Ironman New York US Championship Results Analysis

Congratulations to all finishers of the inaugural Ironman New York US Championship triathlon. We've run the numbers, from overall averages to details by age group, and here are our results:
  • Average Finish Time: 12:56 (compare to 12:35 average of all Ironman Races)
    • Swim: 0:51(7% of total time; fastest ever)
    • Bike: 6:31 (50%)
    • Run: 5:17 (41%)
    • Transitions: 0:15 (2%)
  • Entrants: 2,738; Did Not Start/DNS: 22%
  • Starters: 2142; Did Not Finish/DNF: 6%
  • Finishers: 2,021
  • Finishers in Last 2 Hours: 13% of all finishers
And here are the details by age group.

Average finish time of 12:56 was heavily weighted by the M30-34 and M35-39 age groups.
The breakdown of time by discipline -- competitors spent 50% on the bike, 41% on the run, and 9% on the swim and transitions -- was consistent with our observations in most Ironman events. Compared to other Ironman events, the 51 minute average swim time was unprecedented (normal is 1:10+), but the average bike (6:31) and especially the run (5:17) times were slower. 


Jordan Rapp won the inaugural Ironman New York City US Championship race in 8 hours, 11 minutes. The second-place finisher, Maxim Kriat, came in at 8 hours, 24 minutes.

Compared to other Ironman races, Ironman NYC's swim times are are the fastest, by far. Check back later for further results analysis after the race.

Of the more than 2700 registered athletes, 21.8%, or 596 entrants, chose not to start the race. Sadly, one triathlete 'experienced distress' on the swim and died soon after  at a local hospital.  The cause of death is unknown; an autopsy is planned. "On behalf of all of us in the triathlon community, we mourn his death and send our condolences to his family and loved ones," race organizers said in a statement.

In addition to serving as the US Championship, the race also offers 75 chances to qualify for the Ironman Triathlon World Championship.

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