Chattanooga TN—Tony Spineto, 42, of Carlsbad, California captured the world championship title in the Physically Challenged Open Division at the 2017 ICY HOT® IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship triathlon in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Sunday, September 10.
Spineto completed the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship event in 7:36:02 (swim: 35:26; bike: 3:14:50; run: 3:35:13), beating out the top athletes in his division. The race featured competitors from 48 U.S. states and 90 countries, regions and territories from around the world and encompassed a 1.2-mile (1.9 km) swim in the Tennessee River, followed by a 56-mile (90 km) bicycle ride through Lookout Mountain and into downtown Chattanooga, capped with a 13.1-mile (21 km) run through Downtown Chattanooga along the Tennessee Riverwalk and Riverfront Parkway, finishing at Ross’s landing.
The 2017 ICY HOT IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship saw approximately 4,500 competitors registered to toe the line – the event’s largest-ever athlete field for an IRONMAN or IRONMAN 70.3 event – with participants ranging in age from 18 to 86. The world championship event is the culmination of over 100 global events in the IRONMAN 70.3 series where more than 185,000 age-group athletes vied for slots to the ICY HOT IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.
For more information and complete results on the 2017 ICY HOT IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, visit www.ironman.com/worldchampionship70.3.