Ironman Malaysia Set To Kick Off 2010 Ironman Season

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Defending champions Luke McKenzie and Belinda Granger of Australia will return to Langkawi, Malaysia to look for the first Ironman wins of 2010.

IMMalaysiaBoth athletes will no doubt face hot conditions and tough competition from their fellow racers. McKenzie is a fan of racing several Ironmans in a season, and his biggest threat to defend could come from another athlete with the same philosophy. Belgium’s Marino Vanhoenacker is fresh off of a win at Ironman Florida and has at least three Ironmans on his schedule this year.

Granger’s biggest competition will likely come from fellow Ironman champions Rebecca Preston of Australia, Edith Neiderfriniger of Italy and her good friend Hillary Biscay of the United States.

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Men’s Pro Lineup

Richard Thompson (AUS)

Romain Guillaume (FRA)

Luke Mckenzie (AUS)

Hirotsugu Kuwabara (JPN)

Markus Mlinar (AUT)

Andreas Venhorst (DEU)

Freddy Lampret (ZAF)

Michael Angelo Mandap (PHL)

Marino Vanhoenacker (BEL)

Dan Brown (AUS)

Hiroyuki Nishiuchi (JPN)

Marek Nemcik (SVK)

Arland Macasieb (USA)

Jan Rehula (CZE)

Jozef Vrabel (SVK)

Justin Granger (AUS)

Women’s Pro Lineup

Ariane Monticeli (BRA)

Jocelyn Wong (USA)

Inge Vancauwenberghe (BEL)

Rebecca Preston (AUS)

Hillary Biscay (USA)

Belinda Harrison (AUS)

Amanda Balding (AUS)

Miranda Alldritt (CAN)

Maki Nishiuchi (JPN)

Megumi Shigaki (JPN)

Ladislava Cisarovska (CZE)

Edith Niederfriniger (ITA)

Belinda Granger (AUS)

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