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.