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IRONMAN World Championship at Kona 2023: Start list and bib numbers for a stellar field


There are now just hours to go until that eagerly-awaited 2023 IRONMAN World Championship start in Kona – and what a start list we have.

A stellar field of pro women have descended on the Big Island of Hawaii for what should be a race for the ages – pretty much EVERYBODY is there and ready to rock and roll.

The start list of course includes reigning 70.3 World Champion Taylor Knibb, making her first pro start over the full distance – and what a baptism of fire.

She will take on all the current superstars of the long-distance game, including reigning champion Chelsea Sodaro, five-time champion Daniela Ryf, 2019 champ Anne Haug and Britain’s Lucy Charles-Barclay.

Throw in more live contenders like Kat Matthews and Laura Philipp and this is an intoxicating mix of swim/bike/run brilliance. Bring it on…


IRONMAN Kona 2023 Start List – Pro Women

The start list for Kona on October 14 is as follows:

1Chelsea SodaroUSA
2Lucy Charles-BarclayGBR
3Anne HaugGER
4Daniela RyfSUI
5Taylor KnibbUSA
6Laura PhilippGER
7Lisa NordenSWE
8Fenella LangridgeGBR
9Sarah CrowleyAUS
10Skye MoenchUSA
11Laura SiddallGBR
12Kat MatthewsGBR
14Sarah TrueUSA
15Gurutze FradesESP
16Kylie SimpsonAUS
17Lotte WilmsNED
18Ruth AstleGBR
19Els VisserNED
20Jodie RobertsonUSA
21Pamela OliveiraBRA
22Rachel Zilinskas USA
23Chloe LaneAUS
24Jocelyn McCauleyUSA
25Maja Stage NielsenDEN
26Danielle LewisUSA
27Rebecca ClarkeNZL
28Haley ChuraUSA
29Svenja ThoesGER
30Radka Kahlefeldt CZE
31Daniela Bleymehl GER
32Barbara RiverosCHL
33Penny SlaterAUS
34Susie CheethamGBR
35Lauren BrandonUSA
36Agnieszka JerzykPOL
37Laura ZimmermannGER
38Laura JansenGER
39Hannah Berry NZL
40Jeanne CollongeFRA
41Jen AnnettCAN
42Melanie McQuaidCAN
43Leonie Konczalla GER
44Fiona MoriartyIRL
45Sara SvenskSWE
46Kate Gillespie-JonesAUS
47Justine MathieuxFRA
48Alex Watt USA
49Sarah ThomasAUS
50Mariana Borges de AndradeBRA
51Hilary HughesIRL
52Laura BrownAUS
53Carla Dahan FRA
54Manon GenetFRA
55Michelle VesterbyDEN

Date, start time and how to watch live

The big race takes place on Saturday October 14, 2023. As ever it will be streamed live by IRONMAN on all of their major platforms and we will embed the stream on TRI247 so you can watch without leaving the site.

Graham Shaw
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Graham Shaw
Graham has been involved with TRI247 & RUN247 since the summer of 2021. Since then he has provided strategic direction for all news and is passionate about the growth of triathlon as a fan sport.
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