Ironman Louisville Kona Qualifying Times Analysis

At the 2011 Ironman Louisville, 65 triathletes rose above all others to qualify for Kona, to compete at the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii in October. Remarkably, the dynamics of slot allocations and finish times in Louisville changed perhaps more than in any 2011 qualifying event.

Especially noteworthy: a shift of 4 slots from men age groups to women, which dramatically increased competition among men, leading to qualifying times an hour or more faster than in some age groups, compared to 2011.