New champions will be crowned in Busselton this coming Sunday December 9 at Ironman Western Australia.
Timo Bracht and Michelle Bremer, last year’s winners, are not returning to defend their titles.
Check out the professional start list below to see who will be there to battle for the final Ironman title of 2012.
38 Carritt Joanna Taunton Pro F
36 Harper Belinda Auckland Pro F
34 Hoschke Rebecca Narrabeen Pro F
31 Keat Rebekah Burleigh Heads Pro F
39 Lane Renee Highton Pro F
33 Martin Britta Nelson Pro F
37 Sessner Heidi Roth Pro F
40 Shigaki Megumi Nobeoka, Miyazaki Pro F
41 Wagner Dana Isernhagen Pro F
35 Ward Nicole Freshwater Pro F
32 Wee Bree Kailua-Kona Pro F
4 Anderson Mitchell North Melbourne Pro M
16 Billeau Simon Boussais Pro M
8 Borg Johan South Fremantle Pro M
12 Carter Brett Wayville Pro M
17 Cochrane Simon Auckland Pro M
9 Cotter Ben Pictou, Nova Scotia Pro M
18 Dzalaj Karol Zilina Pro M
7 Gordon Adam Southport Pro M
14 Hawkins Paul Manchester Pro M
15 Hiramatsu Kodo Kawasaki Pro M
19 Israel Todd Woolloomooloo Pro M
6 Johnsen Jimmy Brunswick Pro M
20 Kuwabara Hirotsugu Okinawa Tomigusuku Pro M
21 Mueller Daniel Kirchheim Pro M
13 Niederreiter Daniel Oberalm Pro M
2 Rix Josh Glen Iris Pro M
22 Schifferle Mike Ballwil Pro M
10 Shinozaki Yu Tokyo Pro M
1 Shortis Jason Miami Pro M
3 Vabrousek Petr Zlin 4 Pro M
5 White Matty Magill Pro M
11 Woods Jon Smithton Pro M
The swim is a deep water start and will begin approximately 50m off shore and 50 meters away from the Jetty. The bike course is a three-loop that starts and ends on Signal Park encompassing the picturesque Geographe Bay along the way. The four-loop run course is fast, flat and especially spectator friendly.
There are 40 qualifying slots for the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, HI.