In surveys, IRONMAN athletes heap heavy praise on Chattanooga

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If IRONMAN athletes had their say, Chattanooga would host competitions for the rest of time.

That's according to results of an IRONMAN Athlete's poll of all IRONMAN venues, released this week.

The 2017 Athlete’s Choice Awards is based on athlete surveys taken after the IRONMAN season ended for the year.

The Little Debbie IRONMAN Chattanooga presented by McKee A Family was selected 1st in Best Restaurants, 4th in Best Host City Experience, 5th in Overall Swim, 5th in Best Race Venue, and tied for 8th in Best Post-Race Celebration, selected 8th in Best Music, and selected 9th in Overall Bike.

Additionally, out of the 102 IRONMAN 70.3 series events that took place in 2017, the Sunbelt Bakery IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga presented by McKee A Family Bakery was selected 2nd Best Race Venue, 2nd for Will Recommend to a Friend, tied for 3rd Best Music, tied for 3rd Best Host City Experience, 5th Overall Bike, and 6th Best Restaurants.

Check out the surveys here and here.

Chattanooga will continue to host more IRONMAN competitions in 2018.

The Sunbelt Baker IRONMAN 70.3 competition will happen on May 20th.

The Little Debbie IRONMAN Chattanooga competition will happen on September 30th.

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