Skippy, Andres, Stephen and Dan – go boys!
As the last major race of the season the fields lining up for the pro men and women at Ironman Cozumel this year are very large. For many athletes this race represents the last chance to compete under the old points system, and as such plenty are looking for an early advantage heading into 2015.
The trisutto.com squad will also have a full compliment of pros racing on Sunday:
In the men’s team we have the Alpe D’Huez champion and 2014 winner of the Cozumel IM 70.3, Todd Skipworth (Skippy), who is backing up here to give the Ironman a crack. As is Andres Castillo, head coach of the TriCozumel triathlon team, who finished 7th at the same race earlier in September. Stephen Bayliss has flown in from Spain to join his team-mates on the start line and rounding off our men’s representation is Dan McIntosh, who has been competing on the ITU circuit and is the recent winner of the TransXTahitienne race in Tahiti.
In the women’s race Ruth Nivon will be making her Ironman debut representing the TriCozumel team and the Mexican public. Best of luck to Ruth, who at 24 is also the youngest competitor in the field. Our team’s nutritionist, Brooke Brown from Canada, will also be racing at Cozumel and she will be looking to put an exclamation point on her best ever season. Celine Scharer is returning to Ironnman racing after battling a knee injury and has picked her favourite island to stage her comeback at the IM distance. Finally, we have the Olympic Champ Nicola Spirig who will be out there racing for the Tres Hermanos Foundation. Having won the 2013 and 2014 ITU World Cups on the island Nicola will also be somewhat of a hometown favourite.
Best mechanical luck for all athletes competing.