Ironman Korea Results Analysis

The Inaugural Ironman Korea is one challenging race course, with an average finishing time of 12:56 that ranks it among the top 1/3 of RunTri's 25 Toughest Ironman Triathlons.

By comparison, Ironman Korea was 93 minutes slower than Ironman Austria, held the same weekend. The difference: 45 minute slower bike split, 34 minutes slower marathon.

Scatter-plot analysis of bike/run splits for each Ironman Korea finisher portrays a wide range of triathlete performances, from those who rode too fast and suffered on the run (upper left), those who rode too easily and had energy to spare on the marathon (lower right), to those who managed a steady balance between bike and run efforts.