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Lovato and Jacobs Win Waterfront Triathlon
Posted: Sunday, July 13, 2008

Lovato and Jacobs Win Waterfront Triathlon


Chattanooga, TN – Michael Lovato, of Boulder, CO, won the BMW of Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon held on Sunday July 13, 2008. Lovato covered the course in 1 hour, 58 minutes, 38 seconds. Jessica Jacobs, of Maylene, AL, was the female champion with an overall time of 2 hours, 15 minutes, 21 seconds.


Bruce Gennari, of Brentwood, TN, was the male masters champion. Katherine Tindol, of Suwanee, GA, was the female masters champion. Spencer Whittier, of Flintstone, GA, won the male beginners division. Lee Ann Thomas, of Birmingham, AL, won the female beginners division.


The triathlon included a 1.5k swim down the Tennessee River, a 40k bike along Highway 27, and a 10k run along the Riverwalk. The event was centered around Ross’s Landing in downtown Chattanooga.


The race, which included over 1,200 competitors from 23 states, is expected to generate over a million dollars for the local economy.


The triathlon served as a 2008 USAT USA Triathlon special qualifier, with the top five or top 33% of finishers, which ever is greater, in each age group division qualifying for the 2008 USAT National Age Group Championship. The event also served as the Tennessee qualifier for the Best of the US Amateur Triathlete Competition.


The race was made possible through the generosity and hard work of over 350 volunteers.


The BMW of Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon was co-produced by the Chattanooga Track Club (CTC) and Team Magic.


Sponsors of the BMW of Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon include BMW of Chattanooga, Outdoor Chattanooga, Fox 61, Mesa Associates Inc, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, ACME Metalworks, TDOT, Southern Coffee Service, Sports Barn, United States Stove Company, Sunbelt, Comcast, Adams Masonry Inc, Hammer Nutrition, Technology Projects, ACME Multisports, East Ridge Bicycles, Quintana Roo, Big River Grill & Brewing Works, PowerAde, Coca-Cola, and Dasani.


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