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Ironman Releases List of 2015 All World Athlete Champions

From press release

IRONMAN-logoIronman has announced the names of its All World Athlete champions in each age group category for 2015. Ironman athletes can receive All World Athlete designation by racing in multiple events and earning ranking points. Athletes were rewarded for their top three performances throughout 2015 with the combined points determining the champion for each division. To become an All World Athlete, triathletes finish within the top 10% of their age group. AWA athletes are then classified into three levels: Bronze (top 10%), Silver (top 5%) and Gold (top 1%).

The program was launched in 2013 and 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 and globally.

The 2015 program’s 29 champions came from 13 different countries last year. The United States, Australia and France rounded out the top three countries with the most champions. Overall, 23,500 athletes earned enough points to gain All World Athlete designation. Canada was among the top five countries with the most triathletes obtaining the status.

In 2014, Canada had four All World Athlete champions.                                                                                         .

Here are the winners of each respective division:

AG Name Country City, State/Province
F18-24 Mo Hinzen Austria Reith bei Kitzbühel, Tyrol
F25-29 Cecilie Mathorne Denmark Copenhagen
F30-34 Annah Watkinson South Africa Johannesburg
F35-39 Hailey Manning United States Redwood City, California
F40-44 Susanne Davis United States Carlsbad, California
F45-49 Holly Balogh United States Jackson, Wyoming
F50-54 Jody Gilchrist Australia Burwood East, Melbourne, Victoria
F55-59 Jennifer Reinhart United States Austin, Texas
F60-64 Michele Allison New Zealand Wellington
F65-69 Linda Ashmore United Kingdom Weymouth, Dorset
F70-74 Peggy McDowell-Cramer United States Santa Monica, California
F75-79 N/A
F80-84 Harriet Anderson United States San Carlos, California
  Marsha Smith United States Houston, Texas
F85+ Sister Madonna Buder United States Spokane, Washington


AG Name Country City, State/Province
M18-24 Robin Pesch Germany Jüchen, North Rhine-Westphalia
M25-29 Quentin Kurc Boucau France Meudon
M30-34 Barry Oelofsen Australia Nollamara, Western Australia
M35-39 Juan Valencia Colombia Medellin, Antioquia
M40-44 Sam Gyde Belgium Destelbergen, East Flanders
M45-49 Olivier Spagnol France Villeneuve Loubet
M50-54 David Ciaverella United States Happy Valley, Oregon
M55-59 Kenneth Smith Switzerland Mézières
M60-64 Kurt Madden United States Rancho Cucamonga, California
M65-69 Rob Howitt Australia Manly Vale, New South Wales
M70-74 Griffiths Weste Australia Aldgate, South Australia
M75-79 John Weber United States New York, New York
M80-84 Hiromu Inada Japan Yachiyo-shi, Chiba
M85+ Lew Hollander United States Redmond, Oregon
PC Christopher Lancaster United States Dahlonega, Georgia