Pro Women Lead The Charge at Ironman Western Australia Stef Hanson. Chief. November 17, 2016 News Flash, Race Previews In an Ironman Asia Pacific first, the professional women will wear the top bib numbers at Ironman Western Australia, with reigning champion, Sarah Piampiano fastening the number one to her waist. Images and text by Witsup American, Sarah Piampiano made the decision to travel to Busselton last year, and a decision she was obviously stoked with as she crossed the line for her first iron-distance win just two months after a career best performance in Kona with a seventh place. She will return to Busselton to defend her title wearing the number one bib. In the number two position is two time Ironman 70.3 World Champion, and 2016 Ironman European Champ, Mel Hauschildt, who will be looking for redemption after having to pull out of this year’s Ironman World Championship. And certainly no stranger to Western Australia, Mareen Hufe, returns to Busselton with three second places (2015, 2014, 2013) to her name, and wearing the number three bib. Stay tuned for a more in-depth look at the women’s field closer to race day. Look out for activities supporting women in triathlon over the Sunsmart Ironman Western Australia event weekend, including but not exclusive to, our Witsup breakfast, supported by Women For Tri and Ironman, a women’s swim, ride and run, and the ‘Light Up the Night’ activation. 1 Sarah Piampiano 2 Melissa Hauschildt 3 Mareen Hufe 4 Asa Lundstrom 5 Lisa Roberts 6 Laura Siddall 7 Rahel Bellinga 8 Kym Coogan 9 Elisabeth Gruber 10 Tracy Morrison 11 Vanessa Murray 12 Lauren Parker 14 Emi Sakai 15 Alise Selsmark 16 Georgia Stott Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName Email Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.