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