The time for talking is over in St George – well almost – as we count down to Saturday’s delayed 2021 IRONMAN World Championship.
On Thursday a galaxy of long-distance stars gathered for the final press conference ahead of this eagerly-awaited race.
We have waited more than two years for another IRONMAN World Championship, and despite a number of high-profile withdrawals we still have two stellar Pro fields for St George.
Watch the press conference
You can watch every second of the final press conference by activating the YouTube embed right here:
Who spoke at the press conference?
Most of the leading contenders for glory on Saturday were on hand to answer media questions just 48 hours out from the biggest long-distance triathlon since 2019.
This was the final opportunity to hear their thoughts ahead of the start time on Saturday morning local time.
- M2 – Sebastian Kienle – GER
- M3 – Gustav Iden – NOR
- M5 – Kristian Blummenfelt – NOR
- M10 – Alistair Brownlee – GBR
- M17 – Sam Long – USA
- M16 – Lionel Sanders – CAN
- M27 – Cameron Wurf – AUS
- F1 – Anne Haug – GER
- F2 – Daniela Ryf – SUI
- F5 – Heather Jackson – USA
- F6 – Skye Moench – USA
- F7 – Kat Matthews – GBR
- F12 – Lisa Norden – SWE
- F18 – Ruth Astle – GBR
Start list and bib numbers for St George
We have final start lists and bib numbers for both PRO races on Saturday – Pro Men and Pro Women.
When does IRONMAN St George start?
The Pro Men will head into the water in Utah at 0615 local time – that is 1315 in the UK, 1415 in Central Europe and 0815 on the East Coast of the United States.
The Pro Women will begin five minutes later at 0620 local time.