2015 Oceanside pre-race

Some of the elite competitors make an appearance at the popular Oceanside 70.3 pre race expo.

All photographs © Timothy Carlson

Defending champion Jan Frodeno amuses 2014 runner-up Heather Jackson at the press conference

Oceanside 70.3 expo near the famous Oceanside Pier.

Hall of Famer Bob Babbitt chats with 2008 Olympic champion Jan Frodeno.

Specialized mechanic tunes up a bike.

Luke McKenzie isn't racing but he made an appearance at the expo.

Coach Cliff English with two of his top athletes Rachel McBride and Heather Jackson.

Ironman chief referee Jimmy Riccitello with Ironman Chief Operations Officer Tom Ziebart.

Jesse Thomas poses with a fan.

Heather Jackson laughs at the press conference.

Defending Ironman 70.3 California women's champion Heather Wurtele.

Trevor Wurtele.

XTERRA Wetsuits owner Keith Simmons with his daughter Addison.

Former Oceanside 70.3 champion Matt Reed had to cancel his planned start due to ill health.

Hillary Biscay, finisher of 66 Ironman distance events and winner of the 2013 Ultraman World Championship, was at the expo offering her Smash fashions.

Andy Potts, multiple Ironman 70.3 California winner and 2014 runner-up, at the press conference.

Paul Amey, multiple world duathlon champion, isn’t racing but made an appearance at the expo.

Ironman New Zealand 17-year race director Jane Patterson and Voice of Ironman Mike Reilly.

Readying the Oceanside finish line.

Surfer executes a neat snap turn on a wave crashing near the Oceanside Pier.