Ironman Coeur d'Alene Results Analysis

Ironman Coeur d'Alene is in the top 10 of RunTri's Toughest Ironman triathlons ranking. The last two years, the average finish time has been identical; roughly a 1:20 swim, 6:26 bike split and a 5 hour marathon.

The slow average marathon split has much to do with the difficulty of settling on the right strategy to ride the bike course. A large number of athletes rode too hard, and ended up suffering on the marathon, as shown in the upper left quadrant of our IM CDA bike/run correlation analysis. Those that raced well landed in the lower left and upper right quadrants; those who took it too easy on the bike are lower right.