Long Course races this weekend Stef Hanson. Chief. July 13, 2012 Race Previews Start Lists for this weekend’s Long Course racing – Ironman Switzerland, Ironman 70.3 Racine, Ironman 70.3 Vineman and Ironman 70.3 Lake Stevens. Of interest; At Ironman Switzerland, Nikki Butterfield is back having another crack at an Ironman, after two flats forced her to withdraw from last weekend’s Ironman Frankfurt. Erika Csomor is racing again, this time at Ironman Switzerland. She is on many start lines, a serial racer. Ironman 70.3 Vineman will be a doozy. Leanda Cave suffered from a back injury after her win at Alcatraz, forcing her to pull out of other 70.3s. She’s back this weekend, and pumped to be lining up. Bek Keat had to withdraw from Ironman Cairns at the start of June, and had a hit out last weekend, and is back to have another at Vineman. The list is impressive at Vineman. Meredith Kessler, Heather Jackson, Jo Lawn etc are nailing this distance. Mirinda Carfrae is heading to Ironman 70.3 Lake Stevens and is a stand out favourite. And Ironman 70.3 Racine has the likes of Dede Griesbauer taking on a small professional field, including two Aussies, Rachel Paxton and Christie Sym. Sym was last seen handing her bike over to Heather Wurtele at Ironman Couer d’Alene in a glant effort of sportsmanship. NB. These were taken from the websites of each race. Apologies if they have not been updated. Ironman Switzerland Anne Basso FRA Bella Bayliss GBR Simone Brändli SUI Nikki Butterfield AUS Erika Csomor HUN Conny Dauben GER Christine Hemphill AUS Stephanie Jones USA Kelly-Lynn Marcotte CAN Katja Rabe GER Regula Rohrbach SUI Carla Stampfli ITA Amanda Stevens USA Barbara Tesar AUT Ironman 70.3 Vineman Melissa Rollison Meredith Kessler Rachel Challis Joanna Lawn Heather Jackson Amy Marsh Rebekah Keat Julia Grant Jessica Smith Valentina Carvallo Jennifer Tetrick Mariana Andrade Natasha van der Merwe Trish Deim Terra Castro Karen Thibodeau Tatiana Vertiz Leanda Cave Ironman 70.3 Racine Kristin Andrews Jackie Arendt Morgan Chaffin Dede Griesbauer Jessica Jacobs Missy Kuck Rachael Paxton Ariane Silveira Christie Sym Ironman 70.3 Lake Stevens Mirinda Carfrae Christine Anderson Uli Bromme Gillian Clayton Mackenzie Madison Melanie Mcquaid Janelle Morrison Stephanie Ossenbrink Beth Walsh Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName Email Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.