Sarah Crowley was fifteenth in Kona in 2016 and jumped to third last year by taking over 40 minutes off her time from the year before. She won Ironman Hamburg this summer and was third at Ironman Frankfurt.
Laura Philipp is a 14-time Ironman 70.3 Champion who went 8:34:57 in her Ironman debut, the fastest for a woman in history. This will be her first race in Kona and she has the credentials to be a major factor. Laura’s stories about how she first started doing triathlons were awesome!