From press release
Ironman 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:
|F18-24||Mo Hinzen||Austria||Reith bei Kitzbühel, Tyrol|
|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|
|F80-84||Harriet Anderson||United States||San Carlos, California|
|Marsha Smith||United States||Houston, Texas|
|F85+||Sister Madonna Buder||United States||Spokane, Washington|
|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|
|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|