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Ironman announces 2017 Athlete’s Choice awards

Ironman has 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.

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 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