Friday, August 12, 2011

Timberman 70.3 Preview- Pro's Racing. Chrissie Wellington Looking to break 4 hours?

Chrissie Wellington ran her way to a 4:11 at last year's Timberman which was good enough for 10th place overall. It appears that she may have scared off some of the other women she raced against.

Of the 23 women professional triathletes that raced in the 2009 and 2010 events, it appears that only Wellington and second place finisher, Angela Naeth(4:24:59) will be racing again this year.

It's difficult to find out who's pro with the Timberman participant list as there is nothing differentiating the athletes.
However, including Wellington, Naeth and Amber Ferreira, I found only one other pro woman: Caitlin Snow.

So the four pro women currently listed(that I can find by cross-referencing all pros with participant list) are:

Chrissie Wellington

1st Place - 2011 Challenge-Roth
1st Place -2011 K-Swiss Ironman 70.3
1st Place - 2011 Spec-Savers Ironman South Africa
1st Place - 2010 Ford Ironman Arizona, Tempe
1st Place - 2010Timberman 70.3
1st Place - 2010 Challenge Roth, Germany

Cait Snow

1st Place- 2011 Hyannis Half Marathon(Danny tried racing with her for first few miles during his marathon

3rd Place- 2011 Puerto Rico 70.3
10th Place-2010 California 70.3 3rd Place- 2010 Ironman St. George
2nd Place- 2010 Rhode Island 70.3 2nd female 4:30:58 July 11th, 2010
2nd Place- 2010 Ironman Lake Placid
8th Place- 2010 Ironman World Championship
Angela Naeth

1st Place- 2011 70.3 Ironman Boulder
3rd Place- 2011Rev3 Quassy
1st Place- 2011 Leadman Epic 250

2nd Place- 2011 70.3 Ironman St. Croix
2nd Place- 2011 70.3 Ironman Texas
1st Place- 2011 Kemah Olympic Triathlon
5th Place- 2011 Abu Dhabi International Triathlon
Amber Ferreira

7th Place- 2011 Ironman St. George (after two broken spokes and a flat tire)
4th Place- 2011 Mooseman 70.3 5th Place- 2011 Providence 70.3
7th Place- 2011 Ironman Lake Placid(after ANOTHER broken spoke)
8th Place- 2010 Ironman Lake Placid
1st Place- 2010 Snowshoe Championships

This field should make for a SUPER FAST race. Chrissie and Cate have some of the fastest run times ever for Iron and half Ironman distances and Angela holds a few bike course records I believe. And, don't forget Amber. The sleeper at Timberman coming off an annoying mechanical at Lake Placid may turn a few heads if things go well for her. She may just have to forget to cry uncle and as the saying goes, "you've got yourself a game!"

Up Next: Timberman 70.3 in one week from Sunday for Amber. Munich, Germany for Danny.

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