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Table 2 Gender difference (%) in Ironman triathlon performances and in time spreads

From: The age of peak performance in Ironman triathlon: a cross-sectional and longitudinal data analysis

  Gender difference (%)
Ironman Hawaii Ironman Switzerland
Performance   
 Swim split 9.8 ± 2.9 14.0 ± 5.4
 Cycling split 12.7 ± 2.0 13.2 ± 2.4
 Running split 13.3 ± 3.1 18.2 ± 4.1
 Total race time 12.6 ± 1.3 14.9 ± 2.9
 Time spreads (first versus tenth)   
 Men 4.8 ± 1.3 7.5 ± 1.3
 Women 7.1 ± 2.3 10.4 ± 3.3
  1. Data from Ironman Hawaii [18] versus Ironman Switzerland for the overall top ten athletes in 2010.