IRONMAN Chattanooga Swim Cancelled

Friday 28 September 2018
Dear IRONMAN Chattanooga Athletes – Due to significant flooding and record-breaking rains that Chattanooga and the surrounding areas in Tennessee have recently experienced, IRONMAN and local city officials have determined that in the interest of athlete safety, it is necessary to cancel the swim portion of the 2018 Little Debbie IRONMAN Chattanooga triathlon presented by McKee A Family Bakery.

IRONMAN has strict swim safety benchmarks in place that have been surpassed, including the rate of water flow and water quality. There has been a three-foot increase in water levels due to the opening of flood gates upstream, and the opening of a spillway outside of Chattanooga, generating additional flow with a rate three times higher than the limit deemed safe for swimming in the Tennessee River.

Water quality readings for E. coli have also come back at 2,416 (CFU per 100mL of water), more than 20 times higher than safe levels for swimming. Additionally, due to a considerable amount of debris, murky water and the water flow, IRONMAN would not be able to deploy several of the water safety assets that are necessary to ensure a safe swim.
As athlete safety is our paramount concern, we appreciate your understanding based on these extenuating conditions.

Athletes will be informed of race day procedures for the new bike-run event during the mandatory race briefings at Ross’s Landing. To see the event schedule, visit www.ironman.com/chattanooga

We look forward to a great race day and welcoming you to the finish line.

IRONMAN

The 2017 IRONMAN Chattanooga offers 40 qualifying slots for the 2018 IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Professionals compete for $40,000 prize purse.

1 Kotsegarov Kirill EST (Estonia)
2 Russell Matt USA (United States of America)
3 McDonald Chris AUS (Australia)
4 Gambles Joe AUS (Australia)
5 Zyemtsev Viktor UKR (Ukraine)
6 Ambrose Paul AUS (Australia)
7 Beals Cody CAN (Canada)
8 Schmid Stefan DEU (Germany)
9 Wade Robbie IRL (Ireland)
10 Trautman Matt ZAF (South Africa)
11 Mckeon Patrick USA (United States of America)
12 Thomschke Markus DEU (Germany)
14 Defilippis Scott USA (United States of America)
15 Alonso Mckernan Michael Patrick ESP (Spain)
16 Otstot Adam USA (United States of America)
18 Kilshaw Stephen CAN (Canada)
19 Feigh Adam USA (United States of America)
20 Lubinski Jim USA (United States of America)
21 Becker Blake USA (United States of America)
22 Clarke Daniel CAN (Canada)
23 Ciavattella Jonathan ITA (Italy)
24 Dominguez Ivan USA (United States of America)
25 Kotland Peter CZE (Czech Republic)
26 Botelho Raymond USA (United States of America)
27 Laughery Colin USA (United States of America)
28 Stock Christopher USA (United States of America)
29 Rielley Jeremy USA (United States of America)
30 Holmes Sam USA (United States of America)
31 Mitchell Jeremiah USA (United States of America)
32 Kochetkov Alexander LTU (Lithuania)
33 Neef Sebastian DEU (Germany)
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