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Ironman Haugesund 2019: Age Group Results and Kona Qualification

The last race of the weekend is a small one – Ironman Haugesund Norway 2019. Haugesund drew a field of just under 350 athletes competing for 30 age group Kona slots; that works out at about 1 slot per 10 athletes.

Distribution of Finisher Splits at Ironman Haugesund 2019 Compared with 2018

Every stage of the race trended faster this year. As we only have two years of race results we can only build a limited picture of the course though. After a slower 2018 this year’s times appear more in line with some of the faster European races like Sweden or Copenhagen.

DNS and DNF Rates at Ironman Norway
Year
Listed Athletes
Swim Finish
Swim DNS/DNF
Bike Finish
Bike DNF
Run Finish
Run DNF
Overall DNS/DNF
2018
571
571
544
4.7%
525
3.5%
8.1%
2019
348
342
1.7%
328
4.1%
315
4%
9.5%

The DNF rate is slightly higher at this year’s race, partly from some DNF on the swim. However these numbers aren’t exceptionally high by Ironman standards.

Median Splits by Age Group at Ironman Haugesund 2019
Median Splits by Age Group at Ironman Haugesund 2018

As with the distributions this year’s age group medians trend faster than 2018.

Top 10 Nationalities at Ironman Norway
Country
Count
Percentage
Norway
156
38.4
United Kingdom
40
9.9
Sweden
37
9.1
United States
22
5.4
Belgium
17
4.2
Germany
17
4.2
Denmark
17
4.2
France
15
3.7
Switzerland
9
2.2
Russia
8
2
Ironman Norway 2019 Predicted Kona Qualifiers by Country
Country
Percentage of Slots
Percentage of Field
Norway
30.0
38.4
Denmark
20.0
4.2
Sweden
10.0
9.1
Belgium
10.0
4.2
United States
6.7
5.4
France
6.7
3.7
Germany
6.7
4.2
United Kingdom
3.3
9.9
Estonia
3.3
0.2
Russia
3.3
2.0

A broad range of nationalities race in Norway with the slots being equally widely spread.

Changes in Male Finishing Times by Position at Ironman Haugesund
Changes in Female Finishing Times by Position at Ironman Haugesund

How performances changed between the two years of racing depends very much on position within age groups. This is largely a reflection on the small size od the field which means 50th place may be towards the back of an age group. So we see times improve at the front of the race, but for smaller age groups they slow further back as the lower placings represent further back in the pack.

Ironman Norway 2019 Predicted Kona Qualification Times
Age Group
Slots
Winner
Average Kona Qualifier
Final Qualifier
M18-24
1
09:39:42
09:39:42
09:39:42
M25-29
2
09:08:04
09:13:54
09:19:45
M30-34
2
09:15:00
09:19:17
09:23:35
M35-39
3
09:09:59
09:10:46
09:11:55
M40-44
4
09:27:28
09:37:11
09:41:11
M45-49
3
09:01:38
09:16:13
09:36:51
M50-54
3
10:10:10
10:19:06
10:33:14
M55-59
2
10:12:52
10:26:50
10:40:49
M60-64
1
10:52:29
10:52:29
10:52:29
M65-69
1
12:15:14
12:15:14
12:15:14
F25-29
1
10:37:33
10:37:33
10:37:33
F30-34
1
10:25:53
10:25:53
10:25:53
F35-39
1
10:50:45
10:50:45
10:50:45
F40-44
1
11:18:35
11:18:35
11:18:35
F45-49
1
11:16:00
11:16:00
11:16:00
F50-54
1
11:28:19
11:28:19
11:28:19
F55-59
1
12:21:36
12:21:36
12:21:36
F65-69
1
14:32:26
14:32:26
14:32:26

Based on the start list I’ve calculated the Kona slot allocation and automatic qualification times. The final numbers may have varied and roll down would influence final qualifying times. You can compare this with other race on my Kona qualification page.

Top Twenty Male Performances and Kona Qualification by Age Group at Ironman Haugesund 2019
Top Twenty Female Performances and Kona Qualification by Age Group at Ironman Haugesund 2019

When we look at the top twenty of each age group we see a faster race, but also the impact of a small field. Times fall off rapidly in a thinner field so while the very front is normally much faster that can quickly fall away. |n smaller age groups times are more variable and we see a slower race for many of these too.

You can access a spreadsheet of the full results from Ironman Haugesund 2019 on my Google Drive.

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