Bradley earns high triathlete ranking

Contributed Story Posted 27 March 2017 at 10:14 am

Contributed Photo – Scott Bradley competes in the bike portion of the Puerto Rico 70.3 triathlon on March 19.

Based on his race results from 2016, Lyndonville native Scott Bradley has entered the 2017 triathlon competition season with a high national and international ranking.

According to the USA Triathlon rankings, Bradley, who competes in the 30-34 age group, ranks 59th (32nd among those from the U.S.) among 10,466 competitors for 2016. Among those competing in three or more events he ranks 27th (20th in the U.S.). Any triathlete from anywhere in the world who competes in a USTA sanctioned event within the Inited States receives a score.

Among athletes residing in the Northeast U.S., Bradley ranks third among triathlete of all ages. And among those competing in three or more events he ranks No.1 in both the Northeast and in New York State.

Bradley opened what will be a very busy competitive season by placing 17th out of 22 Pros and 19th overall out of 1,558 participants at the Ironman 70.3 Puerto Rico on March 19. The 70. 3 includes a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike and a 13.1 mile (half marathon) run.

Bradley came out of the water 22nd out of 22 Male Pros in a time of 30.42.  He then overcame a flat tire to post a time of 2:17.05 on the bike to move up to 18th among the Pros and 28th overall.  His run of 1:26.50 moved into 17th place among the Pros and 19th overall.

Bradley will next compete in the Boston Marathon in April. The remainder of his season will include a 70.3 in Cambridge, MD., in June; a 140.6 in Lake Placid in July; 70.3’s in Dublin, Ireland and Tonsbery, Norway in August; in Augusta GA. in September and in Miami, FL and (tentatively) Austin, TX in October.

Bradley is the Assistant Principal at Byron -Bergen Junior-Senior High School.