Ironman 70.3 Muncie 2012: Results Analysis (Shortened Course)

Due to expected extreme heat conditions on race day, organizers revised the usual Ironman 70.3 Muncie course to a distance of 1 mile swim, 30 mile bike and 3 mile run. After a 13% DNS rate, and a 2% DNF rate, nearly 1500 athletes covered the revised course in an average time of 3 hours, 6 minutes. Our analysis of the 2012 results are presented below, with average times and splits by age group.

The course revision in 2012 presents the opportunity to tackle the question: if the 2011 race were revised to 2012 distances, how would the results compare?  The surprising answer: 2011 results would have been faster. 

We took the complete 2011 splits and finish times by age group and adjusted them to equivalent distances of 1 mile swim, 30 mile bike, 3 mile run. If the 2011 race had been stopped at that point, the average finish time would have been 2:48, or about 11% faster. 

Here's further detail about 2012 results. For more, see our complete Stats/Analysis page with more than 200 articles examining racing and athlete performance from all the angles.