25 Age-Group Athletes From Around The Globe Claim Division Titles At The 2023 VinFast IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Triathlon In Lahti, Finland

August 30, 2023

LAHTI, Finland. (Aug. 30, 2023) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Following another historic week of racing that saw Taylor Knibb (USA) and Rico Bogen (DEU) take professional titles at the 2023 VinFast IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship, 25 other IRONMAN 70.3 World Champions were crowned in the amateur divisions on Saturday Aug. 26 and Sunday, Aug. 27.

Of the 25 age-group division world champions, five where from the United Kingdom, three hailed from the United States, three from Germany, two from France, two from Canada, while Australia and Poland both had two world champions each. Rounding out the representing countries of the 2023 VinFast IRONMAN 70.3 World Champions were Belgium, Ecuador, Estonia, and Sweden with one each.

2023 VinFast IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Triathlon Age-Group World Champions:

Division Name City, State, Province, Country Swim Bike Run Overall
F18-24 Anne Sophie Pierre Nyons, France (FRA) 32:25 2:15:58 1:26:59 4:22:19
F25-29 Stephanie Clutterbuck Chippenham, U.K. (GBR) 26:00 2:20:40 1:33:03 4:27:12
F30-34 Joanna Soltysiak-Vrebac Koło, Poland (POL) 30:28 2:20:18 1:26:04 4:23:17
F35-39 Deborah Eckhouse Surrey, B.C. (CAN) 37:46 2:19:02 1:25:22 4:28:45
F40-44 Stephanie Wunderle Wangen, Germany (DEU) 32:16 2:21:07 1:32:02 4:32:03
F45-49 Kerry McGawley Hove, U.K. (GBR) 33:34 2:30:08 1:35:05 4:45:54
F50-54 Beni Gras-Thompson Roanoke, Va. (USA) 33:40 2:29:56 1:37:21 4:50:05
F55-59 Nicole Best Groß-Gerau, Germany (DEU) 31:38 2:37:55 1:37:18 4:54:31
F60-64 Kerstin Mogull London, U.K., representing Sweden (SWE) 35:20 2:39:07 1:47:28 5:11:29
F65-69 Judy Daggett Clarksville, Tenn. (USA) 39:20 2:58:12 1:51:27 5:42:41
F70-74 Rosemary Wedlake London, Ontario (CAN) 41:26 3:11:32 2:00:30 6:07:40
F75-79 Inge Stettner Berlin, Germany (DEU) 51:33 3:18:06 2:23:55 6:50:34
Division Name City, State, Province, Country Swim Bike Run Overall
M18-24 Paulin Philippe Thélus, France (FRA) 24:41 2:05:25 1:17:39 3:54:54
M25-29 Jacek Krawczyk Warsaw, Poland (POL) 25:01 2:04:42 1:14:42 3:50:56
M30-34 Timmo Jeret Pärnu, Estonia (EST) 28:55 1:59:02 1:15:48 3:50:28
M35-39 Lukas Bosmans Tremelo, Belgium (BEL) 28:59 2:06:16 1:14:48 3:56:09
M40-44 Chris Standidge Northwich, U.K. (GBR) 26:00 2:10:28 1:19:07 4:02:07
M45-49 Donald Brooks Devon, U.K. (GBR) 25:44 2:07:31 1:17:26 3:56:59
M50-54 Paul Lunn Peterborough, U.K. (GBR) 31:33 2:12:08 1:24:38 4:17:03
M55-59 Mark Clough Caringbah South, NSW (AUS) 26:36 2:17:27 1:26:23 4:18:44
M60-64 Tim Bradley Merrick, N.Y. (USA) 34:49 2:15:56 1:31:05 4:31:01
M65-69 Hermann Scheiring Deggingen, Germany (DEU) 31:30 2:30:58 1:41:04 4:54:44
M70-74 Jim Stewart Surrey, B.C. (CAN) 40:17 2:34:22 1:53:48 5:19:08
M75-79 Graham Gibson Beaconsfield Upper, Victoria (AUS) 42:28 2:53:32 2:20:05 6:15:15
M80-84 Efrain Delgado Pichincha, Ecuador (ECU) 55:56 3:36:11 3:05:05 8:02:43

The 2023 VinFast IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship triathlon saw 6,000 athletes registered to compete ranging from 18-84 from more than 115 countries, regions and territories compete in this world-renowned event. In order to qualify for the 2023 VinFast IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, more than 200,000 age-group athletes registered to compete and earn slots at over 100 IRONMAN 70.3 events held worldwide. Qualification for the 2024 VinFast IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship is already underway as the event will rotate to Taupō, New Zealand and take place on Dec. 14 and 15, 2024.

Live race-day coverage of both days of racing at the 2023 VinFast IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship triathlon was available globally via Outside Watch. To watch a full replay of event broadcasts, visit watch.outsideonline.com/live-events/ironman-70-3.

Full results for the 2023 VinFast IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship triathlon can be found at www.ironman.com/im703-world-championship-results. For more information about the 2023 VinFast IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship event, please visit www.ironman.com/im703-world-championship. To learn more about the IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 brands and series of events, please visit www.ironman.com. Media inquiries may be directed to press@ironman.com.


About the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship

In 2006 the inaugural IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship triathlon was held in Clearwater, Florida, becoming another test for the world’s elite triathletes. Since that auspicious beginning, the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship triathlon has grown in stature and popularity moving first to Henderson, Nevada in 2011, where athletes encountered a more challenging terrain and then to Mont-Tremblant, Quebec—its first stop on the new “global rotation” for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship race. The event reached European soil for the first time ever in 2015, with Zell am See, Austria, hosting an epic and memorable event. In 2016, the race moved from the mountains to the beaches of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. In 2017, the race returned to the United States, taking place in Chattanooga, Tennessee where it became a two-day event for the first time. In 2018, the event reached the African continent for the first time and was hosted in Nelson Mandela Bay in South Africa. Continuing the rotation, 2019 saw the French Riviera and Nice, France play host to the ever-growing IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship event. After a year in which the event was not able to take place due to a global pandemic, the race returned in 2021 with over 3,500 athletes competing in St. George, Utah. The event again took place in St. George, Utah, returning to a two-day format on October 28-29, 2022 before shifting to Lahti, Finland on August 26-27, 2023. The 2024 VinFast IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship will take place in Taupō, New Zealand on December 14-15, 2024. Historically, more than 200,000 athletes have participated annually in a series of qualifying races, consisting of over 100 global events. Hosting more than 5,000 athletes from around the world, participants in the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship triathlon have ranged in age from 18 to 85-plus. For more information, visit www.ironman.com/im703-world-championship.

About The IRONMAN Group

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 trail-running events including the Canyons Endurance Runs™ by UTMB®, Tarawera Ultra by UTMB® and Ultra-Trail Australia™ by UTMB®, 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, and Orkila Capital, a growth equity firm focused on building great brands. For more information, visit www.ironman.com/about-ironman-group.

About Advance

Advance is a private, family-held business that owns and invests in companies across media, entertainment, technology, communications, education and other promising growth sectors. Our mission is to build the value of our companies over the long-term by fostering growth and innovation. Advance’s portfolio includes Condé Nast, Advance Local, Stage Entertainment, The IRONMAN Group, American City Business Journals, Leaders Group, Turnitin, and Pop. Together these operating companies employ more than 17,000 people in 29 countries. Advance is also among the largest shareholders in Charter Communications, Warner Bros. Discovery and Reddit. For more information visit www.advance.com.