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ITU San Diego Start List Announced

| Pro Triathlon | Race Previews | 29/03/2013 07:14am
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Top athletes heading to San Diego for the ITU WTS on 19-20 April.

ITU WTS San Diego Larry Rosa-ITU

The ITU WTS will return to the birthplace of triathlon on April 19-20

Four of the six medalists from last summer’s Olympic Games — including the entire men’s podium — highlight the start list for next month’s Omegawave World Triathlon San Diego, slated for April 18-20, in Mission Beach, Calif.

London 2012 men’s gold medalist Alistair Brownlee of Great Britain, silver medalist Javier Gomez of Spain and bronze-medal winner Jonathan Brownlee of Great Britain are all currently on the Omegawave World Triathlon San Diego start list, which was released earlier this week. Australian bronze medalist Erin Densham headlines the women’s competitors.

In all, 53 (29 men, 24 women) of the 110 athletes who competed at the 2012 London Olympic Games — including American stars Sarah Groff (Hanover, N.H.), Gwen Jorgensen (St. Paul, Minn.) and Hunter Kemper (Colorado Springs, Colo.) — are currently slated to toe the starting line in San Diego.

The women’s race is set for 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, followed by the men at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 20. Great Britain’s Jonathan Brownlee is the defending men’s champion, while Densham is the top returning women’s finisher on the start list after placing second in San Diego a year ago.

The winners of the Omegawave World Triathlon San Diego will claim a $20,000 prize purse, and the event’s top 20 men and top 20 women will earn prize money.

Groff, who was fourth at the London Olympic Games, and Jorgensen, will be joined in the field by fellow Americans Anna Battiata (San Diego, Calif.), Moka Best (Salt Lake City, Utah), Brianna Blanchard (Boston, Mass.), Kaitlin Donner (Gainesville, Fla.), Beijing Olympian Julie Ertel (Irvine, Calif.) and Katie Hursey (Hampstead, Md.).

Joining the four-time Olympian Kemper, who was fifth in San Diego a year ago, in the men’s race will be U.S. athletes Matt Chrabot (Virginia Beach, Va.), William Huffman (Colleyville, Texas), Joe Maloy (Wildwood Crest, N.J.), Jarrod Shoemaker (Clermont, Fla.) and Tommy Zaferes (Santa Cruz, Calif.).

 

Men’s Starters:

Uxio Abuin Ares ESP
Fernando Alarza ESP
Adam Bowden GBR
Alistair Brownlee GBR
Jonathan Brownlee GBR
Alexander Bryukhankov RUS
Andrey Bryukhankov RUS
Gregor Buchholz GER
Fabio Carvalho BRA
Leonardo Chacon CRC
Matt Chrabot USA
Reinaldo Colucci BRA
John Dahlz USA
Simon De Cuyper BEL
Clark Ellice NZL
Jan Frodeno GER
Jesus Gomar ESP
Javier Gomez ESP
Crisanto Grajales MEX
William Huffman USA
Marek Jaskolka POL
Kyle Jones CAN
Steffen Justus GER
Hunter Kemper USA
Peter Kerr AUS
Sylwester Kuster POL
Franz Loeschke GER
Joe Maloy USA
Bruno Matheus BRA
Andrew Mccartney CAN
Bryce Mcmaster NZL
David Mcnamee GBR
Mario Mola ESP
Tony Moulai FRA
Richard Murray RSA
Bruno Pais POR
Joao Pereira POR
Jose Miguel Perez ESP
Dmitry Polyanskiy RUS
Igor Polyanskiy RUS
Carlos Javier Quinchara Forero COL
Ivan Rana ESP
Sebastian Rank GER
Aurelien Raphael FRA
Sven Riederer SUI
Aaron Royle AUS
Andrea Salvisberg SUI
Henri Schoeman RSA
Matthew Sharpe CAN
Benjamin Shaw ITU
Jarrod Shoemaker USA
Joao Silva POR
Ryan Sissons NZL
Premysl Svarc CZE
Martin Van Barneveld NZL
Richard Varga SVK
Denis Vasiliev RUS
Ivan Vasiliev RUS
Laurent Vidal FRA
Andrew Yorke CAN
Tommy Zaferes USA

 

Women’s Starters:

Felicity Abram AUS
Anna Battiata USA
Brianna Blanchard USA
Danne Boterenbrood NED
Joanna Brown CAN
Maria Czesnik POL
Erin Densham AUS
Anja Dittmer GER
Kaitlin Donner USA
Julie Ertel USA
Paula Findlay CAN
Vendula Frintova CZE
Ashleigh Gentle AUS
Sarah Groff USA
Lauren Groves CAN
Jessica Harrison FRA
Anne Haug GER
Melanie Hauss SUI
Katie Hewison GBR
Andrea Hewitt NZL
Katie Hursey USA
Juri Ide JPN
Marta Jimenez ESP
Gwen Jorgensen USA
Rachel Klamer NED
Anja Knapp GER
Manon Letourneau CAN
Annamaria Mazzetti ITA
Emma Moffatt AUS
Pamela Oliveira BRA
Ellen Pennock CAN
Lisa Perterer AUT
Aileen Reid IRL
Barbara Riveros Diaz CHI
Kate Roberts RSA
Carolina Routier ESP
Gillian Sanders RSA
Madi Serpico CAN
Non Stanford GBR
Jodie Stimpson GBR
Yuko Takahashi JPN
Ai Ueda JPN
Katrien Verstuyft BEL
Radka Vodickova CZE
Yuliya Yelistratova UKR


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