With the first round of pro qualifiers set to be announced in just under seven weeks, the Kona Pro Rankings are starting to take shape.

With the first round of pro Ironman World Championship qualifiers set to be announced in just under seven weeks, the Kona Pro Rankings are starting to take shape.

As we reach the middle of June, it is becoming more obvious how important a top finish at the Ironman World Championship is if an athlete hopes to return to Kona the following year without having to play the points-chasing game. Placing in the top-10 on the Big Island guarantees a pro at least 2500 points toward the rankings for the following Ironman World Championship. This is important when you consider that the majority of Ironmans offer 2000 points or less for the winners.

Another key statistic to look at as the first KPR deadline approaches is who still has to complete the criteria that an athlete must finish an Ironman race within the qualifying year. While a few athletes, like Craig Alexander and Mirinda Carfrae, chose to get that recquirement done early in the year, several still need to validate their entries.

* Athlete has yet to complete an Ironman

Men

1. Craig Alexander AUS 13750

2. Cameron Brown NZL 6840

3. Timo Bracht DEU 6000

4. Pete Jacobs AUS 5900*

 

5. Andreas Raelert DEU 4900*

6. Mike Aigroz CHE 5360

 

7. Petr Vabrousek CZE 5120

 

8. David Dellow AUS 5000

9. Raynard Tissink ZAF 4910

10. Eneko Llanos ESP 4800

 

11. Marko Albert EST 4780

 

12. Paul Matthews AUS 4500

13. Dirk Bockel LUX 4450*

 

14. Luke Mckenzie AUS 4250

15. Cyril Viennot FRA 4205

16. Joshua Rix AUS 4095

17. Luke Bell AUS 3870

 

18. Michael Lovato USA 3815

19. Jason Shortis AUS 3780

20. Aaron Farlow AUS 3760

21. Tim Reed AUS 3705

22. Andi Boecherer DEU 3650*

 

23. Leon Griffin AUS 3645

 

24. Faris Al-sultan DEU 3589*

25. Daniel Fontana ITA 3520*

26. Clayton Fettell AUS 3510

27. Bart Aernouts BEL 3510

28. Romain Guillaume FRA 3480

29. Frederik Van Lierde BEL 3480

30. Rasmus Henning DNK 3440

31. Joe Gambles AUS 3420

32. Ezequiel Morales ARG 3400

33. Chris Lieto USA 3310*

34. Marino Vanhoenacker BEL 3230

35. Andrey Lyatskiy RUS 3210

36. Ronnie Schildknecht CHE 3100

37. Sebastian Kienle DEU 3070

38. Justin Daerr USA 3020

 

39. Axel Zeebroek BEL 2965

 

40. Stephane Poulat FRA 2960

41. Michael Raelert DEU 2950*

 

42. Paul Amey GBR 2930

43. Timothy Odonnell USA 2885

44. Richie Cunningham USA 2860*

45. Andy Potts USA 2840*

46. Viktor Zyemtsev UKR 2810

47. Guilherme Manocchio BRA 2700

48. Tom Lowe GBR 2690*

 

49. Brandon Marsh USA 2675

50. Paul Ambrose GBR 2655

Notable Names
62. Lance Armstrong 2305*
63. Ben Hoffman 2250
64. Matty Reed 2215
89. Terenzo Bozzone 1480

Women

1. Caroline Steffen CHE 9770

2. Leanda Cave GBR 9250

3. Rachel Joyce GBR 8910

4. Mirinda Carfrae AUS 8910

5. Joanna Lawn NZL 6545

6. Kelly Williamson USA 6470

7. Carrie Lester AUS 6230

 

8. Meredith Kessler USA 6190

 

9. Natascha Badmann CHE 6005

10. Chrissie Wellington GBR 6000 *

11. Jessica Jacobs USA 5980

 

12. Caitlin Snow USA 5460

 

13. Sonja Tajsich DEU 5385

14. Linsey Corbin USA 5320

15. Karin Thuerig CHE 5300*

16. Mary Beth Ellis USA 5100

17. Simone Brandli CHE 4960

18. Heather Wurtele CAN 4620*

19. Gina Crawford NZL 4575

20. Melissa Rollison AUS 4500*

 

21. Michelle Vesterby DNK 4440

22. Belinda Granger AUS 4330

23. Sara Gross CAN 4065

 

24. Kate Bevilaqua AUS 3990

25. Sarah Piampiano USA 3745

26. Tine Deckers BEL 3725*

27. Virginia Berasategui ESP 3620

28. Emi Sakai JPN 3480

 

29. Sofie Goos BEL 3410

 

30. Hillary Biscay USA 3340

 

45. Catriona Morrison 2300*

52. Rebekah Keat 2240

67. Yvonne Van Vlerken 1760*

73. Heleen Bij De Vaate 1570

90. Bree Wee