2014 Ironman Mont-Tremblant Pro Start List

Before Mont-Tremblant hosts the Ironman 70.3 World Championship, it will welcome the Ironman North American Championships this Sunday.

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Before Mont-Tremblant hosts next month’s Ironman 70.3 World Championship, it will welcome the Ironman North American Championships this Sunday. As a regional championship, the race boasts a $125,000 prize purse and the most KPR points available outside of the world championship races. The 4,000 points available for the winners of the men’s and women’s events provide an opportunity for individuals to leapfrog dozens of fellow pros and earn a coveted Kona start when the final spots are handed out at the end of this month. Luke Bell (AUS) returns as the defending champion, while there will be a new winner on the women’s side with Mary Beth Ellis (USA) choosing not to race.

Most of the pros on the start list—like contenders Bell, Andreas Raelert (GER), TJ Tollakson (USA), Daniel Halksworth (GBR), Mathias Hecht (SUI), Sara Gross (CAN) and Tine Deckers (BEL)—currently sit way out of contention for a Kona spot and will need a podium finish or better to propel up the rankings. Others like Matt Russell (USA), Amber Ferreira (USA) and Beth Shutt (USA) are close to nabbing a spot and will be looking for a few final points to guarantee a start. (See which pros earned Kona starts after the first round here.)

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See the complete start list below:

Men’s Start List
1 Luke Bell (AUS)
2 Andreas Raelert (GER)
3 Daniel Halksworth (GBR)
4 TJ Tollakson (USA)
5 Matt Russell (USA)
6 Domenico Passuello (ITA)
7 Bryan Rhodes (NZL)
9 Jan Van Berkel (CHE)
10 Elliot Holtham (CAN)
11 Christian Brader (GER)
12.Ryan Cain (CAN)
13 Balazs Csoke (HUN)
14 Thomas Gerlach (USA)
15 Wolfgang Guembel (CAN)
16 Martin Lamontagne Lacasse (CAN)
17 Eric Limkemann (USA)
18 Simon Malo (CAN)
19 Brendan Naef (CAN)
21 Sean Sullivan (USA)
23 Mathias Hecht (SUI)

Women’s Start List
33 Sara Gross (CAN)
34 Amber Ferreira (USA)
35 Tine Deckers (BEL)
36 Beth Shutt (USA)
38 Melanie Burke (NZL)
40 Sarah Graves (USA)
42 Kelsey Withrow (USA)
45 Sharon Gallant (CAN)

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