Ironman 70.3 Florida Preview Stef Hanson. Chief. May 19, 2012 Race Previews A new course this year at Ironman 70.3 Florida will include a one lap swim in Lake Eva, more than likely with no wetsuits; a relatively flat bike with some rollers on an out and back course; and finishing off with a three lap run course. We’d expect that USA’s Amanda Stevens will be first out of the water, and chasing her will be last year’s runner-up, Nina Kraft, who will also be up there in the swim, and third place last year, Heather Leiggi who has a strong bike leg – both are returning for a shot at the crown. Amongst this mix this year will be Jessica Jacobs. Jacobs ran her fastest marathon (2:53) at last year’s Ironman Florida, breaking the course record, and joining the Sub-Nine club (8:55:10). She came fifth at the stacked field at Ironman Melbourne, and prior to that fourth at the Ironman New Zealand 70.3 (due to weather conditions the Ironman was reformatted to a 70.3). Pro athletes start list Nina Kraft, GER Ashley Clifford, USA Mandy McLane, USA Heather Leiggi, USA Amber Ferreira, USA Erica Urquiola, USA Fiorella Dcroz, COL Angela Axmann, USA Missy Kuck, USA Terra Castro, USA Natasha Yaremczuk, CAN Paolina Allan, CAN Jessica Jacobs, USA Amanda Stevens, USA Melody Ramirez, MEX Jennifer Tetrick, USA Tamara Kozulina, UKR Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName Email Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.