CHATTANOOGA, TN- On Sunday, September 30th Baylor TRI-Masters swimmer Karla Vradenburgh came out victorious in 18-24 age group female division in the IRONMAN Chattanooga Triathlon. She finished the bike and run portions of the race in a total time of 9:46.36. Unfortunately, due to unsafe conditions in the Tennessee River, the swimming portion of the race was canceled. With her finish in IMChattanooga, she has qualified to race in the IRONMAN World Championships in Kona, HI in October.
A typical IRONMAN Triathlon distance race features a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and a 26.22 mile run. Teammates Connie Roberts and Rebekah Gilman also had some very successful IRONMAN 70.3 races in September. Roberts raced the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships in South Africa with a new personal record. Gilman also had a nice showing at the IRONMAN 70.3 in Augusta.