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IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga

  • Dubbed the Scenic City, outdoorsy Chattanooga presents a course nestled against the towering Cumberland Plateau and the rambling Tennessee River. The race has brought out some heavy hitters in the men's race, while the women's competition will be very competitive.

    Featured men: Andy Potts, Terenzo Bozzone, Greg Bennett, Leon Griffin, Jimmy Seear.
    Featured women:
    Jessie Donavan, Nina Kraft, Anna Cleaver and Ashley Clifford.

    Full professional start list
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    Follow the IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga race action here on IRONMAN.com and on Twitter at @IRONMANLive. Join the conversation using the hashtag #IM703Chatt.

    Race start time: Sunday 6:50 a.m. EDT

  • The @sunbeltbakery team is ready to rock this iron man 70.3 #im703chatt #imchoo #cha @ Chattanooga… instagram.com/p/2t7yL2KkuE/

  • ☺️All checked in at #im703chatt!! Loving the Ironman experience so far!😍🏊🚴🏻🏃🏼
    #halfironmaninstagram.com/p/2tys0MOIIy/

  • We're all checked in and ready to go! I couldn't have made it this far without these amazing ladies! #IM703Chatt #readytogo #futureIRONMAN

  • Featured men: Andy Potts, Terenzo Bozzone, Greg Bennett, Leon Griffin, Jimmy Seear.

    Featured women: Jessie Donavan, Nina Kraft, Anna Cleaver and Ashley Clifford.

    Full professional start list
    Event page

    Follow the IRONMAN Texas race action here on IRONMAN.com and on Twitter at @IRONMANLive. Join the conversation using the hashtag #IM703Chatt.

    Race start time: Sunday 6:50 a.m. EDT

  • And they're off! The first ever Sunbelt Bakery #IM703Chatt is underway! Good luck athletes. #SBIMChoo http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CFM_IcgUEAA2Z4O.jpg

  • Top 20 men out of the water:

       1   21:59            1 MPRO   Andy Potts USA

        2   22:01    0:03   13 MPRO   Brian Fleischmann USA
        3   22:02    0:04    5 MPRO   James Seear AUS
        4   22:05    0:06    2 MPRO   Terenzo Bozzone NZL
        5   22:09    0:10    3 MPRO   Greg Bennett AUS
        6   22:11    0:12   22 MPRO   Joe Umphenour USA
        7   23:26    1:27    4 MPRO   Leon Griffin AUS
        8   24:46    2:48   16 MPRO   Justin Park USA
        9   25:08    3:10   25 MPRO   Steven Zawaski USA
       10   25:17    3:19    7 MPRO   Chris Baird USA
       11   25:23    3:24   24 MPRO   Robert Wade IRL
       12   25:23    3:24    9 MPRO   Blake Becker USA
       13   25:26    3:27    6 MPRO   Daniel Bretscher USA
       14   25:28    3:30   19 MPRO   Jack Smith USA
       15   26:00    4:02   18 MPRO   Steve Rosinski USA
       16   26:05    4:07   23 MPRO   Rene Vallant AUT
       17   26:09    4:11   10 MPRO   Karl Bordine USA
       18   26:41    4:43   20 MPRO   Michael Starkey USA
       19   26:44    4:46   12 MPRO   Reinaldo De Oliveira BRA
       20   26:48    4:49   15 MPRO   Adam Kosmicki USA

  • Top 13 women out of the water: Updated

        1   26:40           32 FPRO   Anna Cleaver USA
        2   27:01    0:21   39 FPRO   Jackie Hering USA
        3   27:09    0:29   33 FPRO   Ashley Clifford USA
        4   27:34    0:55   34 FPRO   Nina Kraft DEU
        5   29:40    3:00   36 FPRO   Cori Burnett USA
        6   29:44    3:05   37 FPRO   Sarah Cameto USA
        7   30:18    3:38   38 FPRO   Kelly Fillnow USA
        8   31:17    4:37   43 FPRO   Molly Roohi USA
        9   31:23    4:43   35 FPRO   Heather Leiggi USA
       10   31:25    4:45   42 FPRO   Brittany Pierce USA
       11   32:33    5:53   41 FPRO   Natasha Mendez DOM
       12   32:58    6:18   31 FPRO   Jessie Donavan USA
       13   35:41    9:01   40 FPRO   Maria Lopez USA
  • @andy_potts leading the out of the water at #im703chatt @ironmantri

