More big races for a race-hungry community.
Chattanooga will host the first full Ironman in the Southeast in September 2014.
Local tourism officials have a lot of cash and resources on the line in their bid for a full Ironman to be held in Western North Carolina.
Asheville officials and star athletes, including Olympic silver medalist Lauren Tamayo, make case for city to host the triathlon.
The proposed route: swim in Lake Lure, bike more than 100 miles to Asheville, run a marathon in Asheville.