The iconic Nutri-Grain Ironman and Ironwoman Series is undergoing the biggest transformation in its history as an exciting new format is ushered in for 2017.

The 40 best Ironmen and Ironwomen from around Australia will battle it out over three action packed days, three rounds and six races to determine who will be crowned the 2017 Nutri-Grain IronMan and IronWoman Finals Series Champions.

North Cronulla, NSW – February 24-26, 2017

Round 1 Endurance: Friday 24 February 2017
Round 2 Accumulator: Saturday 25 February
Round 3 Eliminator Format: Sunday 26 February

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Key dates, time and events – All times are subject to change pending weather and conditions:

Friday 24 February

  • Round 1 Female Enduro Starts – 12:00PM
  • Round 1 Male Enduro Starts – 1:00PM
  • Day 1 Complete – 2:00PM

Saturday 25 February

  • U15 Junior Iron Event – 8:00AM
  • Warm Up Area Open – 10:00AM
  • Live Broadcast Starts -11:00AM
  • Round 2 Accumulator Starts 11:55AM
  • Day 2 Complete 2:00PM

 Sunday 25 February

  • U17 Junior Iron Event – 9:00AM
  • Round 3 Female Eliminator Starts 12:06PM
  • Round 3 Male Eliminator Starts 1:00PM
  • Day 3 Complete 2:00PM

 BROADCAST TIMES

Date Start Finish
Saturday 25 February 2017 11:00AM 2:00PM
Sunday 26 February 2017 12:00PM 2:00PM

 

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QUALIFYING


There are six ways athletes can qualify for the 2017 Nutri-Grain Ironman and Ironwoman Finals Series.

  1. Top 5 from 2016-17 Summer of Surf Nutri-Grain Ironman Series
  2. Top 8 from 2015-16 Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Ironman Series
  3. Top 4 from the 2015-16 Surf Ironman Qualifying Series
  4. Winner of the 2016 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships Ironman/Ironwoman final (If the winner has already qualified this place will go to the next highest place winner in SIQS 2015-16.)
  5. Winner of the 2017 Interstate Championship Ironman/Ironwoman final (If the winner has already qualified this place will go to the next top competitor from the 2016-17 Summer of Surf Nutri-Grain Ironman Series.)
  6. 1 x wild card to be awarded at SLSA’s discretion

2017 Wild Card

Nominations are now open and will close Sunday 5th February at 11:59pm AEST with an announcement on the successful Wild Card entries to be announced Wednesday 8th February.

To make a nomination please fill in the Expression of Interest.

Shannon Eckstein crosses the finish line in first place in the 2016 Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Ironman Series

ATHLETES


Qualified Ironman Athletes

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TJ HENDY

Surfers Paradise

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ISAK COSTELLO

Redhead

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SHANNON ECKSTEIN

Northcliffe

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ALI DAY

Surfers Paradise

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MATT BEVILACQUA

Kurrawa

matt-poole

MATT POOLE

Kurrawa

luke-cuff

LUKE CUFF

Mermaid Beach

kendrick-louis

KENDRICK LOUIS

Manly

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NATHAN SMITH

Manly

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JAY FURNISS

Manly

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CORY TAYLOR

Northcliffe

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HAYDEN ALLUM

Cronulla

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MAX BROOKS

Newport

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JAMES LACY

Mermaid Beach

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JACKSON MAYNARD

Currumbin

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BEN CARBERRY

Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park

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TANYN LYNDON

Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park

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HAYDEN WHITE

Currumbin

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DANIEL COLLINS

Redhead

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WES BERG

Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park

Qualified Ironwoman Athletes

kirsty-higgison

KIRSTY HIGGISON

Surfers Paradise

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GEORGIA MILLER

Newport

maddy-dunn

MADDY DUNN

Northcliffe

lizzie-welborn

LIZZIE WELBORN

North Bondi

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HARRIET BROWN

Northcliffe

karlee-nurthen

KARLEE NURTHEN

Currumbin

jemma-smith

JEMMA SMITH

Umina

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TARA COLEMAN

Currumbin

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AMY NURTHEN

Currumbin

danielle-mckenzie

DANIELLE MCKENZIE

Northcliffe

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REBECCA CREEDY

Kurrawa

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COURTNEY HANCOCK

Northcliffe

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ELLA BROWN

Maroochydore

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LANA ROGERS

Noosa Heads

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KRISTYL SMITH

Northcliffe

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EMMA DICK

Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park

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NAOMI SCOTT

Manly

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TAYLAR PUSKARIC

Manly

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MADDIE SPENCER

Newport

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ALEXANDRA BRITTON

North Burleigh

2017 NUTRI-GRAIN IRONMAN & IRONWOMAN FINALS SERIES ANNOUNCEMENT


FAQs


1. What is the series called?

The revised series that kicks off in 2017 is called the 2017 Nutri-Grain Ironman and Ironwoman Finals Series.

2. When and where will the finals series be held?

North Cronulla Beach on 24-26 February 2017 conducted by SLSA.

