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Ironman Mont-Tremblant 2018: Age Group Results and Kona Qualification

Third and final race analysis for the week: Ironman Mont-Tremblant. This year’s race has bounced back to its usual field size, comfortably in excess of 2,000 athletes. It offers the standard 40 age group Kona slots on a moderate to slow course. This year’s race looks to follow similar trends to previous years.

Distribution of Finisher Splits at Ironman Mont-Tremblant 2018 Compared with 2012-2017

The bike and run distributions for this year’s race trend slightly slower than the results from the previous 6 years. Not a huge shift, but enough to also shift the overall distribution back by 10-15 minutes at the median. So perhaps a slightly slower year, but nothing exceptional.

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%
2018
2428
2411
0.7%
2328
3.4%
2245
3.6%
7.9%

DNF rates for this years race look to be mid-range. Perhaps a little higher than usual on the bike, but not by much. This year’s race appears to be a normal day on the Mont-Tremblant course.

Median Splits by Age Group at Ironman Mont-Tremblant 2018
Median Splits by Age Group at Ironman Mont-Tremblant 2012-2017

As is often the case when there’s only a small difference in results distributions there’s also no strong pattern in age group medians. Generally we can see slower run times this year but most medians simply vary from previous results by a small amount.

Top 10 Nationalities at Ironman Mont-Tremblant
Country
Count
Percentage
Canada
1251
45.8
United States
1207
44.2
France
43
1.6
United Kingdom
30
1.1
Mexico
25
0.9
Philippines
15
0.5
Brazil
14
0.5
Australia
10
0.4
Colombia
9
0.3
Germany
8
0.3
Ironman Mont-Tremblant 2018 Predicted Kona Qualifiers by Country
Country
Percentage of Slots
Percentage of Field
Canada
55.0
45.8
United States
35.0
44.2
Slovakia
2.5
0.0
France
2.5
1.6
Ireland
2.5
0.3
Spain
2.5
0.2

The field in Mont-Tremblant is largely drawn from North America and that’s where the Kona slots tend to stay.

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

Again we have a lot of variation as we look at specific age group positions at this race. While the distributions slowed not all athletes were slower. Looking over the span of 7 years times generally fall in line with past results.

Ironman Mont-Tremblant 2018 Predicted Kona Qualification Times
Age Group
Slots
Winner
Average Kona Qualifier
Final Qualifier
M18-24
1
09:35:51
09:35:51
09:35:51
M25-29
2
09:19:00
09:22:08
09:25:16
M30-34
2
08:58:35
09:06:21
09:14:07
M35-39
3
08:31:26
09:09:52
09:29:19
M40-44
3
09:25:05
09:32:50
09:42:33
M45-49
4
09:01:04
09:40:45
09:57:08
M50-54
3
10:01:30
10:12:07
10:18:40
M55-59
2
09:51:28
09:59:01
10:06:34
M60-64
1
10:36:27
10:36:27
10:36:27
M65-69
1
11:29:41
11:29:41
11:29:41
M70-74
1
13:32:41
13:32:41
13:32:41
M75-79
1
14:55:49
14:55:49
14:55:49
F18-24
1
11:20:39
11:20:39
11:20:39
F25-29
1
10:43:23
10:43:23
10:43:23
F30-34
2
10:15:47
10:20:16
10:24:45
F35-39
2
10:23:50
10:27:14
10:30:39
F40-44
2
10:32:19
10:34:59
10:37:40
F45-49
2
10:07:05
10:10:22
10:13:39
F50-54
2
10:51:59
11:01:59
11:12:00
F55-59
1
11:54:45
11:54:45
11:54:45
F60-64
1
13:03:25
13:03:25
13:03:25
F65-69
1
15:05:43
15:05:43
15:05:43
F70-74
1
15:17:21
15:17:21
15:17:21

Based on start numbers I’ve estimated the allocation of Kona slots and from that the automatic qualifying times in the results. Final numbers may vary and roll down will also influence qualification time. You can compare with other Ironman races on my Kona qualification page.

Top Twenty Male Performances and Kona Qualification by Age Group at Ironman Mont-Tremblant 2018
Top Twenty Female Performances and Kona Qualification by Age Group at Ironman Mont-Tremblant 2018

Again without a strong pattern to this race’s results we see quite a lot of variation among the age group top twenties. Generally times lie around the average, but a few age groups produce a much faster or slower year. When we consider the biggest age groups – men between 30 and 50 – the times hold close to the averages.

You can access a spreadsheet of the full results from Ironman Mont-Tremblant 2018 on my Google Drive.

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