It’s race week, and here is the official start list for the Pro Women at the 2021 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in St. George, Utah.
The big race takes place on Saturday (18 September), and you can get all the major details (including how to watch live).
Official start list – Women
Here is the full start list, which we will continue to update as and when we get further confirmation of any withdrawals.
Who is racing and who is not?
We have plenty of detailed previews coming up over the next few days, but it is fair to say that with the cancellation of the IRONMAN World Championship in October, the half-distance variant has swiftly moved to A+ status for many athletes.
Daniela Ryf (SUI) will be seeking a remarkable sixth 70.3 world title and she will get to face-off again with her Collins Cup conqueror, Taylor Knibb (USA).
There will be no Flora Duffy, who would have been a fascinating addition, but the British contingent will be very strong in both numbers (
six five **) and quality. [**UPDATE – confirmed that Lucy Hall will not start].
Three of those athletes – Holly Lawrence, Emma Pallant-Brown and Lucy Charles-Barclay – all have previous podium success at the championship, with Lawrence the champion in 2016 (Mooloolaba).