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Previous female Ironman Hawaii

The big favorite for the victory is the Swiss Daniela Ryf, Ironman World Champion in 2015-2016

This next Saturday 14 in October will be held a new edition of the Ironman World Championship in Kona (Hawaii) where 58 triathletes in men's category and 40 in women will fight to put their name next to the great sportsmen of this sport. Jan Frodeno y Daniela Ryf they are the big favorites, and they will try to revalidate their victory for the third consecutive year

Yesterday we told you about the favorites in the men's event, today is the time to talk about the women's event where this year we will only have the presence of Gurutze Frades participating for the second time, after having been 33ª last year in a race where she suffered stomach problems.

The big favorite for the victory is the Swiss Daniela Ryf, Ironman World Champion in 2015-2016  and with victories this year in the  Ironman South Africa going down from the 9 hours, Challenge Roth and recently in the Ironman 70.3 World Championship .

Some of the triathletes that will have to follow closely in the test will be the following ones;

Heather Jackson (USA), third last year in Kona, this year has broken the record in Ironman Lake Placid, has been second in Ironman Boulder and won the Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga, Heather is one of the great rivals of Daniela.

Sarah Crowley (Australia), winner of the ITU World Cup LD this year, comes with a trifecta of victories since we have to add those obtained in the Ironman of Frankfurt and of Caims. What makes it one of the favorites to fight for the highest.

The 24-year-old Skechers triathlete, Lucy Charles (UK) has won this year the Challenge Lisbon , The Championship Challenge and Ironman Lanzarote , with cycling record included, besides being second in the Ironman Europe Championship in Frankfurt and in the Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote . She is a very strong triathlete in the water and on the bike although her weakest point is the race on foot, although she has already shown that in Lanzarote's Ironman she adapts well to the conditions of humidity and heat.

Kaisa Sali (Finland), he was fifth last year in Kona, and this year he has achieved a second place in the Ironman of South Africa, coming down from the 9 sub hours 3 in the marathon, he has also been fourth in the LD World ITU Championship

Sarah Piampiano (USA), seventh in 2015 and 2016 in Kona, this year has been second in the Ironman of Cairns and first in the 70.3 of Quing. His weak point is swimming which marks the rest of his career.

Michelle Vesterby (Denmark) was sixth last year in Kona and the year has won the Ironman Cozumel and third in Austria.

Rachel Joyce (UK), reappears this year after being a mother last year, Rachel has been podium in 3 occasions in Kona (2 2015, 3 2014, 2 2013), she comes without expectations and wanting to make the best race possible.

As for the Spanish only Gurutze frades has been classified and comes from making a great year 2017 with a second place in the Ironman 70.3 Augusta last September, in addition to having achieved an 4º position in the Ironman Brazil, which meant its classification for Kona, a fifth in the  Ironman South Africa and a sixth place in the 70.3 Pays d'Aix .

How to follow the Hawaii Ironman live?

Timetable (Spain)

  • Date: 14 / 10 / 2017
  • Departure: 18:35 PM
  • Arrival: 3: 35 Am (15 / 10 / 2017)

She is outside the United States You can follow the test live on Redbull TV  www.redbull.tv/ironman  or the official page of www.ironman.com . In addition, Redbull offers APP to be able to see it through mobile, Tablet or Smart TV.

She is in United States, You can follow the test through TV on NBC, NBCSN or via Streaming on NBCSports.com and on the NBC Sports app 

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Photos: triathlonsa.co.za

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