Mittwoch, 8. Oktober 2014

2014 IRONMAN Hawaii Triathlon World Championship - the winners listandeditor's hot picks

The Big Island of Hawaii, the largest island of this isolated island chain is facing the hottest september for likely 2 decades. If these conditions will still apperar on race day october 11th, the race strategy and chances of a few (very heavy or heat vulnerable) athletes may be impacted more than the usually hot-or-not, windy-or-calm, sunny-or-cloudy discussions leading up to the triathlon race of the races.
Ironman Hawaii will take place again on October 11th at South-West Coast of Big Island of Hawaii.

What is unique in this year's prediction? We've got two Kona rookies at the very top of the list. Both strong athletes with background in Olympic triathlon and more or less some pedigree and results. Another notable change is an all European podium. Reason is the depth of talent and quality of young athlete developing systems in European federations.

3athlon established as first triathlon media already in 1999 just a list of raw podium or top 10 predictions. We all know, the actual race outcome may vary significantly. Blame us, for dropping or hyping some athletes without proper public reasoning. That's the way it works for us. It's all for the fun and excitement for the pinnacle event of the sports beside the Olympics. The 2014 Ironman hawaii has all ingredients to be an epic battle in both pro races...

2014 Ironman Hawaii Women's Top 20 predictions
  1. Daniela Ryf
  2. Leanda Cave
  3. Caroline Steffen
  4. Mirinda Carfrae
  5. Rachel Joyce
  6. Liz Blatchford
  7. Corinne Abraham
  8. Mary Beth Ellis
  9. Jodie Swallow
  10. Sofie Goos
  11. Caitlin Snow
  12. Yvonne Van Vlerken
  13. Linsey Corbin
  14. Michele Vesterby
  15. Meredith Kessler
  16. Natascha Badmann
  17. Amanda Stevens
  18. Kristin Möller
  19. Gina Crawford
  20. Simone Braendli
  21. "Dark horses" to watch: Julia Gajer

2014 Ironman Hawaii Men's Top 20 predictions
  1. Jan Frodeno
  2. Sebastian Kienle
  3. Frederik van Lierde
  4. Luke McKenzie
  5. Bevan Docherty
  6. Timothy O'Donnell
  7. Iván Raña
  8. James Cunnama
  9. Andreas Raelert
  10. Eneko Llanos
  11. Bart Aernouts
  12. Andrew Starykowicz
  13. Nils Frommhold
  14. Marino Vanhoenacker
  15. Terenzo Bozzone
  16. Faris Al-Sultan
  17. Craig Alexander
  18. Pete Jacobs
  19. Paul Matthews
  20. Victor Del Corral
  21. "Dark horses" to watch: Christian Kramer, Maik Twelsiek.