IRONMAN Athletes Choice Awards Announced for 2017

02/13/2018 - 18:31

TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 12, 2018) – IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holdings company, today announced the results of its 2017 Athlete’s Choice Awards releasing the Top 10 scoring events in a variety of categories based solely off athlete surveys from all of the 2017 IRONMAN® and IRONMAN® 70.3® races globally.

Out of the 39 IRONMAN series events that took place in 2017, IRONMAN Maryland was selected first in Overall Satisfaction. Out of the 102 IRONMAN 70.3 series events that took place in 2017, IRONMAN 70.3 Asia Pacific Championship Western Sydney and SiS IRONMAN 70.3 Otepää presented by Ferroline tied for first in Overall Satisfaction.

Results for the 2017 Athlete’s Choice Awards were gathered for every IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 from surveys sent post event to all athletes who competed. Surveys were based on a 5-point satisfaction scale and encompassed multiple categories including Overall Satisfaction, Overall Swim, Overall Bike, Overall Run, Best Race Venue, Best Host City Experience, Best Post-Race Celebration, Will Attend Next Year, and Will Recommend to a Friend, among others. After collecting over 55,000 total respondents for the survey, the winners were chosen for each category of IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 events marking a major accomplishment for the events and their host communities.

Some additional category winners include:

Will Attend Next Year
IRONMAN Gurye Korea
IRONMAN 70.3 Maceió, Alagoas
Overall Swim
Mazda IRONMAN Cozumel
IRONMAN 70.3 Augusta
Overall Bike
Subaru IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant presented by Sportium
IRONMAN 70.3 Muncie
Overall Run
IRONMAN Louisville presented by Norton Sports Health
IRONMAN 70.3 Lake Placid
Best Race Venue
Tie between Subaru IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant presented by Sportium and IRONMAN Lake Placid
IRONMAN 70.3 Maceió, Alagoas
Best Host City Experience
IRONMAN Wisconsin
Subaru IRONMAN 70.3 Mont-Tremblant presented by Sportium
Best Post-Race Celebration
Subaru IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant presented by Sportium
SiS IRONMAN 70.3 Otepää presented by Ferroline Group
Will Recommend to a Friend
IRONMAN Kalmar, Sweden
IRONMAN 70.3 Jönköping

To view the full IRONMAN Athlete’s Choice Award results, please visit for IRONMAN series and for IRONMAN 70.3 series.

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A Wanda Sports Holdings company, IRONMAN 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 Marathon Series®, Iron Girl®, IRONKIDS®, International Triathlon Union World Triathlon Series races, road cycling events including the UCI Velothon® Series, mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, premier marathons including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon, and other multisport races. IRONMAN’s events, together with all other Wanda Sports Holdings events, provide more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. The iconic IRONMAN® Series of events is the largest participation sports platform in the world. Since the inception of the IRONMAN® brand in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines at the world’s most challenging endurance races. Beginning as a single race, IRONMAN has grown to become a global sensation with more than 200 events across 50 countries. For more information, visit

About Wanda Sports Holdings
Wanda Sports Holdings is the world’s leading sports business entity, founded to capture the opportunities in the global sports industry and to contribute to the prosperous international sports landscape – in three key areas: 1) Spectator Sports (media and marketing business), 2) Participation Sports (active lifestyle business), 3) Services (digital, production and service business). Wanda Sports Holding incorporates the international sports marketing company Infront Sports & Media, the iconic endurance brand IRONMAN, and Wanda Sports China. The headquarters are in Guangzhou, China.

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