More than 2,800 Athletes Converged in Panama City Beach for Iconic IRONMAN Florida Triathlon
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (November 7, 2015) – The city of Panama City Beach provided a scenic beach town backdrop for athletes as they swam 2.4 miles, biked 112 miles and ran 26.2 miles at the 2015 IRONMAN® Florida triathlon. Daniel Stubleski (M35-39) from Washington, MI and Jessica Demello (F30-34) from New Orleans, LA took the top honors with finishing times of 8:36:06 and 9:54:44, respectively.
One of more than 40 events in the global IRONMAN Series, the 2015 IRONMAN Florida triathlon saw more than 2,800 athletes representing 45 countries and 49 states start the race. Competitors ranged in age from 18 to 81. The two-loop swim took place in the Gulf of Mexico, while the one-loop bike course was flat and fast. Athletes then enjoyed a flat, two-loop run course which paralleled the shoreline through local neighborhoods to the turnaround in St. Andrew’s State Park. The event offered 50 coveted age-group qualifying slots to the 2016 IRONMAN World Championship, taking place on October 8 in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i.
Full results for the 2015 IRONMAN Florida triathlon can be found at www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman/florida/results.aspx.
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