It will be a busy weekend of Ironman 70.3 racing. There is Ironman 70.3 San Juan on Saturday March 19th, and Ironman 70.3 Singapore on Sunday March 20th. Both races feature some marquee names and lots of talent.
Ironman 70.3 San Juan
Saturday, March 19, 2011
After a DNF last weekend in Abu Dhabi due to a mechanical on the bike, Ironman World Champion Chris McCormack will be hungry to take the win in Puerto Rico. On the women’s side, Dutchwoman Yvonne Van Vlerken, the former world record holder at the Ironman distance, will be the one to beat. Along with Canada’s own 70.3 standout Magali Tisseyre. Nevertheless, they will face a strong challenge from a field that has many Ironman and Ironman 70.3 champions. The expected start list is below.
Victor Manuel del Corral
Brent Poulsen (CAN)
Yvonne Van Vlerken
Magali Tisseyre (CAN)
Ironman 70.3 Singapore
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Not to be outdone, Ironman 70.3 Singapore boasts three World Champions among its start list. Britain’s Jodie Swallow (the current Ironman 70.3 World Champion), Germany’s Faris Al-Sultan from Germany (2005 Ironman World Champion), and New Zealand’s Kris Gemmell (2002 Aquathlon World Champion).
There are a lot of speedsters that will be in the mix. The women will have Australian’s Rebekah Keat, Michelle Wu, Kirsten Molloy, Rachael Paxton and Alison Fitch, along with Japan’s Maki Nishiuchi, Megumi Shigaki and Emi Shiono, and Germany’s Kristin Moeller.
The men to look out for are: South Africa’s James Cunnama, New Caledonia’s Patrick Vernay, Australian’s Peter Jacobs, Chris Kemp and Courtney Ogden, and Scotland’s Scott Neyedli.
There will be live race day coverage at ironman.com