Stacked fields for the Boulder 70.3 with plenty of Australian and New Zealand Competitors

The pro fields are stack for the Boulder 70.3 which starts in a couple of hours.

There are too many Aussies and Kiwis to acknowledge in a tweet. New to pro racing is Michael Fox who has had a run of bad luck in the US this season. Let’s hope he has used up all his mechanical dramas and has a clean race today. Joe Gambles is one of the favourites and he should be. Gambles has had a 1st, 2nd and a 3rd in the half distance this season and an 8th at Ironman Melbourne.

Clayton Fettell misfired on his last outing. He went two from two at the start of the US season taking out Mooseman and Kansas after warming up with a 6th at Wildflower. He had an off day at Vineman. Watch Fettell as he will lead from the front in the only way he knows how.

We haven’t seen much of Leon Griffin recently. He race IM OZ this year and swore that was the last. The pain disappeared fast and he was back racing Ironman Cairns. This was a more enjoyable experience. He will be bursting to race well this morning.

Alex Reithmeier is gaining experience in the US this season. He raced the Giant Eagle 5150 last weekend and will be hoping for a stronger hit out this weekend over the longer distance.

Kiwi’s Dylan McNiece and Bryan Rhodes are also racing. McNiece had a great 3rd placing earlier this year at the Singapore 70.3. He is a strong swim/biker over the distance. He should be in the mix. Rhodesy will be looking to Clayton Fettell for as a benchmark for the swim and should be out on the bike right behind him.

In the women’s race we see Melissa Hauschildt racing again. Hauschildt cantered home in a leisurely 1:18 at the Vineman 70.3 after returning from a serious foot injury and racing on virtually zero running over the previous couple of months. She will be dangerous if she can limit the damage her competitors will inflict on her in the swim.

Victorian Madeleine Oldfield is also racing. Oldfield has been racing the Rev3 series this season.

Pro Male Athletes
Name Country
Anderson, Gavin USA
Archer, Jimmy USA
Ascenco, Santiago BRA
Barnett, Damon USA
De Elias, Mario ARG
Duff, James USA
Edwards, Billy USA
Fernandes, Marcus BRA
Fettell, Clayton AUS
Fleischmann, Brian USA
Fox, Michael AUS
Furtado, Raul BRA
Gambles, Joe AUS
Griffin, Leon AUS
Hillers, Mark USA
Hoffman, Ben USA
Jessop, Brandon USA
Jones, Jordan USA
Kelly, Ryan USA
Lampret, Freddy USA
McNeice, Dylan NZL
Merrick, Joshua USA
Rau, Ryan USA
Reed, Matty USA
Reithmeier, Alex AUS
Rhodes, Bryan NZL
Rix, Josh AUS
Rosales-Yepez, Jose USA
Russell, Matthew USA
Umphenour, Joe USA
Pro Female Athletes
Name Country
Anderson, Christine USA
Andrade, Mariana BRA
Berg, Vanessa USA
Blatchford, Liz AUS
Bromme, Uli USA
Castro, Terra USA
Cave, Leanda USA
Chretien, Florence USA
Dcroz, Fiorella COL
Deim, Trish USA
Garcia, Whitney USA
Hauschildt, Melissa AUS
Hoogland, Tenille USA
Lovato, Amanda USA
Lyles, Elizabeth USA
McDonald, Marilyn USA
McLane, Mandy USA
McQuaid, Melanie CAN
Oldfield, Madeleine AUS
Seymour, Jeanni USA
Silveira, Ariane BRA
Van Der Merwe, Natasha USA

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.