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Top Field Lining Up For 70.3 Latin American Championships

A top-notch field of pros are headed to Brasilia to spend Easter Sunday competing at the 70.3 Latin American Championships.

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A top-notch field of professional triathletes are headed to Brasilia to spend Easter Sunday competing at the Ironman 70.3 Latin American Championships.

Defending champion Tim Don (GBR)who is a part of the Brazilian-based Team Bravoheadlines the men’s field, but he’ll face some tough competition from around the world. American Tim O’Donnell will make his season 70.3 debut at this event, and is likely using this event as a warm-up for next month’s 70.3 U.S. Championships (St. George) and Ironman Brazil. Other athletes who will contend for the podium include Richie Cunningham (AUS), Tyler Butterfield (BER), Igor Amorelli (BRA), Michael Weiss (AUT) and Daniel Fontana (ITA). This race will showcase the thriving Brazilian pro scene, with several local athletes set to compete.

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The women’s event will showcase three of the best athletes at this distance. Rachel Joyce (GBR)—who is also part of Team Bravo—will take on Helle Frederiksen (DEN) and Angela Naeth (CAN). Brazil’s Carol Furriela is also one to watch, as she’ll look to improve on her second-place finish from 2014. Others to watch include Ricarda Lisk (GER), Kristin Moeller (GER), Sofie Goos (BEL) and Ruth Brennan Morrey (USA).

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See the complete start list below.

Men
1 Tim Don (GBR)
2 Timothy O’Donnell (USA)
3 Igor Amorelli (BRA)
4 Santiago Ascenco (BRA)
5 Guilherme Manocchio (BRA)
6 Jeremy Jurkiewicz (FRA)
7 Luiz Francisco Ferreira (BRA)
8 Pieter Heemeryck (BEL)
9 Edivanio Monteiro (BRA)
10 Flavio Queiroga (BRA)
11 Fabio Carvalho (BRA)
12 Felipe Manente (BRA)
13 Francisco Viana Neto (BRA)
14 Frank Silvestrin (BRA)
15 Gustavo Slaib (BRA)
16 Buto Antunes (BRA)
17 Henrique Oliveira (BRA)
18 Jonathan Shearon (USA)
19 Justin Metzler (USA)
20 Karol Dzalaj (SVK)
21 Marcel Bischof (GER)
22 Mario Del Elias (ARG)
23 Matic Modic (SVN)
24 Michael Weiss (AUT)
25 Patrik Nilsson (SWE)
26 Raul Furtado (BRA)
27 Richie Cunningham (AUS)
28 Roberto Rivera (CHI)
29 Rodrigo Sepulveda (CHI)
31 Thiago Vinhal (BRA)
32 Tyler Butterfield (BER)
33 Adriano Sachetto (BRA)
34 Almir Martins (BRA)
35 Burno Pais (PRT)
36 Caio Ferreira (BRA)
37 Daniel Fontana (ITA)
38 Iuri Vinuto (BRA)

Women
51 Carolina Furriela (BRA)
52 Haley Chura (USA)
53 Valentina Carvalho (CHI)
54 Sofie Goos (BEL)
55 Ariane Monticeli (BRA)
56 Rachel Joyce (GBR)
57 Ricarda Lisk (GER)
58 Kristin Moeller (GER)
59 Kirsty Jahn (CAN)
61 Angela Naeth (CAN)
62 Bruna Mahn (BRA)
63 Helle Frederiksen (DEN)
64 Mariana Andrade (BRA)
65 Ruth Brennan Morrey (USA)
66 Vanessa Gianinni (BRA)
67 Pamela Tastets (CHI)
68 Ana Lidia Borba (BRA)