Paula Findlay (CAN) Emerges Victorious at 2023 IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga Triathlon

May 22, 2023

- Nearly 3,000 athletes converged in The Scenic City to compete at IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga triathlon - Live coverage of Sunday’s event was broadcast on Outside TV as forth of 12 IRONMAN 70.3 stops throughout 2023 season

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (May 21, 2023)/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The Scenic City, Chattanooga, Tenn. provided a stunning backdrop for more than 3,000 athletes taking on the 2023 IRONMAN® 70.3® Chattanooga triathlon on Sunday, May 21. The event also featured a women’s only professional race that saw Paula Findlay (CAN) crowned champion falling a dominate run performance finishing with an overall time of 4:09:44. In-depth race coverage of the IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga triathlon was shown live on Outside TV, and was the forth in a series of 12 IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon events from across globe to be broadcast exclusively on the platform. To watch a replay of the race, visit watch.outsideonline.com/live-events/ironman-70-3.

Findlay distanced herself from the field exiting the bike course five minutes ahead of her nearest competition and never relinquished the lead throughout the run. Danielle Lewis (USA) followed in second, shuffling the lead multiple times during the run with third place finisher Jeanni Metzler (ZAF) but ultimately fought her way ahead to finish with a time of 4:15:02. Continuing her run of form following her victory at the Intermountain Health IRONMAN 70.3 North America Championship St. George two weeks ago, Metzler rounded out the podium in third place finishing with a time of 4:15:37.

Top five professional women’s results:




1. Paula Findlay CAN 00:26:57 02:18:24 01:21:10 04:09:44
2. Danielle Lewis USA 00:30:46 02:19:57 01:21:24 04:15:02
3. Jeanni Metzler ZAF 00:26:57 02:23:59 01:21:39 04:15:37
4. Sarah True USA 00:26:53 02:25:01 01:20:45 04:16:01
5. Skye Moench USA 00:28:36 02:20:56 01:23:03 04:16:08

The 2023 IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga triathlon saw more than 3,000 athletes start the race. Athletes kicked off their 70.3-mile journey with a 1.4-mile swim in the Tennessee River before embarking on the 56-mile bike course through northern Georgia and historic Chickamauga. The 13.1-mile run course took athletes through scenic downtown Chattanooga before finishing at Ross’s Landing along the Tennessee Riverfront. The event offered 30 age group qualifying slots, and 50 extra slots for women to the 2023 VinFast IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship taking place on August 26-27, 2023 in Lahti, Finland.

Official results can be found at www.ironman.com/im703-chattanooga-results.

Next IRONMAN Events Coming Up

The racing continues along the IRONMAN 70.3 circuit in North America with the IRONMAN 70.3 Victoria taking place on Sunday, May 28. Athletes will be treated to natural beauty, lush rain forests and historic towns surrounding Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. On June 4, the racing heads to the Blue Ridge Mountains and Roanoke, Virginia for Carilion Clinic IRONMAN 70.3 Virginia’s Blue Ridge which will serve as the North American TriClub Championship – Southeast.

For more information on the IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga visit www.ironman.com/im703-chattanooga. For more information on the IRONMAN brand and global event series, visit www.ironman.com. Media may contact press@ironman.com.


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