Pre-race favorites for Ironman 70.3 Taiwan this weekend
On Sunday, November 2nd, the city of Kenting will host the Ironman 70.3 Taiwan, the event is the last of the 2014 Ironman Calendar and will be counting points for KPR 2015 and will serve as one of the worldwide qualifying events for the 2015 Ironman World Championship 70.3 and offer 30 qualification slots.
The pros will be racing for a prize pool of NTD 435,000 (~15.000USD) and points for the Ironman World Championships race.
The Men’s start list shows a strong presence including last year’s top 3 places, Fredrik Croneborg from Sweden, Guy Crawford from New Zealand, Hiroyuki Nishiuchi, who came 1st, 2nd and 3rd repectively. Another strong competitor is ten time Ironman New Zealand Champion Cameron Brown.
On the Women’s side, the start list is even more impressive. While the field is small with only 8 registered athletes, the quality of each of them will make it a very exciting and fast race.
Last year’s winner Michelle Wu from Australia will be defending her title, but last year runner up Kate Bevilaqua is also racing. Ironman Japan winner and Taiwanese Shiao-Yu Li will have the local support to have another amazing race to close her breakthrough year of 2014. Ironman Champion Dede Griesbauer, Maki Nishiuchi and Dimity-Lee Duke are another three names that will be in the mix fighting for the win.
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