The Kona Ironman World Championship in Hawaii is well-known as one of the biggest triathlon events in the world, however, there are a variety of other countries that host competitions such as Ironman Arizona in the U.S.A or Challenge Roth in Germany.
Whichever Ironman Triathlon you may be heading for, the distance will be just as grueling.
Record Times For Ironman Triathlons
The world’s quickest time recorded for an Ironman triathlon was Tim Don’s 7 hours 40 minutes 23 seconds in 2017.
The record time for the Ironman Hawaii triathlon record was set in 2019 by German Ironman Jan Frodeno whose time was 7 hours 51 minutes 13 seconds.
The majority of professional athletes with optimal levels of fitness finish the triathlon within 8 to 9 hours.
For people at the top of their age range, times on medium difficulty courses tend to vary between 10-12 hours.
An average time record for professional athletes who cannot devote as much of their lives to training for the triathlon as those in the higher time record brackets can expect to finish in around 13 to 14 hours.