First Pro Kona Slots To Be Handed Out This Week

  • By Liz Hichens
  • Published Jul 29, 2013
  • Updated Jul 21, 2015 at 3:36 PM UTC
Leanda Cave won both the 70.3 and Ironman World Championships in 2012. Photo: Kurt Hoy

The Women

The qualifying on the women’s side is more straightforward, and all of the favorites at this point will be offered spots this week. Kathleen Calkins (USA), Rebekah Keat (AUS), Stephanie Jones (USA), Jennie Hansen (USA), Liz Blatchford (GBR), Eimear Mullan (IRL), Beth Walsh (USA) and Carrie Lester (AUS) are the first names left off of this qualifying round and will likely be battling against others for those final seven spots next month.

Kelly Williamson is in a good enough ranking spot (No. 27), but has not validated, and stated earlier this season that she does not plan to race in Kona this year.

1. Leanda Cave (GBR) 11290*
2. Caroline Steffen (SUI) 9720
3. Gina Crawford (NZL) 9020
4. Mary Beth Ellis (USA) 9000
5. Meredith Kessler (USA) 7540
6. Jodie Swallow (GBR) 7170
7. Heather Wurtele (CAN) 7100
8. Sonja Tajsich (GER) 7065
9. Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) 6980*
10. Natascha Badmann (SUI) 6460
11. Linsey Corbin (USA) 6375
12. Erika Csomor (HUN) 6310
13. Camilla Pedersen (DEN) 6205
14. Yvonne Van Vlerken (NED) 6165
15. Corinne Abraham (GBR) 6010
16. Michelle Vesterby (DEN) 6000
17. Sofie Goos (BEL) 5940
18. Mirjam Weerd (NED) 5840
19. Amanda Stevens (USA) 5745
20. Kristin Moeller (GER) 5505
21. Jessie Donavan (USA) 5450
22. Elizabeth Lyles (USA) 5300
23. Mareen Hufe (GER) 5280
24. Caitlin Snow (USA) 5240
25. Anna Ross (NZL) 5230
26. Rachel Joyce (GBR) 5190
28. Amy Marsh (USA) 5095
29. Ashley Clifford (USA) 4985
30. Sara Gross (CAN) 4910
31. Rebecca Hoschke (AUS) 4740

*Automatic qualifier, does not count toward the spots handed out.

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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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