Hillary Biscay: Previewing the Women’s Pro Field at the Ironman World Championships with Predications, Plus: Thoughts on Equality Issues and More
October 7, 2014
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We are joined (again!) in Kona by professional triathlete, coach and businesswoman Hillary Biscay to get her expertise on the top pro women racing Kona this year. Get all the inside information you need on which women to watch and who’s on fire for this year’s Ironman World Championships taking place Saturday, Oct. 11.
The women we discuss:
- Daniela Ryf – The newcomer phenom and the only pro woman under 30 year
- Mirinda Carfrae – defending champion with two titles in Kona
- Leanda Cave – the 2012 champion, and the year’s comeback queen?
- Caroline Steffan – Kona veteran who’s no stranger to the podium here
- Mary Beth Ellis – The focused Ironman powerhouse who trains under the Siri Lindley camp
- Meredith Kessler – With 50+ IMs to her name, she’s all in for Kona this season (listen to Tawnee’s interview with MBK’s coach Matt Dixon here)
- Rachel Joyce – Badass Brit groomed by Dave Scott
- Liz Blatchford – Last year’s surprise third place finisher, ITU background
- Yvonne Van Vlerken – Last year’s fastest female bike split and podium threat
- Jodie Swallow – Coming off second at 70.3 Worlds
- Linsey Corbin – her ninth Kona
- Cait Snow – one of the fastest runners; currently with this year’s fastest female run split in IM (2:52 – IM Nice)
We also hear Hillary’s take on the IM Kona equality issues including the number of pro men and women who should be allowed to race here.
Click here for our in-depth men’s pro race preview with Chris “Macca” McCormack!
More on Hillary:
Hillary is the current Ultraman World Champion, a title earned last year. We caught up with Hillary shortly after that victory. Hillary has 66 Ironman finishes to her name (three in 2014). She’s not racing Kona this year, but her husband, Maik Twelsik, will make his return to the men’s pro field in Hawaii this year, and Hillary also has six of her coached athletes racing as well. If that’s not enough, Hillary will be working at the expo and doing a bunch for Smashfest Queen, her triathlon, running, cycling and fitness apparel brand.