2016 IRONMAN Athletes’ Choice Awards

Overall Satisfaction
Best Overall Swim
Best Overall Bike
Best Overall Run
Best Race Venue Experience
Best Host City Experience
Best Post-Race Celebration
Will Attend Next Year
Will Recommend to a Friend
Bonus Categories

Best Post-Race Celebration


1. IRONMAN 70.3 Geelong: "This one is a classic! The Aussies know how to party."

2. IRONMAN 70.3 Muncie: "This is the best triathlon I have participated in. The local community support and the volunteers are the best I have seen. The people of Muncie are some of the friendliest people I have found. The course is great. The location is great. The aid stations are well stocked with everything you might need. This is my second year at Muncie and I plan to continue to return as much as I can."

3. IRONMAN 70.3 Haugesund, Norway: "The best part was the feeling of being part of something big, and all the triathletes running trough Haugesund with all the people and the glorious finish line."

4. Strandräuber IRONMAN 70.3 Ruegen: "Just fantastic."

5. SiS IRONMAN 70.3 Otepaa presented by Ferroline Group: "I was so happy at the finish line, what an experience!"

6. Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa: "An after party at the edge of the world..."

7. IRONMAN 70.3 Dubai: "Being in the finish area with all the other triathletes was my favorite moment."

8. IRONMAN 70.3 Vietnam, Powered by Number 1: "A rockin' time! My favorite part was the finish line."

9. Sinox IRONMAN 70.3 Taiwan: "I felt like I had met a great achievement."

10. IRONMAN 70.3 Buffalo Springs Lake: "This event has a unique grassroots, small-town feel. The finish atmosphere is like a family."


1. Kellogg's Nutri-Grain IRONMAN New Zealand: "Thanks for the cookies...my favorite!"

2. Little Debbie IRONMAN Chattanooga presented by McKee A Family Bakery: "I felt like a rockstar."

3. Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship, South Africa: "The run finish is lined with BBQs and cheers like you've never experienced."

4. IRONMAN Australia: "I loved the food in recovery this year, it was the best out of all six IRONMAN events I've raced."

5. Subaru IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant presented by Sportium: "I was able to have my family join me for the first time at an IRONMAN. Hugging my kids after finishing was the best."

6. IRONMAN Maastricht: "So much joy and energy everywhere."

7. IRONMAN Sweden: "I was floored, the finish line was so memorable for me and my family."

8. IRONMAN Malaysia: "Heart-pumping, amazing time."

9. IRONMAN Wisconsin: "The best party in triathlon."

10. IRONMAN Wales: "I couldn't believe how the town, spectators, and volunteers came together to celebrate the athletes."

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