Haley Chura (ABJ ’07, BBA ’07) was one of 1,800 athletes who competed in the Ford Ironman Championship in Kona, Hawaii, in October. One of the most punishing events on the planet, the Ironman includes a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run. In her age group, Chura finished first for the swimming leg with a time of 53:33 and 12th overall with a time of 12:32:58.
A member of UGA’s 2005 national championship swim team, she qualified for the Ironman by winning her age group at a half-Ironman in Rhode Island in July. When she’s not training, Chura works as an auditor at Atlanta accounting firm Bennett Thrasher.