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2018 Commonwealth Games
4-15 April 2018

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Australian Brigade ready to tackle the Big Island


Australian Brigade ready to tackle the Big Island

Australian Sarah Crowley will head into the 2018 Ironman World Championship as a real contender for a podium after just two short years as a full-time professional. 

A 15th place in 2016 seemed to be a springboard that unleashed a career best year in 2017 that included two regional Ironman championship wins in a month. The first at Ironman Cairns (Asia-Pacific Championship) out splitting noted American biker Sarah Piampiano, and then running down UK’s Lucy Charles at Ironman Frankfurt (European Championship). 

While her focus remains on this race for 2018, going in relaxed and under the radar could be the key to a best performance.

Joining her, fellow Queenslander based in Melbourne and long-time professional Annabel Luxford who has just a few Ironman finishes to her name and looking to execute her best performance on the biggest stage. 

Three-time world champion Melissa Hauschildt had a stand out 2016 season with wins at Ironman Frankfurt, Ironman 70.3 European Championship, course record at Ironman WA and second at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships on the Sunshine Coast. The only blemish, a DNF at Kona which ultimately led to a diagnosis of a long-term issue and Iliac Artery surgery to correct a kink in the artery of her left leg which cut off the blood supply when in the time trial position on the bike for extended periods of time.  She has spent 2017 rebuilding the fitness she went into Kona with last year and if she can replicate that will be in the mix.

Carrie Lester made her win at Ironman France look relative ‘easy’ and if she can reproduce that form  will be a top ten candidate.

Tim van Berkel made his debut at the Ironman World Champion in 2014 and came away with 7th, but unable to replicate that for the past two years. The new dad is looking to reverse that this year.

2016 Ironman 70.3 World Champion Tim Reed, and sometime training partner to Berkel will be looking to put his best Ironman feet forward at Kona and show he can match it over the full distance. 

Australia has long history in the men’s race and Pete Jacobs is one that has his name written in the winners list in 2012. It would be a fairy tale comeback for Jacobs who has struggled with health issues since that win. 

Nick Kastelein has a had a breakthrough year firstly a second place at Ironman 70.3 Barcelona to training partner, Ironman World Champion Jan Frodeno then a win at Ironman Zurich. He credits much of this success to the partnership with Jan and his mentorship.  But the progress has been steady with results in 2016 that included 3rd at Ironman Western Australia, 6th at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship and 5th at Challenge Roth.

Rising-star Josh Amberger (AUS) will make his debut in Kona after capturing the 2017 Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship in Cairns and while he will have his Kona training wheels on will no doubt have an impact on this race early on.

“I’m focused on not obsessing over the fact that it’s Kona. It will be my first time there, ever. Not just to race. So, I really have no experience there, and I want to use this to my advantage. All I’m wanting to do is prepare as best I can, and take the experience as it comes when I arrive on the Island,” said Amberger.

Triathlon’s top professional talent will convene in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i on October 14 for the 41st edition of the IRONMAN® World Championship, the most iconic one-day endurance event in the world. Leading one of the most competitive and talented professional fields in race history.

Jan Frodeno (DEU) and Daniela Ryf (CHE) will both be looking to win their third-straight IRONMAN World Championship title.

The 2017 IRONMAN World Championship will offer a $650,000 total professional prize purse which will be distributed to male and female first through tenth place finishers.

In addition to the competitive professional field, more than 2,400 registered age-group are registered to compete in this year’s IRONMAN World Championship. The largest international athlete field in this race’s history represents 66 countries, regions and territories on six continents. Athletes ranging in age from 18 to 84 have earned their championship opportunity by having finished among the best at one of more than 40 qualifying IRONMAN events worldwide. 

The United States of America is the most represented nation with 741 registered competitors, followed by Australia (234), Germany (217) and Great Britain (150).
 

 

HOW TO WATCH

Race Start:

Saturday 14 October 6.35am local time

Sunday 15 October: 2.35am AEST |3.35am AEDT

Live race coverage of the 2017 IRONMAN World Championship will beavailable on a number of platforms, including NBC Sports in the United Statesand Red Bull TV internationally (outside of the United States) and on www.ironman.com globally. A full-listing of ways towatch can be found at www.ironman.com/tunein.Comprehensive coverage will begin at 12:30 p.m. ET, capturing every aspect ofthe race with a hosted show to go along with an available athlete tracker andlive blog. For live tracking, real-time results and instant notifications, fanscan follow both the professional and age-group athletes on the IRONMAN Trackerapp available for download from the Google Play and the iTunes App Store.