3. How many people will qualify for the finals series?

20 males and 20 females qualify for the 2017 Nutri-Grain Ironman and Ironwoman Finals Series.

4. How do you qualify for the finals series?

  • Top 8 from 2015-16 Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Ironman Series
  • Top 4 from the 2015-16 Surf Ironman Qualifying Series (SIQS)
  • Winner of the 2016 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships Ironman/Ironwoman final
    B If the winner has already qualified this place will go to the next highest place winner in SIQS 2015-16.
  • Top 5 from 2016-17 Summer of Surf (SoS) Nutri-Grain Ironman Series
  • Winner of the 2017 Interstate Championship Ironman/Ironwoman final
    B If the winner has already qualified this place will go to the next top competitor from the 2016-17 Summer of Surf Nutri-Grain Ironman Series
  • 1 x wild card to be awarded at SLSA’s discretion

5. How are qualifying results calculated in the Summer of Surf Nutri-Grain Ironman Series?

Athletes will use their three best results from the 2016 – 17 Summer of Surf Nutri-Grain Ironman/Ironwoman Series.

Should there be a draw a countback of highest placings will take place

6. What are the different rounds for the Nutri-Grain Ironman & Ironwoman Finals Series?

There will be three rounds in the finals series:

Friday 24 February 2017 Round 1 Endurance
Saturday 25 February 2017 Round 2 Accumulator
Sunday 26 February 2017 Round 3 Eliminator Format

7. What differentiates the three rounds from each other?

Round 1 Endurance

This longer, continuous format challenges the fitness level of Australia’s elite Ironmen and Ironwomen.

Ironmen and Ironwomen competitors must complete the set course 2-3 times continuously (conditions dependent).

The first competitor to cross the line after all laps are successfully completed will be crowned the winner.

Competitors will complete this round in positions 1 – 20.

Estimated time approx. 45-60 minutes total to complete each for male and female.

Craft: Board, Ski, Swim.

 

Round 2 Accumulator

For the accumulator round competitors will race four times with individual disciplines races making up three of the events and a full traditional Ironman round making up the fourth event.

Competitors will accumulate points throughout the four events.

This format allows those who have stronger individual disciplines the chance to get ahead.

This format will also create a great spectacle for TV by including shorter, sharper racing.

The first three events (the individual discipline events) will have 20 points awarded to 1st place, 19 for 2nd place and so on down to one point for 20th place.

For the final event (the traditional Ironman/Ironwoman race) double points will be awarded, e.g.40 for 1st place down to 2 points for 20th place.

Points will be counted at the end of this round to order competitors from first place to 20th place in order to award them their round points (please refer to question 8 for more information).

Formats:

Race 1: Swim, Run, Swim. M shaped course.

Race 2: Board Run Board. M shaped course.

Race 3: Ski, Run Ski. M shaped course.

Race 4: Traditional Ironman/Ironwoman race. M shaped course.

Craft: Board, Ski, Swim.

 

Round 3 Eliminator

A traditional yet exciting and action packed format that sees competitors race a maximum three times.

After each race, the bottom six competitors will be eliminated, leaving survivors to dual it out for vital series points.

Format:

For the eliminator round will include three standard Ironman and Ironwoman races.

·       All 20 competitors will compete in the first race. The final six competitors to cross the line in race one will be eliminated for the remainder of the round

·       The top 14 competitors from race one will compete in race two. The final six competitors to cross the line in race two will be eliminated for the remainder of the round

·       The top eight competitors from race two will compete in the third race

Competitors will have five minutes rest between the three races. The five minutes begins when the first competitor crosses the line for each race.

The winner of each race, selects their starting position for the next race.

Total time approx. 1 hour for each male and female.

Craft: Board, Ski, Swim.

8. How are the points calculated?

Competitors will finish each round in a position from 1-20, 1 being the winning position.

Each position has a dedicated number of points allocated to it. Each competitor will be awarded points at the end of each round relative to what place they finish that round in (please refer to point score table below). The points from the three rounds will be added to determine the final places of the series.

If this system results in any ‘draws’, these particular places will be determined by a results count-back.

Power Play

Prior to competing each athlete will nominate a round in which they will receive double points for.

Point Score Table: 

RD 1 RD 2 RD 3
1 100 100 100
2 98 98 98
3 96 96 96
4 94 94 94
5 92 92 92
6 90 90 90
7 88 88 88
8 86 86 86
9 84 84 84
10 82 82 82
11 81 81 81
12 80 80 80
13 79 79 79
14 78 78 78
15 77 77 77
16 76 76 76
17 75 75 75
18 74 74 74
19 73 73 73
20 72 72 72

9. What is the prize money?

Based on total points at the conclusion of the three rounds, the prize money will be distributed in the following way:

 

Overall Place $100,000
1 $25 000
2 $17 000
3 $12  500
4 $9000
5 $7000
6 $5500
7 $4000
8 $3000
9 $2500
10 $2500
11 $2000
12 $2000
13 $1250
14 $1250
15 $1250
16 $1000
17 $1000
18 $750
19 $750
20 $750

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