IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga: Start time, preview and how to watch live – Elite News

Emma Pallant-Browne finished the day with a remarkable run in Mallorca.

With the IRONMAN Pro Series now well and truly underway, IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga will host the next stop on the tour this weekend, in a middle-distance match that marks the fourth stop of the series in the United States. .

Leading the women’s race, Great Britain Emma Pallant-Browne will be hoping to secure another professional series victory following their victory in Mallorca, with Canadian Jackson Laundry leading the men’s side.

In our overview below, you can find all the details you need on start times, streaming and who to watch in the men’s and women’s professional fields.

Start times and how to watch live

IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga will take place on Sunday May 19. The professional race will start at 06:50 local time, which corresponds to 03:50 on the West Coast, 11:50 in the UK and 12:50 in Central Europe.

The race will be streamed live, with the event being the fifth race this year to be streamed on the dedicated IRONMAN Pro Series app. You will be able to watch race day for free via the IRONMAN Pro Series website.

As always, the ever-reliable IRONMAN Tracker is the perfect data complement to support your visualization. If you don’t already have it on your phone, where have you been?!

Professional men

Leading the pro men’s field is Laundry, one of Canada’s brightest middle-distance talents, who will compete after strong performances at IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside and IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga.

Photo credit: Donald Miralle / IRONMAN

Having recently received a wildcard to race at the San Francisco T100, Laundry will be eager to sharpen his sword against a strong domestic field in Chattanooga, which includes a number of top American pros.

While Matthew Marquardt, who broke out with an incredible rookie year in 2023, is out with a stress fracture, Trevor Foley will take his place, having recovered from a serious concussion suffered in a road accident. bike that kept him from going to Oceanside and Texas.

The young man, representing the Sunshine State, will be racing for the first time this season and will look to take on Laundry and other more established professionals such as Matt Hanson, Cody Beals and Justin Riele.

With two places on the line for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Taupo and Laundry already qualified, it will be a real battle to see who can secure their place for New Zealand at the end of the year.

Professional women

On the women’s side, EPB will face stiff competition as she looks to make it back-to-back wins and add to her podium finishes in Oceanside and Mallorca already this year.

(Photo credit – Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

Sarah True, one of the sport’s hardest-working athletes, will be racing, with Americans Danielle Lewis, Jackie Herring and Alice Alberts also on the start line, as the trio bounce back from strong performances at IRONMAN Texas.

Jodie Stimpson, a former Commonwealth Games gold medalist for England, begins her season in the series in Chattanooga, and it will be fascinating to see how the Brit can measure up against more experienced middle-distance runners.

Prize money: what’s at stake?

The purse on offer this weekend is worth $50,000 – with each winner taking home a share of $7,500 of that total.

As part of the IRONMAN Pro Series, athletes will also earn points as they seek to become the IRONMAN Pro Series champion and win a share of the $1.7 million bonus purse.

In Chattanooga, the maximum possible score will be 2,500 points for 1st place, with all remaining professional finalists’ points decreasing based on time behind first place, at a rate of 1 point per second of deficit to at the finish time of the winner.

In addition to the silver and series points, there will be a total of four qualifying places (two MPRO + two FPRO) for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Taupō, New Zealand on December 14-15, 2024 .

The total amount of funds will be paid in installments of ten, as follows:

  1. $7,500
  2. $5,000
  3. $3,750
  4. $3,000
  5. $2,000
  6. $1,500
  7. $1,250
  8. $1,000

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