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

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