At a glance
2017 Ironman World Championships, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (5.35am Sunday NZT):
❚ 3.86km swim, 180.2km bike ride,
❚ 2460 athletes will participate
❚ 72% of participants (1762 athletes) are male.
❚ 28% of participants (698 athletes) are female.
❚ 43 is the average age of registrants this year.
❚ Hiromu Inada (Japan) is the oldest participant at 84, while Paul Lennart (Denmark) is the youngest at 18.
❚ 11 athletes will be celebrating their birthday on race day.
❚ Five countries are sending athletes for the first time: Kazakhstan, Paraguay, Serbia, Uruguay and Uzbekistan.