World’s Best Athletes Line-up For SunSmart IRONMAN 70.3 Mandurah

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MEDIA RELEASE

Friday 24 October, 2014

Mandurah, Western Australia (Friday, 24 October 2014) – A stellar field jam-packed with world champions has been assembled for the SunSmart IRONMAN 70.3 Mandurah next month.

Last year’s winners and former IRONMAN 70.3 World Champions Terenzo Bozzone (NZL) and Australian Melissa Hauschildt are back to defend their titles at Mandurah on 9 November.

They will be joined by five-time World Champion Craig Alexander and two-time IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion Michael Raelert (GER). Added to that are two-time podium finisher at the IRONMAN World Championship Rachel Joyce (GBR), current IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Champion Caroline Steffen and two-time Olympian Brad Kahlefeldt.

Australia’s most celebrated Ironman, Alexander is primed and ready to make sure the IRONMAN 70.3 Mandurah title, which doubles as the Australian Pro Championship, doesn’t cross the Tasman again.

Crowie had a disappointing race in Kona and hopes to turn this around back home in Australia Credit: Marcus Emanuel
Crowie had a disappointing race in Kona and hopes to turn this around back home in Australia Credit: Marcus Emanuel

“I am really looking forward to racing in Mandurah. I didn’t run as fast in Kona as I’d hoped but as a result, I feel like I have recovered much quicker,” Alexander said.

“I am hoping for a really good performance in Mandurah. I haven’t raced much this season but if I can replicate my form from February’s IRONMAN 70.3 Geelong, I would be happy.”

Bozzone was in devastating form in Western Australia last year, but faces a vastly different test this year.

“It’s a top race and a fantastic place so I am looking forward to returning. I know it is going to be way tougher than last year and no doubt will attract a great field,” Bozzone said.

“The Australians are getting quicker and quicker and they didn’t really like a Kiwi taking their title last year.”

Hauschildt has recovered from the torn pectoral muscle that forced her out of the defence of her IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship title last month and from her planned debut at the IRONMAN World Championship in Hawaii. The Queenslander is chasing her third straight title at Mandurah, but will be tested by the world class field.

One of those tests is sure to come from Joyce. After a third place at the IRONMAN World Championship, she plans to use the fitness that helped her land a second consecutive podium finish in Hawaii at Mandurah

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Rachel Joyce ran her way to 3rd place in Kona just two weeks ago. Credit: Christie Sym

“I am looking forward to heading to WA and racing the 70.3 distance. My fitness is in a great place post Kona and I think I can race really well provided I am smart with how I recover,” she said.

“My sister lives in Perth so it’s a bonus to be able to be able to combine racing with a visit to see her.”

Race day on Sunday 9 November will also include over 1500 age group athletes chasing their own personal bests.

For media accreditation and event information visit http://www.ironmanmandurah.com/

For media inquiries contact Daniel Hoy | [email protected] | 0455 091 476

SunSmart IRONMAN 70.3 Mandurah is proudly supported by the City of Mandurah, Healthway in promoting the SunSmart message and the State Government through Tourism WA’s Regional Events Program, which is funded by Royalties for Regions.

PRO MALES

BIB

First name

Surname

Age Group

Category

Country

1 Terenzo Bozzone

MALE

A

NZL

2 Craig Alexander

MALE

A

AUS

3 Michael Raelert

MALE

A

GER

4 Brad Kahlefeldt

MALE

A

AUS

5 Tim Reed

MALE

A

AUS

6 Tyler Butterfield

MALE

A

BMU

7 Ruedi Wild

MALE

A

ABW

8 Leon Griffin

MALE

A

AUS

9 Christian Kemp

MALE

A

AUS

10 John Polson

MALE

A

AUS

11 Luke Bell

MALE

A

AUS

12 James Bowstead

MALE

A

NZL

13 Johan Borg

MALE

A

AUS

14 Matt Burton

MALE

A

AUS

15 Simon Billeau

MALE

A

FRA

16 Denis Chevrot

MALE

A

FRA

17 Guy Crawford

MALE

A

NZL

18 Darren Jenkins

MALE

A

AUS

19 Christian Kramer

MALE

A

DEU

20 Gergo Molnár

MALE

A

HUN

21 Alex Reithmeier

MALE

A

AUS

22 Jamie Stanley

MALE

A

AUS

 

PRO FEMALES

BIB

First name

Surname

Age Group

Category

Country

31 Melissa Hauschildt

FEMALE

B

AUS

32 Rachel Joyce

FEMALE

B

GBR

33 Caroline Steffen

FEMALE

B

SUI

34 Radka Vodickova

FEMALE

B

CZE

35 Annabel Luxford

FEMALE

B

AUS

36 Anja Beranek

FEMALE

B

GER

37 Nikki Butterfield

FEMALE

B

AUS

38 Rebekah Keat

FEMALE

B

AUS

39 Melanie McQuaid

FEMALE

B

CAN

40 Jeanne Collonge

FEMALE

B

FRA

41 Kate Bevilaqua

FEMALE

B

AUS

42 Renee Baker

FEMALE

B

AUS

43 Sarah Crowley

FEMALE

B

AUS

44 Kym Coogan

FEMALE

B

AUS

45 Katy Duffield

FEMALE

B

AUS

46 Michelle Duffield

FEMALE

B

AUS

47 Katey Gibb

FEMALE

B

AUS

48 Mareen Hufe

FEMALE

B

GER

49 Asa Lundstrom

FEMALE

B

SWE

50 Anna Russell

FEMALE

B

NZL

51 Tineke Stewart

FEMALE

B

NZL

Daniel Hoy
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