Will Craig Alexander defend his Vegas title and pull off another double-championship year? All bets are off this Sunday, Sept. 9—race day of the 2012 Ironman 70.3 World Championship. (Read the women’s preview.) Go to Triathlete.com/Vegas2012 for complete coverage of the race.
Craig Alexander (AUS), 39
Is it possible to peak for both the 70.3 and Ironman world championships? Alexander answered that question last year by dominating in Vegas and Kona. He’ll attempt to do the same this year—and there’s no reason to believe he can’t do it again. We’ve only seen him race a few times in 2012, but in those appearances he was untouchable.