About IRONMAN Series
IRONMAN Series and IRONMAN 70.3 Series are the IRONMAN Triathlon World Series.
Distances / Legs
IRONMAN races consist of
• 2.4 mile (3.8 km) swim • 112 mile (180 km) bike • 26.2 mile (42.2 km) runwhich adds up to 140.6 miles (226 km) of total racing (this is why it's called TRI226).
Most of previous IRONMAN races were staged over this standard IRONMAN distance, but a few due to the weather or traditionally also over shorter distances:
Before in 2006 IRONMAN 70.3 Series was launched, following IRONMAN races were held over the half IRONMAN distance, thus they will not be considered within the scope of TRI226 available (top-10-)results:
• IRONMAN California 2002-2005
• IRONMAN Europe 1989
• IRONMAN Utah 2003
• IRONMAN South Africa 2003 und 2004
Number of Races
Beside IRONMAN Hawaii, which was held 42 times up to now, 533 other worldwide IRONMAN races took place over the long distance. 1)
In 2013 IRONMAN Series includes 43 races worldwide (incl. IRONMAN Hawaii).
IRONMAN World Championship
Highlight of the series is the IRONMAN Hawaii as IRONMAN World Championship every year in October. It's the counterpart to the IRONMAN World Championship 70.3 and takes place in Kailua, Hawaii/USA.
IRONMAN Hawaii Qualification
Age group athletes:
They can qualify for IRONMAN Hawaii directly by good position in one race of the IRONMAN Series. Furthermore qualification is also offered by a small number of races of the IRONMAN 70.3 Series.
Since September 2010 pro athletes cannot any longer qualify for IRONMAN Hawaii like age group athletes by good position in one race of the IRONMAN Serie. Now they have to collect points in several races of the IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 Series to qualify by Kona Pro Ranking (KPR) for IRONMAN Hawaii.
Completeness of Results
Currently TRI226 is providing (top-10-)results of 532 IRONMAN races of 533 overall.
Completely missing is the following (top-10-)result:
• IM Canada: 1987
Not completely gathered are the following 8 (top-10-)results:
• IM Canada: 1988-1994 (7 races)
• IM Korea: 2011 (1 races)
TRI226 is anxious to add missing (top-10-)results if it's possible.
1) Effective: June 2015
2) Without IRONMAN Hawaii; to IRONMAN Hawaii TRI226 provides all 42 previous (top-10-)results.