Ironman World Championship Predictions

It’s the “Super Bowl” of traithlon, so of course I’m going to pick a winner. To my knowledge, Vegas has not yet made it possible to wager on this race…so I’m going to make my predictions by giving my odds on the top pro men and women crossing the line first. Of course, all gambling is for entertainment purposes only.

#1: Craig Alexander (AUS) — 5-2
#10: Andreas Raelert (GER) — 3-1
#6: Marino Vanhoenacker (BEL) — 4-1
#3: Tim O’Donnell (USA) — 7-2
#2: Raynard Tissink (RSA) — 9-2
#5: Faris Al-Sultan (GER) — 8-1
#25: Chris Lieto (USA) — 9-1
#9: Timo Bracht (GER) — 12-1

My wager would look like this: 
Trifecta Box: 1-6-3
Show bet: 3, 25
Longshot to win: 9

It’s going to be an exciting race. Last years champion is not racing on the mens side, so it will be interesting to see if Craig Alexander can capture his third title or if someone new will take the crown.

#102: Chrissie Wellington (GBR) — 5-4
#101: Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) — 5-2
#124: Linsey Corbin (USA) — 3-1
#103: Caroline Steffen (SUI) — 4-1
#108: Julie Dibens (GBR) — 5-1
#107: Leanda Cave (GBR) — 7-1
#128: Mary Beth Ellis (USA) — 9-1

My wager would look like this: 
Trifecta Box: 102-108-103
Show bet: 107
Longshot to win: 128

Chrissie Wellington won in ’07, ’08 & ’09. She dropped out the morning of the race last year because of an illness. Her races since then have indicated that if anything, she has improved since her 2009 race in Kona. It will be a surprise if anyone can hang with her. Mirinda took advantage of Chrissie’s absence last year to win, but her time was around 4 minutes slower than what Chrissie ran in 2009.
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