Beals wins Ironman Chattanooga
Guelph’s Cody Beals is quickly becoming quite an Ironman star, taking his debut race at Ironman Mont-Tremblant with a courserecord-setting win over Lionel Sanders and then taking his second full-distance race at Ironman Chattanooga.
Officials were forced to cancel the swim in Chattanooga after torrential rains affected water quality. Beals took the win over Mont-Tremblant third-place finisher, American Matt Russell, who passed Estonia’s Kirill Kotsegarov in the final metres of the race before heading off to the Ironman World Championship (see p.40) a few weeks later.
The win guarantees Beals a spot at next year’s Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona.
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