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IRONMAN 70.3 North American Pro Championship St. George

    IRONMAN 70.3 North American Pro Championship St. George

    Stacked men and women's fields are set to duke it out for the
    IRONMAN 70.
    3 North American Pro Championship titles and a piece of the
    $100,000 prize purse in Utah on Saturday.
    Reigning IRONMAN world
    champions Mirinda Carfrae and Sebastian Kienle will be making the start
    and will have plenty of competition coming at them from many
    directions.
     

    Featured men: Sebastian Kienle, Brent McMahon, Tim Don, Ben Hoffman Tim Reed, Luke McKenzie, Andreas Raelert, Tyler Butterfield
    Featured women: Mirinda Carfrae, Meredith Kessler,
    Jodie Swallow, Rachel Joyce, Magali Tisseyre, Heather Wurtele, Heather
    Jackson, Mel McQuaid, Mary Beth Ellis, Linsey Corbin, Annabel Luxford,
    Ruth Brennan Morrey

    - Race Preview
    - Full professional start list

    - Event page

    Follow the IRONMAN 70.3 North American Pro Championship St. George race action here on IRONMAN.com and on Twitter at @IRONMANLive. Join the conversation using the hashtag #IM703StG.

    Race start time: Saturday, May2, 6:30 a.m. MDT

    Latest news: Sebastian Kienle is a late scratch from the race due to illness.
    Updated pro start list: Most notable scratches are – Sebastian Kienle and Magali Tisseyre.

    Pro Men

    2 McMahon Brent CAN (Canada)
    3 Don Tim GBR (United Kingdom)
    4 Hoffman Ben USA (United States)
    6 Raelert Andreas DEU (Germany)
    7 Reed Tim AUS (Australia)
    9 McKenzie Luke AUS (Australia)
    10 Collington Kevin USA (United States)
    11 Butterfield Tyler BMU (Bermuda)
    12 Griffin Leon AUS (Australia)
    14 Twelsiek Maik DEU (Germany)
    15 Wurtele Trevor CAN (Canada)
    16 Yoder Andrew USA (United States)
    17 Del Corral Morales Victor ESP (Spain)
    18 Collins Ben USA (United States)
    19 Buckingham Kyle ZAF (South Africa)
    20 Barnett Damon USA (United States)
    21 Bird Jon CAN (Canada)
    22 Butsko Keith USA (United States)
    23 Chase Nicholas USA (United States)
    24 Everett Kevin USA (United States)
    28 Mendez Cruz Mauricio MEX (Mexico)
    29 Rakita Brandon USA (United States)
    30 Reid Taylor CAN (Canada)
    31 Scheltinga Evert NLD (Netherlands)
    33 Skipworth Todd AUS (Australia)
    34 Thuerauer Roman AUT (Austria)
    36 Young Dantley USA (United States)

    Pro Women

    45 Kessler Meredith USA (United States)
    46 Carfrae Mirinda AUS (Australia)
    47 Swallow Jodie GBR (United Kingdom)
    48 Wurtele Heather CAN (Canada)
    49 Ellis Mary Beth USA (United States)
    50 Bazlen Svenja DEU (Germany)
    51 Luxford Annabel AUS (Australia)
    52 Joyce Rachel GBR (United Kingdom)
    54 Corbin Linsey USA (United States)
    56 Kaye Alicia USA (United States)
    57 Lisk Ricarda DEU (Germany)
    58 McQuaid Melanie CAN (Canada)
    60 Brennan-Morrey Ruth USA (United States)
    62 Carguilo Katy USA (United States)
    63 Csomor Erika HUN (Hungary)
    65 Roberts Lisa USA (United States)
    67 Gerdes Beth USA (United States)
    68 Halasz Anna HUN (Hungary)
    69 Jarvis Sarah DEU (Germany)
    70 Kamenz Annett DEU (Germany)
    71 LaPoint Kara USA (United States)
    75 Thompson Lauren USA (United States)
    Welcome to the 2015 IRONMAN 70.3 North American Pro Championship St. George here in Utah. The current temperature is 60 F, however the weather forecast is calling for the thermometer hit 90F later in the day.
    We have less than five minutes to go before start time at 6:50 am.
    The pro men are off here at the 2015 Ironman 70.3 North American Pro Championship.
    The pro women are now racing here at the 2015 Ironman 70.3 North American Pro Championship.

    Swim 
    The swim will be held at the scenic Sand Hollow State Park in Hurricane Utah. The one–loop swim course will take place in the beautiful blue water of Sand Hollow Reservoir. The water temperature is expected to be between 60 and 64 degrees Fahrenheit.
    Make sure you check out the all new GPS tracking here of today’s pro race once the bike has started. Athletes were given the option to wearing a GPS unit during the swim but it is mandatory to have a tracker on them during the bike and run portions of the race.

    First age group wave enters the water.

    Last minute good luck hug.

