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A dozen of the best tackle 70.3 World Champs


A dozen of the best tackle 70.3 World Champs

Australia will be represented by a dozen of our best long course athletes this weekend as they race for championship glory at The IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship.

NICE, France / TAMPA, Fla. (August 19, 2019) – The IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship returns to Europe for the first time since 2015 as more than 5,500 professional and age-group athletes from over 100 countries, regions, and territories will descend upon Nice, France on Sept. 7-8, 2019. Among them will be 115 of the world’s top triathletes who will battle for piece of the $250,000 USD total professional prize purse and the world’s most coveted IRONMAN 70.3 titles – World Champion. 
 
“We are excited to return to Europe and watch the world’s top talent come together in Nice,” said Andrew Messick, President and Chief Executive Officer for IRONMAN. “Nice is an extraordinary location for a world-class professional field to put their talent on display and we look forward to an exciting two-day World Championship event.”
 
The start of the 1,9 kilometre (1.2 mile) Roka Swim Course takes place on the Quai des Etats-Unis as athletes begin their swim in La baie des Anges. Next, the 91,3 kilometre (56.7 mile) single-loop Ventum Bike Course leads athletes to the mountains surrounding Nice, including Col de Vence. Most notably there is a 9 kilometre (5.6 mile) climb at an average incline of 6.6 percent to reach 962 meters (3,156 feet) above sea level. The 21,2 kilometre (13.1 mile) HOKA ONE ONE Run Course will take athletes on two loops along the world-famous Promenade des Anglais where the finish line is located.
 
Since 2014, the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship has been rotating among premier cities around the globe following its early years in Clearwater, Fla. (2006-2010) and Henderson, Nev. (2011-2013). IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship have included picturesque locations like Mont-Tremblant, Quebec (2014); Zell am See, Austria (2015); Queensland, Australia (2016); Chattanooga, Tenn. (2017); and Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa (2018). The 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship will be held on Nov. 28-29 in Taupō, New Zealand. It was announced that the 2021 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship will return to American soil with St. George, Utah playing host.
 
Professional Women’s Field – Saturday, September 7, 2019
Since the first IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship was held in 2006 the women’s race has seen 10 different champions from five different countries. Swiss Daniela Ryf has won an event-best four times and could become the first athlete, male or female, to win the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship a fifth time. Together with Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) and Leanda Cave (GBR), Ryf also holds the distinction of having won the IRONMAN World Championship as well the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.
 
Trying to dethrone Ryf will be a stellar group of female triathletes: Great Britain’s Holly Lawrence, who was crowned IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion in 2016 in Queensland (Australia), and Lucy Charles-Barclay, who comes off wins at the Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship and IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire, are considered strong contenders for the top podium. Also, Germany’s Anne Haug, who placed third at last year’s IRONMAN World Championship and IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, has recovered from injury and is eager to build on her reputation as a fierce competitor. Additional global competition will come from Ellie Salthouse (AUS), Emma Pallant (GBR) and Radka Kahlefeldt (CZE), each of whom continue to impress on the IRONMAN 70.3 circuit. With the strong lineup, only one athlete in the field, however, can claim she knows what it takes to win in Nice: Manon Genet of France will be representing the host nation after her commanding victory at last year’s inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Nice triathlon which was held on this year’s championship course.
 
Below is the pro women’s start list for the 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship:

 

