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26 Age-Group Athletes from Around the Globe Claim Division Titles at the 2022 Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Presented by Utah Sports Commission in St. George, Utah

October 31, 2022

ST. GEORGE, Utah (Oct. 31, 2022) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – In another historic week that saw Taylor Knibb (USA) and Kristian Blummenfelt (NOR) take professional titles as IRONMAN® 70.3® World Champions, 26 other IRONMAN 70.3 World Champions were crowned in the amateur divisions at the 2022 Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship presented by Utah Sports Commission in St. George, Utah on Friday and Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 29.

Of the 26 age-group division world champions, eight hailed from the United States, five from the United Kingdom, three from France, while Germany and Switzerland both had two world champions each. Rounding out the representing countries of the 2022 IRONMAN 70.3 World Champions were Australia, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Italy, and Slovenia with one each.

2022 Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Presented By Utah Sports Commission Age-Group World Champions:

Women’s
Division Name City, State, Province, Country Swim Bike Run Overall
F18-24 Lina Volker Saarbrucken (DEU) 0:25:53 2:32:43 1:35:36 4:40:09
F25-29 Aurelia Boulanger Paris (FRA) 0:29:16 2:28:56 1:30:51 4:35:27
F30-34 Camille Shaw Frejus (FRA) 0:25:18 2:35:04 1:30:37 4:37:09
F35-39 Deborah Eckhouse Surrey, B.C. (CAN) 0:37:01 2:32:22 1:26:55 4:44:06
F40-44 Kelly Warrington Manchester (GBR) 0:33:05 2:40:02 1:30:31 4:53:44
F45-49 Sophie Chevrier Residing in Scottsdale, Ariz. (USA), representing CHE 0:33:56 4:20:27 1:27:46 4:49:26
F50-54 Beni Gras-Thompson Roanoke, Va. (USA) 0:32:08 2:44:12 1:37:14 5:01:51
F55-59 Juliet Hochman Hood River, Ore. (USA) 0:31:49 2:33:30 1:47:45 4:59:23
F60-64 Natasa Nakrst Ljubljana (SVN) 0:33:37 2:51:47 1:49:19 5:26:43
F65-69 Donna Smyers Adamant, Vt. (USA) 0:37:07 3:13:34 1:59:20 6:01:43
F70-74 Missy Lestrange Visalia, Calif. (USA) 0:34:51 3:28:19 2:21:17 6:37:40
F75-79 Linda Ashmore Weymouth (GBR) 0:43:22 3:49:44 2:33:24 7:21:22
Men’s
Division Name City, State, Province, Country Swim Bike Run Overall
M18-24 Kilian Bauer Erlangen (DEU) 0:25:30 2:10:39 1:17:01 3:58:30
M25-29 Benjamin Goodfellow Wrexham (GBR) 0:26:43 2:10:49 1:17:43 4:01:21
M30-34 Dario Giovine Oulx (ITA) 0:26:33 2:09:51 1:17:32 4:00:17
M35-39 Andrew Hall Holladay, Utah (USA) 0:27:46 2:15:10 1:15:53 4:06:08
M40-44 Chris Standidge Northwich (GBR) 0:26:05 2:15:05 1:22:25 4:09:25
M45-49 Jose Belarmino Sao Bernardo Do Campo (BRA) 0:24:48 2:12:55 1:20:52 4:04:32
M50-54 Paul Lunn Peterborough (GBR) 0:30:49 2:14:47 1:23:28 4:16:01
M55-59 Gerald Bachmann Marly (CHE) 0:29:15 2:23:00 1:34:45 4:33:03
M60-64 Tim Bradley Merrick, N.Y. (USA) 0:37:10 2:30:31 1:34:13 4:53:52
M65-69 Phil Davies Balmoral (AUS) 0:34:03 2:41:05 1:44:58 5:10:37
M70-74 Volker Fischer Incline Village, Nev. (USA) 0:41:41 2:59:33 1:54:37 5:51:58
M75-79 Mike Nelson Seattle, Wash. (USA) 0:37:26 3:11:02 2:27:15 6:32:39
M80-84 Michel Rolland Saint Marcel Les Valence (FRA) 1:06:29 3:46:02 2:55:38 8:12:15
HC – Male Jan Tomanek Dobris (CZE) 0:37:00 3:27:11 1:28:50 5:45:53

 

*Images of each age-group athlete is hyperlinked. Photo credit: FinisherPix®

The race encompassed a 1.2-mile (1.9 km) swim in the ROKA Swim Course that took place at the Sand Hollow Reservoir in Hurricane, Utah, followed by the 56-mile (90,1 km) FULGAZ Bike Course that led athletes through Snow Canyon State Park. The event capped off with a two-loop, 13.1-mile (21 km) HOKA Run Course through historic downtown St. George, where the finish line is located, with the route also showcasing Dixie Red Hills Golf Course (the first golf course in St. George) on one end and the beautiful Vernon Worthen Park on the other.

The 2022 Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship presented by Utah Sports Commission saw nearly 5,500 athletes ranging from 18-81 from more than 104 countries, regions and territories compete in this world-renowned event. In order to qualify for the 2022 Intermountain Healthcare 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 2023 VinFast IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship is already underway as the event will rotate to Lahti, Finland and take place on August 26 and 27, 2023.

Full results for the 2022 Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship presented by Utah Sports Commission triathlon can be found at www.ironman.com/im703-world-championship-results. For more information on the 2022 Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship presented by Utah Sports Commission triathlon please visit www.ironman.com/im703-world-championship. Media inquiries should be directed to press@ironman.com.

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About Intermountain Healthcare

Located in Utah, Idaho, and Nevada, Intermountain Healthcare is a nonprofit system of 25 hospitals, 225 clinics, the Intermountain Medical Group with some 2,700 employed physicians and advanced care practitioners, a health plans division called SelectHealth, Homecare, and other health services. Helping people live the healthiest lives possible, Intermountain is committed to improving community health and is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare by using evidence-based best practices to consistently deliver high-quality outcomes and sustainable costs.

About Utah Sports Commission

The Utah Sports Commission was created to be a catalyst for Utah in its Olympic legacy efforts and to help enhance Utah’s economy, image, and quality of life through the attraction, promotion, and development of national and international sports. Since the 2002 Olympics and Paralympics, the Utah Sports Commission has attracted nearly 900 major events to the state. The Sports Commission works closely with communities, sports entities, and organizations to provide event services ranging from the bid process, on-site logistics, volunteer coordination, sponsorships and promotional opportunities, and other related services. It is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 business league and Utah Sports Commission Foundation, a not-for-profit 501c3 charitable organization, is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Trustees consisting of statewide sports, business, community, and government leaders. For more information, visit www.utahsportscommission.com and follow us on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.

About the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship

In 2006 the inaugural IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship was held in Clearwater, Florida becoming another test for the world’s elite triathletes. Since that auspicious beginning, the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship 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. 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, and now shifts to Lahti, Finland on August 26-27, 2023 and 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 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, the IRONMAN® Virtual Racing™ (VR™) Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virtual Running™ Series, IRONKIDS®, World Triathlon Championship Series, premier running events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ and City2Surf®, UTMB® World Series events including 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.

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, 1010data 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.