    #IM703StG Skipworth, Bird and Collins are the first three men out of the water.
    TOP 10 Pro Men - Out Of Swim

    1 22:53 33 MPRO Todd Skipworth AUS
    2 22:54 0:01 21 MPRO Jon Bird CAN
    3 22:57 0:04 18 MPRO Ben Collins USA
    4 23:05 0:12 2 MPRO Brent McMahon CAN
    5 23:09 0:16 31 MPRO Evert Scheltinga NLD
    6 23:11 0:18 6 MPRO Andreas Raelert DEU
    7 23:12 0:20 3 MPRO Tim Don GBR
    8 23:13 0:20 10 MPRO Kevin Collington USA
    9 23:14 0:21 28 MPRO Mauricio Mendez Cruz MEX
    10 23:29 0:36 16 MPRO Andrew Yoder USA
    TOP 20 Pro Men - Out Of Swim

    1 22:53 33 MPRO Todd Skipworth AUS
    2 22:54 0:01 21 MPRO Jon Bird CAN
    3 22:57 0:04 18 MPRO Ben Collins USA
    4 23:05 0:12 2 MPRO Brent McMahon CAN
    5 23:09 0:16 31 MPRO Evert Scheltinga NLD
    6 23:11 0:18 6 MPRO Andreas Raelert DEU
    7 23:12 0:20 3 MPRO Tim Don GBR
    8 23:13 0:20 10 MPRO Kevin Collington USA
    9 23:14 0:21 28 MPRO Mauricio Mendez Cruz MEX
    10 23:29 0:36 16 MPRO Andrew Yoder USA
    11 23:40 0:47 29 MPRO Brandon Rakita USA
    12 23:45 0:52 7 MPRO Tim Reed AUS
    13 23:46 0:53 24 MPRO Kevin Everett USA
    14 24:24 1:31 12 MPRO Leon Griffin AUS
    15 24:25 1:32 11 MPRO Tyler Butterfield BMU
    16 24:29 1:36 14 MPRO Maik Twelsiek DEU
    17 24:31 1:38 30 MPRO Taylor Reid CAN
    18 25:37 2:44 19 MPRO Kyle Buckingham ZAF
    19 25:39 2:46 15 MPRO Trevor Wurtele CAN
    20 26:33 3:40 4 MPRO Ben Hoffman USA
    #IM703StG Swallow, Kessler and Ellis are the first three women out of the water.
    TOP 12 Pro Women - Out Of Swim

    1 25:10 45 FPRO Meredith Kessler USA
    2 25:10 0:01 47 FPRO Jodie Swallow GBR
    3 25:13 0:03 49 FPRO Mary Beth Ellis USA
    4 25:14 0:05 51 FPRO Annabel Luxford AUS
    5 25:17 0:07 57 FPRO Ricarda Lisk DEU
    6 25:19 0:10 56 FPRO Alicia Kaye USA
    7 27:18 2:09 50 FPRO Svenja Bazlen DEU
    8 27:20 2:11 52 FPRO Rachel Joyce GBR
    9 27:40 2:31 46 FPRO Mirinda Carfrae AUS
    10 27:44 2:35 48 FPRO Heather Wurtele CAN
    11 27:46 2:37 58 FPRO Melanie McQuaid CAN
    12 27:46 2:37 54 FPRO Linsey Corbin USA
    Bird, McMahon, Morales, Don and Skipworth are all riding together off the front at mile 3 of the bike.

    TOP 20 Pro Women - Out Of Swim

    1 25:10 45 FPRO Meredith Kessler USA
    2 25:10 0:01 47 FPRO Jodie Swallow GBR
    3 25:13 0:03 49 FPRO Mary Beth Ellis USA
    4 25:14 0:05 51 FPRO Annabel Luxford AUS
    5 25:17 0:07 57 FPRO Ricarda Lisk DEU
    6 25:19 0:10 56 FPRO Alicia Kaye USA
    7 27:18 2:09 50 FPRO Svenja Bazlen DEU
    8 27:20 2:11 52 FPRO Rachel Joyce GBR
    9 27:40 2:31 46 FPRO Mirinda Carfrae AUS
    10 27:44 2:35 48 FPRO Heather Wurtele CAN
    11 27:46 2:37 58 FPRO Melanie McQuaid CAN
    12 27:46 2:37 54 FPRO Linsey Corbin USA
    13 30:28 5:19 75 FPRO Lauren Thompson USA
    14 30:31 5:21 62 FPRO Katy Carguilo USA
    15 30:33 5:23 67 FPRO Beth Gerdes USA
    16 30:36 5:26 70 FPRO Annett Kamenz DEU
    17 30:39 5:30 63 FPRO Erika Csomor HUN
    18 30:40 5:30 69 FPRO Sarah Jarvis DEU
    19 31:50 6:40 71 FPRO Kara Lapoint USA
    20 32:30 7:21 60 FPRO Ruth Brennan-Morrey USA

    Bike
    The bike course will take athletes around Sand Hollow Reservoir through the towns of Hurricane and Washington, before making its way toward the city of St George. After crossing the Red Hill Bluff athletes will proceed on Snow Canyon parkway and up through the picturesque Snow Canyon State Park, before returning to town on SR 18 and finishing at at T2 located in downtown St. George.

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