Bradley scores Ironman victory

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 8 July 2014 at 12:00 am

Contributed Photo – Scott Bradley getting set to enter the water at the Syracuse Ironman 70.3

Lyndonville native Scott Bradley scored his second career Ironman 70.3 Age Group victory recently in competition at Syracuse.

Bradley finished 21st overall out of 1,862 starters and placed fifth among all Age Groupers.

He won his Men 30-34 Age Group, which had 198 participants, with a personal record time of 4 hours and 19 minutes which was over six minutes ahead of the second place finisher.

The Ironman 70.3 competition includes a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike and a 13.1 mile run, all of which equals 70.3 miles.

Bradley’s splits were 31:15 in the swim (a personal best), 2:16.41 on the bike and 1:27.36 for the run.

This was the first of three Ironman 70.3 competitions Bradley is entering as an amateur since he qualified for his USAT Elite Triathlete License (Pro Card) in Puerto Rico in April.

His remaining two are the Ironman 70.3 Timberman in New Hampshire in August and the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec in September for which he also qualified in Puerto Rico.
Bradley, who is the Intern Program Coordinator for the Wayne Central School District, then will apply for his professional license and begin his professional career with Ironman Cozumel, Mexico in November.

Bradley’s first Age Group Ironman 70.3 win came in Florida in May of 2013.