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World Champs Return To Ironman 70.3 Singapore

  • By Liz Hichens
  • Published Mar 19, 2010
  • Updated Apr 15, 2010 at 2:09 PM UTC
Craig Alexander won his first race of the year at Ironman 70.3 Geelong on Feb. 7. Photo: Delly Carr

Both Australia’s Craig Alexander and Great Britain’s Jodie Swallow will return to Singapore to defend their 2009 titles on Sunday, March 21. Victories at last year’s Ironman 70.3 Singapore propelled both Alexander and Swallow to world championships. Alexander won his second-straight Ironman World Championship, while Swallow was victorious at the ITU Long Distance World Championships.

Last year Alexander faced off against fellow Australian Chris McCormack at this race. This year his competition does not look to be as tough. Alexander will be pushed on the bike by a couple of strong cyclists, but once bike turns to run Alexander should easily take the victory. Swallow will be forced to face rising 70.3-star Caroline Steffen of Switzerland.

See the complete pro start list below:

Men

Craig Alexander won his first race of the year at Ironman 70.3 Geelong on Feb. 7. Photo: Delly Carr

Craig Alexander (AUS)
Stephen Bayliss (GBR)
Jan Rehula (CZE)
Christopher Legh (AUS)
James Cunnama (RSA)
Bryan Rhodes (NZL)
Alessandro Degasperi (ITA)
Paul Matthews (AUS)
Kent Horner (RSA)
Aaron Farlow (AUS)
Domenico Passuello (ITA)
Balazs Csoke (SUI)
Fredrik Croneborg (SWE)
Jan Matejovsky (CZE)
Daiki Masuda (JAP)

Women
Jodie Swallow (GBR)
Caroline Steffen (AUS)
Claire Horner (RSA)
Kelly Jarrett (AUS)
Melissa Vandewater (AUS)
Elly Franks (AUS)
Yasuko Miyazaki (JAP)
Anna Cleaver (AUS)
Rebecca Preston (AUS)
Margaret Shapiro (USA)
Erin O’Hara (NZL)

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Liz Hichens

Liz Hichens

Liz Hichens is the Web Producer of Triathlete.com. She is an Ironman and marathon finisher and fan of all endurance sports.

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