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Ironman Chattanooga sold out, but organizers look for ways to add more athletes

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In a matter of minutes the 2014 Chattanooga Ironman was sold out.

More than 2,400 triathletes registered from 43 different states.

"This is the 800-pound gorilla that we've been looking for," said Tim Morgan, director of the Chattanooga Sports Committee.

Morgan says the event will make an economic impact of $8 million dollars for the city and surrounding areas.

As of now, you can't register for the event but Morgan is working with Ironman officials to find ways to add racers to the inaugural event for Chattanooga.

Morgan said it's a great position for the event to find itself, and they've already exceeded expectations more than a year out from the event.

"It's a testament to Chattanooga and its love for outdoor sports," said Morgan.

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