The Ironman 70.3 Timberman is taking place this weekend in New Hampshire. The professional triathletes will be competing for $15,000 and 500 pro ranking points in their attempts to qualify for the Ironman and Ironman 70.3 World Championships.

The Ironman 70.3 Timberman is taking place this weekend in New Hampshire. The professional triathletes will be competing for $15,000 and 500 pro ranking points in their attempts to qualify for the Ironman and Ironman 70.3 World Championships.

Chrissie Wellington is back to defend her title. This is her fourth appearance at Timberman and she has never lost. She will be challenged by Caitlin Snow, a powerhouse runner who recently won the Ironman 70.3 Florida. On the men’s side, Rasmus Henning is tentatively on the starting list. He recently competed at Challenge Copenhagen last weekend as part of a charity relay team—he ran half of the marathon distance. Henning is a two-time Olympian and the winner of the 2010 Challenge Roth.

On the course, athletes will endure challenging, yet scenic terrain. The race will start in the clear, fresh water of Lake Winnipesaukee at Ellacoya State Park. Participants will then move onto an out-and-back bike course with rolling hills as they cycle through the New Hampshire countryside. The race will end with a run along the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee and athletes will be greeted with views of the White Mountains set along the horizon.

A weekend’s worth of festivities are in store. A sprint triathlon starts the events on Saturday morning at 7, followed by a TimberKids Make-A-Wish Run at 2 p.m. The 70.3 race kicks off at 7 a.m. Sunday.

Professional line up—subject to change:

Men:
Rasmus Henning
Stephen Hackett
Logan Franks
Mike Caiazzo
Blake Becker
Philip Graves
Julien Biboud
Peter Clode
Ryan Bates
Jack Smith
James Cotter
Kyle Pawlaczyk
John Kenny
Monty Frankish
Stephan Vuckovic
Rich Allen
Karl Bordin

Women:
Chrissie Wellington
Caitlin Snow
Sharon Schmidt-Mongrain
Annie Gervais
Tamara Kozulina
Amber Ferreira
Jacqui Gordon
Karen Smyers