2015 IRONMAN All World Athlete Champions confirmed

After a successful year of competition in 2015, IRONMAN has announced the overall All World Athlete (AWA) Champions for each Age Group category.

IRONMAN triathlon athletes received the AWA designation in their age groups by competing in multiple events and earning Age Group Ranking points during the 2015 season. Racers were rewarded for their top three performances throughout the year with the combined points determining the champion for each division.

The 29 overall AWA Champions represented 13 different countries, with 13 champions hailing from the United States (eight female, five male). Australia had the second-most champions with four (three male, one female), while France rounded out the top three with two champions (two male). The most represented states in the US were California (five athletes), Oregon and Texas (two athletes).

Over 23,500 athletes worldwide accrued enough points to earn the designation All World Athlete. The United States led the AWA country standings with 8,071 athletes, followed by Australia (2,498), Germany (1,333), Canada (1,326) and the United Kingdom (1,230).

To earn AWA status, IRONMAN competitors must finish within the top 10% of their age group. AWA athletes are then classified into three levels: Bronze (top 10%), Silver (top 5%) and Gold (top 1%).

Globally launched in 2013, the Age Group Ranking program offers age-group athletes a way to earn points based on their race finishes and to measure their race performances against their fellow competitors regionally, as well as from around the world, in one cumulative system.


Below are the winners in each respective division:

AGNameCountryCity, State/Province
F18-24Mo HinzenAustriaReith bei Kitzbühel, Tyrol
F25-29Cecilie MathorneDenmarkCopenhagen
F30-34Annah WatkinsonSouth AfricaJohannesburg
F35-39Hailey ManningUnited StatesRedwood City, California
F40-44Susanne DavisUnited StatesCarlsbad, California
F45-49Holly BaloghUnited StatesJackson, Wyoming
F50-54Jody GilchristAustraliaBurwood East, Melbourne, Victoria
F55-59Jennifer ReinhartUnited StatesAustin, Texas
F60-64Michele AllisonNew ZealandWellington
F65-69Linda AshmoreUnited KingdomWeymouth, Dorset
F70-74Peggy McDowell-CramerUnited StatesSanta Monica, California
F80-84Harriet AndersonUnited StatesSan Carlos, California
 Marsha SmithUnited StatesHouston, Texas
F85+Sister Madonna BuderUnited StatesSpokane, Washington


AGNameCountryCity, State/Province
M18-24Robin PeschGermanyJüchen, North Rhine-Westphalia
M25-29Quentin Kurc BoucauFranceMeudon
M30-34Barry OelofsenAustraliaNollamara, Western Australia
M35-39Juan ValenciaColombiaMedellin, Antioquia
M40-44Sam GydeBelgiumDestelbergen, East Flanders
M45-49Olivier SpagnolFranceVilleneuve Loubet
M50-54David CiaverellaUnited StatesHappy Valley, Oregon
M55-59Kenneth SmithSwitzerlandMézières
M60-64Kurt MaddenUnited StatesRancho Cucamonga, California
M65-69Rob HowittAustraliaManly Vale, New South Wales
M70-74Griffiths WesteAustraliaAldgate, South Australia
M75-79John WeberUnited StatesNew York, New York
M80-84Hiromu InadaJapanYachiyo-shi, Chiba
M85+Lew HollanderUnited StatesRedmond, Oregon
PCChristopher LancasterUnited StatesDahlonega, Georgia



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