The August qualification deadline has now passed and several more athletes have been revealed for the 2014 Ironman World Championships on October 11, writes Tim Bradley.
Although the final qualifying list has not been officially announced, Ironman has indicated on its KPR website who’ll be joining the 42 men and 30 women who made the first cut for this year’s World Championships.
The women’s field looks set to be boosted by Switzerland’s superstar Daniela Ryf, Amber Ferreira (USA), Sara Gross (CAN), Melanie Burke (NZL), Beth Shutt (USA), Sofie Goos (BEL) and Jackie Arendt (USA), providing each has accepted their slot. Leanda Cave (GBR) has also joined the list of qualifiers having validated her slot at Ironman Sweden before the cut-off date.
The men’s pro field in Kona will also gain some big names, with Daniel Halksworth (GBR), Chris McDonald (AUS), Elliot Holtham (CAN), TJ Tollakson (USA), Harry Wiltshere (GBR), Richie Cunningham (AUS),...