Bradley has busy triathlete schedule

Contributed Story Posted 30 June 2017 at 10:08 am

Contributed Photo – Scott Bradley

Lyndonville native and pro Triathlete Scott Bradley recently had a busy two week stretch of competition.

First, he competed in the Ironman 70.3 held on June 4 at Raleigh, North Carolina finishing 12th among the 25 the Male Pros and 15th out of 1.750 total entrants on the hot, humid day.

The event, which was a late addition to his schedule, saw him post times of 32:32 for the 1.2 mile swim, 2:10.35 for the 56 mile bike and 1:27.56 for the 13.1 (half marathon) run. He posted the sixth fastest bike time of the day which moses him up to 16th among the Pros. His run time then vaulted him into 12th.

Bradley next placed ninth out of 22 Male Pros and ninth overall among 1,935 entrants at the Ironman 70.3 Eagleman held on June 11 at Cambridge, Maryland.

He came out of the water 20th out of 22 Pros in 31:54 but climbed to ninth after posting the fifth fastest bike time of the day of 2:06.59. He held his ninth position after a run of 1:24.20 on another hot, humid day.

Prior to that he entered the Bristol Men’s Road Race held on May 28 at Bristol Mountain where he scored a first place finish covering the 41 mile, 4 loop race in a time of 1:54.31 besting the second place finisher by 1 minute and 39 seconds.

Bradley also competed in the Boston Marathon in April finishing 505th out of 27,222 runners in a time of 2:48.47. He qualified from his time in the Philadelphia Marathon in Novermber 2015.

Following the race, Bradley said,  “I don’t consider myself much of a runner and rarely get into stand alone running races, but running the Boston Marathon…was one of the most amazing race experiences of my life… Thank you, Boston!”

His schedule for the summer will see him racing  a 140.6 in Lake Placid in July, then Ironman 70.3’s in Dublin, Ireland and Salzburg, Austria in August.  The 70.3 he had scheduled in Tonsberg, Norway in August was cancelled so he replaced it with the race in Austria.

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