The start list for this weekend’s Island House Invitational Triathlon is packed with Olympians and multisport world champions setting the stage for 3 thrilling days of competition between short-course specialists and non-drafting long course triathletes in the beautiful Bahamas. Competitors will battle it out in an elimination format for a chance at the race’s enticing $500,000 prize purse.

Olympic gold medalist from Rio, Gwen Jorgensen, is returning as the defending champion from the 2015 inaugural Island House event. She will be joined on the start line by her US teammates from the Rio Olympic Games, Katie Zaferes and Sarah True. Also lining up is the reigning World Triathlon Series and Xterra World Champion, Flora Duffy. From non-drafting triathlon, this year’s IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion, Holly Lawrence and three time IRONMAN World Champion and former IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion, Mirinda Carfrae, will be taking on the short-course stars.

On the men’s side, reigning World Triathlon Series World Champion, Mario Mola and reigning World U23 Champion, Jorik van Egdom as well as World duathlon Champion, Richard Murray, are headlining the field for the short-course athletes.

Leading the charge for the long-course athletes are Australia’s 2016 World Champion over the IRONMAN 70.3 distance, Tim Reed, and former IRONMAN World Champion and two-time IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion, Sebastian Kienle.

The three days of competition include individual time trial events over swim, bike, and run as well as an Enduro event before culminating on day 3 with a sprint distance race on the private island of Highbourne Cay. For race coverage, please follow @islandhousetri on twitter for updates and links to additional coverage and live timing. A daily recap show, “Bahamas with Bob”, will feature select athletes and insider information on each day’s racing.

For more details on the event, check out the Island House Invitational Triathlon website.

Full Start List
Gwen Jorgensen (USA) Katie Zaferes (USA)
Lisa Norden (SWE) Mirinda Carfrae (AUS)
Emma Moffatt (AUS) Holly Lawrence (GBR)
Flora Duffy (BER) Lauren Brandon (USA)
Magali Tisseyre (CAN) Sarah True (USA)
Alicia Kaye (USA) Leanda Cave (GBR)
Rachel Klamer (NED) Ellie Salthouse (AUS)
Carolina Routier (ESP) Helle Frederiksen (DNK)
Heather Wurtele (CAN) Lauren Goss (USA)