Ironman World Championship

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The Ironman World Championship has been held annually in Hawaii since 1978, with an additional race in 1982. It is owned and organized by the World Triathlon Corporation. It is the annual culmination of a series of Ironman triathlon qualification races held throughout the world.

Swimmers at the start of the 2005 race
Swim start, October 15, 2005

History[edit]

From 1978 through 1980 the race was held on the island of Oahu, the course combining that of three events already held there: the Waikiki Roughwater Swim (2.4 mi./3.86 km), the Around-Oahu Bike Race (115 mi./185.07 km, originally a two-day event), and the Honolulu Marathon. The bike stage was reduced by 3 miles to link it to the start of the marathon course. In 1981 the race was moved to the less urbanized Big Island, keeping the distances the same: a 2.4 miles (3.86 km) open water swim in Kailua-Kona Bay, a 112 miles (180.25 km) bike ride across the Hawaiian lava desert to Hāwī and back, and a marathon (26 miles 385 yards, 42.195 km) run along the coast of the Big Island from Keauhou to Keahole Point and back to Kailua-Kona, finishing on Aliʻi Drive.

Since 1982 the race has been held in the fall each year, before which it was held in the spring, giving two races in 1982. The most recent Ironman World Championship took place on October 12, 2013. Qualifying for the World Championship is achieved through placement in one of the other Ironman races or some Ironman 70.3 races.

The current Ironman Hawaii course record was set in 2011 by Craig Alexander (Australia), whose winning time was 8 hrs 3 mins 56 sec. The women's course record is 8 hrs 52 mins 14 sec, set in 2013 by Mirinda Carfrae (Australia), who also set the women's run course record in 2 hrs 50 mins 38 sec.

Athletes with disabilities compete in the event in the physically challenged category, which was instituted in 1997, and are required to meet the same cutoff times as able bodied competitors. Australian John Maclean was the first physically challenged athlete to complete the event.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Men[edit]

