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Bradley makes pro debut at Cozumel

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 12 December 2014 at 12:00 am

Contributed Photo – Scott Bradley during the 26 mile run portion of the Ironman Cozumel.

Lyndonville native Scott Bradley recently made his debut as a professional triathlete by competing in the Ironman Cozumel at Cozumel, Mexico.

Bradley finished 18th out of 33 male pro starters and 29th out of the 1,928 overall starters in the full ironman which includes a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 (marathon distance) run for a total of 146 miles.

Scott’s dad, Wes Bradley, notes that after the competition, Scott had tweeted “18th male pro at #IMCozumel. Not a bad debut. I’ll take it.”

Scott posted an overall time of 9:34.13 including a personal best time of 1:00.04 in the swim, 5:02.29 in the bike ride and a personal best of 3:27.51 in the run.

Wes notes that when Scott came out of the swim he was 33rd among the 33 male pros. However, despite some problems with his bike (a power meter that didn’t work) he bore down and climbed to 23rd among the male pros after the bike ride and then to 18th after the run.

“You ride your bike by maintaining a certain power (wattage) which is based on all your training,” Wes explained about the failed power meter. “Thus (without the power meter), he had to ride the 112 miles using speed, heart rate and how he felt as his guides.”

Scott had ended the amateur portion of his 2014 season in September with the Ironman 70.3 World Champonship in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec. For 2014 in the amateur rankings Scott was ranked 12th in the world out of 11,848 in the male 30-34 age group with a ranking of 4th in the United States. During the year he finished 1st in his age group at Ironman 70.3 Syracuse, 1st at Ironmane Timberman (Gilford, N.H.) 2nd at Ironman 70.3 Puerto Rico and 38th in the Ironman 70.3 World Championship.

Scott, who is an Intern Coordinator at Wayne Central School, looks to compete in five Ironman events in 2015.