Pan Pacs: The story of the splits

Splits tell the story of a race. It’s perhaps even truer in open-water swimming than in the pool, because the races are more “spread out” over space and time. Splits are rarely kept for O.W. races, though, due to obvious logistical obstacles.

Powerhouse Timing has been working to change this - at least at the elite level. At this past weekend’s Pan Pacific 10K Championship, they captured splits at each 2K for the entire field, both men and women. And what an interesting story they tell. Here are the 2K splits, which I converted to pace-per-100m:

Women:

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**2K** **4K** **6K** **8K** **10K** **total**
**JENNINGS (USA)** 1:11.4 1:11.9 1:11.3 1:13.6 1:13.4 2:00:34
**FABIAN (USA)** 1:11.3 1:11.8 1:11.4 1:13.6 1:13.6 2:00:36
**BRUNEMANN (USA)** 1:11.5 1:11.9 1:11.4 1:13.6 1:13.5 2:00:38
**ANDERSON (USA)** 1:11.7 1:11.9 1:11.3 1:13.6 1:13.6 2:00:41
**GORMAN (AUS)** 1:11.4 1:12.0 1:11.2 1:13.6 1:14.7 2:00:57
**BALAZS (CAN)** 1:11.7 1:11.9 1:12.0 1:14.0 1:17.6 2:02:23
**DEFRANCESCO (****AUS****)** 1:11.6 1:11.9 1:11.6 1:13.5 1:18.7 2:02:26
**BAKER (NZ)** 1:11.5 1:11.9 1:11.7 1:14.6 1:21.5 2:03:44
**WILLIAMS (****CAN****)** 1:11.7 1:12.0 1:14.7 1:18.2 1:15.7 2:04:07
**HOSCHKE-EDWARDS (****AUS****)** 1:11.6 1:11.9 1:12.7 1:17.9 1:18.9 2:04:21
**HANSFORD (****AUS****)** 1:12.0 1:12.2 1:16.4 1:18.9 1:21.1 2:06:52
**KIDA (JAP)** 1:11.8 1:12.4 1:16.1 1:19.2 1:24.5 2:08:00

Men:

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**2K** **4K** **6K** **8K** **10K** **total**
**PETERSON (USA)** 1:12.2 1:09.5 1:09.0 1:09.2 1:08.0 1:56:00
**CRIPPEN (USA)** 1:12.7 1:09.3 1:09.0 1:09.3 1:07.9 1:56:03
**WEINBERGER (****CAN****)** 1:12.0 1:10.5 1:08.0 1:09.2 1:08.4 1:56:03
**CARMO (BRA)** 1:12.4 1:10.8 1:08.0 1:09.1 1:08.0 1:56:05
**FRAYLER (USA)** 1:12.5 1:10.5 1:08.2 1:09.2 1:14.8 1:58:23
**O'BRIEN (****AUS****)** 1:12.1 1:11.5 1:11.5 1:11.5 1:11.4 1:59:20
**ASHWOOD (****AUS****)** 1:12.3 1:11.6 1:11.2 1:11.4 1:11.7 1:59:25
**RYAN (USA)** 1:12.8 N/A N/A 1:12.2 1:11.5 1:59:26
**KLEUH (USA)** 1:12.4 N/A N/A 1:11.6 1:11.5 1:59:26
**BROWNE (****AUS****)** 1:12.3 1:11.5 1:11.0 1:11.4 1:12.1 1:59:27
**KING (****CAN****)** 1:12.2 1:11.3 1:11.3 1:11.8 1:12.0 1:59:32
**MAINSTONE (****AUS****)** 1:12.1 1:11.5 1:11.3 1:11.7 1:12.3 1:59:39
**ENDERICA (ECU)** 1:12.4 1:10.9 1:08.2 1:09.1 1:20.9 2:00:28
**CHETRAT (****CAN****)** 1:12.2 1:11.8 1:11.3 1:12.3 1:20.6 2:02:45

Some notes:

Posted 26 August 2010 in: analysis Tags: data , elite