Lionel Sanders to race against a stacked field on Saturday

By Barrie Shepley


Add in Olympic medalist, World Champions, Ironman Champions and you can visualize just how good the field is for Saturday’s US Pro 70.3 Championships in St. George, Utah.

Lionel Sanders, C3 and Recharge With Milk Triathlon Series Ambassador Team athlete, will be in the deepest, biggest field of his young triathlon career.  After an undefeated amateur season last year, Lionel did his first pro race in Muskoka last Sept where he won the overall race beating Andreas Raelert (one of the top Ironman athletes in the world).

On Saturday, Lionel will have about 25 guys of that level. He tells me the course is very hilly, very tough. He hopes to keep his swim deficit to 2.5-3min from the Olympians and then make inroads on the bike and run.

Check out the impressive pro field that Lionel will be facing:

1 McMahon Brent2 Collington Kevin

3 Potts Andy

4 Kienle Sebastian

5 Bozzone Terenzo

6 Reed Matt

7 Hoffman Ben

8 Gambles Joe

9 Docherty Bevan

10 Vanhoenacker Marino

11 Frodeno Jan

12 Cunnama James

13 Twelsiek Maik

14 Tollakson TJ

15 Bracht Timo

16 Matthews Paul

17 Weiss Michael

18 Rapp Jordan

19 Don Tim

20 Fettell Clayton21 Wurtele Trevor

22 Jensen Martin

23 Reed Tim

24 Chrabot Matt

25 Delsaut Trevor

26 Umphenour Joe

27 Hughes Kyle

28 Bouchard Frederic

29 Milam Jared

30 Wheeler Patrick

31 Bowstead Mark

32 Polson John

33 Rosinski Steve

34 Lange Patrick

35 Pierce Tim

36 Vondracek Jesse

38 Tryoen Jonathan

39 Costes Antony40 Lubinski Jim

41 MacLean Doug

42 Yoder Andrew

43 Sanders Lionel

44 Scott Drew

45 Garcia Derek

46 Arriola Randy

47 Gerlach Thomas

48 Kahn David

49 Stein Boris

50 Wade Robert

51 Fleischmann Brian

52 Butsko Keith

53 Young Dantley

54 Jarrige Yvan

55 Rhyner Jacob

56 Davidson Michael

57 Zawaski Steven