Ironman Cairns and 70.3 Cairns Pro Start Lists

The official start lists from Ironman Cairns and Ironman 70.3 Cairns have been released.We will update this over the next few days. Some good fields on paper.

Any one of four or five guys could take out the Ironman with four obvious women in the running. We will see Michelle Wu and Liz Blatchford make their Ironman debuts against some experienced opponents.

Jason Shortis did not have any luck at the recent Ironman Australia so he has some unfinished business and a marathon still left in his legs. Clayton Fettell made his iron distance debut in 2011 over this course and showed his class at Ironman Melbourne recently after riding with Craig Alexander, Eneko Llanos, Marino Vanhoenacker amongst others in very tough conditions. His much older and seasoned competitors were very impressed with what they saw him do alongside them. Fettell is only 26yrs old and is still building his endruance and run legs. He will just keep getting better.

Chris McCormack has been training strongly and has been saving himself for a big race or two. We should see a very serious racing Macca at Cairns.

Luke McKenzie has been racing incredibly well lately over 70.3 and Olympic distance. He is running very fast. Could he make this title number 5?

The man that everyone will be looking to beat alongside Macca is Cameron Brown. He didn’t have the greatest race at Ironman New Zealand this year and will be looking for a big win at Cairns. He almost had the win of his life in Melbourne last year after one the the great Ironman battles with Craig Alexander. Not taking anything away from the 10 IMNZ wins at all but it was an epic race. Brown is also down to race the MetaMan iron distance race 7 weeks later in Bintan.

The men’s 70.3 is going to be an exciting race to watch. There is a wave of young guys coming through who are very fast and can swim/bike incredibly well. To name two or three guys means we have to name at least ten or twelve. The field is red hot. We will look at this over the next few days.

The women’s also will be good. There are a couple who have just done Ironman Australia. If they can back up it will be a great race. Marangon went well in WA with a penalty. Kiwi Sam Warriner will be hard to beat if she is in form.

More to come…

 

Ironman Cairns
Bib Athlete Country
1 Christopher MCCORMACK AUS
2 Dan BROWN PHI
3 Luke MCKENZIE AUS
4 Clayton FETTELL AUS
1605 Matty WHITE AUS
5 Jason SHORTIS AUS
6 Simon COCHRANE NZL
7 Courtney OGDEN AUS
8 Todd ISRAEL AUS
9 Brett CARTER AUS
10 Johan BORG AUS
11 Cameron BROWN NZL
12 Jemani FRANCIS AUS
13 Yeunsik HAM KOR
14 Timothy MOLESWORTH AUS
15 Matt RANDALL NZL
16 Carl READ NZL
Bib Athlete Country
21 Gina CRAWFORD NZL
22 Michelle GAILEY AUS
23 Michelle BREMER NZL
24 Liz BLATCHFORD GBR
25 Michelle WU AUS
26 Stephanie JONES USA
27 Anna ROSS NZL
28 Beth WALSH USA
Ironman 70.3 Cairns
Bib Athlete Country
1601 Pete JACOBS AUS
1603 Timothy BERKEL AUS
1604 Joseph LAMPE AUS
1606 Tim REED AUS
1607 Josh RIX AUS
1608 Adam GORDON NZL
1609 Sam BETTEN AUS
1610 Courtney ATKINSON AUS
1611 Sam APPLETON AUS
1612 Monty FRANKISH AUS
1613 Michael MURPHY AUS
1614 Casey MUNRO AUS
1615 Graham O’GRADY NZL
1616 Shane BARRIE AUS
1617 Matt BURTON AUS
1618 Michael GEE AUS
1619 Luke GILLMER AUS
1620 David MAINWARING AUS
1621 Kieran ROCHE AUS
1622 Jamie STANLEY AUS
1623 Brad WAUER AUS
Bib Athlete Country
1631 Sarah CROWLEY AUS
1632 Samantha WARRINER NZL
1633 Rebecca HOSCHKE AUS
1634 Ange CASTLE AUS
1635 Lisa MARANGON AUS
1636 Kiyomi NIWATA AUS
1637 Jodie SCOTT AUS
1638 Matilda RAYNOLDS AUS
1639 Kristy HALLETT AUS
1640 Rachael PAXTON AUS
1641 Andrea ORACKI AUS

 

 

Karl Hayes

Head of Rest and Recovery

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.