Thursday, September 07, 2017 04:08 PM

TOP TRIATHLETES HEAD TO CHATTANOOGA FOR 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Approximately 4,500 of the worlds top athletes will head to the Scenic City on Sept. 9 and 10 to compete in the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship. The event returns to U.S. soil for the first time in four years, and also marks the first time that the event will take place over two days. IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holding company, has produced this world-class event since 2006, with global rotation beginning in 2014.

With its dramatic backdrop, striking riverfront and fast swim course through the Tennessee River, Chattanooga is well-equipped to play host to the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship this September, said Andrew Messick, chief executive officer for IRONMAN. This is a historic year for this event with the largest athlete field ever for any IRONMAN 70.3 event, while also creating a first with a two-day IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship allowing for focus of the female race on Saturday and male race on Sunday. We look forward to providing our athletes with an exceptional race experience in this great host location.

With athletes hailing from 90 countries, regions and territories, North America leads the way with 52 percent of the athletes registered to race in the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship. Following ...

News source: The Chattanoogan.com

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