McMahon, Kessler Highlight 70.3 Boise Start List

  • By Liz Hichens
  • Published Jun 3, 2014
  • Updated Jun 4, 2014 at 1:04 PM UTC
Ironman 70.3 Boise. Photo: Tom Robertson

This start list for this Saturday’s Ironman 70.3 Boise reads similarly to last weekend’s Ironman 70.3 Hawaii start list. Honu winner Brent McMahon (CAN) will  be racing in Boise and he’ll once again face tough competition from three-time Ironman world champion Craig Alexander (AUS) and two-time Ironman winner Luke Bell (AUS). Alexander will be looking for a bit of redemption after he was disqualified from the Ironman 70.3 Hawaii race for wearing a sleeved tri kit in the non-wetsuit swim. Other men to watch for include Ben Hoffman (USA), Jeff Symonds (CAN), Josh Amberger (AUS) and Trevor Wurtele (CAN).

In the women’s race Liz Lyles (USA) returns as the defending champion, but the favorite will be two-time Ironman 70.3 U.S. champion Meredith Kessler (USA). Melanie McQuaid will be competing one week after finishing third in Hawaii.

The Ironman 70.3 Boise race is known for its late start—the pros kick things off at noon—and the wacky weather. Right now temperatures are expected to reach the mid 80s.

*Editor’s Note 6/4: Craig Alexander has announced he will not be making the start in Boise.*

See the complete start list below.

Men’s Pro Start List
1 Craig Alexander AUS
2 Ben Hoffman USA
3 Brent McMahon CAN
4 Luke Bell AUS
5 Jeff Symonds CAN
6 Maik Tweksiek DEU
7 Trevor Wurtele CAN
8 Josh Amberger AUS
9 Kevin Everett USA
10 Justin Birks CAN
11 Chris Boudreaux USA
13 Nathan Dressel USA
14 Andrew Drobeck USA
15 Derek Garcia USA
16 Christian Kemp AUS
18 Guy Crawford NZL
19 Dantley Young USA

Women’s Pro Start List
25 Liz Lyles USA
26 Meredith Kessler USA
28 Melanie McQuaid CAN
29 Jenny Fletcher CAN
30 Erin Green USA
31 Trish Deim USA
32 Olesya Prystayko UKR
33 Kara Lapoint USA
34 Janelle Morrison CAN
35 Jenni Plane USA
36 Sue Huse CAN
37 Kate Bevilaqua AUS
38 Mackenzie Madison USA
39 Kelsey Withrow USA

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Liz Hichens

Liz Hichens

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

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