at Ironman Mont-Tremblant 2012-2016

Comparing age group medians shows how small the differences in splits are. There’s quite a lot of variation among the age groups and no trend present. This year’s race may have come out slightly slower, but the margin is small and this doesn’t apply to every age group.

Top 10 Nationalities at Ironman Mont-Tremblant
Country
Count
Percentage
Canada
1003
47
United States
944
44.2
France
21
1
United Kingdom
20
0.9
Mexico
15
0.7
Japan
12
0.6
Australia
11
0.5
Germany
10
0.5
Brazil
8
0.4
Argentinia
7
0.3
Ironman Mont-Tremblant 2017 Predicted Kona Qualifiers by Country
Country
Percentage of Slots
Percentage of Field
Canada
60.0
47.0
United States
35.0
44.2
Martinique
2.5
0.0

The race is very much dominated by North American athletes. A lone Martinique athlete may also have been able to claim a slot.

Changes in Male Finishing Times by Position at Ironman Mont-Tremblant
Changes in Female Finishing Times by Position at Ironman Mont-Tremblant

Tracking age group times across a range of positions again shows no clear trend. For some of the larger age groups changes in times are small and vary with position. There is a mix of age groups that were slower this year and some that were faster. These minor changes reflect natural variation in results form year-to-year.

Ironman Mont-Tremblant 2017 Predicted Kona Qualification Times
Age Group
Slots
Winner
Average Kona Qualifier
Final Qualifier
M18-24
1
09:32:44
09:32:44
09:32:44
M25-29
2
09:24:43
09:29:39
09:34:36
M30-34
2
09:03:28
09:04:05
09:04:43
M35-39
3
09:07:21
09:17:21
09:25:39
M40-44
4
09:27:39
09:30:51
09:36:31
M45-49
3
09:23:04
09:48:08
10:01:55
M50-54
3
09:46:12
10:12:20
10:28:03
M55-59
2
10:04:05
10:41:09
11:18:14
M60-64
1
10:30:07
10:30:07
10:30:07
M65-69
1
11:07:02
11:07:02
11:07:02
M70-74
1
13:42:46
13:42:46
13:42:46
M75-79
1
16:29:56
16:29:56
16:29:56
F18-24
1
11:31:25
11:31:25
11:31:25
F25-29
1
10:17:08
10:17:08
10:17:08
F30-34
2
09:56:38
10:14:24
10:32:10
F35-39
2
10:38:19
10:46:05
10:53:51
F40-44
2
10:27:40
10:36:43
10:45:46
F45-49
2
10:21:32
10:30:11
10:38:50
F50-54
2
11:06:48
11:08:56
11:11:05
F55-59
1
12:02:33
12:02:33
12:02:33
F60-64
1
12:44:57
12:44:57
12:44:57
F70-74
1
14:50:55
14:50:55
14:50:55

Based on the start list I’ve estimated the allocation of slots at Mont-Tremblant. From these numbers I’ve calculated the automatic qualifying times for each age group. Numbers may vary and roll down will affect final qualification times. For more qualification data check out my Kona qualification page.

Top Twenty Male Performances and Kona Qualification by Age Group at Ironman Mont-Tremblant 2017
Top Twenty Female Performances and Kona Qualification by Age Group at Ironman Mont-Tremblant 2017

There’s a lot of variation in performances in the age group top twenties. In some instances we have some fast times – M30-34 and M35-39 both set fast qualifying times. In others, like M25-29 or F35-39, we see much slower times than average. So as with the other charts lots of variation and no clear shift in performances one way or the other.

You can access a spreadsheet of the full results from Ironman Mont-Tremblant 2017 on my Google Drive.

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