18 May Jessica Jacobs – Florida 70.3
American Jessica Jacobs will be racing in Florida this Sunday and is definitely a pre-race favorite who does well in the Florida heat, having won Ironman Florida two years in a row with a record-breaking performance in 2011. After her 7th place finish in a competitive field at Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship in Melbourne in March, Jacobs is believing that she can be top 10 in Kona. With her current KPR ranking of 9th at 5480 points she can focus her season on building toward the big dance. Look for her on Sunday to be stamping another mark in Haines City, Florida.