Defending and 4x Brazil champion Eduardo Sturla is back and up against 40-year-old 3x Brazil champion Oscar Galindez racing Ironman Brazil this weekend. Ezequiel Morales will be looking to better his 3rd place finish from last year along with others looking to make their mark.
The woman’s race should be equally exciting with Canadian Sara Gross and Belgium’s Sofie Goos along with American’s Kim Loeffler and Hillary Biscay. Although Biscay has been dealing with some back issues, she just placed 3rd in Australia a few weeks ago and almost always does at least one better in her infamous “Ironman Doubles.” With many speedy swimmers likely coming out together, this race is going to come down to the bike-run combo. Loeffler has been working on getting her bike up to par with her speedy run and Gross will be looking for her first Ironman win. This should be a very exciting race. Oi Brasil!