Only one week separates us from the annual Ironman 70.3 world championship on September 8. This year it will be held in Nice, France on a challenging and hilly course.
The distance 70.3 miles (113 km) is a half ironman distance and consists of 1.2-mile (1.9 km) swim, a 56-mile (90 km) bike ride, and a 13.1-mile (21.1 km) run. To earn a spot in this competition you have to qualify for it in other Ironman 70.3 competitions during the year leading to the world championship.
Pro Athletes and Their Wetsuits
I am very interested in what wetsuits will the pro athletes compete and which will be the fastest ones out of water. Let’s examine first 10 pro male and female athletes from the start list. I will also add the wetsuits in which they will most likely compete as most of them are sponsored from triathlon wetsuit manufacturer brands.
Pro Men (with according BIB numbers)
1 Javier Gomez (ESP) Roka Maverick X
2 Alistair Brownlee (GBR) Huub Agilis
3 Sebastian Kienle (GER) Orca Predator
4 Patrick Lange (GER) Sailfish Ultimate IPS
5 Ben Kanute (USA) debour Fjord 1.0
6 Pieter Heemeryck (BEL) Orca Predators
7 Sam Appleton (AUS) Roka Maverick X
8 Adam Bowden (GBR) Zone 3 Vanquish
9 Rodolophe Von Berg (USA) Sailfish Ultimate IPS
11 Kristian Blummenfelt (NOR) Huub Agilis
Pro Women (with according BIB numbers)
1 Daniela Ryf (SUI) debour Fjord 1.0
2 Lucy Charles-Barclay (GBR) Roka Maverick X
3 Anne Haug (GER) 2 XU Propel Pro
4 Holly Lawrence (GBR) Tyr Freak of Nature
5 Pâmella Oliveira (BRA) Blue Seventy Helix
6 Radka Vodičková Kahlefeldt (CZE) Zone 3 Vanquish
7 Imogen Simmonds (SUI) Sailfish Ultimate IPS
8 Ellie Salthouse (AUS) Roka Maverick X
9 Emma Pallant (GBR) Orca Predator
10 Laura Philipp (GER) Sailfish Ultimate IPS
Triathlete Participation from Latvian
From Latvia in the Ironman 70.3 world championship 2019 are participating six age group triathletes. They are Edgars Cimmermanis, Raimonds Vasiļjevs, Maksims Zagoruiko, Igors Gučanovičs, Roberts Lukša and Sergejs Kudrjavcevs. I wish them a superb race and earned spots on the podium.
I think the race will be very interesting and fast. My gestimate is that first out of the water will be Javier Gomez and Lucy Charles-Barclay, but you never know:)
What is your guess for first 3 male and female exits out of water in this years’ competition?
GO, GO, GO!!!