  • Anna Cleaver is the first female out of the water at #im703chatt @ironmantri


  • TOP 10 Pro Men - Bike: 25.9 miles

    1 1:25:04 13 MPRO Brian Fleischmann USA
    2 1:25:19 0:16 1 MPRO Andy Potts USA
    3 1:25:24 0:20 3 MPRO Greg Bennett AUS
    4 1:25:27 0:23 2 MPRO Terenzo Bozzone NZL
    5 1:25:30 0:27 5 MPRO James Seear AUS
    6 1:26:29 1:26 4 MPRO Leon Griffin AUS
    7 1:29:32 4:29 7 MPRO Chris Baird USA
    8 1:30:43 5:40 10 MPRO Karl Bordine USA
    9 1:30:47 5:44 24 MPRO Robert Wade IRL
    10 1:30:49 5:45 9 MPRO Blake Becker USA

  • TOP 10 Pro Women - Bike: 25.9 miles

    1 1:36:59 39 FPRO Jackie Hering USA
    2 1:37:02 0:03 33 FPRO Ashley Clifford USA
    3 1:37:02 0:03 32 FPRO Anna Cleaver USA
    4 1:41:15 4:16 37 FPRO Sarah Cameto USA
    5 1:41:15 4:17 34 FPRO Nina Kraft DEU
    6 1:41:41 4:42 31 FPRO Jessie Donavan USA
    7 1:41:47 4:49 38 FPRO Kelly Fillnow USA
    8 1:42:28 5:29 35 FPRO Heather Leiggi USA
    9 1:43:15 6:16 42 FPRO Brittany Pierce USA
    10 1:44:01 7:02 43 FPRO Molly Roohi USA
  • Griffin made up a minute and a half deficit in the closing half of the bike to lead the men off the bike. Potts, Bozzone, Bennett, Seear and Fleischmann come off the bike within 12 seconds of the leader.
  • TOP 17 Pro Men - Bike Finish

    1 2:34:05 4 MPRO Leon Griffin AUS
    2 2:34:05 0:01 1 MPRO Andy Potts USA
    3 2:34:08 0:04 2 MPRO Terenzo Bozzone NZL
    4 2:34:11 0:07 3 MPRO Greg Bennett AUS
    5 2:34:13 0:08 5 MPRO James Seear AUS
    6 2:34:16 0:12 13 MPRO Brian Fleischmann USA
    7 2:38:29 4:25 7 MPRO Chris Baird USA
    8 2:39:22 5:18 9 MPRO Blake Becker USA
    9 2:39:23 5:19 10 MPRO Karl Bordine USA
    10 2:42:31 8:26 25 MPRO Steven Zawaski USA
    11 2:42:33 8:28 18 MPRO Steve Rosinski USA
    12 2:42:45 8:41 23 MPRO Rene Vallant AUT
    13 2:42:45 8:41 24 MPRO Robert Wade IRL
    14 2:42:51 8:46 15 MPRO Adam Kosmicki USA
    15 2:45:10 11:06 6 MPRO Daniel Bretscher USA
    16 2:45:59 11:55 22 MPRO Joe Umphenour USA
    17 2:46:45 12:41 20 MPRO Michael Starkey USA
  • Griffin with a 1 yard lead while Potts and Bozzone running shoulder to shoulder at 2.7 miles!
  • At 2.7 miles, Bennett has slipped back is now running +1:19 back and Seear and Fleischmann looking at +1:59 and +2:02.
  • Cleaver, Hering and Clifford off the bike within 5 seconds of each other and now running into transition together.
  • TOP 10 Pro Men - Run: 2.72 miles

