2019 Kona Qualifying Continues at IRONMAN Taiwan

Friday 05 October 2018
The event will complement the IRONMAN 70.3 Taiwan, which was first established in 2010. With the growing popularity of IRONMAN 70.3 Taiwan and the inaugural IRONMAN Taiwan held in April, 2015, then move to the new venue, Penghu, since 2016. The local and international triathletes look forward to race in Penghu again on October 7, 2018.

Renny Ling, the CEO of Taiwan Triathlon Co., Ltd, said he was honored and delighted to bring the IRONMAN series to Penghu, Taiwan. “Taiwanese triathletes have yearned for an IRONMAN race for years. It’s an historic moment for us to launch IRONMAN Taiwan last year. This year, Penghu will impress all the participants with its scenic and natural views. We would like to welcome triathlon-lovers from all around the world and will show you the beauty of this island.”

Athletes will begin with a 3.8km swim. They will then experience flat stretches on the 180km bike leg before a 42.2km run that will take them along the coastline. 

There are 35 qualifying slots to the 2019 IRONMAN World Championship in Kaliua-Kona, Hawai`i in 2018 IRONMAN Taiwan. 

Professionals compete for $25,000 prize purse plus Kona Slot.

MALE PRO:
1 Domenico Passuello ITA
2 Daniel Fontana ITA
3 Imanol Sagarzazu Pego ESP
4 Alexander Polizzi AUS
5 Deák Zsombor ROU
6 Jarrod Harvey AUS
7 Christian Kramer DEU
8 Peru Alfaro ESP
9 Dougal Allan NZL
10 Nicholas Baldwin SYC
11 Mihai Baractaru ROU
12 Gerhard de Bruin ZAF
13 Damien Collins AUS
14 Fredrik Croneborg SWE
15 Balazs Csoke HUN
16 Eneko Elosegi ESP
17 Christian Haupt DEU

FEMALE PRO:
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31 Kathrin Walther DEU
33 Laurel Wassner USA
34 Naomi Washizu JPN
35 Amanda Wilson AUS
36 Palmira Alvarez MEX
37 Sonia Bracegirdle NZL
38 Kelly Fillnow USA
39 Katharina Grohmann DEU
41 Sue Huse CAN
42 Jennie Hansen USA 
43 Brooke Brown CAN
45 Gabriel Gioia ZAF
46 Nicole Valentine USA
47 Judith Corachán Vaquera ESP
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