The 2023 Ironman 70.3 World Championship Start List

Taylor Knibb and Kristian Blummenfelt are back to defend their Ironman 70.3 World Championship titles - but they'll have to fight off deep fields to keep their crowns.

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For the first time ever, Ironman 70.3 World Championships will be hosted in Lahti, Finland on August 26 and 27. The pro field of over 120 athletes will fight for their share of $350,000 USD, with $50,000 going to the winner of each event. Returning champions Taylor Knibb (USA) and Kristian Blummenfelt (NOR) are scheduled to start, as well as former world champions Gustav Iden (NOR) and five-time 70.3 world champion Daniel Ryf (SUI). Also be on the lookout for North American contenders like Paula Findlay (CAN) and Tamara Jewett (CAN) as well as Sam Long (USA) and Lionel Sanders (CAN) in the men’s event.

The 2023 Ironman 70.3 World Championship triathlon will take place in Lahti, Finland, with the women’s field taking center stage on Saturday, August 26, followed by the men on Sunday, August 27. Free live coverage of both race days will be streamed exclusively on Outside Watch, and will be available on demand post-race for Outside+ members – become a member today.

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2023 Ironman 70.3 World Championship: Women’s Pro Start List

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Bib Name Country
1 Taylor Knibb USA
2 Paula Findlay CAN
3 Emma Pallant-Browne GBR
4 Daniela Ryf CHE
6 Holly Lawrence GBR
8 Jackie Hering USA
9 Laura Philipp DEU
11 Tamara Jewett CAN
12 Anne Reischmann DEU
15 Kat Matthews GBR
16 Marjolaine Pierre FRA
18 Ellie Salthouse AUS
19 Danielle Lewis USA
20 Rach McBride CAN
22 Caroline Pohle DEU
23 Pamella Oliveira BRA
24 Anna Bergsten SWE
25 Ai Ueda JPN
26 Olivia Mitchell IRL
28 Charlene Clavel FRA
29 Lucy Buckingham GBR
30 India Lee GBR
31 Maja Stage Nielsen DNK
33 Imogen Simmonds CHE
34 Almelia Watkinson NZL
35 Girgia Priarone ITA
38 Laura Jansen DEU
39 Hannah Berry NZL
40 Emilie Morier FRA
41 Daniela Kleiser DEU
42 Alexia Bailly FRA
43 Anna Noguera Raja ESP
44 Lottie Lucas ARE
45 Kaidi Kivoioja EST
46 Kate Curran GBR
47 Tiina Pohjalainen FIN
48 Lisa Gerb DEU
49 Justine Guerard FRA
50 Sarah Bishop USA
51 Julie Iemmolo FRA
52 Eloise du Luarte FRA
53 Laura Addie GBR
54 Nikita Paskiewiez FRA
55 Brittany Higgins USA
56 Bruna Stolf BRA
57 Amy Cymerman USA
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2023 Ironman 70.3 World Championship: Men’s Pro Start List

*Subject to change

Bib Name Country
1 Kristian Blummenfelt NOR
2 Ben Kanute USA
3 Gustav Iden NOR
4 Frederic Funk DEU
5 Miki Taagholt DNK
6 Jackson Laundry CAN
7 Thor Bendix Madsen DNK
8 Sam Long USA
9 Jason West USA
11 Pierre Le Corre FRA
14 Justus Nieschlag DEU
15 Jordi Montraveta Moya ESP
17 Lionel Sanders CAN
18 Steven McKenna AUS
19 James Teagle GBR
20 Menno Koolhaas NLD
21 Filipe Azevedo PRT
23 Kacper Stepniak POL
24 Mike Phillips NZL
26 Rico Bogen DEU
27 Franz Loeschke DEU
29 Dylan Magnien FRA
20 Adriano Engelhardt CHE
31 Jack Moody NZL
32 Nicolas Mann DEU
33 Mathis Margirier FRA
34 Matt Hanson USA
35 Bart Aernouts BEL
36 Matt Trautman ZAF
37 Jan Stratmann DEU
38 Youri Keulen NLD
39 Tomas Rodriguez Hernandez MEX
40 Alessandro Fabian ITA
41 Jonas Hoffmann DEU
42 Ognjen Stojanovic SRB
43 Andrea Salvisberg CHE
44 Marc Dubrick USA
45 Mitch Kibby AUS
46 Martin Ullola CHL
48 Antony Costes FRA
49 Charine Quin AUS
50 Dylan Gillespie USA
51 Igor Amorelli BRA
53 Jack Sosinski AUS
54 Joshua Lewis GGY
55 Robbie Deckard USA
56 Jorgen Gunderson NOR
57 Gonzalo Fuentes ESP
58 Maximilian Sperl DEU
60 Nick Thompson AUS
61 Kye Wylde AUS
63 George Goodwin GBR
64 Richard Varga SVK
65 Benjamin Zorgnotti PYF

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.

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