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Inaugural Ironman Taiwan Set For Sunday

Professional triathletes from around the world are traveling to the Asian island to compete.

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The inaugural Ironman Taiwan is set for this Sunday, April 12 and professional triathletes from around the world are traveling to the Asian island to compete.

As a P2000 level race, pros will be competing for their share of $25,000 and Kona Pro Ranking (KPR) points (the winners will each get 2000 points). Eleven-time Ironman New Zealand winner Cameron Brown (NZL) is the leading name on the start list, with tough competition coming from names like Fredrik Croneborg (SWE), Domenico Passuello (ITA) and Patrick Evoe (USA). Kim Schwabenbauer (USA) will wear the top number number for the women, and she’ll face off against names like Dede Griesbauer (USA) and Dimity-Lee Duke (AUS).

Athletes will first compete in a 2.4-mile counter-clockwise swim in Small Baywith age groupers using the new rolling start to get into the water. The 112-mile bike course will then take athletes along the southern tip of Taiwan and will feature a mix of hilly and long stretches. The flat marathon course travels through and finishes in Kenting.

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See the complete professional start list below.

Men
1. Cameron Brown (NZL)
2. Fredrik Croneborg (SWE)
3. Karol Dzalaj (SVK)
4. Nick Baldwin (SEY)
5. Patrick Evoe (USA)
6. Mauro Bartsch (SUI)
7. Daniel Brown (AUS)
8. Rod De Kanel (FRA)
9. Eneko Elosegi (ESP)
10. Samuel Huerzeler (SUI)
11. Patrick Jaberg (SUI)
12. Henrik Oftedal (NOR)
13. Domenico Passuello (ITA)
14. Mike Schifferle (SUI)
15. Yu Shonizaki (JPN)
16. Josef Svoboda (CZE)
17. Deak Zsombor (ROU)

Women
21. Kim Schwabenbauer (USA)
22. Camilla Lindholm (SWE)
23. Dimity-Lee Duke (AUS)
24. Keiko Tanaka (JPN)
25. Dede Greisbauer (USA)
26. Shiao-Yu Li (TPE)
27. Sandra Fantini (FRA)
28. Caroline Gregory (USA)
29. Angela Kuhnlein (GER)
30. Samantha Morrison (USA)
31. Maki Nishiuchi (JPN)
32. Eva Potuckova (CZE)
33. Alena Stevens (SVK)