Comparing the top 10 in Hawaii
Written by: Herbert Krabel
Date: Tue Sep 29 2009
This graph is based on the data of the slowtwitch top 10 in Hawaii archive that Jordan Rapp has accumulated. What immediately sticks out of course are the early year of the event, but by 1982 the times very much settled down. Displayed below are the average time for each of overall, swim, bike and run of the top ten finishers against the fastest time (not winning time). You can also see the overall fastest time trend over all these years. The distance between the lines for a given time set is a measure of the strength of the field. Click on the radio button to either see male or female results and you can also change the date range to see just the races for any particular time period. You may also highlight just the swim, or the bike etc if that is a detail you are mostly interested in. Basically, just play with it a bit.
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With the 2012 Ironman World Championships now behind us, we recently updated our Top Ironman Hawaii Finishers Archive with the top overall finishers dating all the way back to 1978. 10.20.12
We look back at the 2008 Ford Ironman World Championship images of Timothy Carlson and can't wait to go back there and report from the 2009 event on the Big Island. 9.19.09
What kind of bikes were the top 15 pro men riding at the Ford Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii? Slowtwitch took a few images of the men and their machines. 10.15.08
Although the Ford Ironman World Championships and any other triathlon isn't only about the bike, we still want to share what kind of bikes the top 15 pro women rode in Kona. 10.15.08
Reviewed by: Romuald Lepers, Sep 30 2009 12:08AM
Analysis of Hawaii ironman performances in elite triathletes from 1981 to 2007.
Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2008 Oct;40(10):1828-34.
PMID: 18799994 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]