Sam Appleton (Australia, 4th Ironman 70.3 World Championship 2017): "The coast here reminds me a lot of Australia. After fifth place in 2016 and fourth in 2017, third place would be the logical step [this year]. I would prefer the victory. But, seriously,: fourth place last year was good, but it could have gone better. I think I have more on it now. And I want to show that on Sunday. It will not be a training race, it's a world championship. Everyone will be very focused."