by Drury Athletics
Drury University assistant triathlon coach Danielle Dingman won the women’s Ironman 70.3 Eagleman event in Cambridge, Maryland last week.
Dingman, who is in her first season as an assistant coach at Drury, completed the event in three hours, 44 minutes and 34 seconds. She finished first among 10 professional Ironman athletes, first among 757 women’s competitors, and 38th overall in a field of 2,174 athletes from both genders.
The Branson native and former All-American track & field student-athlete at Baylor University posted an average speed of 24.95 miles-per-hour on the 56-mile bicycle course before moving to the 13.3-mile running course where she averaged a 6:44 mile.
Her time and placement at the event qualify Dingman for the 2019 70.3 World Championships on Sept. 7-8 in Nice, France.
The Drury University triathlon program will enter its second season of intercollegiate competition in the fall of 2019.