The IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship will be hosted for the second time in St. George, the home of IRONMAN St. George and IRONMAN 70.3 St. George, as well as the host of the 2021 IRONMAN World Championship.
The 2022 Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, sponsored by Utah Sports Commission, will pit top professional and age-group triathletes from around the world against each other in the shadows of the spectacular red rock canyons of St. George, Utah. The problematic route with stunning vistas of American Southwest terrain is an athlete favorite that draws the best in the sport and electrifying spectator support.
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The men’s pro race at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in St. George is packed with exciting plot twists. Can Gustav Iden of Norway defend his Ironman 70.3 World Championship barely three weeks after winning the Ironman World Championships in Kona? Will his countryman Kristian Blummenfelt be able to defeat him? What about American Sam Long, whose goal this year is to finish oWe’s the first step of the podium at this race? We’re only getting started because nearly every name on the pro start list has the potential to be a critical impact on the race. Please look at our top candidates for the 70.3 titles in St. George, then keep reading to dweller who else is on the podium. Tomorrow, we’men’sve a play-by-play prediction of how the men’s race might play out – stay tuned to our 70.3 World Championships hub for all the latest news and analysis from St. George.
Are you ready to tune in and get pumped? Here’s all you need to know about how to watch Ironman 70.3 World Championship (and who to watch it with).
2022 IWOMEN’S70.3 World Championship Date and Kick-off Time:
- DATES: OCTOBER 28MENOCTOBER 29STANCE: 70.3 MILES (1.2MI. SWIM, 56MI. BIKE, 13.1MI. RUN)
- COMPETITORS: 6,000+
- LOCATION: ST. GEORGE, UTAH
- WOMEN’S PRO RACE: FRIDAY, OCT OCTOBER 287:30 a.m. MT/6:30 A.M. PT/9:30 a.m. ET
- MEN’S PRO RACE: SATURDAY, OCT OCTOBER 297:30 a.m. MT/6:30 A.M. PT/9:30 a.m. ET
How to watch live 2022 Ironman 70.3 World Championships:
Outside Watch will exclusively broadcast the two-day Ironman 70.3 World Championship free webcast. The Ironman commentary crew will begin live coverage of the women’s pro race at 9:00 a.m. ET (7:00 a.m. MT local time) on Friday, October 28he men’s pro race will be broadcast live the next day, Saturday, October 29eginning, at 9:00 a.m. ET (7:00 a.m. MT local time).
Broadcast Live Stream: Ironman 70.3 World Championship 2022 (try it free)
We’ll also be broadcasting updates on Triathlete’s social media accounts, but not the complete live stream:
If you miss both races, don’t worry; the replays will be available on demand for Outside+ members. (Not a member of Outside+? For $2.49 per month, you can get on-demand access to this event, and an entire playlist of Ironman, Super League, and PTO races to keep you motivated during your trainer rides and treadmill runs this winter.)
The Ironman 70.3 World Championship race route:
Many athletes are familiar with the hilly and hot course due to the popularity of the St. George Ironman 70.3 World Championship and full-Ironman events on the circuit (one of the toughest out there).
Athletes usually begin with a 1.2-mile swim in Sand Hollow Reservoir before returning west to St. George for a one-loop 56-mile bike famed for its climb up Snow Canyon and quick descent back into town. (We measured roughly 4,000 feet of elevation gain across the route.) The significant difference for the world championship is that the 13.1-mile run route will be divided into two circuits. It begins by taking athletes off the beaten path and up the brutal rise they had previously biked down. After crossing Diagonal and Bluff Streets, athletes will take a three-mile lap around the Dixie Red Hills Golf Course before returning to Bluff and Diagonal. Athletes begin their second lap after running through downtown St. George (which will be crowded with screaming fans). The run course has a total elevation gain of roughly 700 feet.
Heat should not be a concern on the run, as it usually (and infamously) is with this race, with a high of 65 degrees F on Saturday and 69 degrees F on Saturday; nevertheless, frigid temperatures in the morning (41 and 43 degrees F, respectively) may make for a very chilly swim.
Who to Watch Ironman 70.3 World Championship:
The pro start list features defending Ironman 70.3 World Champions Gustav Iden (NOR) and Lucy Charles-Barclay (GBR), but protecting their title will be challenging, as challengers include Americans Taylor Knibb and Sam Long; 2021 Ironman World Champion and Olympic gold medalist Kristian Blummenfelt (NOR); and fellow Olympic gold medalist Flora Duffy (BER). All will compete for the USD 350,000 first-place prize and the title of World Champion.
Check out the complete start lists here, and stay tuned for our expert analysis of the men’s and women’s pro race prospects – much more will be posted in the coming days in our 2022 Ironman 70.3 World Championship Hub.
Ironman 70.3 World Championship Prize money
The 2022 Ironman 70.3 World Championships will draw over 115 professional triathletes and over 6,000 age groupers to St. George, Utah, on October 28 and 29. The pro start list features defending Ironman 70.3 World Champions Gustav Iden (NOR) and Lucy Charles-Barclay (GBR), but protecting their title will be challenging, as challengers include Americans Taylor Knibb and Sam Long; 2021 Ironman World Champion and Olympic gold medalist Kristian Blummenfelt (NOR); and fellow Olympic gold medalist Flora Duffy (BER). All will compete for the USD 350,000 first-place prize and the title of World Champion.
Women’s Pro Start List at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships:
Friday, October 28, race day.
The women’s field will take center stage in the two-day format. Lucy Charles-Barclay (GBR), the defending Ironman 70.3 World Champion, hopes to reclaim her title after an excellent performance in Kona only three weeks ago. She’ll compete with a who’s who of modern triathlon, including Olympians Taylor Knibb (USA) and Flora Duffy (BMU). Emma Pallant-Browne (GBR), Paula Findlay (CAN), Holly Lawrence (GBR), and others will compete on a worldwide scale. With so many swim, bike, and run experts, the event is bound to have many lead changes and an exciting finale.
Return next week for a comprehensive examination of the competitors, who to keep an eye on, and even an expert forecast on how the race might unfold.
|36||Natia Van Heerden||ZAF|
|55||Eloise Du Luarte||FRA|
|56||Pamela-Ann Bachelder St Pierre||CAN|
Men’s Pro Start List for the Ironman 70.3 World Championships:
Saturday, October 29 race day.
The men take the stage on the second day of racing, with Norwegians Gustav Iden and Kristian Blummenfelt as the heavy favorites. Iden, of course, is hoping not only to retain his title but also to join the elite group of triathletes who have won both the Ironman and Ironman 70.3 World Championship. Blummenfelt, who won the 2021 Ironman 70.3 World Championship in St. George, will be well-versed in the course, but how will his hard-fought third place in Kona effect his energy at 70.3 Worlds? He’ll face a strong field of new competitors, including American Sam Long, who skipped Kona this year to focus solely on this race. He’ll be joined by Ben Kanute (USA), Miki Taaghold (DNK), Jackson Laundry (CAN), and Eric Lagerstrom (USA), all of whom are serious candidates who did not compete in Kona this year and will be vying for their first 70.3 world title.
Return next week for a complete list of the competitors, who to keep an eye on, and even an expert prediction on how the race might unfold.
|15||Rudy Von Berg||USA|
|29||Thor Bendix Madsen||DNK|
|47||Jordi Montraveta Moya||ESP|
|58||Tomas Andres Rodriguez Hernandez||MEX|
|64||Christophe de Keyser||BEL|