First 2012 Kona Pro Slots To Be Handed Out In 10 Days

  • By Liz Hichens
  • Published Jul 19, 2012
  • Updated Oct 31, 2014 at 4:38 PM UTC
Photo: Kurt Hoy

Women’s Rankings
Switzerland’s Caroline Steffen easily holds the top spot in the rankings thanks to her fifth place finish at the 2011 Ironman World Championship and wins at the 2012 Ironman Asia Pacific Championship and 2012 Ironman European Championship.

We know we won’t see all of the top-10 women from the 2011 Kona race return this year. Reigning champion Chrissie Wellington (GBR) is taking a year away from triathlon racing, while last year’s sixth-place finisher Karin Thuerig (SUI) has retired. Spain’s Virginia Berasategui finished 10th last year, but currently sits in 35th position and will not make the July cutoff unless she shows up at one of the four remaining events.

Wellington, Sweden’s Lisa Norden, and Australia’s Mirinda Carfrae and Melissa Hauschildt all meet the automatic qualifying criteria, but only Carfrae has validated with an Ironman finish. This means that, unless one of the other three validate this weekend, 26 women will be offered spots on July 29.

An additional five women will be offered spots as part of the August qualifying group on Aug. 27.

PHOTOS: 2011 Ford Ironman World Championship

1. Caroline Steffen CHE 13320
2. Mirinda Carfrae AUS 9995 (does not count toward top-25)
3. Leanda Cave GBR 9250
4. Rachel Joyce GBR 8910
5. Meredith Kessler USA 7440
6. Linsey Corbin USA 6820
7. Joanna Lawn NZL 6545
8. Heather Wurtele CAN 6540
9. Kelly Williamson USA 6470
10. Gina Crawford NZL 6335
11. Carrie Lester AUS 6230
12. Simone Brandli CHE 6160
13. Natascha Badmann CHE 6005
14. Chrissie Wellington GBR 6000 (does not count toward top-25 and has not validated)
15. Jessica Jacobs USA 5980
16. Caitlin Snow USA 5960
17. Anja Beranek DEU 5865
18. Sofie Goos BEL 5810
19. Tine Deckers BEL 5725
20. Kristin Moeller DEU 5700
21. Sonja Tajsich DEU 5385
22. Karin Thuerig CHE 5300 (has not validated)
23. Erika Csomor HUN 5200
24. Susan Dietrich DEU 5180
25. Mary Beth Ellis USA 5160
26. Melissa Rollison (Hauschildt) AUS 5160 (does not count toward top-25 and has not validated)
27. Amanda Stevens USA 5120
28. Michelle Vesterby DNK 4880
29. Corinne Abraham GBR 4830
**Current July Qualifying Cutoff**

30. Mareen Hufe DEU 4400
31. Belinda Granger AUS 4330
32. Sara Gross CAN 4065
33. Kate Bevilaqua AUS 3990
34. Sarah Piampiano USA 3745
35. Virginia Berasategui ESP 3620

Complete rankings.

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Liz Hichens

Liz Hichens

Liz Hichens is the Web Editor of She is an Ironman and marathon finisher and fan of all endurance sports.

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