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

Will Attend Next Year


1. Sinox IRONMAN 70.3 Taiwan: "I will be back."

2. IRONMAN 70.3 Ecuador: "Amazing hospitality and organization."

3. IRONMAN 70.3 Pucon: "I was so impressed by this race and exotic location."

4. IRONMAN 70.3 Korea Gurye: "This is the smartest race for me to attend, so I will come back."

5. IRONMAN 70.3 Dubai: "An overall wonderful experience."

6. IRONMAN 70.3 Palmas: "Count me in! This race was unbelievable. Kudos to all involved."

7. IRONMAN 70.3 Rio de Janeiro: "I am already excited to go back!"

8. Xiamen Bank IRONMAN 70.3 Xiamen: "Honestly, this event surprised me. I was sincerely impressed with the organization, the venue, the city, the support, absolutely everything."

9. IRONMAN 70.3 Buenos Aires: "Yes, yes, yes! I will be there with friends in tow."

10. IRONMAN 70.3 Cebu: "This event was flawless from start to finish."


1. Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship, South Africa: "It was an unforgettable, life changing experience. I enjoyed every second!"

2. IRONMAN Malaysia: "I will be back!"

3. IRONMAN Taiwan: "This was my first IRONMAN and it was such a positive experience on every level."

4. IRONMAN South American Championship, Brazil: "This is the only IRONMAN I ever want to do."

5. IRONMAN Australia: "The family friendly atmosphere was next-level at this race. The finish chute is just so special at Port, I loved seeing the family and friends and thanking them before crossing the line."

6. Kellogg's Nutri-Grain IRONMAN New Zealand: "As a first-time IRONMAN athlete and first-time New Zealand visitor I was blown away by the town and community. Everyone was so friendly, and I was fortunate enough to experience perfect race conditions and the setting was just stunning. I would do it again in a heartbeat."

7. IRONMAN Wales: "Can't recommend it enough."

8. Club La Santa IRONMAN Lanzarote: "A phenomenal race and place."

9. IRONMAN Cozumel: "Was this a vacation or an IRONMAN? Both! Truly spectacular and relaxing."

10. SunSmart IRONMAN Western Australia: "I have competed here three years in a row. I'll be back for sure."

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