Year Gold Time Silver Time Bronze Time
2013  Frederik Van Lierde (BEL) !!!!!8:12:29 8:12:29  Luke McKenzie (AUS) !!!!!8:15:19 8:15:19  Sebastian Kienle (DEU) !!!!!8:19:24 8:19:24
2012  Pete Jacobs (AUS) !!!!!8:18:37 8:18:37  Andreas Raelert (GER) !!!!!8:23:40 8:23:40  Frederik Van Lierde (BEL) !!!!!8:24:09 8:24:09
2011  Craig Alexander (AUS) !!!!!8:03:56 8:03:56  Pete Jacobs (AUS) !!!!!8:09:11 8:09:11  Andreas Raelert (GER) !!!!!8:11:07 8:11:07
2010  Chris McCormack (AUS) !!!!!8:10:37 8:10:37  Andreas Raelert (GER) !!!!!8:12:17 8:12:17  Marino Vanhoenacker (BEL) !!!!!8:13:14 8:13:14
2009  Craig Alexander (AUS) !!!!!8:20:21 8:20:21  Chris Lieto (USA) !!!!!8:22:56 8:22:56  Andreas Raelert (GER) !!!!!8:24:32 8:24:32
2008  Craig Alexander (AUS) !!!!!8:17:45 8:17:45  Eneko Llanos (ESP) !!!!!8:20:50 8:20:50  Rutger Beke (BEL) !!!!!8:21:23 8:21:23
2007  Chris McCormack (AUS) !!!!!8:15:34 8:15:34  Craig Alexander (AUS) !!!!!8:19:04 8:19:04  Torbjørn Sindballe (DEN) !!!!!8:21:30 8:21:30
2006  Normann Stadler (GER) !!!!!8:11:58 8:11:58  Chris McCormack (AUS) !!!!!8:13:10 8:13:10  Faris Al-Sultan (GER) !!!!!8:19:05 8:19:05
2005  Faris Al-Sultan (GER) !!!!!8:14:17 8:14:17  Cameron Brown (NZL) !!!!!8:19:36 8:19:36  Peter Reid (CAN) !!!!!8:20:04 8:20:04
2004  Normann Stadler (GER) !!!!!8:33:29 8:33:29  Peter Reid (CAN) !!!!!8:43:40 8:43:40  Faris Al-Sultan (GER) !!!!!8:45:14 8:45:14
2003  Peter Reid (CAN) !!!!!8:22:35 8:22:35  Rutger Beke (BEL) !!!!!8:28:27 8:28:27  Cameron Brown (NZL) !!!!!8:30:08 8:30:08
2002  Tim DeBoom (USA) !!!!!8:29:56 8:29:56  Peter Reid (CAN) !!!!!8:33:06 8:33:06  Cameron Brown (NZL) !!!!!8:35:34 8:35:34
2001  Tim DeBoom (USA) !!!!!8:31:18 8:31:18  Cameron Brown (NZL) !!!!!8:46:10 8:46:10  Thomas Hellriegel (GER) !!!!!8:47:40 8:47:40
2000  Peter Reid (CAN) !!!!!8:21:01 8:21:01  Tim DeBoom (USA) !!!!!8:23:10 8:23:10  Normann Stadler (GER) !!!!!8:26:45 8:26:45
1999  Luc Van Lierde (BEL) !!!!!8:17:17 8:17:17  Peter Reid (CAN) !!!!!8:22:54 8:22:54  Tim DeBoom (USA) !!!!!8:25:42 8:25:42
1998  Peter Reid (CAN) !!!!!8:24:20 8:24:20  Luc Van Lierde (BEL) !!!!!8:31:57 8:31:57  Lothar Leder (GER) !!!!!8:32:57 8:32:57
1997  Thomas Hellriegel (GER) !!!!!8:33:01 8:33:01  Jürgen Zäck (GER) !!!!!8:39:18 8:39:18  Lothar Leder (GER) !!!!!8:40:30 8:40:30
1996  Luc Van Lierde (BEL) !!!!!8:04:08 8:04:08  Thomas Hellriegel (GER) !!!!!8:06:07 8:06:07  Greg Welch (AUS) !!!!!8:18:57 8:18:57
