Louise Wells finished 24th in her age group in Chattanooga today

Phil Mace and Ashley Estwanik lead the way as a large contingent of Bermuda triathletes completed the Chattanooga 70.3 Ironman Triathlon today, Sunday 21st May.

Phil Mace finished a very strong 2nd in the mens 40-44 age group with a very quick 4hrs 07 mins 04 secs which was also good enough for 29th overall. However, the swim times for all athletes were very quick. At press time I dont know why the swim times were so quick but assume that it was because of a strong down river current.

Ashley Estwanik continued to impress in overseas races with a 3rd place finish in the womens 40-44 age group in 4:26:32.

Other results ( short swim) showing age group – age group placing – overall time)

Geoff Smith     50-54    11th    4:29:05

Alex Kronenburg    35-39      33rd   4:38:52

Alison Petty   35-39     15th   4:45:20

Alex Shepherd   45-49   42nd  4:54:13

Louise Wells    40-44  24th   4:58:15

Steve O’Reilly   50-54  45th  5:06:16

Aine O’Sullivan    25-29   21st  5:10:29

Claire McDevitt  40-44   36th     5:14:16

Joel Matthews   35-39   96th   5:17:15

Melissa Logie    30-34   21st    5:21:59

Liz Stewart   45-49   29th   5:23:19

Jen Wilson   40-44   46th    5:25:23

Dianna White  30-34   25th  5:26:30

Deanna Didyk   45-49  65th  5:52:48

Matt Thompson received a DQ but at press time the reason is unknown. Chris Eaton only managed the swim as he went into the even injured.

The event was a precursor for the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in September with places up for grabs in these championships. At press time I am uncertain who, if anyone, has qualified but a further report will follow.

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