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Champs Racing World Championship

Updated: Oct 28, 2022

Rebekah Ash on her way to winning the 18-24 age group at Ironman 70.3 North Carolina last year. Her 4:56:07 finish placed her 18th OA among women and punched her ticket to the 2022 Ironman 70.3 World Championship in St. George, Utah. The women will be racing tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 27) followed by the men on Sat.

If you get excited about the Ironman World Championships in Kona, you'll also get a bang out of the 2022 Ironman 70.3* World Championship in St. George, Utah on Oct. 27 (women) and Oct. 28 (men).

Good luck to the 321 athletes who qualified to race this challenging course. The trio are part of the New Wave Racing Team coached by Kaitlin Donner.

-Rebekah Ash, Melbourne, 25-29, Bib 1701. The Program Manager qualified at Ironman 70.3 North Carolina last year with a 4:56:07, good enough for first in the 18-24 age group and 18th female overall.

-Sam Jubb, Melbourne, 25-29, Bib 3513. The Product Development Engineer also accepted his slot to St. George at Ironman 70.3 North Carolina after winning the 25-29 age group in 4:16:53. His time also earned him 11th overall and tenth overall male.

-Scott Zenoni, Indian Harbour Beach, 50-54, Bib 3009. The Trauma and Acute-Care Surgeon grabbed his spot with his fifth place finish in the 50-54 age group at Ironman 70.3 Florida. His time of 4:50:29 placed him 42nd OA and 41st male overall. Zeoni proved that an AARP card doesn't mean you're in the back of the pack!

If you think it is too late to change careers, train for challenging endeavors or do something helpful for your community, read this amazing article about Dr. Zenoni and then get going!

You can watch the races, sign up to track our locals and learn more about the World Championship here.

*70.3 is a term owned by the Ironman Corporation to describe a race distance consisting of a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and a 13.1-mile run.


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