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Ironman 70.3 Brazil
For the third successive week the Ironman circuit will include a regional championship, this time for 70.3 at Ironman 70.3 Brazil. Last year it was Tim Don opening his season in style by winning the men’s, and Mirinda Carfrae taking out the women. Don will return and attempt to defend his title, while the women’s top seed goes to last year’s runner up Carolina Furriela.
The men’s clash sees the return of last year’s podium, with Tim O’Donnell and Igor Amorelli also travelling to the heart of Brasilia to topple Don, but this time around they have some extra chasers to fight off. O’Donnell and Amorelli will work together on the bike to gain a lead on Don, but with the likes of Jeremy Jurkiewicz, Michael Weiss, Richie Cunningham and Tyler Butterfield also with them, the race becomes wide open. There’s some incredible running talent in the field, so if this group of men enter T2 close together, wait for the fireworks to erupt.