Australian’s Paul Ambrose and Chris McDonald racing Ironman Louisville 2011

Australian’s Paul Ambrose and Chris McDonald are the racing Ironman Louisville this weekend. Ambrose is back to defend the title he won last year. Ambrose has had a good year so far with a win at Racine 70.3 in July, a second the week before at Rhode Island 70.3 and fourth at Boise 70.3 in June. McDonald had a fifth at Rev3 Portland in July and a 4th at the recent Lake Stevens 70.3 (No swim, bike TT and 21.1km run) with a very fast 1:14 run. If he has got his run to this level this year then he should go well.

Amanda McKenzie (nee Balding) is also racing her first ironman since IM Brazil in May. Amanda broke two ribs in an accident on her bike in March this year and Brazil was a tentative step back in to racing. McKenzie finished in 10:39 and was happy with many things about that race. This will be McKenzie’s first real test now she is back to a level of race fitness she is used to.

Ironman Louisville Website

Pro Start List

No. Athlete Div State
24 Jackie Arendt FPRO WI
34 Kelzie Beebe FPRO DC
26 Terra Castro FPRO TX
27 Marie Danais FPRO QC
23 Jacqui Gordon FPRO NJ
32 Stephanie Jones FPRO VA
21 Nina Kraft FPRO FL
25 Cindy Lewis FPRO ON
22 Amy Marsh FPRO TX
28 Marilyn Mcdonald FPRO CO
29 Amanda Mckenzie FPRO OR
31 Maki Nishiuchi FPRO
30 Donna Phelan FPRO CA
33 Jocelyn Wong FPRO DE
12 Ivan Albano Junior MPRO
1 Paul Ambrose MPRO CO
6 Daniel Bretscher MPRO IN
4 Justin Daerr MPRO CO
6 Patrick Evoe MPRO TX
11 Logan Franks MPRO NY
3 Romain Guillaume MPRO
9 Dave Harju MPRO QC
13 Bojan Maric MPRO FL
2 Chris Mcdonald MPRO AZ
7 Hiroyuki Nishiuchi MPRO
8 Tim Snow MPRO MA
10 Richard Wygand MPRO FL




Karl Hayes

Karl is a keen age group triathlete who races more than he trains. Good life balance! Karl works in the media industry in Australia and is passionate about the sport of triathlon.