IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship 2021 blog

This is our live blog of the 2021 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in St George, Utah – you can read full reports and results on how Gustav Iden and Lucy Charles-Barclay raced to dominant victories.

The best middle-distance triathletes in the world go head to head today in the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship – and you can follow every second live with TRI247.

Our expert John Levison is here to man our special live blog with ongoing updates, insight and colour.

Who will win the IM 70.3 World Championship?

We have a ton of preview content to help you work out who might top the podium around Saturday lunchtime in St George.

That man Levison went deep to provide in-depth analysis of both races to give you his shortlist of athletes and a pick to win for each race. You can read his men’s preview here, while his women’s preview is here.

We also invited a panel of experts to give their picks for the podium in Utah, and it is an illustrious group.

  • Britain’s multiple IRONMAN winner Joe Skipper
  • Former Olympian and long-distance star Helle Frederiksen
  • Former European Long Distance champion Laura Siddall
  • Multiple IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion Craig Alexander

Our panel expect big guns Daniela Ryf, Lucy-Charles Barclay and Taylor Knibb to be up front in the women’s race – read their expert verdicts here.

Meanwhile they expect the Norwegian duo of Olympic champion Kristian Blummenfelt and reigning 70.3 king Gustav Iden to fight it out in the men’s race.

Another man who had a fascinating take on Saturday’s races is German star Sebastian Kienle. He gave his verdicts during an interview on IM’s 70.3 Nice broadcast.

Official IM World 70.3 start lists

If you want to check out who is racing on Saturday, we have start lists and bib numbers for both the men’s and women’s races.

When does the race start?

The action gets under way in Utah at 0700 local time on Saturday. That’s 1400 in the UK and 0900 on the East Coast in the United States. If you are on the West Coast, set your alarm clock for 0600.

For all the important pre-race info, we have the key details on how to watch the action in our pre-race guide.

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