Pro and age-group athletes race for spots in Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga Results 2015.
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Chattanooga, Tennessee debuted it’s Full Ironman race in 2014 and it was very successful and the inaugural 70.3 version of Ironman Chattanooga is well-placed for those who might want to return in September to take on the Ironman.
The race that takes place on Sunday May 27 is pretty much sold out except for charity spots.
It’s challenging to pick a winner with this deep and talented field of male pros.
No doubt Andy Potts and Greg Bennett will be two of the favorites, but if they want to take top spot on the podium in the Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga results they will have to deal with Terenzo Bozzone, Leon Griffin, and several others who could win this race on their best effort.
MALE PRO START LIST
Potts Andy Bozzone Terenzo Bennett Greg Griffin Leon Seear James Bretscher Daniel Baird Chris Baucco AJ Becker Blake Bordine Karl Brady Patrick De Oliveira Reinaldo Fleischmann Brian Glavac Nick Kosmicki Adam Park Justin Racz Levente-Botond Rosinski Steve Smith Jack Starkey Michael Sullivan Sean Umphenour Joe Vallant Rene Wade Robert Zawaski Steven
THE RACE-pro males
Andy Potts led the way in the swim, but by only 2 seconds over Brian Fleischmann. There was actually a group of six within 11 seconds of each other including James Seear, Terenzo Bozzone, Greg Bennett, and Joe Umphenour.
It soon became clear that the run would decide the race as is usually the case with so many exceptional cyclists.
There would be no break-away with Andy Potts, Leon Griffin, Terenzo Bozzone, Greg Bennett, James Seear, and Brian Fleischmann all exiting the bike/run transition virtually together.
Even after almost ten miles of the run it was anybody’s race with Potts, Griffin, and Bozzone jockeyed for position at the front.
However it was Andy Potts who prevailed and who takes top spot in the Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga results 2015.
TOP FIVE PRO MEN FINISH TIMES
Potts, Andy 00:21:59 02:09:35 01:14:22 03:49:43 Griffin, Leon 00:23:26 02:08:44 01:15:50 03:51:15 Bozzone, Terenzo 00:22:05 02:09:48 01:17:18 03:52:38 Baird, Chris 00:25:17 02:10:54 01:14:25 03:54:22 Fleischmann, Brian 00:22:01 02:10:03 01:21:32 03:57:19
The field for the pro women is just as talented and it’s just as difficult to pick a winner.
Nina Kraft and Jessie Donavan figure highly in this race but then so do Anna Cleaver and Ashley Clifford. They are all capable of finishing at the top on their best effort.
FEMALE PRO START LIST
Donavan Jessie Cleaver Anna Clifford Ashley Kraft Nina Leiggi Heather Burnett Cori Cameto Sarah Fillnow Kelly Hering Jackie Lopez Maria Mendez Natasha Pierce Brittany Roohi Molly
THE RACE-pro females
To nobody’s surprise it was Anna Cleaver coming out of the water with the lead.
She was 21 seconds ahead of Jackie Hering and 29 seconds ahead of Ashley Clifford.
Nina Kraft was 55 seconds back of the leader and the rest of the field was three minutes or more behind and had some work to do in order to catch up.
Much like the men’s race Cleaver, Clifford and Hering battled at the front of the pack and entered the second transition together and the race was on as they began the 13.1-mile run.
It was Clifford holding a short lead of 18 seconds over Hering after two loops of the run and they were virtually alone at the front with Kelly Fillnow almost four minutes back in third place.
With three miles left to run Ashley Clifford held a 30 second lead over Jackie Hering with the rest of the field far back and Kelly Fillnow still holding down the final spot on the podium.
Ashley Clifford hangs on and is the winner of the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga in a winning time of 04:20:33.
TOP FIVE PRO WOMEN FINISH TIMES
Clifford, Ashley 00:24:27 02:28:17 01:23:30 04:20:34 Hering, Jackie 00:24:30 02:28:22 01:24:36 04:21:41 Fillnow, Kelly 00:27:47 02:27:42 01:25:52 04:25:11 Donavan, Jessie 00:30:12 02:25:38 01:28:15 04:28:34 Leiggi, Heather 00:28:30 02:28:22 01:30:06 04:31:33
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