Nevada woman wins Ironman race

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — If you were in downtown Chattanooga or in the outskirts at all on Sunday, you probably caught a glimpse of The Little Debbie Ironman.

Nevada resident Liz Lyles was the first to cross the finish line, completing the triathalon in 9:05:33.

The Ironman race includes a 2.4 mile swim, a 116 mile bike, and a 26.2 mile run.

The Women’s pro race was the only pro event today.

And, lucky for Lyles, who in addition to winning Ironman races is a mother and wife, had her own mother right at the finish line cheering her on.

“She was with me when I won Ironman Brazil, but she wasn’t allowed on the red carpet for some reason so having her on the red carpet and being able to give me a hug at the finish was definitely a memory we’ll never forget,” Lyles said.

Before this event, the Scenic City was the site of the half-Ironman World Championship.

**Photo courtesy of Lacy Bobo/Ironman

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