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One of this countries finest triathlon ambassadors in recent years, Jonathan Hotchkiss, has decided to call it a day after several years struggling to combine racing with several health issues related to food allergies and chronic fatigue.
With a string of titles to his name and a reputation as one of the nicest (and fastest!) men on the PRO 70.3 circuit, many will miss seeing Hotchkiss name on the startlist, as will your editor – who holds him in high regard as one of the athletes who inspired my passion for following the sport of iron-distance racing and the athletes racing as professionals.
The first Ironman 70.3 Auckland went ahead with a strong antipodean field attracted by the Asia-Pacific Championships, $75,000 and P-1500, and the Aussie/Kiwi field were joined by a strong British contingent including Paul Ambrose, Fraser Cartmell, Harry Springall, Liz Blatchford and late entrant Jon Hotchkiss. Roger Witz Barnes was a DNS.
With the lead flip-flopping in the mens, and the ladies race spread right out, we had a very exciting race that was broadcast live online by Ironman.
Brit PRO, Jon Hotchkiss is a late entrant to this weekends Ironman 70.3 Auckland race, which is choca-full of talent given its Championship status (Asia-Pacific title), big prize monies and P-1500 status.
Hotchkiss will be up against international talent as Cameron Brown, Bevan Docherty and Tim Van Berkel. His domestic rivals include Paul Ambrose, Fraer Cartmell (who I’m told has trained up well), Harry Springall and Roger Witz Barnes.
Hothckiss has great talent and will be looking to put behind last years gastro issues, which would prove to limit his 2012 season. If he manages those effectively, then he is another racer who has the potential to make an impact. Check out the preview here.
In a result only their mothers might have predicted, ITU athletes Ivan Rana and Danne Boterenbrood took the tape at the first ever running of Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote.
The race was choca-full of British and Irish talent at the sharp pro end, whilst in the age-group race there were more British athletes than Spanish – surely we would see podiums-a-plenty? It was a tough race, made tougher by the strong winds. Here’s a round-up.
A big British & Irish contingent head out to compete
There’s a new race in town on the Ironman 70.3 circuit this weekend and it looks set to be a belter. Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote looks to be building on the success of its bigger brother and become a classic race in its own right. All the ingredients are there – boiling heat, lashing winds and a bike course that demands that you’ll need to be out of your seat as your heart feels like it is bursting and your lungs try to suck in the hot air.
The race has attracted a top-tier pro start list and there is a strong British contingent out there racing. Here’s your Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote preview!
Yvette Grice carrying the British flag in Florida
The Ironman circuit rolls round to Florida next, with Panama City hosting and providing a flat and fast course for competitors. White sandy beaches and blue waters are the order of the day here but that’s not to say we won’t see some furious racing.
Representing British interests in the pro race are Yvette Grice and Alun Woodward. Here’s a preview of the weekends action.
The eagerly anticipated debut of Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote just got even more interesting in my eyes – both Stephen and Bella Bayliss have signed up to the pro race! The race, held on the 10th November, is shaping up to be an absolute classic as pro’s and age groupers flock to race in warm, European conditions on a similar circuit to its bigger Ironman brother.
One of the hottest line-ups have been revealed for this years edition of Ironman 70.3 UK, which promises to be the best race yet at Wimbleball.
In the men’s race we have every previous winner since the move to Wimbleball, a previous Ironman World Champion, the fastest Ironman Brit, up-and-coming stars and someone from ITU racing who is obviously at a loose end this Summer…
The ladies is no less special and the 1-2-3 from last year will be contesting the title again – but will face a further challenge from Corinne Abraham who will want to perform well on home soil.
What a race beckons! Without further ado, here is the line-up: