Another Chattanooga Ironman 70.3 in the books
Nearly 4,000 participants competed in the 2019 Sunbelt Bakery IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga Presented By McKee A Family Bakery on Sunday.
Sam Long of Boulder, Colorado is the winner in the men's division and overall recording a 3:48:50 winning time.
Heather Jackson punched out a 4:14:25 victory for the women's division.
The IRONMAN 70.3 is made up of 3 events, a 1.2-mile swim in the Tennessee River. This is followed by a 56-mile bike course that takes riders 11 miles south of town before beginning a 34-mile loop in north Georgia. This course includes incredible views as they parallel Lookout Mountain on this rolling course with great road surfaces. As athletes near the end of the loop, they will get the opportunity to ride through historic Chickamauga. The course has approximately 2400 feet of climbing.
For the run portion of the event, athletes will complete two loops through downtown Chattanooga on the Tennessee Riverwalk, Veterans Bridge, North Shore, Walnut Street Bridge, and the Riverfront Parkway. The final stretch brings athletes down Riverfront Parkway to finish at Ross's Landing along the Tennessee River. Total elevation gain for the run is around 800 feet.
For a list of the IRONMAN 70.3 winners click here.