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Daniel Clarke | Changes to the 2019 Kona pro qualification

Just before Christmas Ironman announced they were changing the way pros qualified for Kona starting in 2019.  As opposed to the current points based system they were moving to a system similar to that of the age groups, where winning or placing in a given race can get you in.  I give my thoughts on the good and the bad of this system, as well as how it will impact me.

Also, if you’re interested in the hypothetical start list for Kona in 2017 based on the new rules, I put it together here: https://trisplits.com/who-would-have-qualified-for-kona-2017-with-the-new-rules/
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