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Over 1,600 Athletes Converge in Chattanooga, Tennessee for the 2022 Little Debbie IRONMAN Chattanooga Presented by Mckee A Family Bakery, Part of The Vinfast IRONMAN U.S. Series

September 26, 2022

- Drew Jordan (Spokane, Wash.) and Amy Corrigan (Greenfield, Ind.) were victorious in the Age Group race on Sunday, Sept. 25

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The rolling hills and scenic views of Chattanooga, Tenn. and northern Georgia provided a stunning backdrop for the 2022 Little Debbie IRONMAN® Chattanooga presented by McKee A Family Bakery triathlon, part of the VinFast IRONMAN U.S. Series, on Sunday, Sept. 25. Over 1,600 athletes kicked off their IRONMAN journey, beginning with a 2.4-mile swim in the Tennessee River before taking on a 112-mile ride through the hills of north Georgia and a 26.2-mile run around historic Chattanooga with an unforgettable finish down Riverfront Parkway along the Tennessee River.

In the men’s age-group race, Drew Jordan of Spokane, Wash. competing in the M30-34 age group was the first to cross the line with an overall finishing time of 9:00:50. In the women’s age group race, Amy Corrigan of Greenfield, Ind. racing in the F40-44 age group took top honors with an overall finishing time of 9:45:55.

The 2022 Little Debbie IRONMAN Chattanooga presented by McKee A Family Bakery triathlon, part of the VinFast IRONMAN U.S. Series, led athletes through southeastern Tennessee and Northern Georgia. The point-to-point swim took place in the Tennessee River, taking off at Curtain Pole Riverwalk Park. The athletes entered the water on a rolling start as spectators watched the entire swim alongside the swimmers on the Chattanooga Riverwalk. The unique 116-mile bike course led the athletes 11 miles south of town before beginning two 47-mile loops in north Georgia. The athletes biked parallel to Lookout Mountain as they took on the rolling course. Athletes capped off their race with a two-loop course through the Scenic City around downtown Chattanooga. The final stretch brought the athletes down Riverfront Parkway, finishing back at Ross’s Landing along the Tennessee River. The event offered 55 coveted age-group qualifying slots and 100 extra women’s slots for the 2023 VinFast IRONMAN World Championship, taking place in Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i on Oct. 12 & 14, 2023.

Full results for the 2022 Little Debbie IRONMAN Chattanooga race presented by McKee A Family Bakery triathlon, part of the VinFast IRONMAN U.S. Series triathlon can be found at www.ironman.com/im-chattanooga-results.

IRONMAN will return to Chattanooga on Sept. 24, 2023. General registration for the 2023 event will open on Oct. 3, 2022, and can be accessed by visiting www.ironman.com/im-chattanooga.

For more information on the Little Debbie IRONMAN Chattanooga presented by McKee A Family Bakery triathlon, part of the VinFast IRONMAN U.S. Series, visit www.ironman.com/im-chattanooga. For more information on the IRONMAN brand and global event series, visit www.ironman.com. Media-related inquiries may be directed to press@ironman.com.

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The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® Virtual Racing™ (VR™) Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virtual Running™ Series, IRONKIDS®, World Triathlon Championship Series, premier running events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ and City2Surf®, UTMB® World Series events including Tarawera Ultra and Ultra-Trail Australia™, Epic Series™ mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, road cycling events including Haute Route®, and other multisport races. The IRONMAN Group is the largest operator of mass participation sports in the world and provides more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. Catering to the full athlete experience, the company portfolio also includes FulGaz® virtual cycling, the most realistic indoor riding experience connected fitness application aimed at preparing athletes for real-world events. Since the inception of the iconic IRONMAN® brand and its first event in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines around the world. Beginning as a single race, The IRONMAN Group has grown to become a global sensation with hundreds of events across 55+ countries. The IRONMAN Group is owned by Advance, a private, family-owned business. For more information, visit www.ironman.com/about-ironman-group.

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