Liz Lyles was amongst the fastest in all three disciplines and easily captured the Ironman Chattanooga crown, coming close to breaking the 9-hour mark in the process.
September 24, 2017 | NEWS|
Liz Lyles (USA) might have trailed out of the water after the down-river swim at Ironman Chattanooga, but once she was on the bike there was no stopping the American as she blasted clear of the rest of the field and held on for a big win in Tennessee.
Kelly Williamson (USA) led out of the water in a super-fast 42:15 (we did mention the swim was down river, right?) with Lyles just under three-minutes behind. It didn't take long for Lyles to move into the lead and, off the bike, she had a six-minute lead on American super-mom Jessie Donavan (she has three children), over 12 minutes on Skye Moench and over 14 minutes on Kim Schwabenbauer.
Out on the run course there was no touching Lyles, who cruised through to a convincing 23-minute win over Schwabenbauer, who ran past Donavan with 5 km to go to take second. Donavan held on to third.
Ironman Chattanooga Pro Women
September 24, 2017 | Chattanooga, USA
3.8 km Swim
180 km Bike
41.1 km Run