Ironman 70.3 Port Macquarie 2014: What you need to know

Here's your one-stop portal for all things Ironman 70.3 Port Macquarie. Pre-race, that is. It's not all about the grown-ups though. Don't forget about the Ironkids event on at Laurieton on Saturday

► There are plenty of places to get out and lend your support to the athletes at Sunday's Port Macquarie Ironman 70.3. Check it out

► A former National Rugby League player will attempt his first Ironman 70.3 on Sunday at Port Macquarie. Who? Find out here

► The 2014 Port Macquarie Ironman Australia 70.3 will hold extra special meaning for Laura Harris. It will be 25-year-old Harris’ last Port Macquarie event as a local and her first as a coach. Read on

► Warren Schuch will make the move from the couch to the Ironman 70.3 start line on Sunday. Find out what inspired him

Tony Wright has a long involvement with triathlon. He is one of the hundreds of volunteers who keep the event on course. Read more

► Reigning Port Macquarie 70.3 champ Lisa Marangon has had her fair share of battles over the past year, but is ready to lace up and take back to back titles. Read more

Lisa Marangon

Lisa Marangon

►The last time Jason Shortis was in Port Macquarie he retired from the full Ironman event, but on Sunday he’ll participate in Ironman 70.3 Port Macquarie and he’ll have plenty of local support. Read more

Jason Shortis

Jason Shortis

► The evergreen Beryl Wilson doesn't look like she's going to slow down any time soon. But, there's a catch. Read on

► Ironman 70.3 Port Macquarie champions, Australians Josh Amberger and Lisa Marangon, are both back to defend the titles they captured last year. Read more

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► And this is one reason why a few familiar names - most notably one-time local Tim Berkel - may be missing ...