2017 has seen a record number of Irish athletes lining up to start the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. We had well over 20 qualifiers and of those 20 took their slots and will start the race in a few hours. Here is the full list of Irish starters and details of how you can follow them and watch the race.

  1. 922 BYRNE CIARAN 45 IRL
  2. 1344 DOYLE DECLAN 44 IRL
  3. 1577 FLYNN AILEEN 42 IRL
  4. 971 GARVEY ADRIAN 48 IRL
  5. 1364 GERARGHTY RUAIDHRI 41 IRL
  6. 1707 GILLEECE KEVIN 37 IRL
  7. 1382 HARKIN OLIVER 42 IRL
  8. 1386 HIGGINS GARY 42 IRL
  9. 1733 KELLY EMMET 35 IRL (DNS: Emmet crashed in Kona the week before the race so will not start)
  10. 1734 KENNY ALAN 37 IRL
  11. 1736 KINANE ANDREW 38 IRL
  12. 1040 MALONEY RICHARD 46 IRL
  13. 1428 MARTIN OWEN 44 IRL
  14. 1773 MCCARRON MICHAEL 37 IRL
  15. 2278 MOFFAT CILLIAN 25 IRL
  16. 1445 MUCKIAN PATRICK 40 IRL
  17. 1451 O’GORMAN IVAN 40 IRL
  18. 1791 O’SHEA COLIN 38 IRL
  19. 1122 RUTHERFORD PAUL 45 IRL
  20. 1534 WOODS JOHN 44 IRL (DNS: despite being on the list John didn’t travel due to injury)


Athlete Tracker

You can follow all of the Irish athletes (or anyone else for that matter if you’re not Irish, I forget sometimes that this internet thing is worldwide…) on the Ironman tracker here. The new athlete tracker allows you create a watch list of all of the athletes you want to follow in one place and is a big improvement

Watching the race

There is more ways than ever to follow the race live online this year than ever before. Your first stop would be Ironman Live on the Ironman website

Red Bull TV are also broadcasting the race on their website / live stream. You can check that out here

For full details of how to watch and follow the race internationally Ironman have all of the details here