Welcome to Aviva Ironman 70.3 Singapore. We'll have some live text updates on the day of racing here on Ironmanlive.
1500 participants are currently working through the darkness in preparation for today's Aviva Ironman 70.3 Singapore.
The tropics (Singapore is just over the equator) will mean we have darkness in Singapore until 7:00am - close to our swim start. The good news for competitors is that the light comes up quickly !
Ah! Those race day transition blues; our second burst tyre of the morning has the Shimano tech support people bouncing into action!
Just half an hour left till transition closes ahead of the first swim start. Athletes are making final preparations ready to embark on the journey ahead that is Ironman 70.3
We are Only 8 minutes away from Race director Graeme Hannan's final briefing. Anticipation continues to build!
Just 5 minutes till transition closes athletes need to start making there way out of the area ready for the swim
USA's Mary Beth Ellis leading the pro woman through finish of lap 1 in the swim.
First males pro, Dylan Mcneice, Denis Vasiliev, Josh Amberger , Christian Kemp and in the second group Mary Beth Ellis wins the women's swim
18-24 and 45+ are now in water
Ollie whistler race number 1 in second swim group, age group females starting to come out of water on first lap as we await our second pro female
Kate Bevilaqua from Perth in Wa second pro put of water followed by Ali Fitch in third
First age group female after first lap was Julliana Bahr Thompson
Michelle Wu leaves the water in fourth place and our yellow caps men's 25-34 start their swim
The one armed runner is about to complete his first lap of the Swim
Out on the bike course and #9 Josh Amberger heads the lead pack of 4
#1 Ollie Whistler leads the chase pack of 6. amazingly our first place female Mary Beth Ellis is in this group!
On the 1st lap of the bike In the woman's race 2nd place is Kate Bevilaqua 3rd Kat Baker and chasing hard in 4th is running sensation Michelle Wu
The men's 40-44 age group is in the water with the teams just about to start they will be the final wave
Our first PC team has just gone on the overpass on the first lap of the bike. Team Vipavinee Artpradid
1st age group woman at the overpass on lap 1 of the bike is Shannon Hill in the 35-39 age group
Towards the end of the first bike lap and the leaders are Chris Kemp, Josh Amberger, Denis Vasiliev & Dylan McNeice
Male Chase pack still lead by Ollie Whistler towards the end of the 1st bike lap
Mary Beth Ellis now 45sec behind the lead male chase pack
The Ollie Whistler chase pack includes Alessandro Degasperi and Guy Crawford.
All Pro Male Athletes @ Swim Finish
ATHLETE RANK AGE/DIV SWIM
MCNEICE, Dylan 1/--/-- 27/MPRO 00:24:02
AMBERGER, Josh 2/--/-- 23/MPRO 00:24:03
KEMP, Christian 3/--/-- 32/MPRO 00:24:04
VASILIEV, Denis 4/--/-- 23/MPRO 00:24:04
CRAWFORD, Guy 5/--/-- 33/MPRO 00:26:43
WHISTLER, Ollie 6/--/-- 25/MPRO 00:26:44
MARR, Tim 7/--/-- 33/MPRO 00:26:46
DEGASPERI, Alessandro 8/--/-- 32/MPRO 00:26:46
WANINGER, Nick 9/--/-- 28/MPRO 00:27:31
HIRAMATSU, Kodo 10/--/-- 32/MPRO 00:27:32
The Top ten males out of the swim are now posted
Top Ten Pro Female Athletes from the swim
ATHLETE RANK AGE/DIV SWIM
ELLIS, Mary Beth 1/--/-- 35/FPRO 00:26:42
BEVILAQUA, Kate 2/--/-- 35/FPRO 00:28:43
FITCH, Alison 3/--/-- 40/FPRO 00:29:11
WU, Michelle 4/--/-- 29/FPRO 00:30:07
KIRCHLER, Irina 5/--/-- 29/FPRO 00:30:08
BAKER, Kat 6/--/-- 25/FPRO 00:30:11
TIBALDI, Francesca 7/--/-- 37/FPRO 00:31:26
SHIGAKI, Megumi 8/--/-- 38/FPRO 00:31:49
BRENT, Elaine 9/--/-- 27/FPRO 00:35:27
WIEGAND, Kristina 10/--/-- 43/FPRO 00:36:34
LEE, Jihyun 11/--/-- 29/FPRO 00:36:35