Liz Blatchford (GBR)
Men: This is an outsider and definitely a dark horse but Tim Don for the men’s race. I know what Tim is capable of and don’t think we have seen anywhere near what he is capable of yet over the 70.3 distance. I know his training has been really good and he has prepared meticulously specifically for this race.
Women: You can’t go past Mel Hauschildt in the women’s race. She has been nearly unbeaten this year and is in amazing form. She has raced Vegas twice before so knows the course and what conditions to expect. She races with such tenacity, I see her either winning or blowing herself to bits trying!