Ironman overall women winner Anna Marie Strehlow (right) with Amanda Coker from VBR Twenty 22 relay team. (VBR photo)

Several thousand tri-athletes and their families were at the Carilion Clinic IRONMAN 70.3 Virginia’s Blue Ridge Triathlon yesterday. The course – and the valley – impressed some of the out-of-towners, as WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports: