He came back from a kick to his chops and asthma attack last year on the swim to set a race record run and outpace Andy Potts to the finish.This course, with its big hill on Camp Pendleton separates the contenders from the pretenders on the bike.Recently took second to Sam Mc Glone at Desert Classic Duathlon.Pip Taylor 12-1In 2009, stellar Aussie won Vineman 70.3, Australia long course championship, Memphis in May, and took second to Wellington at Kansas 70.3.
Most recent good form was a 3rd at Ironman Arizona last Fall.
Andrew Yoder 22-1Young mighty mite with killer bike is going up in distance here.
Great swim and bike should put him in contention, but longer run (fast improving but still under par) will drive him down the standings.
In the years since, has shown streaks of usual brilliance in between nagging injuries and off days. But 2009 was a very discouraging year with a DNF at Kona and honestly had no really good days at all.
Michael Lovato 11-1This two-time Ironman winner is back on track at the Ironman 70.3 distance with a win last year at Rhode Island, a strong 3rd at Eagleman 2009 and a nice performance at Timberman 70.3 in 2007.