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Previewing Sunday’s Ironman 70.3 Panama

McQuaid, and the Wurtele's represent the Canadian contingent.

Sunday’s Ironman 70.3 Panama won’t have same buzz as it had last year, thanks to the absence of a certain cyclist who returned to triathlon at this event, but one look at the list of professionals racing will tell you that there will be some exciting early season racing.

New Zealand’s Bevan Docherty returns to defend his title. To earn it back he’ll have to defeat the likes of Richie Cunningham, Dirk Bockel, Paul Ambrose, Paul Matthews, Romain Guillaume, and Canada’s Trevor Wurtele to name a few.

Second last year to Canada’s Angela Naeth, Kelly Williamson is back to make another run for the top spot. She too will face a stiff challenge from Jodie Swallow, Amy Marsh, Nina Kraft, and the Canadian duo of Heather Wurtele, and Melanie McQuaid. Victoria’s Sara Gross – who is featured in the most recent edition of Triathlon Magazine Canada – is no longer racing due to the flu.

Ironman.com will have athlete tracking on race day.

Related story: Naeth and Docherty win Ironman 70.3 Panama

Anticipated Professional Field

Pro Men Pro Women
1 Bevan Docherty NZL

2   Richie Cunningham AUS

3   Andy Potts US

4   Dirk Bockel LUX

5   Paul Ambrose GBR

6   Paul Matthews AUS

7   Romain Guillaume FRA

8   Trevor Wurtele CAN

9   Balazs Csoke HUN

10 Fraser Cartmell GBR

11 Oscar Galindez ARG

12 Alessandro Degasperi ITA

13 Justin Daerr USA

14 Mike Hermanson USA

15 Carlos Quinchara Forero COL

16 Andres Darricau ARG

17 Mauro Cavanha BRA

18 Manuel Huerta PRI

19 Andres Castillo Latorre COL

20 Frank Silvestrin BRA

21 Brett Carter AUS

22 Igor Amorelli BRA

23 Leonardo Chacon CRI

24 Ciro Violin BRA

25 Felipe Van de Wyngard CHL

30 Jodie Swallow GBR

31 Kelly Williamson USA

32 Heather Wurtele CAN

33 Meliane McQuaid CAN

34 Amy Marsh USA

35 Leslie LaMacchia USA

36 Mariana Andrade BRA

37 Sara Gross CAN

38 Margaret Shapiro USA

39 Terra Castro USA

40 Nina Kraft DEU

41 Ana Borba BRA

42 Camilla Pedersen DNK