Review: 2015 Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga


(Note: Includes updates to run course for 2016.)

This was the inaugural Chattanooga IM 70.3, following the inaugural Chattanooga IM 70.3 the previous fall. The people of Chattanooga provided wonderful support, on a physically lovely course. It is easy to see why WTC has made Chattanooga one of the few towns hosting two races. Early season, but late enough that those from St Louis region will have gotten in a couple of open water swims and some outdoor rides beforehand. Mostly downstream swim, variable bike, and some decent hills on the run. The course crosses the Tennessee River six times – four crossings over two bridges on the run, crossing the river from one bank to the other on the swim, and the bus ride taking you from transition to the swim start! Continue reading