The Ironman 70.3 World Championship returns to St. George on Friday and Saturday, the third time the spectacular region will be hosting an Ironman world championship event over the last 13 months. (St. George hosted the rescheduled 2021 Ironman World Championship in May.)
Here’s some interesting facts about the athletes and the race this weekend:
- Erwin Helml (DEU) is the oldest male participant at 82, while Ted Ward (GBR) is the youngest at 18
- Linda Ashmore (GBR) is the oldest female participant at 76, while Arina Niyaki (ZAF) is the youngest at 19
- 34 percent of the registered field of participants are female and will race on Friday
- 66 percent of the registered field of participants are male and will race on Saturday
- 42 is the average age of all registrants
- 18 athletes will be celebrating their birthdays on their respective race days
- 2,514 athletes racing in this year’s Ironman 70.3 World Championship are Ironman All World Athletes
- 18 new Ironman and Ironman 70.3 race locations were added to the calendar in 2022: (New Ironman triathlons in France (Pays D’Aix), Israel, and USA (Alaska and Iowa); New IRONMAN 70.3 triathlons in Argentina, Germany, Greece, Morocco, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Rwanda, South Africa, and Wales.
- More than 4,000 volunteers will help make the 2022 Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship presented by Utah Sports Commission successful in 2022.