50 - IRONMAN© 70.3 Chattanooga – Ali Hooker

I conclude the Chattanooga 70.3 series with my friend and athlete Ali Hooker.  Coming back from a previous DNF at Ironman Boulder 70.3 last year, this year’s finish was truly sweet.  She talks about her personal struggles with the recovering from a DNF, building confidence through training, then the amazing hug at the finish line of Chattanooga from her brother Craig.  The emotions she shares is something that a lot of us can learn from when we encounter new races. We talk about some of the key points of her training with heart rate going into this race.


Weather that day:  56 - 90

Water:  74.1


Age Group:  F 25 – 29

Height: 5’7”

Weight:  170ish

Calories per hour: 150-200

PSI:  100lbs

Swim – 42:49

T1 – 9:22

Bike – 4:02:24

T2 – 7:34

Run –3:17:38

Total Race Time:  8:19:47

Gender Rank: 761

Division Rank:  73

Overall Rank: 2102

In the Finish Line

In the Finish Line