Who Is Going to Kona? Stef Hanson. Chief. August 21, 2017 News Flash This weekend was the last chance for pro athletes to qualify for the Ironman World Championship set to take place on October 14, 2017. There were seven spots still available after the July cut off, so who made the final August cut? This is the unofficial list, but barring any athletes declining their spot, or, Meredith Kessler wanting to race whilst pregnant, we can assume we will see these 40 pro women (35 plus five automatic qualifiers) on the start line on the Big Island in eight weeks. Lead image by Witsup Take a closer look at the 2017 Ironman World Champion Qualifiers and ranks 1 Daniela Ryf CHE 2 Sarah Crowley AUS 3 Kaisa Sali FIN 4 Sarah Piampiano USA 5 Heather Jackson USA 6 Michelle Vesterby DNK 7 Susie Cheetham GBR 8 Anja Beranek DEU 9 Michaela Herlbauer AUT 10 Linsey Corbin USA 11 Elizabeth Lyles USA 12 Rachel Joyce GBR 13 Annabel Luxford AUS 14 Laura Siddall GBR 15 Jodie Robertson USA 16 Carrie Lester AUS 17 Lucy Charles GBR 18 Astrid Stienen DEU 19 Alexandra Tondeur BEL 20 Camilla Pedersen DNK 21 Åsa Lundström SWE 22 Corinne Abraham GBR 23 Maja Nielsen DNK 24 Kristin Moeller DEU 25 Sonja Tajsich DEU 26 Dimity-lee Duke AUS 27 Mareen Hufe DEU 28 Gurutze Frades ESP 29 Lauren Brandon USA 30 Alicia Kaye USA 31 Diana Riesler DEU 32 Melissa Hauschildt AUS 33 Céline Schärer CHE 34 Katharina Grohmann DEU 35 Jocelyn Mccauley USA 36 Tine Holst DNK 37 Haley Chura USA 38 Nikki Bartlett GBR 39 Jeanne Collonge FRA 40 Leanda Cave GBR Automatic Qualifiers – A closer look AQ 1 Daniela Ryf IM World Champ 5year Rule (2016, 2015) + 2017 IM African Champion AQ 2 Leanda Cave IM World Champ 5year Rule (2012) AQ 3 Sarah Crowley 2017 IM Asia/Pacific Champ + 2017 IM European Champ AQ 4 Susie Cheetham 2017 IM South American Champ AQ 5 Jodie Robertson 2017 IM North American Champ Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName Email Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.