    1 2:50:13 4 MPRO Leon Griffin AUS
    2 2:50:13 0:01 1 MPRO Andy Potts USA
    3 2:50:13 0:01 2 MPRO Terenzo Bozzone NZL
    4 2:51:31 1:19 3 MPRO Greg Bennett AUS
    5 2:52:11 1:59 5 MPRO James Seear AUS
    6 2:52:14 2:02 13 MPRO Brian Fleischmann USA
    7 2:55:19 5:07 7 MPRO Chris Baird USA
    8 2:58:13 8:01 10 MPRO Karl Bordine USA
    9 2:58:19 8:06 9 MPRO Blake Becker USA
    10 3:00:25 10:13 25 MPRO Steven Zawaski USA
  • On the bike, Jessie Donavan clawed back three minutes of the over six minutes she spotted the swim leader and has dismounted her bike in fifth, +3:16
  • TOP 8 Pro Women - Bike Finish


    1 2:55:21 32 FPRO Anna Cleaver USA
    2 2:55:23 0:02 39 FPRO Jackie Hering USA
    3 2:55:26 0:05 33 FPRO Ashley Clifford USA
    4 2:58:00 2:39 38 FPRO Kelly Fillnow USA
    5 2:58:37 3:16 31 FPRO Jessie Donavan USA
    6 2:59:09 3:48 37 FPRO Sarah Cameto USA
    7 2:59:46 4:25 35 FPRO Heather Leiggi USA
    8 3:02:35 7:15 34 FPRO Nina Kraft DEU
  • The first half of the run has concluded in the men's race and Griffin leads and
    has Potts and Bozzone just off his shoulder. It is one of those good and bad positions to be in for Griffin, you would think!
  • Clifford has inched away from Hering (+0:10) with Cleaver and fading (+2:30) and Fillnow (+3:03) and Donavan (4:45) unable to match the leaders pace at 2.7 miles into the run.
  • At 9 miles into the run, Griffin has faltered and Potts assumes the lead with Bozzone hovering just a second back. Griffin, now running in third, six seconds back of the action up front.


  • TOP 10 Pro Men - Run: 9 Miles

    1 3:24:47 1 MPRO Andy Potts USA
    2 3:24:48 0:01 2 MPRO Terenzo Bozzone NZL
    3 3:24:52 0:06 4 MPRO Leon Griffin AUS
    4 3:29:14 4:27 3 MPRO Greg Bennett AUS
    5 3:29:14 4:27 13 MPRO Brian Fleischmann USA
    6 3:29:22 4:36 7 MPRO Chris Baird USA
    7 3:31:34 6:47 5 MPRO James Seear AUS
    8 3:36:01 11:14 9 MPRO Blake Becker USA
    9 3:36:57 12:10 10 MPRO Karl Bordine USA
  • The Sunbelt Bakery mascots, Chip and Honey, are at the finish at #IM703Chatt. Pro men finish coming soon. http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CFNvuK0XIAMEMXS.jpg


  • TOP 10 Pro Women - Run: 2.7 Miles

    1 3:13:44 33 FPRO Ashley Clifford USA
    2 3:13:54 0:10 39 FPRO Jackie Hering USA
    3 3:16:07 2:23 32 FPRO Anna Cleaver USA
    4 3:16:47 3:03 38 FPRO Kelly Fillnow USA
    5 3:18:29 4:45 31 FPRO Jessie Donavan USA
    6 3:20:07 6:23 37 FPRO Sarah Cameto USA
    7 3:20:15 6:31 35 FPRO Heather Leiggi USA
    8 3:21:53 8:09 34 FPRO Nina Kraft DEU
    9 3:23:56 10:12 42 FPRO Brittany Pierce USA
    10 3:25:00 11:16 43 FPRO Molly Roohi USA
  • Clifford has a 18 second lead on Hering after the first of two loops of the run.
  • Andy Potts is your 2015 Sunbelt Bakery IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga champion.
  • Leon Griffin come in second, finishing in 3:51:15.
  • Terenzo Bozzone finishes third, 3:52:38.

