Saturday, May 18

IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside Predictions: The TRI247 group make their podium choices

In the everlasting mission for workplace bragging rights and complimentary Facebook remarks about how fantastic our triathlon understanding is, the TRI247 group have actually made their choices for IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside 2024.

Triathlon wizard John Levison, content lover Jenny Lucas-Hill, plus the young and good-looking Tomos Land (that’s me) have all put our credibilities on the line to bring you these forecasts.

Whether you concur or disagree, believe Lionel Sanders is cleaned up or the very best thing because pink lycra, let us understand your ideas too as we get ready for another fantastic face-off at IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside.

Pro Women Predictions and Podium Picks

Jenny Lucas-Hill Podium:

  1. Taylor Knibb
  2. Paula Findlay
  3. Fenella Langridge

All eyes will appropriately be on Taylor Knibb. If it were any other professional athlete, you ‘d be questioning her kind over the middle range. As a two-time IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion, can you ever count her out?

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Contending for the podium, Paula Findlay leaves from Miami T100 with a strong season opener under her belt which has actually got to have actually enhanced her self-confidence about her early season kind.

I ‘d typically have actually been expecting an impressive run fight in between Tamara Jewett and Emma Pallant-Browne. You do have to question how their Miami DNFs will affect their races, plus the current bike crash EPB suffered. Entering into Oceanside prepared to go complete gas may be an action too far this weekend.

Rather, I believe Fenella Langridge might be one to view here for the last area on the podium. She had that super-strong surface to the 2023 season with her win at IRONMAN Western Australia, and she’s somebody who’s putting complete concentrate on the IRONMAN Pro Series. She is not one to pass over.

John Levison Podium:

  1. Taylor Knibb
  2. Paula Findlay
  3. Tamara Jewett

Taylor Knibb is likewise my choice for the leading area. The winner 2 years back, she has actually absolutely controlled the last 2 70.3 World Champs– it’s the apparent choice, however so early in the season, there is likewise no factor not to make it.

I’ll opt for Paula Findlay– winner in 2021– to race regularly highly to take silver, with the last podium area potentially being a face-off in between 2 of the greatest runners in the sport, Tamara Jewett and Emma Pallant-Browne.

Both will wish to recover from DNF frustration in Miami at the very first race of the T100 Triathlon World Tour last month. In a rather in proportion choice, I’ll take Jewett to win that fight, leaving the last podium filled by the last 3 winners of the occasion.

Tomos Land Podium:

  1. Emma Pallant-Browne
  2. Taylor Knibb
  3. Grace Thek

Sorry to ruin the Knibb celebration,

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