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Behind The Scenes With TEAM IMF | IRONMAN Chattanooga

September 30th, 2016 | Athlete, Featured Stories

IRONMAN Chattanooga | Heat & Hills

With record heat in the high 90’s all week, athletes knew that the hilly course was not going to be the only challenge on race day! But, our incredible IRONMAN Foundation Athletes perservered, and knew that their race meant more than crossing the finish line; it meant they were helping to provide over $70,000 to the IRONMAN Chattanooga race community. 145 Community Fund Athletes, and 12 TEAM IMF Athletes, made a difference this year in Chattanooga by providing grants to Downside Up, and Friends of The Outdoor Chattanooga. You can find out more details regarding IRONMAN Chattanooga’s Give Back HERE.

TEAM IMF Athletes were so excited to finally gather together in Chattanooga to celebrate fundraising success, and all of their hard training!

TEAM IMF Athletes were so excited to finally gather together in Chattanooga to celebrate fundraising success, and all of their hard training!

At the Athlete Welcome Ceremony, The IRONMAN Foundation presented checks to: Downside Up, Friends of The Outdoor Chattanooga, and various IRONMAN Chattanooga Volunteer Groups. TEAM IMF Athlete & IRONMAN Chattanooga Top Fundraiser, Erica Maynard-Uliasz, helped to present the grant awards!

At the Athlete Welcome Ceremony, The IRONMAN Foundation presented checks to: Downside Up, Friends of The Outdoor Chattanooga, and Nonprofit Initiatives of Chattanooga. TEAM IMF Athlete & IRONMAN Chattanooga Top Fundraiser, Erica Maynard-Uliasz, helped to present the grant awards!

TEAM IMF Athletes: Erica Maynard-Uliasz, Joshua Case, and Nader Tabbara, in transition before the swim start- ready to take on their IRONMAN!

TEAM IMF Athletes: Erica Maynard-Uliasz, Joshua Case, and Nader Tabbara, in transition before the swim start- ready to take on their IRONMAN!

IRONMAN Foundation Staff members, Whitney Tizzano and Julie Bengis, showing their IRONMAN spirit.

IRONMAN Foundation Staff members, Whitney Staloch and Julie Bengis, showing their IRONMAN spirit.

TEAM IMF Athlete, Thomas Walls, if out of the swim and onto the bike!

TEAM IMF Athlete, Thomas Walls, if out of the swim and onto the bike!

TEAM IMF Athlete, Erica Maynard-Uliasz, is ready to have a great bike ride!

TEAM IMF Athlete, Erica Maynard-Uliasz, is ready to have a great bike ride!

TEAM IMF Athlete, Joshua Case, grabs a drink before he hits the road for 114 miles.

TEAM IMF Athlete, Joshua Case, grabs a drink before he hits the road for 114 miles.

TEAM IMF Athlete, Nader Tabbara, showing off his guns (and his awesome IMF tattoo) in T1 before the 114 mile bike ride!

TEAM IMF Athlete, Nader Tabbara, showing off his guns (and his awesome IMF tattoo) in T1 before the 114 mile bike ride!

TEAM IMF Athlete, Nelson Robinson, is all smiles before the 114 mile bike ride- he had a great swim.

TEAM IMF Athlete, Nelson Robinson, is all smiles before the 114 mile bike ride- he had a great swim.

Nelson is pumped to be on the run!

Nelson is pumped to be on the run!

TEAM IMF Athlete, Kevin Edmonds, gives a thumbs up during one of the longest uphill portions of the run. Staying strong!

TEAM IMF Athlete, Kevin Edmonds, gives a thumbs up during one of the longest uphill portions of the run. Staying strong!

TEAM IMF Athlete, Mistie Morgan, is all smiles during her FIRST IRONMAN!

TEAM IMF Athlete, Mistie Morgan, is all smiles during her FIRST IRONMAN!

TEAM IMF Athlete, Alan Hirsch, is pumped to be on the last leg of the IRONMAN!

TEAM IMF Athlete, Nader Tabbara, is pumped to be on the last leg of the IRONMAN!

Whitney Staloch catches up with TEAM IMF Athlete Thomas Walls. He's raced with TEAM IMF at 3 IRONMAN events, and he is a great ambassador for our mission!

Whitney Staloch catches up with TEAM IMF Athlete Thomas Walls. He’s raced with TEAM IMF at 3 IRONMAN events, and he is a great ambassador for our mission!

Congratulations Mistie Morgan, YOU ARE AN IRONMAN!!!

Congratulations Mistie Morgan, YOU ARE AN IRONMAN!!!

Congratulations Nelson Robinson, YOU ARE AN IRONMAN!! Nelson was medaled by his mom, Margaret, because he won our Medaling package fundraising challenge.

Congratulations Nelson Robinson, YOU ARE AN IRONMAN!! Nelson was medaled by his mom, Margaret, because he won our Medaling package fundraising challenge.