IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship 2021: Pro Men start list, bib numbers

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The eyes of the triathlon world will be on St. George, Utah this coming Saturday (September 18) for the 2021 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.

With no Kona this year and an increased prize purse of $350,000 on offer, the racing is guaranteed to be intense.

Here is the official men’s start list, along with some notes on which athletes are likely to take their places at the swim start come Saturday.

Official start list – Men

Here is the official start list, which we will continue to update with any confirmed withdrawals.

1Gustav IdenNOR
2Alistair BrownleeGBR
3Rudy Von BergUSA
4Kristian BlummenfeltNOR
5Javier GomezESP
6Sam AppletonAUS
7Bradley WeissRSA
8Ben KanuteUSA
9Lionel SandersCAN
10Tim ReedAUS
11Michael RaelertGER
12Sam LongUSA
14Matthew HansonUSA
15Daniel BækkegårdDEN
16Chris LeifermanUSA
17George GoodwinGBR
18Magnus DitlevDEN
19Max NeumannAUS
20Andreas DreitzGER
21Frederic FunkGER
22Florian AngertGER
23Jackson LaundryCAN
24Kyle SmithNZL
26Filipe AzevedoPOR
27Jan StratmannGER
28Maurice ClavelGER
30Collin ChartierUSA
31Joe GamblesAUS
32Clement MignonFRA
33Jason WestUSA
34Antony CostesFRA
35Paul RuttmannAUT
36Mauricio Mendez CruzMEX
37Marcus HerbstGER
38Miki TaagholtDEN
39Yvan JarrigeFRA
40James TeagleGBR
41Elliot SmalesGBR
42Taylor ReidCAN
43Nils FrommholdGER
44Gregory BarnabyITA
45Nicholas ChaseUSA
46Robbie DeckardUSA
47Robert KallinSWE
49Eric LagerstromUSA
50Igor AmorelliBRA
51Martin UlloaCHI
52Fernando ToldiBRA
53Ivan RanaESP
54Tim ReaAUS
55Mika NoodtGER
56Brennen SmithCAN
57Yohan Le BerreFRA
58Gabor FaldumHUN
59Dylan MagnienFRA
61Marty AndrieUSA
62Aaron RoyleAUS
63Tomas Rodriguez HernandezMEX
64Justin MetzlerUSA
65Tyler ButterfieldBER

Who is racing, and who is not?

There are several notable names absent, including Alistair Brownlee (post-Leeds surgery recovery), Rudy Von Berg (recovering from the illness which kept him out of Collins Cup), Matt Hanson (knee surgery), Lionel Sanders (focus now on Q4 IRONMAN races) and Kyle Smith (recovery post-crash at Collins Cup), among them.

Unlike in the women’s race, the Olympic Champion is present as Kristian Blummenfelt aims for an astonishing Olympic / World / 70.3 championship treble.

Finishing as the first Norwegian home will be a challenge in itself with Gustav Iden also racing. World Champion in 2019, he also won the quasi-world championship Challenge Daytona in 2020.

U.S. hopes meanwhile may rest with ‘Yo Yo Yo” Sam Long, who will be among a host of young guns looking to show their talents, including George Goodwin, Daniel Bakkegard, Magnus Ditlev and Kyle Smith.

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