Four Canadian athletes took the top position in Ironman’s Age Group Ranking program. Throughout the year, athletes accumulate points and their top three performances count toward qualifying for Ironman’s All World Athlete (AWA) designation. From that, top honours are then awarded for each age group.
Vancouver seems to be the AWA hotbed as residents Steph Corker took the women’s 30 to 34 title, Tyler Woodbury took the men’s 18 to 24 win and Justin Kerr grabbed the top spot for men 35 to 39. Quebec’s Pierre Heynemand won the men’s 45 to 49 category. All four helped Canada come in third for overall wins.
There were 28 AWA Champions crowned from the 20,000 athletes who qualified as All World Athletes. The champions were from nine different countries. The US led the number of wins followed by Australia and then Canada.