We have identified 14 triathletes (there could be more) who are signed up for tomorrow’s Ironman World Championship as well as the XTERRA World Championship on October 23.
These endurance die-hards will be eligible for the Outrigger Resorts Double award, which is given annually to the pro and amateur man and woman with the fastest combined XTERRA World Championship and Ironman Hawaii Championship time. Elites are awarded $2,500 and the top amateur man and woman win a 4-night stay at a Maui Outrigger Resort.
American Ben Hoffman won the men’s Outrigger Resorts Double last year with a combined time of 11:55:18 (9:05:22 IM + 2:49:56 XTERRA) and is planning on returning this year to defend his crown.
Arnaud Bouvier of France won the amateur double for the second time in five tries last year after posting a combined time of 13:28:52, just over five minutes ahead of Jorg Schneider of Germany, and he’s also back to defend his crown. Nicole Valentine of Maryland won the women’s amateur double for the second straight year last year in 14:10:38, despite racing through an injury.
Sebastian Kienle, who won the 2012 Double Award, could make it interesting for Hoffman, as could Michi Weiss. It’ll just depend on how they all do tomorrow in Kona.
2016 OUTRIGGER RESORTS DOUBLE PARTICIPANTS (tentative)
Name, Division, Hometown
Sebastian Kienle, Elite M, Muehlacker, Germany
Ben Hoffman, Elite M, Boulder, CO, USA
Michi Weiss, Elite M, Gumpoldskirchen, Austria
Filipe Aragao, M30-34, Brasilia, Brazil
Pablo Ureta, M35-39, Cordoba, Argentina
Megan Arthur, F40-44, Hamilton, New Zealand
Virginia Sellars, F40-44, Vernon, B.C., Canada
Scott Perrine, M45-49, Gilbert, AZ, USA
Andrew Sellars, M45-49, Vernon, B.C., Canada
Mark Alderman, M50-54, Rutland, VT, USA
Arnaud Bouvier, M50-54, Digne les Bains, France
Marcy Fleming, F55-59, Kailua, USA
Janie White, F55-59, Paradise Valley, AZ, USA
Karsten Olsen, M60-64, Fredericia, Denmark
2015 OUTRIGGER RESORTS DOUBLE RESULTS
Name, Nationality, Division, IM Time+XTERRA Time=Total
Ben Hoffman, USA, EliteM, 9:05:22+2:49:56=11:55:18
Arnaud Bouvier, France, M45-49, 10:10:35+3:18:17=13:28:52
Jorg Schneider, Germany, M45-49, 10:08:11+3:26:21=13:34:32
Nicole Valentine, USA, F30-34, 10:25:49+3:44:49=14:10:38
Mike Johnston, New Zealand, M45-49, 10:56:31+3:17:26=14:13:57
Megan Arthur, New Zealand, F40-44, 11:43:22+3:50:32=15:33:54
Uta Knape, Germany, F40-44, 11:36:17+4:07:20=15:43:37
Janie White, USA, F55-59, 11:49:45+4:22:08=16:11:53
Marina Klemm, Germany, F40-44, 13:04:35+4:07:35=17:12:10
Rob Kronkhyte, USA, M55-59, 14:27:48+4:15:22=18:43:10
Richard Byyny, USA, M40-44, 15:48:52+3:30:04=19:18:56