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Ironman Hawaii 2017 World Championship: Data Analysis

Ironman Hawaii 2017 World Championship: Data Analysis


With the top five men
and the top five women from Kona. It’s pretty cool. I’ll take you along. You’ll see what Winnipeg
is like in the winter. You know, you all might not think it, being from not frozen parts of the world. (upbeat music) You want to make some videos. What’s up Trainiacs, this is out. So, you know what that means, if you’ve been around for
longer than about five days. It means that there is some cool stuff happening out on the inter
webs in the world of triathlon. We’re gonna dissect it right here. Now, what came out just recently is the 2017 IRONMAN World
Championship Interactive Quarq Qollector Pacing Analysis. You see that. Basically, what this guy Ryan
Cooper from Training Peaks did was he took a bunch of time data from, I believe,
all of the pros in Kona as he created these fancy,
schmancy graphs that we can see, how the race unfolds with the top five men and the top five women from Kona. It’s pretty cool. Now, I haven’t read his analysis of it, because I wanna go in fresh. I don’t want to be tainted. I’m pure folks. This is nothing but Taren Goods. Hang on my drywall guy. Hey, Grant. Hey, if it works for you,
if could get ya to … Get your guys to do the ceiling. (laughs) Little bit of work for Triathlon Taren HQ that I gotta do. Get it ready for drywall guy. Drywall Grant. You gotta have a drywall guy. Anyway, let’s look at
how the race played out. Shall we Gracie, right? Okay, so what we’ve got
here is Daniela Ryf in blue. Lucy Charles in green. Sarah Crowley in red. Heather Jackson in teal and Kaisa Sali in purple. Along the left is the time gap and then along the right is the altitude. The dotted line that is the end of the bike. Along the bottom is the time from the beginning of the bike. The swim isn’t included in this. So, one thing that we can see here, in the blue and the red, to
illustrate how this works. Is that Sarah Crowley said,
she came out into the bike, basically, right with Daniela Ryf and wanted to hang on her wheel and not lose sight of her, no matter how hard Daniela Ryf went. And you see that throughout
the course of the bike, Sarah Crowley was basically, just right in behind. Just a slight gap. Then here, about 40 K from
the finish of the bike is when, boom, Daniela Ryf took off and she decided that she
was gonna try to overtake Lucy Charles and get in front of her, coming into T2. You can also see that Sarah
Crowley tried to stay with her, she tried. Good effort, Sarah. Next week, we have a podcast
lined up with Sarah Crowley. Mmmmmm, stay subscribed to this or check us out, Triathlon Taren Podcast. Make sure you subscribe to make sure you don’t miss that. Oh and go and subscribe to Sarah
Crowley’s YouTube channel. She’s got a YouTube channel and she wants me to help her
get over 100 subscribers. I think we can do that Trainiacs. Make sure you go comment
on one of her videos and say Triathlon Taren sent ya. So, hook her up. She seems so nice. So, she tried to hang on, but Danielea Ryf, in the
end, showed her bike prowess and Sarah Crowley(click) pittered out and there’s a gap created. You also see that Lucy Charles actually
gained a fair bit of time on Daniela Ryf in the first,
say, 40, 50K of the bike. Then basically, just held it. Then once Daniela Ryf, boom,
turned on the afterburners the gap between the two,
this isn’t their speed, this is the time gap remember. The gap between the two
started narrowing up, so by the time into T2, Daniela Ryf had few
minutes on Lucy Charles. Heather Jackson, actually
had a really good bike. She just slowly gained time, slowly gained time throughout and then after about 50K, or so, it looked like she turned on the juice, pushed some serious power. Until there’s about 40K left and then she came really, really close to being right with Daniela Ryf. But, boom, pittered out. Couldn’t keep pace with that hard, last, final 40K timed trial that
Daniela Ryf talked about. Kaisa Sali, who’s known
more for her running than her biking, same sort of thing. She tried and tried to hold on until about the halfway point. This peak here. Is the halfway point at Hawi. She wasn’t able to keep pace and that’s when she started backing off and lost quite a bit of time. After this point here,
we get into the run. Daniela Ryf had the
fastest run of the day. And she just gained time
over, and over, and over. Mile after mile. While even though, Lucy
Charles still had a good run. She just consistently lost time. As did Sarah Crowley. As did Heather Jackson. We see that Sarah Crowley
and Heather Jackson, down here, they had a little battle. And on the Queen K Highway, coming back, was when heather Jackson and Sarah Crowley were battling it out side-by-side. You can see they were like neck and neck, almost through the entire run. Then in the last few miles,
Sarah Crowley pulled away. Kasia Sali, as I mentioned,
is known more for her running and she just gained slight bits of time. Basically, keeping pace with Daniela Ryf, from the looks of it, for
two-thirds of the run. But Daniela Ryf just
consistently (click,click,click) knocked off those miles and Kaisa Sali even couldn’t keep up. In the men’s race, we’ve got some really big swings here. We’ve got Patrick Lange. We got Lionel Sanders. We got David Mcnamee. We got Sebastian Kienle. We got James Cunnama. You can see that the super bikers, Lionel Sanders and Sebastian Kienle, started at the same time. While the better swimmers, but people that are
known more for their run, Patrick Lange, David
Mcnamee, and James Cunnama, they all came out of the
water, basically together. Biked together, because Lionel Sanders and Sebastian Kienle worked
together to keep up to them. Just before Hawi, the
super bikers, obviously, took over the non bikers and consistently gained time. Now, James Cunnama,
you can see that he let Sebastian Kienle and
Lionel Sanders pass him for a few miles and then he tried, tried, tried to work hard, get back up to them. Didn’t quite do it and hung on within about sniffing
distance for a few miles, but eventually tailed off. Meanwhile, David Mcnamee
and Patrick Lange, who aren’t nearly as good a cyclist’s as Kienle and Sanders and Cameron Worf, who hammered it. They just consistently
lost time all the way up into T2 and look at this huge gap between Patrick Lange and Lionel Sanders and Sebastian Kienle. Like 10 minutes, when I
was in T2 getting footage, Patrick Lange came by
and I got footage of him, and I was like, eh. Might as well just get
some junk footage of Lange, he’s so far back, he’s not
even gonna be a factor. Well, was I wrong, because look at this. Boom. All the way through. For the first few miles David
Mcnamee and Patrick Lange ran together and then at about a third of the
way through the marathon, like eight miles in, as they’re coming out of town. I actually saw this, I
was right (snap) there. I saw Patrick Lange go up Pulani Road, out into the Queen K Highway and bam. He hammered it and look at this pace
that he started gaining. First he passes James Cunnama. Then he passes Sebastian Kienle. Then, with about three miles left, he passed Lionel Sanders and still boom, gained a huge amount of time. James Cunnama lost time
throughout the entire run. Not being known for his run. David Mcnamee gained a fair bit of time. Sebastian Kienle had a terrible run, fading very hard in the end, and Lionel Sanders, even with that hitchy foot strike that he had, where he said he was dragging his right foot along the ground. He still kind of hung on. So, I am just a complete
junky for data like this. Like, I’m looking at lines on a screen and geeking out over understanding more
about how the race went, and I was there. That was cool. Alright gang. I gotta go and run a small errand. Relates to the drywall guy. Alright, it is slippery
and slide-y out there. Just wait, here. I’ll take you along. You’ll see what Winnipeg
is like in the winter. (upbeat music) You know, you all might not think it, being from not frozen parts of the world, but this was a beautiful ride. I like that a lot. A little sloppy. A little slushy, but nice, nice, I’ll take it. (upbeat music) Whew. We got some insulated walls. Well Trainiacs, we got some
insulated walls, everything. That wall. That wall. That wall. That wall. We get a new garage door
with a little bit more insulation, fitting a
little bit tighter soon. All the windows are sealed. That main door, sealed up. Mmmm. Yeah. I got my drywall guy
coming here very shortly, over the next week or so. He’s gonna do the ceiling insulation, the baffles and the rafters. He’s gonna do drywall on the ceiling. He’s gonna do something very special for treatment on the walls. Oh. Triathlon Taren HQ. Oh, oh. Getting close,
getting very close, gang. Later Trainiacs. Hey dogs.

