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Ironman 70.3 South Africa Preview

The sixth edition goes on Sunday January 20.

Even though it might seem that all the fastest triathletes in the world have assembled in New Zealand this weekend for Ironman 70.3 Auckland and Challenge Wanaka, there is still more than a few of the world’s most talented and proven triathletes left over to contest the sixth edition of Ironman South Africa.

Great Britain’s Jodie Swallow leads the way and is searching for her third title in a row at East London (Buffalo City). She dominated the race last year and all of last year’s top five (Lucie Reed, Tine Deckers, Claire Horner, and Susie Hignett) are back to challenge her for the top of the podium along with Bella Bayliss.

For the men, Marino Vanhoenacker is not back to defend but the likes of Bart Aernouts, Faris Al Sultan, Stephen Bayliss, James Cunnama, Tim Don, and Ronnie Schildknecht are ready to take over possession of the title.

The 1.9 km calm and warm ocean swim takes place in East London’s Orient Beach, the 90 km bike course features rolling hills, and the race finishes with a flat two loop 21.1 km run.

The race offers 30 qualifying slots to the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Lake Las Vegas, Henderson, Nevada.


Country Surname First name Gender Nationality
Aernouts Bart male Belgium
Albert Marko male Estonia
Al Sultan Faris male Germany
Bassan Stav male Israel
Bayliss Stephen male United kingdom
Clarke William male United kingdom
Cunnama James male South africa
Davidson Michael male South africa
Debil Caux Victor male France
De Bruin Gerhard male South africa
Don Tim male United kingdom
Edmiston Grant male South africa
Horner Kent male South africa
Iida Tadashi male Japan
Johnston Travis male South africa
Lampret Freddy male South africa
Leto Kyle male United states
Lowe Terrence male South africa
Murray Richard male South africa
Schildknecht Ronnie male Switzerland
Storm Anton male South africa
Sundberg Swen male Germany
Threlfall Mark male United kingdom
Viennot Cyril male France
Zeebroek Axel male Belgium
Bayliss Bella female United kingdom
Cześnik Maria female Poland
Deckers Tine female Belgium
De Lange Riana female South africa
Gorrie Natasha female South africa
Hignett Susie female United kingdom
Horner Claire female South africa
Lindholm Camilla female Sweden
Mc Ewan Dianne female South africa
Reed Lucie female Czech republic
Seymour Jeanni female South africa
Swallow Jodie female United kingdom
Walther Kathrin female Germany