2022 IRONMAN 70.3 Athlete Choice Awards Announced for North American Region

March 2, 2023

IRONMAN 70.3 Muncie earns top honors winning Best Overall Race

TAMPA, Fla. (Mar. 2, 2023) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – IRONMAN today announced the North American regional results for the 2022 IRONMAN 70.3 Athlete Choice Awards, highlighting the highest-scoring events in a variety of categories based solely on athlete surveys from all the 2022 IRONMAN® 70.3 races across North America.

Out of the all the half distance IRONMAN 70.3 triathlons in North America that took place in 2022, IRONMAN 70.3 Muncie earned top honors with Best Overall Race, while IRONMAN 70.3 Michigan, IRONMAN 70.3 North Carolina, IRONMAN 70.3 Musselman, IRONMAN 70.3 Oregon, and St. Jude IRONMAN 70.3 Memphis were recognized with category bests for the Athlete Choice Awards.

Results for the North American regional 2022 Athlete Choice Awards were gathered from post event surveys sent to all athletes who competed in an IRONMAN 70.3 North America Series triathlon. Surveys were based on a five-point satisfaction scale and encompassed multiple categories including: Overall Swim, Overall Bike, Overall Run, Overall Satisfaction, Overall Venue Experience, Overall Post-Race Celebration, Will Attend Next Year, and Will Recommend to a Friend, among others. After collecting feedback from thousands of survey respondents who participated in 2022, the winners were chosen for each category of IRONMAN 70.3 events, marking a major accomplishment for the events and their host communities.

Top performers in each category for the IRONMAN 70.3 North America Series events include:

  • Best Overall Race
    1. IRONMAN 70.3 Muncie
    2. IRONMAN 70.3 Michigan
    3. St. Jude IRONMAN 70.3 Memphis
  • Best Swim Course
    1. IRONMAN 70.3 North Carolina
    2. IRONMAN 70.3 Wisconsin
    3. IRONMAN 70.3 Waco
    4. Carilion Clinic IRONMAN 70.3 Virginia’s Blue Ridge
    5. IRONMAN 70.3 Maine
  • Best Bike Course
    1. IRONMAN 70.3 Musselman
    2. IRONMAN 70.3 Michigan
    3. Carilion Clinic IRONMAN 70.3 Virginia’s Blue Ridge
    4. IRONMAN 70.3 Muncie
    5. BOA Endure IRONMAN 70.3 Santa Cruz
  • Best Run Course
    1. IRONMAN 70.3 Oregon
    2. St. Jude IRONMAN 70.3 Memphis
    3. IRONMAN 70.3 Coeur d’Alene
    4. IRONMAN 70.3 Muncie
    5. IRONMAN 70.3 Mont-Tremblant
  • Best Finish Line
    1. St. Jude IRONMAN 70.3 Memphis
    2. IRONMAN 70.3 Muncie
    3. IRONMAN 70.3 Coeur d’Alene
    4. IRONMAN 70.3 Michigan
    5. IRONMAN 70.3 Eagleman
  • Best Race Venue
    1. IRONMAN 70.3 Michigan
    2. IRONMAN 70.3 Coeur d’Alene
    3. IRONMAN 70.3 Oregon
    4. St. Jude IRONMAN 70.3 Memphis
    5. IRONMAN 70.3 Mont-Tremblant
  • Best Post Race Experience
    1. IRONMAN 70.3 Muncie
    2. IRONMAN 70.3 Waco
    3. IRONMAN 70.3 Mont-Tremblant
    4. Carilion Clinic IRONMAN 70.3 Virginia’s Blue Ridge
    5. IRONMAN 70.3 Eagleman

Top performers globally in each category will be unveiled in the coming weeks. To view the full list of IRONMAN 70.3 Athlete Choice Award results, please visit www.ironman.com/athletes-choice-ironman-703.

For more information on the IRONMAN brand and global event series, please visit www.ironman.com. Media inquiries may be directed to press@ironman.com.


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The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series, IRONKIDS®, World Triathlon Championship Series, premier running events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ and City2Surf®, UTMB® World Series events including the Canyons Endurance Runs™, Tarawera Ultra and Ultra-Trail Australia™, Epic Series™ mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, road cycling events including Haute Route®, and other multisport races. The IRONMAN Group is the largest operator of mass participation sports in the world and provides more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. Catering to the full athlete experience, the company portfolio also includes FulGaz® virtual cycling, the most realistic indoor riding experience connected fitness application aimed at preparing athletes for real-world events. Since the inception of the iconic IRONMAN® brand and its first event in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines around the world. Beginning as a single race, The IRONMAN Group has grown to become a global sensation with hundreds of events across 55+ countries. The IRONMAN Group is owned by Advance, a private, family-owned business. For more information, visit www.ironman.com/about-ironman-group.

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