Kona 2010 Runners and Riders: The Men

Stephen Bayliss

Age 31

Trains Switzerland

2008 was a great year for Stephen Bayliss. He won Ironman UK and Ironman South Africa, and placed 18th at the World Champs. He races for Team TBB, as does his wife, Bella. They were both second in this year's Ironman UK. His secret weapon at this year's Ironman World Champs? His mum's there to watch him race.

Fraser Cartmell

Age 28

Trains Scotland and South Africa

Fraser Cartmell could be the one to watch when he makes his debut in Kona this year. The young Scotsman has enjoyed a purple patch since winning the inaugural TriGrandPrix in Kent at the end of May. He went on to win UK 70.3 in June and Ironman UK in August. He'll also have the advantage of riding one of the fastest bikes in the race: Trek's Speed Concept.

Scott Neyedli

Age 32

Trains Aberdeen

Scott won Ironman UK in 2007, setting a course record and marathon record in the process. He's won some smaller triathlons this year, but a big win has eluded him, though he came second in Ironman Australia in March. The non-wetsuit swim at Kona will be a treat for Scott after training in the cold sea off Aberdeen.

Nick Saunders

Age 36

Trains Jersey

Undaunted by coming last in his first triathlon, at the tender age of 16, Nick has become one of the UK's most consistent performers in Ironman. His fourth place at Ironman Florida in November 2009 was good enough to secure his place at Kona this year. He came 37th the last time he raced in the world championships, in 2007, finishing in 9:05:01. He can go faster.