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IRONMAN 70.3 IS THIS WEEKEND: HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW - CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS

Gallery: Ironman 70.3 is this weekend: Here's what you need to know +6 more photos This weekend's Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga is going to be the most participated in non-world championship Ironman event in North American history, adding to the city's history of breaking records for the grueling triathlon. MORE INFORMATION For spectator information and course maps, visit timesfreepress.com. The more than 3,800 athletes from 21 countries and every state except Montana will race the 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike ride and 13.1-mile run (half of a full Ironman) Sunday morning through Chattanooga and Walker County, Georgia. Only the 2015 Ironman 70.3 Mallorca in Spain had more registrants for a non-world championship event. Chattanooga already holds a number of Ironman records: It was the first city to host four Ironman events in one year; has seen the closest finish in the history of the race; holds the record for most volunteers at one event; and has become a race some officials use as the gold standard when preparing other cities to host the event. When Ironman officials decided to bring the 70.3 world championships to Chattanooga, the city broke those records, too, hosting the most participated in 70.3 world championship event to ...

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