Triathlete Staff Picks: IM 70.3 World Championship

Triathlete’s editors have made their fearless picks for the top 10 men and women.

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The Ironman World Championship 70.3 is this weekend and the new course in the outskirts of Las Vegas—hills, heat and wind—should obliterate the notorious rolling draft packs that were all too common when the race was held in Clearwater, Fla. Triathlete’s editors have made their fearless picks for the top 10 men and women. Post your lists in the comment section below or at

Tech Editor Aaron Hersh

1. Julie Dibens
2. Leanda Cave
3. Melissa Rollison
4. Heather Jackson
5. Magali Tisseyre
6. Lesley Paterson
7. Tenile Hoogland
8. Heather Wurtele
9. Desiree Ficker
10. Emma-Kate Lidbury

1. Craig Alexander
2. Andy Potts
3. Joe Gambles
4. Paul Matthews
5. Filip Ospaly
6. Luke Bell
7. Michael Weiss
8. Jesse Thomas
9. Maxim Kriat
10. Raynard Tissink

Senior Editor Jene Shaw

1. Melissa Rollison
2. Julie Dibens
3. Lesley Paterson
4. Leanda Cave
5. Linsey Corbin
6. Heather Jackson
7. Karin Thuerig
8. Magali Tisseyre
9. Heather Wurtele
10. Melanie McQuaid

1. Andy Potts
2. Craig Alexander
3. Joe Gambles
4. Filip Ospaly
5. Luke Bell
6. Michael Weiss
7. Jesse Thomas
8. Chris Lieto
9. Tim Berkel
10. Matty White

Editor-in-Chief Julia Polloreno

1. Craig Alexander
2. Joe Gambles
3. Luke Bell
4. Filip Ospaly
5. Paul Matthews
6. Andy Potts
7. Maxim Kriat
8. Michael Weiss
9. Paul Amey
10.Raynard Tissink

1. Julie Dibens
2. Magali Tisseyre
3. Leanda Cave
4. Melissa Rollison
5. Lesley Paterson
6. Heather Wurtele
7. Linsey Corbin
8. Heather Jackson
9. Karin Thuerig
10. Desiree Ficker

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