Clayton Fettell Looking to Win Ironman 70.3 Mooseman

While most Australian eyes are focused on Cairns this weekend Clayton Fettell will be starting his American adventure by taking on the New Hampshire course where Mooseman has been run for the last 11 years. Fettell is likely to tackle this race like all his others, dominate on the swim, go hard off the front on the bike, and see what happens on the run. this has served him well up until now, and we would expect a good result on Sunday.

Out to ruin his plans will be defending champion Maxim Kriat. who will have the advantage of familiarity with the tough rolling bike course, and the potential for a hot and humid day.

“My form is good going into this race,” says Fettell “I am expecting some stiff competition as the races over here (USA) are getting harder and harder to win with athletes from all over the globe flocking to the US. It will be my first time on the east coast, so I am very excited to race Mooseman for the first time.”

 Maxim Kriat’s win at the 2011 edition of the Ironman Mooseman saw him win by just seven seconds over Australia’s Paul Ambrose.

Professional men’s field – Tentative

19 – Maxim Kriat – UKR
21 – Timothy Tapply – USA
22 – Frederic Bouchard – CAN
23 – Daniel Hugo – ZAF
24 – Brad Seng – USA
25 – James Duff – USA
26 – Martin Lamontagne Lacasse – CAN
28 – Logan Franks – USA
29 – Brandon Jessop – USA
30 – Elliot Holtham – CAN
33 – Ryan Kelly – USA
34 – Dave Harju – CAN
34 – Erick Anderson – USA
34 – Erick Anderson – USA

The womens race is likely to be a show down between defending champion Lesley Paterson from Scotland and the USA’s Mary Beth Ellis, fresh of her course record win at Memorial Hermann Ironman Texas.

Professional women’s field – Tentative

1  – Lesley Paterson – GBR
2  – Mary Beth Ellis – USA

4  – Jessie Donavan – USA
5  – Amber Ferreira – USA
6  – Miranda Tomenson-Bharadwaj – CAN
8  – Florence Chretien – USA
9  – Jennie Hanson – USA
10 – Annie Gervais – CAN
11 – Magali Tisseyre – CAN
12 – Erin Spitler – USA
13 – Marie Danais – CAN
14 – Heather Leggi – USA



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