Female Professional startlist announced for Ironman European Championship Hamburg

Ironman Hamburg pro field announced

Over 30 of the top professional female triathletes are expected to race in the Ironman European Championship Hamburg triathlon on Sunday, June 2. Designated as the IM European Championship for professional women, the IM European Championship for professional men will be taking place on 18 August 2024 in Frankfurt.

Wearing bib F1, will be Great Britain’s Kat Matthews, who currently has a total of 5,000 IM Pro Series points following her win at the 2024 IM North American Championship Texas triathlon. Matthews will be faced by Fenella Langridge who currently sits in 5th place in the IM Pro Series standings, following two sixth place finishes at IM North American Championship Texas and IM 70.3 Oceanside triathlons.

Making her IM Pro Series debut will be 2022 Ironman Frankfurt Champion, Daniela Bleymehl (DEU). Jackie Hering (USA), who currently sits in 8th place in the IM Pro Series standings after an impressive second place finish at Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga, will race in her first full-distance IM race since 2015. Sara Svensk (SWE) who came third at the IM 70.3 Mallorca triathlon; and Maja Stage Nielsen (DNK) and Joanna Ryter (CHE) who both sit in the top 20 in the standings, will also be toeing the line. With 5,000 points on offer and a point declining for every second behind the winner, there’s a strong chance that there will be a lot of movement in the top 10 of the IM Pro Series standings following Sunday’s race.

The IRONMAN European Championship Hamburg triathlon will also see over 2,800 registered participants compete alongside the professional athletes, in the hope of securing one of the age-group qualifying slots to the 2024 VinFast IRONMAN World Championship triathlon in Nice, France (women), or Kona, Hawai`i (men).

The race, which sold out in record time for this year’s edition, is a fan-favourite thanks to its city-centre location, flat and fast bike and run course and epic spectator support. Athletes will take on a 3.8km (2.4 mile) long ROKA swim course in the Inner and Out Alster lake, which promises calm and smooth conditions. They will then embark on the 178km (110.6 mile) bike course, which consists of two loops, passing by some of the best sights such as the Reeperbahn, the fish market and the UNESCO-listed Speicherstadt out into the idyllic Vier- und Marschlande. The four-loop 42.2 km (26.2 mile) HOKA run course is the crowning finale with an incomparable atmosphere in downtown Hamburg, making it a spectator dream.

Female Professional Start List (subject to change):

Bib NumberFirst NameLast NameCountry Representing
F1KatMatthewsGBR (United Kingdom)
F2FenellaLangridgeGBR (United Kingdom)
F3DanielaBleymehlDEU (Germany)
F4MajaStage NielsenDNK (Denmark)
F5JoannaRyterCHE (Switzerland)
F6JackieHeringUSA (United States of America)
F7SaraSvenskSWE (Sweden)
F8LauraJansenDEU (Germany)
F9ElsVisserNLD (Netherlands)
F10ElisabettaCurridoriITA (Italy)
F11JulielemmoloFRA (France)
F12CarolinLehriederDEU (Germany)
F13AlexandraTondeurBEL (Belgium)
F14KristinLiepoldDEU (Germany)
F15MargritElfersDEU (Germany)
F16RebeccaAnderburyGBR (United Kingdom)
F17KatharinaWolffDEU (Germany)
F18StephanieWunderleDEU (Germany)
F19Maria FlorenciaDiaz PhilippiARG (Argentina)
F20HenrikeGuberDEU (Germany)
F21Dimity-LeeDukeAUS (Australia)
F22LineBorsinskiDNK (Denmark)
F23FabiaMaramottiITA (Italy)
F25KatrineGrcesb0II ChristensenDNK (Denmark)
F26SabrinaRothDEU (Germany)
F27AnnikaTimmDEU (Germany)
F28HannahArlomDEU (Germany)
F29CathrineSandDNK (Denmark)
F30SabrinaExenbergerAUT (Austria)
F31ErinSchenkelsCAN (Canada)