Kona Power, Performance, and Body Composition Info 2013

I’m just now getting around to posting this, but I accumulated the data a while back.  Most of the data comes from slowtwitch or links I found there.   Last year, I posted some information regarding ideal racing weight and I compared the height, weight, BMI, weight/height ratio, and the Kona power data that I could collect for the top pros from Kona in 2012.  So, once there were so many links posted regarding pro power levels for 2013, I started to collect that data as well.  Then I also added in all the information for the age groupers who provided their info (apologies if some of it is wrong, but I did my best as I scoured the posts).   Below is the raw data and a bit of analysis as well.

First, the data from the pros:

Name

Height (in) Weight (lbs) weight/height BMI Bike Time Bike power

watts/kg

Frederik Van Lierde 72 163 2.26 22.10 4:25:35 294 3.97
Luke McKenzie 71 160 2.25 22.31 4:22:25 281 3.86
Sebastian Kienle 71 161 2.27 22.45 4:22:33
James Cunnama 72 165 2.29 22.38 4:34:21
Tim O’Donnell 72 155 2.17 21.31 4:35:37
Iván Raña 69 137 1.99 20.23 4:40:34
Tyler Butterfield 72 170 2.38 23.38 4:30:10
Bart Aernouts 68 132 1.94 20.07 4:39:46
Timo Bracht 72 150 2.08 20.25 4:34:46
Faris Al-Sultan 71 158 2.23 22.03 4:29:56 280 3.90
Ben Hoffman 71 160 2.25 22.31 4:40:29 272 3.8
Kyle Buckingham 71 152 2.14 21.20 4:40:07 273 3.8
TJ Tollackson 70 162 2.32 23.30 4:38:00 251 3.4
Craig Alexander 71 149 2.10 20.75 4:40:35 257 3.8
Pete Jacobs 70 152 2.17 21.84 4:40:53 256 3.7

Pro Averages:

Height (in) Weight (lbs) weight/height BMI Bike Time Bike power watts/kg
71 155 2.19 21.73 4:34:23 271 3.78

Now the AG’er data:

Name (or ST name) Height (in) Weight (lbs) weight/height BMI Bike Time Bike power watts/kg
robgray 72 165 2.29 22.38 4:55:00 228 3.04
amgray13 73 165 2.26 21.77 5:11:00 202 2.69
Larbot 4:51:00 225
Darkhorsetri 4:52:00 231
redtdi 4:45:00 231
jmaley 68 4:49:00 202
Afbadbrad 4:41:00 234
Joshjan 69 152 2.20 22.44 4:32:00 317 4.59
DrPain 4:52:00 192
colinlaughery 70 154 2.20 22.09 4:57:00 202 2.89
Sam Gyde 76 170 2.24 20.69 4:29:00 278 3.60
Natrl Dizz 5:10:00 228
Devashish_paul 66 143 2.17 23.08 5:21:00 191 2.94
terra-man 73 250 3.42 32.98 5:17:00 183 1.61
pbypp 75 180 2.40 22.50 4:52:00 263 3.21
ericM40-44 180 4:54:00 211 2.58
C rose 74 164 2.22 21.05 5:10:00 209 2.80
Kileyay 4:50:00 229
FlyingJalapeno 68 161 2.37 24.48 5:19:00 211 2.88
Russ Brandt 163 4:55:00 199 2.69
MI Tri 155 5:10:00 178 2.53
Mc B 74 160 2.16 20.54 4:54:00 206 2.83
spocket 70 163 2.33 23.39 4:58:00 219 2.96
Sami Inkinen 72 185 2.57 25.09 4:33:00 267 3.18

AGer averages:

Height (in) Weight (lbs) weight/height BMI Bike Time Bike power watts/kg
71 169 2.37 23.27 4:55:42 222 2.94

As I review the results, I don’t run power yet, so I can’t say where I would fall in the mix, but regarding height and weight (my main instigation for starting this quest the first time), I still end up just above average for the pros for weight/height as well as BMI and a bit below the average for the age groupers.

I was hoping to see a trend when I compared bike times to power or watts/kg or … something.  But, doing an analysis of the data points above, there is a loose correlation (as expected) between power and time, but it’s not as strong as I would have expected.  I suppose this means there is quite a large variation of aero fluctuation even within a small group such as the the small group of the elite pro men listed above.  So, the power data is a loose indication of what you could shoot for to get a time, but there are obviously many more factors that go into your time than purely your power numbers.

However, it was interesting to chart the pros vs the AGer with regards to their body composition.  The pros were a much less diverse group than the AG (as expected), but there isn’t really as significant of a difference as I expected there to be.  There is actually quite a bit of overlap as you’ll see below.  If you draw any other interesting conclusions from this, please let me know in the comments.

Pro v AG weight height

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Posted on January 14, 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. this is really interesting. I would love to see a bigger data set. preferably with some method of aggregating AG athletes by a performance or experience measure. I do think you should remove the one individual who is recorded at 250 lbs, he is significantly skewing the avg and SD.

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