IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga 2022: Start time, live stream and preview – Elite News

This is a preview of the 2022 IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga – you can read our full race reports on how Jason West won the Men’s Pro race and Jackie Hering clinched the top podium spot for the Women’s Pro.

The biggest scholarship race of the weekend takes place in Samorin, Slovakia at Challenge Family’s The Championship.

However, when it comes to the longest event title of the weekend, I think the Sunbelt Bakery IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga North American Championship presented by Mckee A Family Bakery can claim the highest honours.

You might hear this in full quite often, but for good reason, as it’s the last in the IRONMAN 70.3 series to get full broadcast coverage.

There’s plenty of interest and reasons to tune in too. The fact that the race probably starts around the time the action in Slovakia wraps up is another welcome bonus for triathlon viewers.


Start time and how to watch live

The race takes place on Sunday, May 22, 2022.

The Pro race will start at 6:50 a.m. local time (Eastern). This corresponds to 1150 in the UK and 1250 CET.

The race will be broadcast live, with the event being the second of 11 IRONMAN 70.3 events to air in 2022 under a new partnership with Outside TV. You can watch for free via a web, mobile or connected TV application.

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

Pro Women

The headline-grabbing name on the list BEEN Bermuda Flora Duffy. Was the key word after his exclusion on Saturday – just 24 hours before the start.

Duffy announced on Instagram that she had contracted COVID and would not be able to race in Tennessee. The advantage is that his symptoms are only mild at this stage.

Duffy’s absence no doubt takes a bit of a shine from Sunday’s proceedings, the three-time reigning triathlon world champion, six-time (and current) XTERRA world champion and Olympic and World Games gold medalist. Commonwealth is already one of the biggest in the sport. . With 11 world championship titles already – she has also won the ITU cross-triathlon championships twice – she does not seem ready to close the book of exploits yet.

As well as defending that Commonwealth Games title in Birmingham at the end of July, Duffy also appears to be preparing for a tilt at the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship. She has only run the distance once (and won) and had hoped to run last year in St George, before the post-Olympics whirlwind meant she had to give up.

Flora Duffy will miss Sunday’s race due to COVID.

Sunday in Chattanooga was obviously set up to provide a qualifier for Utah in October, but now Flora will have to find an alternate route.

Flora Duffy Olympic Triathlon

If the loss of Duffy is a real blow, this race is however far from being a star. Paula Findlay (CAN) is currently No. 10 in the PTO, and when he’s at his peak – like the 2020 PTO Championship and the 2021 IRONMAN 70.3 California – he’s very hard to beat.

Great Britain holly laurentthe 2016 world champion is on the start roster, and fingers crossed she knows the impacts from a bike accident that ruled her out of the PTO PRO-AM event aren’t quite there yet. prevent it from happening on Sunday.

The race is also Jackie Hering (USA), who finished fifth earlier in the season at IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside, behind Lawrence in third, but ahead of Findlay (sixth).

Jackie Hering / Collins Cup

Keep an eye on Tamara Jewett. The Canadian is an incredible runner – ranked even above Anne Haug in the PTO stats – and is likely to make significant strides in the final discipline. Still early in her triathlon career, it will be interesting to see how she fares in her first triathlon of the season.

Pro Men

Thinking back to that great race at the IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside in early April, we have the 1st (Jackson Laundry (CAN)), 3rd (Rudy Vonberg (United States)), 5th (Ben Kanute (United States)), 6th (Jason West (United States)) and 8th (Eric Lagerstrom (USA)), all lined up.

Despite finishing fifth at the 2021 World Championships and already having plenty of wins and podiums on his resume, Oceanside still felt like a real breakthrough from Laundry. If he can repeat that, well, he really will have happened.

IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside 2022: Jackson Laundry Victory
Photo credit: Donald Miralle / IRONMAN

When there’s a regional championship title on the line, looking past Rudy Von Berg for the top spot isn’t usually a good move. Strong in all three disciplines, he rarely misses the podium, and with the Oceanside sprint finish with Lionel Sanders showing that he is apparently over his health issues in 2021, I think he will be even better here and my preferred for victory.

Lionel Sanders and Rudy Von Berg sprint at the IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside 2022 Photo credit: Donald Miralle / IRONMAN
Photo credit: Donald Miralle / IRONMAN

The event will also see the middle distance return of Tim O’Donnellfollowing his massive heart scare after Challenge Miami 2021. Our best wishes for a safe and healthy race to one of the true gentlemen in the sport.

The last name I will give you is Steven McKenna (AUS). Currently “only” #66 in the PTO rankings, this is not an accurate reflection of his abilities and potential. He could be in on it.

You can click here for the full start list.

Prize money: what’s at stake?

The purse on offer this weekend is $75,000 – with each winner taking a $12,000 share of that total.

In addition to the money, there will be a total of eight qualifying slots (four MPRO / four FPRO) for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in St George, October 28-29, 2022.

The total funds will be paid out in ten depths, as follows:

  1. $12,000
  2. $7,000
  3. $4,250
  4. $3,500
  5. $2,750
  6. $2,250
  7. $2,000
  8. $1,500
  9. $1,250
  10. $1,000

Of course, thanks to training from the Professional Triathlete Organization, the financial rewards for performance don’t just come from day-to-day performances.

The PTO Global Ranking will see a total of $2 million awarded at the end of 2022, based on the final ranking of these point tables. The rewards can be substantial, with moving up or down the ranking system potentially earning you more than any individual event.

Race For The Rankings Prize Scholarship 2021 PTO

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