Qualifying for Ironman Kona: 1662 Kona Slots Allocated Across 35 Ironman and Ironman 70.3 Races

By Raymond Britt -- To get to Kona, you need to qualify, and to qualify you need to win one of the very few Kona slots in your age group. For the 2012 season, we estimate 1662 slots are available from 28 Ironman races and 7 Ironman 70.3 races. See Ironman Qualifiers and Slots per Race 2011-2012.

The number of slots per race is just the starting point. The slots are then distributed across age groups. This table presents the slot allocation for Ironman races Kona 2010.

Also see our Analysis of Kona Qualifying Times for each age group and race listed here and our Allocation of Kona Slots by Event and Age Group graphs.

For advice and guidance, see our Complete Qualifying for Kona Coverage, and our book  Qualifying for Kona.