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Ironman 70.3 South Africa Preview

Rabie, Swallow and Blake to race on Sunday.

On Sunday, the Ironman 70.3 season kicks off with Ironman 70.3 South Africa.

South Africa’s Mari Rabie, who broke the run course record and overall course record last year, returns to defend her title. Her title defence will face a serious threat since Jodie Swallow of Great Britain, the reigning Ironman 70.3 World Champion, will race on Sunday too.

Victoria’s Jasper Blake, a winner at an Olympic Distance event (Tri Yas) in Abu Dhabi this past weekend, hopes to continue his winning ways at Buffalo City. He will have to battle with last year’s second to seventh place finishers led by James Cunnama (second last year).

View the professional start list below.


Blake Jasper  Canada

Csoke Balazs  Hungary

Cunnama James  South Africa

Cunningham Richie  Australia

Davidson Michael  South Africa

De Bruin Gerhard  South Africa

De Villiers Hendrik  South Africa

Degasperi Alessandro  Italy

Horner Kent  South Africa

Hugo Dan  South Africa

Jameson Toby  Afghanistan

Jammaer Bert  Belgium

Lampret Freddy  South Africa

Lowe Terrence  South Africa

Mlinar Markus  Austria

Ressler Markus  Austria

Sterk Nico  South Africa

Storm Brad  South Africa

Strijk Erik  Netherlands

Sundberg Swen  Germany

Van Lierde Frederik  Belgium

Wolfaardt Erhard  South Africa


Buley Helen  South Africa

Deckers Tine  Belgium

Du Buisson Kathryn  South Africa

Gianinni Vanessa Paolieri  Brazil

Horner Claire  South Africa

Rabie Mari  South Africa

Riesler Diana  Germany

Schuetz Sarah  Switzerland

Sloan Susan  South Africa

Swallow Jodie  Afghanistan

Tajsich Sonja  Germany

Zelenkova Lucie  Czech Republic