Ironman 70.3 World Championship Las Vegas 2013 Results Analysis

Athletes competing in the 2013 Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Las Vegas battled their way through heavy weather -- rain fell steadily through the end of the bike leg -- to complete the race in an average finish time of 5 hours and 29 minutes.

Here's what's remarkable -- despite the tough, rainy conditions, 2013's average finish time was 15 minutes faster than the 2012 race. The swim and bike splits were fairly comparable in both years, but the difference in 2013 was a much faster run, averaging 1 hour and 50 minutes. Also interesting: DNF's in 2013 were only 1%, compared with 2% in 2012. Finally, 1974 triathletes finished in 2013 vs 1674 in 2012.

We analyzed the results for the 2013 race overall, by split, by age group, by correlation of bike and run splits, and compared to 2012 race results. For more, see our Toughest Ironman 70.3 Events, our Stats/Results/Analysis archive, or visit the home page.

For more, see our Toughest Ironman 70.3 Events, our Stats/Results/Analysis archive, or visit the home page.