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  • 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

  • So happy to return for another go. Tough to find a more beautiful destination #IM703STG #IM703NAChamps instagram.com/p/2FNwINkZUY/

  • Rinny gearing up for #IM703STG What drives you to race SG? "I still believe I can go faster." @Mirindacarfrae @SELTS http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CD0A6xBVAAEnfdx.png

  • Just met @mirindacarfrae and @tri_thedon at #IM703StG! So awesome! Good luck on Saturday!

  • Only 1 more day of #IM703StG Expo! Make sure to stop by the #AquaSphereSwim booth to pick up all your swim needs before it's over!

  • Got my 'FREAK' on today. Beautiful swim at Sand Hollow this morning! #tyrsports #tyr #freakofnature #im703stg #imstg

  • Everyone should have the wit of @trithedon & the grace of @mbkessler , what a power to the sport of tri. #IM703StG http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CD4f20TVEAAR_98.jpg

  • I like to take face shots of Heather @TeamWurtele cause it shows how ready she is for the big day on Sat. #IM703StG http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CD4VDaFUgAA6lBp.jpg

  • Some good times at the pro panel today for @ironmantri #IM703StG. Photo via Sue Hutter. #ironman #triathlon

  • Scenes from #IM703StG (2014) | Throwing Down The Watts | Athlete: @mbellisracing #ThrowbackThursday #TBT #Triathlete #Bike #HereWeGoAgain #LikeAGirl

  • The #swim course at #im703stg #triathlon is amazingly beautiful! Swimming through the red rocks = awesome. This also happens to be the view from our campsite, just steps away from the race start and unlimited swim practice! And people say camping at races is a bad idea.... Silly silly. #dailyadventures #getoutside #exploremore

  • This place is not beautiful at all. ๐Ÿ˜› No matter what tomorrow brings at least it will be pretty! Pre-race shake out ride complete. ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’— ๐Ÿ“ท @courtneygclifford

  • Latest news: Sebastian Kienle is a late scratch from the race due to illness.
  • Ready to 'Red' Rock 'n Roll amongst the beautiful surroundings here @ #IM703StG. Good luck everyone racing 2moro! http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CD98xQVUgAEy_YA.jpg

  • Sorry for the overload of posts, but it's hard not to be excited when you are racing in a place that looks like this! Even more so since this is my home state. On the other hand, Ironman St George and I have had a rough history. This place has gotten the best of me before. Tomorrow will be great. The plan is in place, training is done. Tomorrow I will be relentless. It will be a great day! Thank you all for the support. #staysexy #BSR #bigsexyracing #IM703STG #ironmantri

  • The #IronKids run tonight. It was awesome. These kids were so animated! #im703stg #adventureUtah

  • Updated pro start list: Most notable scratches are โ€“ 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)
  • #im703stg

  • 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 oneโ€“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 todayโ€™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.
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