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How to watch Ironman 70.3 Boulder

Don't miss the exciting race that features another showdown between Sam Long and Lionel Sanders

Photo by: Patrick McDeromott/ Getty Images for Ironman

Canadian Matt Sharpe (picture above) is back to try and defend his title at Ironman 70.3 Boulder, but much of the attention will be on his countryman Lionel Sanders and American Sam Long at tomorrow’s Ironman 70.3 Boulder. For the women, American Taylor Knibb highlights a strong women’s field.

Taylor Knibb on her way to the Ironman 70.3 World Championship title.

Knibb continues comeback

Knibb, the 2022 Ironman 70.3 world champion, spent much of the first half of the year recovering from foot surgery, but returned to racing at WTCS Yokohama, where she finished third. She had to skip the next race on the WTCS calendar, Cagliari, because she caught COVID after the race in Japan, but returns to racing tomorrow in Boulder, which is where she’s based these days.

All eyes on Taylor Knibb as 70.3 world champ returns to draft-legal racing in Yokohama

Others in the field to watch include South Africa’s Jeanni Metzler, who took the Ironman 70.3 North American title last month, along with 2016 Ironman 70.3 world champ Holly Lawrence, Lesley Smith and super-swimmer Lauren Brandon.

Jeanni Metzler flies to Ironman 70.3 North American title

Sam Long wins The Ironman 70.3 North American Championship. Photo: Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images for Ironman

Long looks to continue winning streak

After dominating The Ironman 70.3 North American race in St. George last month, Long continued his winning ways with a decisive win at Ironman 70.3 Gulf Coast the following weekend. Long will have to be on his game, though, to take the win as the field includes defending champion Sharpe and a motivated Lionel Sanders. Others in the field who are likely to be at the front include Americans Chris Leiferman and Andy Potts, along with Australian Sam Appleton.

Not even close – Sam Long dominates the 70.3 North American Championship as Lionel Sanders takes fourth

You can see the full start list for tomorrow’s race here.

The race will be streamed live on Outside Watch, starting at 8:30 AM EST, with the race starting at 9:05 AM EST (7:05 local time).