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Eleven Ironman competitors treated for injuries Sunday

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -

Of the 2,300 triathletes competing in Sunday's Ironman, only 11 were treated for injuries.

2,700 athletes registered for the event, with just over 2,300 starting the swim and 2,241 people completed the entire event, according to Ironman officials.
 
Erlanger's downtown emergency room said they treated 11 triathletes, six male and five female.
 
Injuries ranged from collarbone and wrist fractures, to head injuries, cuts, and hip contusions.
 
Three of the competitors were treated for dehydration.
 
All 11 were treated and released by early Monday morning.
 
"It's a real testament to the skill level of these athletes, event organizers, and to our ER team, that only 11 out of 2300 participants required treatment at Erlanger's ER - and none required hospitalization," said Dr. Rob Hamilton, Medical Director of Erlanger Emergency Services.

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