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On top of this Sunday’s big event is the Ochsner Ironman 70.3 New Orleans races. It is expected to offer the best triathletes featuring top competitors including the winners of the 2007 and 2008 Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3 races, Andy Potts and Terrenzo Bozzone together with former Ford Ironman World Champion Chris McCormack.

In the men’s field, Dirk Bocket of Luxembourg, last year’s seventh placer in Kona and Paul Amey of Great Britain, along with four time world champion Bryan Rhodes of New Zealand will be vying for victory as well.

In the women’s category, the racing field will be graced by Yvonne Van Vlerken of Netherlands. She has got a number of wins in her bag which include the titles in Austria and Antwerp coupled with a runner up place at the 2008 Ford Ironman World Championship. Van Vlerken faces tougher opponents this weekend because of the Americans Lindsey Corbin and Dede Griesbauer who promise a tougher race for the cup.

Corbin placed fifth in the 2008 Ford Ironman World Championship as the first American ever to win in the race and took the second place at the Ford Ironman Arizona in November last year. Griesbauer has an impressive record of being a two time winner Ironman champion in Brazil and in the United Kingdom.

Below are the contenders for the Ochsner Ironman 70.3:


1 CHRIS MCCORMACK AUS
2 TERENZO BOZZONE NZL
3 ANDY POTTS USA
5 CRAIG TWIGG GBR
6 BEN HOFFMAN USA
7 CHRIS BOUDREAUX USA
8 ANDREW HODGES USA
9 BALACZS CSOKE SUI
10 KYLE PAWLACZYK USA
11 CHRISTIAN RITTER GER
12 GRAHAM O’GRADY NZL
13 ALEX MCDONALD USA
14 JEFFREY CUTRER USA
15 BRYAN RHODES NZL
16 FREDERICK VAN LIERDE BEL
17 JIM LUBINSKI USA
18 DIRK BOCKEL LUX
19 DAVID CASTRO IGLESIAS ESP
20 PHILIPPE KOZUB USA
21 SWEN SUNDBERG GER
22 PAUL AMEY GBR
23 JONAS COLTING SWE
24 BRANDON MARSH USA
31 YVONNE VAN VLERKEN NED
32 LINSEY CORBIN USA
33 AMY MARSH USA
34 JOLENE WILKINSON USA
35 SAMANTHA WARRINER NZL
36 HEATHER JACKSON USA
37 ANNE BASSO FRA
38 MEREDITH KESSLER USA
39 LAUREN HARRISON USA
40 JACQUI GORDON USA
41 DEDE GRIESBAUER USA
42 DEANNA NEWMAN USA
43 CAROLINE SMITH USA

Via IronMan.com