1995  Mark Allen (USA) !!!!!8:20:34 8:20:34  Thomas Hellriegel (GER) !!!!!8:22:59 8:22:59  Rainer Müller-Hörner (GER) !!!!!8:25:23 8:25:23
1994  Greg Welch (AUS) !!!!!8:20:27 8:20:27  Dave Scott (USA) !!!!!8:24:32 8:24:32  Jeff Devlin (USA) !!!!!8:31:56 8:31:56
1993  Mark Allen (USA) !!!!!8:07:45 8:07:45  Pauli Kiuru (FIN) !!!!!8:14:27 8:14:27  Wolfgang Dittrich (GER) !!!!!8:20:13 8:20:13
1992  Mark Allen (USA) !!!!!8:09:08 8:09:08  Cristián Bustos (CHI) !!!!!8:16:29 8:16:29  Pauli Kiuru (FIN) !!!!!8:17:29 8:17:29
1991  Mark Allen (USA) !!!!!8:18:32 8:18:32  Greg Welch (AUS) !!!!!8:24:34 8:24:34  Jeff Devlin (USA) !!!!!8:27:55 8:27:55
1990  Mark Allen (USA) !!!!!8:28:17 8:28:17  Scott Tinley (USA) !!!!!8:37:40 8:37:40  Pauli Kiuru (FIN) !!!!!8:39:24 8:39:24
1989  Mark Allen (USA) !!!!!8:09:14 8:09:14  Dave Scott (USA) !!!!!8:10:13 8:10:13  Greg Welch (AUS) !!!!!8:32:16 8:32:16
1988  Scott Molina (USA) !!!!!8:31:00 8:31:00  Mike Pigg (USA) !!!!!8:33:11 8:33:11  Ken Glah (USA) !!!!!8:38:37 8:38:37
1987  Dave Scott (USA) !!!!!8:34:13 8:34:13  Mark Allen (USA) !!!!!8:45:19 8:45:19  Greg Stewart (AUS) !!!!!8:58:53 8:58:53
1986  Dave Scott (USA) !!!!!8:28:37 8:28:37  Mark Allen (USA) !!!!!8:36:04 8:36:04  Scott Tinley (USA) !!!!!9:00:37 9:00:37
1985  Scott Tinley (USA) !!!!!8:50:54 8:50:54  Chris Hinshaw (USA) !!!!!9:16:40 9:16:40  Carl Kupferschmid (SUI) !!!!!9:26:32 9:26:32
1984  Dave Scott (USA) !!!!!8:54:20 8:54:20  Scott Tinley (USA) !!!!!9:18:45 9:18:45  Grant Boswell (USA) !!!!!9:23:55 9:23:55
1983  Dave Scott (USA) !!!!!9:05:57 9:05:57  Scott Tinley (USA) !!!!!9:06:30 9:06:30  Mark Allen (USA) !!!!!9:21:06 9:21:06
1982 (Oct)  Dave Scott (USA) !!!!!9:08:23 9:08:23  Scott Tinley (USA) !!!!!9:28:28 9:28:28  Jeff Tinley (USA) !!!!!9:36:53 9:36:53
1982 (Feb)  Scott Tinley (USA) !!!!!9:19:41 9:19:41  Dave Scott (USA) !!!!!9:53:16 9:53:16  Jeff Tinley (USA) !!!!!9:53:16 9:53:16
1981  John Howard (USA) !!!!!9:38:29 9:38:29  Tom Warren (USA) !!!!10:04:38 10:04:38  Scott Tinley (USA) !!!!10:12:47 10:12:47
1980  Dave Scott (USA) !!!!!9:24:33 9:24:33  Chuck Neumann (USA) !!!!10:24:41 10:24:41  John Howard (USA) !!!!10:32:36 10:32:36
1979  Tom Warren (USA) !!!!11:15:56 11:15:56  John Dunbar (USA) !!!!12:03:56 12:03:56  Ian Emberson (USA) !!!!12:23:30 12:23:30
1978  Gordon Haller (USA) !!!!11:46:58 11:46:58  John Dunbar (USA) !!!!12:20:27 12:20:27  Dave Orlowski (USA) !!!!13:59:13 13:59:13

