Ironman Wisconsin 2014: Results and Analysis

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Ironman Wisconsin 2014 finished a few hours ago. Having downloaded and analysed this year’s results they appear to be very similar to previous years. It’s a brief look through the data today, but for those who just want the summary – it was a typical year of racing at Ironman Wisconsin.

Median Splits by Age Group at Ironman Wisconsin 2014
Median Splits by Age Group at Ironman Wisconsin 2003-2013

There’s the usual amount of minor variance at an age group level, but fundamentally the median splits from the 2014 race fall in line with previous results. If I were to note anything at this stage it would be that both male and female pro times were a little bit faster this time round; not that significantly, but noticeable across all three disciplines.

Distribution of Finisher Splits at Ironman Wisconsin 2014 Compared with 2003-2013

And there is similarly little to distinguish this year’s race from the past in the distribution of splits. The swim is perhaps a couple of minutes slower this time round, otherwise times appear to fall very closely in line with the aggregate from the last 11 years. From this and the median splits the 2014 race appears to have been a typical year for Wisconsin.

Top Twenty Male Performances and Kona Qualification by Age Group at Ironman Wisconsin 2014
Top Twenty Female Performances and Kona Qualification by Age Group at Ironman Wisconsin 2014

At the front of the race we see a mix of results around the averages. The youngest 18-24 age group, both male and female, coming in behind the race averages, while the oldest I examine, 60-64, came in significantly ahead. In the major age groups times trended ahead of the average, in some instances heading towards the fastest seen in the last decade of results, but there’s no exceptional shift or pattern visible here. Kona qualifying times were slightly faster than average in most age groups.

So a very quick analysis as there was little that stood out as unusual in this year’s results. You can view a spreadsheet of the full results and all splits from Ironman Wisconsin 2014 on my Google Drive.

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