25 Age-Group Athletes from Around The Globe Claim Ironman World Championship Division Titles at 2021 Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN World Championship Presented by Utah Sports Commission
May 8, 2022
ST. GEORGE, Utah (May 8, 2022) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – While the world saw the amazing finishes of now five-time IRONMAN World Champion Daniela Ryf, and first time IRONMAN World Champion Kristian Blummenfelt, who added to his Olympic Gold Medal, there were 25 other IRONMAN World Champions crowned in the amateur divisions at the 2021 Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN® World Championship presented by Utah Sports Commission triathlon in St. George, Utah, United States on Saturday, May 7.
Ranging in age from 18-79, more than 2,800 athletes toed the start line representing more than 80 countries, regions and territories to compete in this world-renowned event. The event, which is historically held in Hawai`i, came to St. George, Utah for the 2021 edition after a more than two year wait due to COVID, and will return to Kailua-Kona Hawai`i in October for the 2022 edition.
Of the 25 age group division world champions, 11 hailed from the United States while Austria, Australia, Canada, Germany, and the Netherlands all had two world champions each. Rounding out the representing countries of the 2021 world champions was Finland, Great Britain, New Zealand, Switzerland with one each.
The race encompassed a 2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim in the ROKA Swim Course that took place at the Sand Hollow State Park Reservoir in Hurricane, Utah, followed by the 112-mile (180.2 km) FulGaz Bike Course that led athletes through stunning desert landscapes with 7,374 feet (2,248 meters) of elevation gain and an unforgettable climb through the Snow Canyon State Park at the 100-mile mark. The 26.2-mile (42.2 km) HOKA Run Course will take athletes on two loops through St. George with 1,413 feet (431 meters) of climbing before culminating in an unforgettable finish line experience in the heart of downtown St. George.
|Division||First Name||Last Name||City, State/Province, Country||Swim||T1||Bike||T2||Rum||Total Time|
|F18-24||Julia||Iglesias||West Lafayette, IN, USA||1:02:17||4:21||5:46:58||2:22||3:50:49||10:46:45|
|F30-34||Marlene||De Boer||Amsterdam, NLD||0:58:13||3:54||5:24:37||1:57||3:14:50||9:43:29|
|F35-39||Vanessa||Murray||Brighton East, VI, AUS||0:56:06||5:37||5:34:32||3:19||3:27:29||10:07:01|
|F40-44||Satu||Suuronen||Portsmouth, NH, FIN||1:10:15||4:14||5:43:10||2:20||3:30:56||10:30:53|
|F50-54||Beni||Gras-Thompson||Roanoke, VA, USA||1:10:59||4:35||5:39:54||3:12||3:39:28||10:38:06|
|F55-59||Julie||Dunkle||Encinitas, CA, USA||0:57:15||6:08||6:01:57||3:22||4:37:46||11:46:26|
|F60-64||Lynne||Fiedler||Beverly Hills, CA, USA||1:22:33||6:15||6:49:02||4:28||4:13:47||12:36:03|
|F65-69||Irene||Gambaro||Z Rich, CHE||1:27:22||11:20||7:42:11||7:16||5:16:14||14:44:20|
|F70-74||Diane||Tracy||Saint George, UT, USA||1:38:05||12:04||8:06:10||8:36||6:28:06||16:32:59|
|M18-24||Jameson||Plewes||Brandon, MB, CAN||0:54:57||4:38||5:09:17||2:41||3:12:48||9:24:18|
|M25-29||Justin||Riele||San Francisco, CA, USA||0:52:17||3:46||4:44:52||3:18||3:24:24||9:08:35|
|M30-34||Matt||Kerr||Tairua, WK, NZL||0:52:22||4:23||4:43:02||2:39||2:57:57||8:40:22|
|M35-39||Eric||Engel||Madison, WI, USA||0:55:37||3:16||4:46:39||1:52||3:01:49||8:49:11|
|M40-44||Christian||Storzer||Marcella, AR, DEU||0:57:23||3:28||4:37:28||1:54||3:00:34||8:40:45|
|M45-49||Brice||Williams||Ogden, UT, USA||0:54:50||4:53||5:02:12||2:09||3:13:55||9:17:57|
|M55-59||Kevin||Cutjar||Penticton, BC, CAN||1:07:51||5:02||5:39:43||2:49||3:27:48||10:23:11|
|M60-64||Steven||Galat||Woodland Park, CO, USA||1:05:18||6:19||5:43:59||5:20||3:35:22||10:36:16|
|M70-74||Rick||Simpson||Henderson, NV, USA||1:10:38||7:40||6:38:04||5:16||5:35:24||13:37:00|
|M75-79||Simon||Butterworth||Lafayette, CO, USA||1:31:43||19:29||7:24:34||11:21||6:31:13||15:58:18|
|W HC||Lauren||Parker||Chisholm, NSW, AUS||1:06:21||13:03||7:30:08||11:17||5:00:01||14:00:47|
|M HC||Thomas||Fruhwirth||Edelsbach, AUT||1:05:24||4:52||5:52:17||2:07||2:24:58||9:29:35|
The overall professional winners for the event saw Daniela Ryf from Switzerland earn her fifth IRONMAN World Championship title, while Kristian Blummenfelt from Norway added his first IRONMMAN World Championship title to his Olympic Gold Medal, only the second person ever to claim that feat.
Full results for the 2021 Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN World Championship presented by Utah Sports Commission triathlon can be found at www.ironman.com/im-world-championship-2021-results. For additional event information, please visit www.ironman.com/im-world-championship-2021. Media inquiries may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About the IRONMAN World Championship
Since its inception in 1978 on the Island of O`ahu, the IRONMAN World Championship has etched its name in history through stellar performances, inspirational participants and emotional memories. In 1981, the race moved from the tranquil shores of Waikīkī to the barren lava fields of Kona on the Island of Hawai`i where it continues to take place to this day. The race now sees over 2,500 athletes embark on a 140.6-mile journey that presents the ultimate test of body, mind, and spirit to earn the title of IRONMAN World Champion. The most iconic one-day sporting event in the world is the culmination of 40 global IRONMAN events with over 94,000 athletes around the world striving for one of the coveted qualifying slots. The 2021 edition of the event will take place in St. George, Utah in May 2022, becoming the first location to host the event outside of Hawai`i since its origins in 1978. After a two-year hiatus from Kona due to COVID, the race will return to Kona and take place as a two-day event in October for the 2022 edition of the World Championship. For more information, visit www.ironman.com/im-world-championship.
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