2017 IRONMAN All World Athlete Champions announced

IRONMAN has announced the overall IRONMAN All World Athlete (AWA) Champions for each Age Group category after a successful 2017 racing campaign. IRONMAN triathlon athletes received the IRONMAN All World Athlete designation in their age groups by competing in multiple events and earning Age Group Ranking points during the 2017 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 IRONMAN All World Athlete Champions represented 10 different countries, with 9 champions hailing from the United States (six female, three male). Australia had the second-most champions, with four (three female, one male). Other countries represented were: Germany with two female and one male, Brazil and Canada with one male champion, Italy with one male and one female champion, and Demark, Finland, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, each with one female champion; and Argentina, Japan and Poland with one male champion each. The most represented states in the US were California, Illinois and Texas, each with two athletes.

Over 25,500 athletes worldwide (767 more than in 2016) accrued enough points in 2017 to earn the designation of IRONMAN All World Athlete. The United States led the country standings with 8,484 athletes, followed by Germany (1,549), the United Kingdom (1,526), Canada (1,338), Australia (1,326), and Brazil (822).

To earn IRONMAN All World Athlete status, competitors must finish the season within the top 10% of their age group with their combined top three races. Athletes that have earned IRONMAN All World Athlete status are then classified into three levels: Bronze (top 10%), Silver (top 5%) and Gold (top 1%).

Launched globally 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. For the second year, IRONMAN has also awarded the designation of All Country Athlete which ranks athletes’ yearly performances within their represented countries.

Athletes who finish the season in the top 10% of their country are recognized as an IRONMAN All Country Athlete. This allows competitors to see where they stand in comparison to their fellow countrymen and women.

Below are the winners in the overall IRONMAN All World Athlete category which includes performances from IRONMAN events, IRONMAN 70.3 events, 5150 events, and select sprint-distance and multi-sport events:

Age GroupAthleteCityState/ProvinceCountry
F18-24Federica De NicolaMilanoItalyItaly
F25-29Katrine BrockSonderborgDenmark
F30-34Jacqui GiulianoOakwood HillsIllinoisUnited States
F35-39Emily LanterClaytonMissouriUnited States
F40-44Phoebe FearDee WhyNew South WalesAustralia
F45-49Jordan BlancoUnited Kingdom
F50-54Judy AndersonCarnelian BayCaliforniaUnited States
F55-59Carmen GrosseGermany
F60-64Nancy CullenWest BeachSouth AustraliaAustralia
F65-69Pamela WilliamsEsperanceWestern AustraliaAustralia
F70-74Bobbe GreenbergHighland ParkIllinoisUnited States
F75-79Sibyl JacobsonNew YorkNew YorkUnited States
F80-84Marsha SmithHoustonTexasUnited States


Age GroupAthlete City State/ProvinceCountry
M18-24Juuso Elmeri ManninenTampereFinland
M25-29Arnaud MargotSwitzerland
M30-34Clay EmgeTylerTexasUnited States
M35-39Joshua RandallMount LawleyWestern AustraliaAustralia
M40-44Martin Kurt HuhndorfHombergGermany
M45-49Graham CooperPiedmontCaliforniaUnited States
M50-54Pierre HeynemandNotre Dame des PrairiesQuebecCanada
M55-59Giuseppe MusellaCuritibaBrazil
M60-64Drapella DariuszGdanskPoland
M65-69Roberto AzevedoSao PauloBrazil
M70-74Juergen BaeuerleGermany
M75-79Milos KosticReginaSaskatchewanCanada
M80-84Kurt KahlMadisonIndianaUnited States
M85-89Hiramu InadaYachiyo-shi, ChibaJapan
PCAlex ZanardiItaly
HCDiego Diaz MorenoBuenos AiresArgentina





Leave a Comment