Is it fair to compare Long Distance finish times?

39:41 spent swimming, 4:02:40 biking and 2:35:24 running: Kristian Blummenfelt’s splits were very impressive last weekend during his victory at Ironman Cozumel. Not surprisingly so, because otherwise he would never have ended up with his record time of 7:21:12.

After Cozumel, the list of top ten fastest times ever on an LD almost totally changed. But a discussion quickly arose among triathlon enthusiasts worldwide: is it right to compare times of different long distance races? We thought it would be a good idea to ask you, so we did via Instagram. The results: 46 percent voted yes, 54 percent voted no!