RESOURCES AND METHODOLOGY
We analyzed the last 15 years of Kona results in depth, overall, by age group, by split, by geography, by correlation between bike and run splits and in comparison with other races. We conducted similar analysis on approximately 100 Ironman races around the world. Personally, I’ve completed 29 Ironman triathlons in 12 locations, qualified for and finished the Ironman World Championship three times, including two that are part of this analysis. I’ve also been in Kona as a photojournalist, spending time up close with the pros in action. Finally, the range of my Ironman analysis exceeds 250 posts on my analytics website, RunTri.com.