  • TOP 6 Pro Women - Run: 6.7 Miles

    1 3:39:01 33 FPRO Ashley Clifford USA
    2 3:39:18 0:18 39 FPRO Jackie Hering USA
    3 3:42:51 3:51 38 FPRO Kelly Fillnow USA
    4 3:45:05 6:04 31 FPRO Jessie Donavan USA
    5 3:46:51 7:50 32 FPRO Anna Cleaver USA
    6 3:47:30 8:29 35 FPRO Heather Leiggi USA
  • At 9 miles, Clifford has stretched out her tentative lead to 33 seconds on Hering with plenty of race to be raced.
  • Fillnow, continues to run in third and has slipped to +4:08 while Donavan is going backwards (+6:27) at 9 miles.

  • TOP 7 Pro Women - Run 9 Miles

    1 3:52:13 33 FPRO Ashley Clifford USA
    2 3:52:45 0:33 39 FPRO Jackie Hering USA
    3 3:56:20 4:08 38 FPRO Kelly Fillnow USA
    4 3:58:39 6:27 31 FPRO Jessie Donavan USA
    5 4:01:25 9:12 35 FPRO Heather Leiggi USA
    6 4:02:22 10:10 34 FPRO Nina Kraft DEU
    7 4:03:19 11:06 37 FPRO Sarah Cameto USA
  • Men's pro winner of the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga is Andy Potts. #IM703Chatt http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CFNz9PBW8AAA-Gn.jpg

  • Andy Potts is the men's winner of the first ever Sunbelt Bakery #IM703Chatt!! Congrats to Andy and all the athletes. http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CFN0DQ7W0AAxu9P.jpg

  • Ashley Clifford is your 2015 Sunbelt Bakery IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga champion: 4:20:33
  • Andy Potts wins it for the men in the first ever Sunbelt Bakery #IM703Chatt

  • And the Women's winner is Ashley Clifford! Way to go Ashley and congrats to all the great athletes competing in the first Sunbelt Bakery #IM703Chatt today!

  • Jackie Hering comes in second, with a 4:21:41 finish time.
  • TOP 10 Pro Men - Finish

    1 3:49:43 1 MPRO Andy Potts USA
    2 3:51:15 1:33 4 MPRO Leon Griffin AUS
    3 3:52:38 2:56 2 MPRO Terenzo Bozzone NZL
    4 3:54:22 4:40 7 MPRO Chris Baird USA
    5 3:57:19 7:36 13 MPRO Brian Fleischmann USA
    6 3:58:30 8:47 3 MPRO Greg Bennett AUS
    7 4:01:17 11:35 5 MPRO James Seear AUS
    8 4:04:00 14:17 9 MPRO Blake Becker USA
    9 4:04:40 14:58 15 MPRO Adam Kosmicki USA
    10 4:04:40 14:58 22 MPRO Joe Umphenour USA
  • TOP 10 Pro Women - Finish

    1 4:20:34 33 FPRO Ashley Clifford USA
    2 4:21:41 1:08 39 FPRO Jackie Hering USA
    3 4:25:11 4:38 38 FPRO Kelly Fillnow USA
    4 4:28:34 8:00 31 FPRO Jessie Donavan USA
    5 4:31:33 11:00 35 FPRO Heather Leiggi USA
    6 4:35:21 14:48 37 FPRO Sarah Cameto USA
    7 4:35:39 15:06 34 FPRO Nina Kraft DEU
    8 4:38:13 17:40 43 FPRO Molly Roohi USA
    9 4:40:03 19:30 42 FPRO Brittany Pierce USA
    10 4:44:51 24:18 32 FPRO Anna Cleaver USA
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