Tri News with Thorsten Radde: Weekend Race Recaps, Final KPR, and a Chance for More Female Pro Slots for Kona 2014?

August 28, 2014

We’re joined by Thorsten Radde of for a quick recap of last weekend’s Ironman racing (Aug. 23-24), which was the last weekend for points that go toward this year’s Ironman World Championships. Who made the cut, who just missed it? We also talk about some developing news regarding the female professional women who were  reportedly given an opportunity to increase their field at Kona this year but turned down the chance — our thoughts on that.

More details to follow as you listen:

Fight for female pros:
-The Boulder meeting with WTC and and the pro women, and a chance for women to get up to 50 slots THIS YEAR. More on slowtwitch.

Racing last weekend (starting at 13:00):
Budapest 70.3
Wins by Michelle Vesterby and Bruno Pais, 3rd not enough for Ronnie Schildknecht

Ironman Japan
Wins by Michael Rünz 8:53 and title defense by Li Shiao-Yu 9:58; 2nd for Harry Wiltshire (backing up after 5th in Sweden, good for Kona slot)

Ironman Copenhagen
Wins by Henrik Hyldelund 8:03 and Daniela Ryf 8:53, 2nd for Sofie Goos (Kona slot), 3rd for Mareen Hufe (narrowly missing Kona)

Ironman Louisville
Win by Chris McDonald (Kona) 8:40 by 16 seconds over Thomas Gerlach
And for women, Nina Kraft 9:31 (oldest IM winner), 2nd Jackie Arendt (Kona)

Also taking place last weekend:
Challenge Penticton: Jeff Symonds 8:26, Carrie Lester 9:27 (two title defenses, two course records)
MetaMan: Cam Brown 8:28, Gina Crawford 9:17

Final Kona qualifying for 2014 and a look at Thorsten’s KPR Observer
-Who’s in for sure, who’s out, and are there chances for rolldowns?
Thorsten’s free KPR Update to wrap up August

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