IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder 2022: Start time, live stream and preview – Elite News
Long-course racing returns to the multi-sport mecca of Boulder, Colorado this weekend as the 20th annual IRONMAN 70.3 Block will begin on Saturday August 6th.
There is a star-studded contingent of professional athletes in the flatiron foothills who will be vying for the qualifying spots for the 2022 Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships in St. George, Utah.
And a quick note that IRONMAN just announced that 70.3 Boulder will be moving the schedule to 2023, moving to Saturday June 10th.
Start time and how to watch live
The race takes place on Saturday, August 6, 2022, from Boulder Reservoir at 0705 (MDT) on Saturday morning, with the men’s and women’s pro fields starting together. This corresponds to 1405 in the UK and 1505 CET.
The race will be broadcast live, one of 11 IRONMAN 70.3 events to be broadcast in 2022 under a new partnership with Outside TV. You can watch for free via a web, mobile or connected TV application.
Pre-race coverage will begin at 6:30 a.m. giving viewers an insight into the tough journey the athletes will face and will also feature a look at the pre-race favourites, including interviews with some of the stars of the men’s disciplines. and feminine. .
As always, the ever-reliable IRONMAN Tracker is the perfect data complement to support your viewing. If you don’t already have it on your phone, where have you been? !
In men, champion IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder 2019 Chris Leiferman carries number one.
The American finished fourth at the IRONMAN World Championships in St. George, Utah earlier this year.
And he will also represent Team USA at the Collins Cup on August 20, and hopes a strong run in Boulder can set him well to perform at his best two weeks from now after illness forced him to take a short mid-season break at the end of June.
Leiferman’s chances of winning his second 70.3 Boulder title won’t be easy, however, as there are several strong American men on the starting roster, including the winner of IRONMAN Texas. Ben Hoffman and IRONMAN 2019 World Vice-Champion Tim O’Donnell.
Both athletes missed out on Collins Cup selection and will be looking to defeat Leiferman this weekend, while displaying more of the strength in depth that we currently find in American distance racing right now.
Other athletes to watch at the start line include Canadian Olympian Matthew Sharpewho after competing vigorously at the PTO Canadian Open in Edmonton a fortnight ago will look to continue what has been a strong first season in long course racing after announcing his retirement from the ITU Tour in February.
Another athlete starting his long professional career to watch is Trevor Foley. The 23-year-old American, who previously raced on track at the University of Florida, finished fifth in the IRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells in 2021, while so far in 2022 he has completed his first distance race complete at IRONMAN Texas, where he finished sixth. .
Having already qualified for the 70.3 World Championships in October, expect Foley to do his best to claim his first IRONMAN victory this weekend, and don’t be surprised if this youngster is your first American finisher. .
The women’s field also includes our IRONMAN Texas 2022 Champion Jocelyn McCauleywho created an insurmountable lead on the bike in the Lone Star State to earn a convincing victory.
However, the 34-year-old American will have to hope for a cycling stage of a similar caliber this weekend if she is to register her first victory in Boulder, as the peloton has some lightning-fast riders. holly laurent and Mirinda Carfrae.
Lawrence, who recently finished third at the 70.3 North American Championships in Chattanooga and sixth at the PTO Canadian Open in Edmonton, hopes her first race in Boulder will be a success as she is another athlete on Saturday who will have half an eye on the Collins Cup in two weeks, after being selected as Captains’ Pick for Team Europe.
In addition to McCauley, there’s a strong team of women hoping to challenge Lawrence for the win, with Lawrence Brandonwho finished second to McCauley in Texas, also on the starting roster.
Additionally, the recent winner of the IRONMAN 70.3 Oregon Danielle Lewis is racing. Lewis hopes to maintain the form she displayed in the Pacific Northwest earlier this summer, where she beat Carfrae to the top step of the podium, but will get a disappointing result in Edmonton a fortnight ago, which she will seek to amend on Saturday.
You can click here for the full start list.
Recent Ironman 70.3 Boulder Winners
2021 – Sam Long and Emma Pallant-Browne.
2019 – Chris Leiferman and Skye Moench.
2018 – Callum Millward and Ellie Salthouse.
2017 – Tim Don and Jeanni Seymour.
Prize money: what’s at stake?
The purse on offer this weekend is $30,000 – with each winner taking a $4,000 share of that total.
In addition to the money, there will be a total of four qualifying slots (two MPRO / two FPRO) for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in St George, October 28-29, 2022.
The total funds will be disbursed in eight depths, as follows:
Of course, thanks to training from the Professional Triathlete Organization, the financial rewards for performance don’t just come from day-to-day performances.
The PTO Global Ranking will see a total of $2 million awarded at the end of 2022, based on the final ranking of these point tables. The rewards can be substantial, with moving up or down the ranking system potentially earning you more than any individual event.