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2 Sold Out Ironman 70.3 Races this weekend

San Juan on Saturday and Singapore on Sunday.

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.

Pro Men

Chris McCormack

Luke McKenzie

Oscar Galindez

Chris McDonald

Richie Cunningham

Paul Amey

Tim O’Donnell

Michael Lovato

Maxim Kriat

Justin Daerr

Tony White

Patrick Evoe

David Khan

Jim Lubinski

Marko Albert

Andres Castillo

Trevor Delsaut

Jeff Paul

Victor Manuel del Corral

Will Smith

Joe McDaniel

Edgardo Velez

Brent Poulsen (CAN)

Pro Women

Yvonne Van Vlerken

Magali Tisseyre (CAN)

Nina Kraft

Amanda McKenzie

Emily Cocks

Margaret Shapiro

Alessandra Carvalho

Heidi Jesberger

Eva Dollinger

Morgan Chaffin

Fernanda Keller

Kelly Williamson

Amy Kirkham

Michellie Jones

Erin Spitler

Kim Loeffler

Amanda Lovato

Tamara Kozulina

Anna Cleaver

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