BIB

LAST

FIRST

COUNTRY

1

Ryf

Daniela

SUI

2

Charles-Barclay

Lucy

GBR

3

Haug

Anne

GER

4

Lawrence

Holly

GBR

5

Oliveira

Pâmella

BRA

6

Vodičková Kahlefeldt

Radka

CZE

7

Simmonds

Imogen

SUI

8

Salthouse

Ellie

AUS

9

Pallant

Emma

GBR

10

Philipp

Laura

GER

12

Goss

Lauren

USA

14

Chura

Haley

USA

16

Lee

India

GBR

17

Crowley

Sarah

AUS

18

Dingman

Danielle

USA

19

Genet

Manon

FRA

20

Hering

Jackie

USA

21

Langridge

Fenella

GBR

22

Lester

Carrie

AUS

23

Norden

Lisa

SWE

24

Riveros

Barbara

CHI

25

Sanjana

Frankie

GBR

26

Sodaro

Chelsea

USA

27

Svensk

Sara

SWE

28

Watkinson

Annah

RSA

29

Bachelder St-Pierre

Pamela-Ann

CAN

30

Barnett

Lauren

USA

31

Barrera Anduaga

Maria Eugenia

MEX

33

Bertucci

Gisele

BRA

34

Collonge

Jeanne

FRA

35

Corachan

Judith

ESP

36

Cravo

Luiza

BRA

37

Dennis

Laura

AUS

38

Derron

Nina

SUI

39

Duke

Dimity-Lee

AUS

41

Ferreira

Amber

USA

42

Findlay

Paula

CAN

43

Ganzon

Alexandra

PHI

44

Komander

Ewa

POL

45

Konczalla

Leonie

GER

46

Laine

Kinsey

USA

47

Luxem

Xenia

BEL

48

Olson

Rachel

USA

49

Palacio Balena

Romina

ARG

50

Pesch

Maddy

USA

52

Reischmann

Anne

GER

53

Rye

Katrina

GBR

54

Sali

Kaisa

FIN

55

Sawyer

Mariella

RSA

56

Schulz

Jenny

GER

57

Sheedy-Ryan

Felicity

AUS

58

Steurer

Bianca

AUT

59

Thek

Grace

AUS

60

Tondeur

Alexandra

BEL

61

Watkinson

Amelia

NZL

63

Wiens

Kyra

USA

64

Wood

Laura

NZL

 

Professional Men’s Field - Sunday, September 8, 2019
On the men’s side, two-time IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion Javier Gomez of Spain will be the man to beat. The five-time ITU short-distance World Champion and four-time ETU European Champion has set his sights on recapturing the title that Jan Frodeno of Germany stripped from him last year. Gomez, who won the race in 2014 in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec (CAN) and in 2017 in Chattanooga, Tennessee (USA), will be facing a star-studded field of male competitors, including Olympic Champion Alistair Brownlee (GBR), IRONMAN World Champions Sebastian Kienle and Patrick Lange of Germany, two-time Top 5 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship finisher Sam Appleton (AUS), as well as five-time IRONMAN France winner Frederik van Lierde (BEL). American Rodolphe “Rudy” von Berg is a dark horse who could surprise after spending his adolescent years in the area of Nice and is very familiar with the landscape of the course. Notably absent will be defending champion Jan Frodeno who will be focusing on the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i this year.
 
Below is the pro men’s start list for the 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship:

 

BIB

LAST

FIRST

COUNTRY

1

Gomez

Javier

ESP

2

Brownlee

Alistair

GBR

3

Kienle

Sebastian

GER

4

Lange

Patrick

GER

5

Kanute

Ben

USA

6

Heemeryck

Pieter

BEL

7

Appleton

Sam

AUS

8

Bowden

Adam

GBR

9

Von Berg

Rodolophe

USA

11

Blummenfelt

Kristian

NOR

12

Van Lierde

Frederik

BEL

14

Don

Tim

GBR

15

Wild

Ruedi

SUI

16

Starykowicz

Andrew

USA

17

Amorelli

Igor

BRA

18

Angert

Florian

GER

19

Ascenco

Santiago

BRA

20

Boecherer

Andi

GER

21

Collington

Kevin

USA

22

Lagerstrom

Eric

USA

23

Long

Sam

USA

24

Smales

Elliot

GBR

25

Aernouts

Bart

BEL

26

Bækkegård

Daniel

DEN

27

Clavel

Maurice

GER

28

Dreitz

Andreas

GER

30

Goodwin

George

GBR

32

Laundry

Jackson

CAN

34

Maciel Da Silva

Paulo Roberto

BRA

36

Phillips

Mike

NZL

37

Weiss

Bradley

RSA

38

Amberger

Josh

AUS

39

Azevedo

Filipe

POR

40

Bowstead

Mark

NZL

41

Burton

Matt

AUS

42

Carillo Avila

Alan

MEX

43

Dapena Gonzalez

Pablo

ESP

44

Davis

Thomas

GBR

45

Deckard

Robbie

USA

46

Guillaume

Romain

FRA

47

Iden

Gustav

NOR

48

Jarrige

Yvan

FRA

49

Kalashnikov

Ivan

RUS

50

Kibby

Mitchell

AUS

51

Lopes

Andre

BRA

52

Mainwaring

David

AUS

53

Moody

Jack

NZL

54

Norte

Banjo

PHI

55

Pereda

Joaquin

MEX

56

Pictor

Sam

GBR

57

Pohl

Jason

CAN

58

Polizzi

Alexander

AUS

59

Rea

Tim

AUS

60

Reichel

Horst

GER

62

Rolli

Markus

GER

63

Serrano

Francisco

MEX

64

Sowieja

Dominik

GER

65

Sowinski

Milosz

POL

66

Viennot

Cyril

FRA

67

Vinuto Josino

Iuri

BRA