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All eyes will be on St. George, Utah October 28 and 29 as more than 115 professional triathletes and over 6,000 age-groupers converge for the 2022 Ironman 70.3 World Championships. Defending Ironman 70.3 World Champions Gustav Iden (NOR) and Lucy Charles-Barclay (GBR) headline the pro start list, but defending their title won’t come easily, as challengers include Americans Taylor Knibb and Sam Long; 2021 Ironman World Champion and Olympic gold medalist, Kristian Blummenfelt (NOR); and fellow Olympic gold medalist Flora Duffy (BER). All will be vying for the $350,000 USD prize purse and the title of World Champion.
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Ironman 70.3 World Championships: Women’s Pro Start List
Race day: Friday, October 28
The Women’s field will take center stage first in the two-day format. Defending Ironman 70.3 World Champion, Lucy Charles-Barclay (GBR) looks to retake her crown following an impressive performance at Kona only three weeks prior. She’s scheduled to toe the line with a who’s who of modern triathlon, including Olympians Taylor Knibb (USA) and Flora Duffy (BMU). Additional global competition will come from Emma Pallant-Browne (GBR), Paula Findlay (CAN), Holly Lawrence (GBR), and many more. With so many specialists in swim, bike, and run, the race is sure to be one with multiple lead changes and a thrilling finish.
Check back with us next week for a full analysis of the contenders, who to watch, and even an expert preview on how the race could play out.
|36||Natia Van Heerden||ZAF|
|55||Eloise Du Luarte||FRA|
|56||Pamela-Ann Bachelder St Pierre||CAN|
Ironman 70.3 World Championships: Men’s Pro Start List
Race day: Saturday, October 29
On the second day of racing, the men take the stage, led by Norwegians Gustav Iden and Kristian Blummenfelt as the heavy favorites. Iden, of course, is not only looking to defend his title but to join an extremely short list of triathletes who have won both Ironman and 70.3 world championship titles. Blummenfelt, who won his 2021 Ironman World Championship title in St. George, will bring a deep familiarity with the course, but how will his hard-fought third place in Kona affect his energy at 70.3 Worlds? He’ll have to contend with a deep field of fresh competition, including American Sam Long, who opted out of Kona this year to focus specifically on this race. He’ll be joined by Ben Kanute (USA), Miki Taaghold (DNK), Jackson Laundry (CAN), and Eric Lagerstrom (USA) – all serious contenders who did not race in Kona this year – all will be looking to claim their first 70.3 world title.
Check back with us next week for a full list of the contenders, who to watch, and even an expert preview on how the race could play out.
|15||Rudy Von Berg||USA|
|29||Thor Bendix Madsen||DNK|
|47||Jordi Montraveta Moya||ESP|
|58||Tomas Andres Rodriguez Hernandez||MEX|
|64||Christophe de Keyser||BEL|