19 comments on “Ironman Hawaii 2017 World Championship: Data Analysis

  1. Looking at getting a tri bike for next year, do you think that the upgrade to Di2 or other electronic shifters is worth the cost over mechanical options?

  2. Thank you for the analysis, quite entertaining. Winnipeg…oh dear, and I complain about the UK! Happy turbo trainer Taren!

  3. Love the data! if I could add a request for the ending of the videos, they end so abruptly can we get some cool play off music or time lapse…Keep up the great work! excited to follow you through the winter

  4. Not really relevant but you said you read the comments so wanted to shout out your podcasts- Just listened to the one with Sarah True, she was amazingly funny and down to earth! Great podcasts 🙂

  5. Hi Taren, A tip on pronouncing Kaisa Sali's name correctly (for my precious ears):
    Kai (like the first syllable of geyser) + sa (like sah)
    Sa (like sah) li (like lee)

    Geysah Sahlee = Kaisa Sali

    Living in Finland has a few underappreciated perks, one of them being knowing how to pronounce Finnish names and words and another is occasionally running into Kaisa at competitions. The last perk is being able to commiserate/appreciate your beautiful ride around Winnipeg (on account of the similar weather here).

  6. To what Kind of reference are those graphs plotted? I mean one Graph solo (lets assume the others are not visible) still shows a time gap (according to the axis). I understand Uhr correlation between the graphs but to plot it u Need some kind of a reference u use for the First plot

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