Liz Lyles Of Reno, Nev., Claims Victory At Chattanooga Ironman Trianthlon

Sunday, September 24, 2017
Top 3 Women Finishers
Top 3 Women Finishers
Chattanooga provided a beautiful backdrop for athletes from around the world today at the 2017 Little Debbie IRONMAN Chattanooga triathlon presented by McKee A Family Bakery. Liz Lyles (USA) took the top honors with a finishing time of 9:05:33. Lyles took the title after a dominating performance, finishing over twenty minutes ahead of Kim Schwabenbauer (USA), who claimed a second place finish with a time of 9:28:46. Jessica Donavan (USA) rounded out the podium in third place with a time of 9:31:49.


Top five professional women’s results:

                                                                  SWIM            BIKE             RUN              FINISH

1.     Liz Lyles                          USA         00:45:13         05:04:35         03:10:33         09:05:33

2.     Kim Schwabenbauer         USA        00:48:51         05:15:01         03:19:11         09:28:46  

3.     Jessica Donavan              USA        00:50:33         05:04:50         03:30:09         09:31:49

4.     Kelly Williamson               USA        00:42:15         05:37:00         03:09:06         09:33:41

5.     Kelly Fillnow                     USA        00:49:47         05:19:23         03:25:03         09:40:05 

The 2017 Little Debbie IRONMAN Chattanooga presented by McKee A Family Bakery triathlon saw more than 2,100 athletes representing 37 countries and 48 states start the race. Competitors ranged in age from 18–80 years old. One of more than 40 events in the global IRONMAN Series, the IRONMAN Chattanooga triathlon led athletes along a 2.4-mile swim, 116-mile bike and 26.2-mile run throughout Chattanooga presented by McKee A Family Bakery and its surrounding areas. The swim takes place in the Tennessee River, while the two-loop bike course winds through North Georgia with scenic farmland and mountain views. Athletes then enjoy a two-loop run course that showcases beautiful downtown Chattanooga, The Tennessee Riverwalk and Riverfront Parkway. The event offers a total professional woman prize purse of $40,000 and 40 coveted age-group qualifying slots to the 2018 IRONMAN World Championship, taking place on October 13 in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i.


A full race recap will be available at

. Full results for the Little Debbie IRONMAN Chattanooga presented by McKee A Family Bakery triathlon can be found a

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