Bradley scores Ironman win in tune up for World Championships

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 24 August 2014 at 12:00 am

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Tuning up for the upcoming Ironman 70.3 World Championship, Lyndonville native Scott Bradley placed first in his age group (30-34) at the Timberman Ironman 70.3 held recently at Gilford, New Hampshire.

In scoring his second Age Group win of the year, besting 175 other competitors, Bradley also placed sixth out of 1,803 amateurs competing in the event and 13th overall out of 1,834 total participants including professionals.

He posted a personal best overall time of 4:16.21 which included a personal best 30:18 in the swim, a 2:15.15 in the bike and a 1:28.16 in the run. His time in the bike included an unplanned stop to fix a dropped chain.

Bradley will now compete in the World Championship at Mount-Tremblant, Quebec on September 7. His age group includes 231 registered competitors from 39 different countries.

Overall there will be some 2,000 participants who have qualified out of some 90,000 competitors who have competed in Ironman 70.3 competitions around the world over the past year attempting to qualify.

This is the second straight year Bradley has qualified for the World Championship. He finished 66th in his age group and 332nd overall last year at Henderson, Nevada.

“Scott was disappointed with that showing so his goal is to show improvement this year,” said his dad Wes Bradley.

This will be Bradley’s final competition as an amateur. Having qualified for his Elite Triathlete Licence (Pro Card) with his third place finish at Puerto Rico in April, he will apply for pro status after this competition.

Bradley is employed as the Intern Coordinator at Wayne Central School.