START LISTS

 

Women

BIB

 Surname

 Name

 Country 

101

 Ryf

 Daniela

 CHE (Switzerland)               

102

 Crowley

 Sarah

 AUS (Australia)

103

 Sali

 Kaisa

 FIN (Finland)

104

 Piampiano

 Sarah

 USA (United States of America)

105

 Jackson

 Heather

 USA (United States of America)

106

 Vesterby

 Michelle

 DNK (Denmark)

107

 Cheetham

 Susie

 GBR (United Kingdom)

108

 Beranek

 Anja

 DEU (Germany)

109

 Herlbauer

 Michaela

 AUT (Austria)

110

 Corbin

 Linsey

 USA (United States of America)

111

 Cave

 Leanda

 GBR (United Kingdom)

112

 Lyles

 Elizabeth

 USA (United States of America)

113

 Joyce

 Rachel

 GBR (United Kingdom)

114

 Luxford

 Annabel

 AUS (Australia)

115

 Siddall

 Laura

 GBR (United Kingdom)

116

 Robertson

 Jodie

 USA (United States of America)

117

 Lester

 Carrie

 AUS (Australia)

118

 Charles

 Lucy

 GBR (United Kingdom)

119

 Stienen

 Astrid

 DEU (Germany)

120

 Tondeur

 Alexandra

 BEL (Belgium)

121

 Pedersen

 Camilla

 DNK (Denmark)

122

 Lundstrom

 Asa

 SWE (Sweden)

123

 Abraham

 Corinne

 GBR (United Kingdom)

124

 Stage Nielsen

 Maja

 DNK (Denmark)

125

 Moeller

 Kristin

 DEU (Germany)

126

 Tajsich

 Sonja

 DEU (Germany)

127

 Duke

 Dimity-lee

 AUS (Australia)

128

 Hufe

 Mareen

 DEU (Germany)

129

 Frades

 Gurutze

 ESP (Spain)

130

 Brandon

 Lauren

 USA (United States of America)

131

 Kaye

 Alicia

 USA (United States of America)

132

 Riesler

 Diana

 DEU (Germany)

133

 Hauschildt

 Melissa

 AUS (Australia)

134

 Schaerer

 Celine

 CHE (Switzerland)

135

 Grohmann

 Katharina

 DEU (Germany)

136

 McCauley

 Jocelyn

 USA (United States of America)

138

 Chura

 Haley

 USA (United States of America)

139

 Bartlett

 Nikki

 GBR (United Kingdom)

140

 Collonge

 Jeanne

 FRA (France)

 

Men

BIB

 Surname

 Name

 Country

1

 Frodeno

 Jan

 DEU (Germany)

2

 Kienle

 Sebastian

 DEU (Germany)

3

 Hoffman

 Benjamin

 USA (United States of America)

5

 Lange

 Patrick

 DEU (Germany)

6

 O’Donnell

 Timothy

 USA (United States of America)

7

 Van Lierde

 Frederik

 BEL (Belgium)

8

 Buckingham

 Kyle

 ZAF (South Africa)

9

 Don

 Tim

 GBR (United Kingdom)

10

 Stein

 Boris

 DEU (Germany)

11

 Jacobs

 Pete

 AUS (Australia)

12

 Hanson

 Matthew

 USA (United States of America)

14

 Potts

 Andy

 USA (United States of America)

15

 Bozzone

 Terenzo

 NZL (New Zealand)

16

 McNamee

 David

 GBR (United Kingdom)

17

 Russell

 Matthew

 USA (United States of America)

18

 Aernouts

 Bart

 BEL (Belgium)

19

 Cunnama

 James

 ZAF (South Africa)

20

 Kastelein

 Nicholas

 AUS (Australia)

21

 Amberger

 Josh

 AUS (Australia)

22

 Currie

 Braden

 NZL (New Zealand)

23

 Schildknecht

 Ronnie

 CHE (Switzerland)

24

 Reed

 Tim

 AUS (Australia)

25

 Frommhold

 Nils

 DEU (Germany)

26

 Nilsson

 Patrik

 SWE (Sweden)

27

 Gambles

 Joe

 USA (United States of America)

28

 Butterfield

 Tyler

 BMU (Bermuda)

29

 Wild

 Ruedi

 CHE (Switzerland)

30

 Sanders

 Lionel

 CAN (Canada)

31

 McMahon

 Brent

 CAN (Canada)

32

 Tutukin

 Ivan

 RUS (Russian Federation)

33

 Dellow

 David

 AUS (Australia)

34

 Viennot

 Cyril

 FRA (France)

35

 Weiss

 Michael

 AUT (Austria)

36

 Albert

 Marko

 EST (Estonia)

37

 Degasperi

 Alessandro

 ITA (Italy)

38

 Van Berkel

 Tim

 AUS (Australia)

39

 Amorelli

 Igor

 BRA (Brazil)

40

 Vinhal

 Thiago

 BRA (Brazil)

41

 Plese

 David

 SVN (Slovenia)

42

 Duelsen

 Marc

 DEU (Germany)

43

 Wiltshire

 Harry

 GBR (United Kingdom)

44

 van Berkel

 Jan

 CHE (Switzerland)

45

 Rana

 Ivan

 ESP (Spain)

46

 Kotsegarov

 Kirill

 EST (Estonia)

47

 Colucci

 Reinaldo

 BRA (Brazil)

48

 Evoe

 Patrick

 USA (United States of America)

49

 Wurf

 Cameron

 AUS (Australia)

50

 Fontana

 Daniel

 ITA (Italy)

51

 Thomas

 Jesse

 USA (United States of America)

52

 Fachbach

 Markus

 DEU (Germany)

53

 Molinari

 Giulio

 ITA (Italy)

54

 Chevrot

 Denis

 FRA (France)

55

 Fox

 Michael

 AUS (Australia)

56

 Tohara

 Kaito

 JPN (Japan)

58

 McDonald

 Chris

 AUS (Australia)

59

 Llanos

 Eneko

 ESP (Spain)