Like every year, the Ironman® World Championships in Kona is the showdown for most pro and amateur triathletes.
Over 2,000 athletes will tackle the 226k distance next Saturday.
At 6:35am the male pros will start the race, followed by the female pros only five minutes later. The pack of age group athletes will follow at 7:05 (men) and 7:20 (women).
Castelli has phenomenal athletes at the start this year.
Here’s the pro line-up:
Frederik Van Lierde (Belgium) · 2013 Ironman World Champion | 2017 Ironman France winner
Timothy O’Donnell (USA) · 2017 Ironman Boulder winner
Carrie Lester (Australia) · 2017 Ironman France winner
Markus Fachbach (Germany) · 2017: 3rd Ironman Hamburg
Corinne Abraham (UK) · 2017: 2nd Ironman Lanzarote, Ironman Austria, Ironman Copenhagen
Matt Russell (USA) · 2016: 2nd Ironman Mexico
Marc Dülsen (Germany) · 2016 Ironman Wales winner
Not pictured: Kirill Kotsegarov (Estonia)
Images: Oliver Dom, Ingo Kutsche, Michael Rauschendorfer