Kona Qualifying Races: How 2012 Season Compares with 2005

The number of ironman events offering Kona slots seems to change each year, as do the number of slots offered by many races. For a comprehensive look, we compared ironman races offering Kona slots in 2005 and 2012. (also see our detailed analysis of 2011 and 2012 Kona Qualifying Slots per Race)

In 2005, 27 events (19 Ironman races, 8 half ironman races) offered 1500 slots, a total that allocated approximately 75 slots to pro athletes. In 2012, it is estimated that 35 events (28 Ironman and 7 half Ironman) will offer 1662 slots, not including about 85 pro slots that are allocated separately.