Ironman Couer d’Alene Preview Stef Hanson. Chief. June 21, 2012 Race Previews UPDATED – We have found a list, but please excuse us if the names haven’t been updated lately… Kate Bevilaqua fills us in on who she knows she will be racing against this Sunday… Just arrived in CDA and can’t wait! Definitely looking forward to it. Although not the freezing cold water temperatures! The rest will be great though. I do know that Meredith Kessler is racing, she has had an awesome start to the season, winning St George Ironman, New Zealand (70.3) and recently Eagleman 70.3 Heather Wurtele is racing, top 10 in Kona last year, just lost to Rinny by 15 seconds a few weeks ago in a Rev 3 Half, and looking to solidify her slot to Kona this year. Sara Gross, from Canada, recently raced Brazil and came 4th, but punctured on the ride, and had to put up with a slow leak the remainder of the ride. Gross is still after an Ironman win, and despite the issues at Brazil, said she was in the best shape of her life leading into the race. Just to name a few… PRO START LIST: 30 Heather Wurtele 31 Meredith Kessler 32 Haley Cooper-Scott 33 Christie Sym 34 Jackie Arendt 35 Sara Gross 36 Beth Shutt 37 Amanda McKenzie 38 Trish Deim 39 Stephanie Ossenbrink 40 Kathleen Calkins 41 Kate Bevilaqua 42 Whitney Garcia 43 Rachel Kiers 44 Heather Gollnick Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName Email Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.