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2014 Challenge Bahrain Professional Start List

The event will welcome both reigning Ironman world champions and several other of the sport's stars.

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We have plenty of upcoming coverage from the inaugural Challenge Bahrain triathlon, set for Dec. 6, but we wanted to share the updated professional start list. The event will welcome both reigning Ironman world champions and several other of the sport’s stars. Why are so many professionals extending their seasons for this half-iron distance race? One reason is likely the $500,000 prize purse organizers are offering. See the complete start list below and check back for more from Bahrain.

Men
1 Sebastian Kienle GER
2 Pete Jacobs AUS
3 Dirk Bockel LUX
5 Jan Frodeno GER
7 Nils Frommhold GER
8 Timo Bracht GER
9 Michael Raelert GER
10 Dylan McNeice NZL
11 Tim Van Berkel AUS
12 Jeff Symonds CAN
13 Fredrik Croneborg SWE
14 James Cunnama RSA
15 Scott DeFilippis USA
16 Tyler Butterfield BMU
18 Tim Don GBR
19 Ritchie Nicholls GBR
20 Timothy O’Donnell USA
23 Rasmus Petræus DEN
25 Tim Reed AUS
26 Petr Vabrousek SVK
27 Brad Kahlefeldt AUS
28 Eneko Llanos ESP
30 Massimo Cigana ITA
31 Courtney Atkinson AUS
32 Andreas Dreitz DEU
33 Luke Bell AUS
34 Alberto Casadei ITA
35 Kacper Adam POL
36 Mauro Bärtsch DEU
37 Grzegorz Chuchra POL
38 Claerebout David LUX
39 Olivier Godart LUX
40 Deak Zsombor ROM
41 Douglas MacLean USA
42 Kevin Thornton IRL
43 Botond Racz HUN
44 Glenn Macnamara RSA
45 Tomas Swift-Metcalfe GBR
46 DJ Snyder USA
47 Allan Steen Olesen DEN
49 Michael Murphy AUS
50 Eric Watson AUS
51 David Pleše SVN
52 Fraser Cartmell GBR
54 Hannes Cool BEL
55 Sanne Swolfs BEL
56 Anwar Jawhar KWT

Women
100 Mirinda Carfrae AUS
101 Rachel Joyce GBR
102 Caroline Steffen SUI
103 Radka Vodickova CZE
104 Mel Hauschildt AUS
105 Jodie Swallow GBR
106 Jodie Stimpson GBR
107 Meredith Kessler USA
109 Angela Naeth CAN
110 Camilla Pedersen DEN
112 Laurel Wassner USA
114 Helle Frederiksen DEN
115 Julie Dibens GBR
116 Nikki Butterfield AUS
117 Carrie Lester AUS
118 Mary Beth Ellis USA
119 Erin Densham AUS
120 Annabel Luxford AUS
121 Lisa Norden SWE
123 Lesley Paterson GBR
125 Amelia Rose Watkinson NZL
127 Paula Findlay CAN
130 Alice Hector GBR
131 Alicia Kaye USA
132 Gillian Sanders RSA
133 Adriana Fabiola Corona MEX
136 Barbara Riveros CHL
137 Rebeccah Wassner USA
138 Maria Czesnik POL
139 Deirdre Casey IRL

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