Julia Daggett, a 60-year-old woman from Clarksville, just earned her age-group title at the IRONMAN World Championship.
Daggett captured the title for the female 60 to 64 age group at the 2018 championship. Amazon sponsored the event that was held in beautiful Kailua-Kona, Hawaii on Oct. 13. She earned the title, beating out approximately 700 women who were registered to compete at this iconic endurance event.
She completed the 140.6-mile endurance event in 11:41:44 (swim: 01:21:10; bike: 05:52:33; run: 04:19:50), beating out the top athletes in her age group in an event. This event included competitors from 82 countries, regions and territories on six continents, including 46 U.S. States.
This year’s competition was the 40th anniversary of the iconic triathlon. Competitors embarked on a 2.4-mile mass swim in Kailua Bay followed by a 112-mile bike ride along the Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway, capped off with a 26.2-mile run culminating at the historic Ali`i Drive finish line.
The event will be broadcast through a special on NBC on Nov. 26. Check local listings and the official IRONMAN website for details. For more information on the 2018 IRONMAN World Championship, including complete results, click here.
From all of us at Nashville Noise, we want to congratulate Daggett on this huge accomplishment!