TUNE INTO THE AFLAC IRON GIRL ATLANTA NBC BROADCAST
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The broadcast of the third annual Aflac Iron Girl Atlanta Triathlon will air this Sunday, Aug. 2, from 2 to 3 p.m. ET on NBC Sports. (Check your local listings for additional details).
The telecast will showcase a highly competitive professional field as well as a diverse group of athletes varying in age and fitness level.
Viewers will watch stories of athletes who have overcome adversity, as well as gain inspiration from women who have adopted healthy, active lifestyles and more.
The sold-out all-women's event brought more than 1,200 participants to Lake Lanier Islands Resort, located 45 minutes northeast of Atlanta, Ga., to compete in a 1/3-mile swim, 18-mile bike and 3-mile run.
Featured in the broadcast:
* 1st-place-finisher, Mirinda Carfrae, 28, AUS, (1:13:55): Carfrae is a multiple Ironman 70.3 champion, as well as the winner of the 2007 Ford Ironman World Championship 70.3. In 2008, Carfrae won the inaugural Aflac Iron Girl Las Vegas Triathlon.
* 2nd-place-finisher, Pip Taylor, 29, AUS, (1:14:56): With a swimming background, Taylor has earned top placements at well-known events such as the Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon, Eagleman Ironman 70.3 and the Aflac Iron Girl Las Vegas Triathlon.
* 3rd-place-finisher, Michellie Jones, 39, AUS, (1:18:06): An Olympic silver medalist, Jones has mastered a variety of distances. Boasting top Ironman and 70.3 finishes, she placed second in her debut at the Ford Ironman World Championship in 2005 and returned the following year to win the title. In 2007, Jones won the title at the inaugural Iron Girl Atlanta Triathlon.
* 4th-place-finisher, Samantha McGlone, 29, CAN, (1:20:11): The 2006 Ford Ironman World Championship 70.3 titleholder, McGlone has earned multiple Ironman 70.3 victories, as well as a second place finish at the world's most challenging endurance event, the Ford Ironman World Championship.
* 5th-place-finisher, Kate Major, 31, AUS, (1:21:41): Major's talent at both the Ironman and 70.3 disciplines, coupled with her natural athletic ability, makes her a formidable opponent at any event. With multiple titles, and three Ironman World Championship podium finishes on her race resume, Major is often deemed part of "triathlon's next generation."