Women[edit]

Year Gold Time Silver Time Bronze Time
2013  Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) !!!!!8:52:14 8:52:14  Rachel Joyce (GBR) !!!!!8:57:28 8:57:28  Liz Blatchford (GBR) !!!!!9:03:35 9:03:35
2012  Leanda Cave (GBR) !!!!!9:15:54 9:15:54  Caroline Steffen (SWI) !!!!!9:16:58 9:16:58  Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) !!!!!9:21:41 9:21:41
2011  Chrissie Wellington (GBR) !!!!!8:55:08 8:55:08  Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) !!!!!8:57:57 8:57:57  Leanda Cave (GBR) !!!!!9:03:29 9:03:29
2010  Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) !!!!!8:58:36 8:58:36  Caroline Steffen (SUI) !!!!!9:06:00 9:06:00  Julie Dibens (GBR) !!!!!9:10:04 9:10:04
2009  Chrissie Wellington (GBR) !!!!!8:54:02 8:54:02  Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) !!!!!9:13:59 9:13:59  Virginia Berasategui (ESP) !!!!!9:15:28 9:15:28
2008  Chrissie Wellington (GBR) !!!!!9:06:23 9:06:23  Yvonne van Vlerken (NED) !!!!!9:21:20 9:21:20  Sandra Wallenhorst (GER) !!!!!9:22:52 9:22:52
2007  Chrissie Wellington (GBR) !!!!!9:08:45 9:08:45  Samantha McGlone (CAN) !!!!!9:14:04 9:14:04  Kate Major (AUS) !!!!!9:19:13 9:19:13
2006  Michellie Jones (AUS) !!!!!9:18:31 9:18:31  Desiree Ficker (USA) !!!!!9:24:02 9:24:02  Lisa Bentley (CAN) !!!!!9:25:18 9:25:18
2005  Natascha Badmann (SUI) !!!!!9:09:30 9:09:30  Michellie Jones (AUS) !!!!!9:11:51 9:11:51  Kate Major (AUS) !!!!!9:12:39 9:12:39
2004  Natascha Badmann (SUI) !!!!!9:50:04 9:50:04  Heather Fuhr (CAN) !!!!!9:56:19 9:56:19  Kate Major (AUS) !!!!10:01:56 10:01:56
2003  Lori Bowden (CAN) !!!!!9:11:55 9:11:55  Natascha Badmann (SUI) !!!!!9:17:08 9:17:08  Nina Kraft (GER) !!!!!9:17:16 9:17:16
2002  Natascha Badmann (SUI) !!!!!9:07:54 9:07:54  Nina Kraft (GER) !!!!!9:14:24 9:14:24  Lori Bowden (CAN) !!!!!9:22:27 9:22:27
2001  Natascha Badmann (SUI) !!!!!9:28:37 9:28:37  Lori Bowden (CAN) !!!!!9:32:59 9:32:59  Nina Kraft (GER) !!!!!9:41:01 9:41:01
2000  Natascha Badmann (SUI) !!!!!9:26:17 9:26:17  Lori Bowden (CAN) !!!!!9:29:05 9:29:05  Fernanda Keller (BRA) !!!!!9:31:29 9:31:29
1999  Lori Bowden (CAN) !!!!!9:13:02 9:13:02  Karen Smyers (USA) !!!!!9:20:40 9:20:40  Fernanda Keller (BRA) !!!!!9:24:30 9:24:30
1998  Natascha Badmann (SUI) !!!!!9:24:16 9:24:16  Lori Bowden (CAN) !!!!!9:27:19 9:27:19  Fernanda Keller (BRA) !!!!!9:28:29 9:28:29
1997  Heather Fuhr (CAN) !!!!!9:31:43 9:31:43  Lori Bowden (CAN) !!!!!9:41:42 9:41:42  Fernanda Keller (BRA) !!!!!9:50:02 9:50:02
1996  Paula Newby-Fraser (USA) !!!!!9:06:49 9:06:49  Natascha Badmann (SUI) !!!!!9:11:19 9:11:19  Karen Smyers (USA) !!!!!9:19:13 9:19:13
1995  Karen Smyers (USA) !!!!!9:16:46 9:16:46  Isabelle Mouthon (FRA) !!!!!9:25:13 9:25:13  Fernanda Keller (BRA) !!!!!9:37:48 9:37:48
1994  Paula Newby-Fraser (ZIM) !!!!!9:20:14 9:20:14  Karen Smyers (USA) !!!!!9:28:08 9:28:08  Fernanda Keller (BRA) !!!!!9:43:30 9:43:30
1993  Paula Newby-Fraser (ZIM) !!!!!8:58:23 8:58:23  Erin Baker (NZL) !!!!!9:08:04 9:08:04  Susan Latshaw (USA) !!!!!9:20:40 9:20:40
1992  Paula Newby-Fraser (ZIM) !!!!!8:55:28 8:55:28  Julie Anne White (CAN) !!!!!9:21:40 9:21:40  Thea Sybesma (NED) !!!!!9:26:57 9:26:57
1991  Paula Newby-Fraser (ZIM) !!!!!9:07:52 9:07:52  Erin Baker (NZL) !!!!!9:23:37 9:23:37  Sarah Coope (GBR) !!!!!9:33:20 9:33:20
1990  Erin Baker (NZL) !!!!!9:13:42 9:13:42  Paula Newby-Fraser (ZIM) !!!!!9:20:01 9:20:01  Terri Schneider (USA) !!!!10:00:34 10:00:34
1989  Paula Newby-Fraser (ZIM) !!!!!9:00:56 9:00:56  Sylviane Puntous (CAN) !!!!!9:21:55 9:21:55  Kirsten Hanssen (USA) !!!!!9:24:31 9:24:31
1988  Paula Newby-Fraser (ZIM) !!!!!9:01:01 9:01:01  Erin Baker (NZL) !!!!!9:12:14 9:12:14  Kirsten Hanssen (USA) !!!!!9:37:25 9:37:25
1987  Erin Baker (NZL) !!!!!9:35:25 9:35:25  Sylviane Puntous (CAN) !!!!!9:36:57 9:36:57  Paula Newby-Fraser (ZIM) !!!!!9:40:37 9:40:37
1986  Paula Newby-Fraser (ZIM) !!!!!9:49:14 9:49:14  Sylviane Puntous (CAN) !!!!!9:53:13 9:53:13  Joanne Ernst (USA) !!!!10:00:07 10:00:07
1985  Joanne Ernst (USA) !!!!10:25:22 10:25:22  Elizabeth Bulman (USA) !!!!10:26:55 10:26:55  Paula Newby-Fraser (ZIM) !!!!10:31:04 10:31:04
1984  Sylviane Puntous (CAN) !!!!10:25:13 10:25:13  Patricia Puntous (CAN) !!!!10:27:28 10:27:28  Julie Olson (USA) !!!!10:38:10 10:38:10
1983  Sylviane Puntous (CAN) !!!!10:43:36 10:43:36  Patricia Puntous (CAN) !!!!10:49:17 10:49:17  Eva Ueltzen (USA) !!!!11:01:49 11:01:49
1982.101982 (Oct)  Julie Leach (USA) !!!!10:54:08 10:54:08  Jo Ann Dahlkoetter (USA) !!!!10:58:21 10:58:21  Sally Edwards (USA) !!!!11:03:00 11:03:00
1982.021982 (Feb)  Kathleen McCartney (USA) !!!!11:09:40 11:09:40  Julie Moss (USA) !!!!11:10:09 11:10:09  Lyn Brooks (USA)
 Sally Edwards (USA)
!!!!11:51:00 11:51:00
1981  Linda Sweeney (USA) !!!!12:02:32 12:02:32  Sally Edwards (USA) !!!!12:37:25 12:37:25  Lyn Brooks (USA) !!!!12:42:15 12:42:15
1980  Robin Beck (USA) !!!!11:21:24 11:21:24  Eve Anderson (USA) !!!!15:40:59 15:40:59
1979  Lyn Lemaire (USA) !!!!12:55:38 12:55:38

Paula Newby Fraser was a citizen and represented the United States for the 1996 race.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ironman World Championship". ESPN.com. October 6, 2011. 

External links[edit]