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 Recommend to a Friend


1. IRONMAN 70.3 Palmas: "The perfect spot for a triathlon, period!!"

2. Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa: "I can't recommend this race enough."

3. IRONMAN 70.3 Haugesund, Norway: "The scenery was beautiful, running along the water, this was the best event I've done."

4. IRONMAN 70.3 Jönköping: "Beautiful courses. Very good and smooth registration, check-in, support. Jönköping is a nice location for a race like this. Surprisingly big crowds."

5. Sunbelt Bakery IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga presented by McKee A Family Bakery: "The whole experience was amazing and the energy around the event was awesome."

6. IRONMAN 70.3 Rio de Janeiro: "I hope to bring a big crew next year."

7. SunSmart IRONMAN 70.3 Western Australia: "I want to cross this finish line with all my triathlon friends."

8. IRONMAN 70.3 Ecuador: "The courses were perfect for a triathlon race, water was beautiful and well signaled, the rolling hills and no curves on the bike made it perfect for the bike, the straight ahead on the run was also perfect for racing."

9. IRONMAN 70.3 Hawaii: "The Big Island is the perfect spot for a race and I will be back."

10. SiS IRONMAN 70.3 Otepaa presented by Ferroline Group: "One of the smoothest arrangement of that type of event. Easy and logical placement and ease of access to relevant information."


1. IRONMAN Wales: "Don't change a thing!"

2. IRONMAN Sweden: "There's something special about this one. Trust me!"

3. Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship, South Africa: "IRONMAN events are always exciting and very well organized and managed. Thank you and well done.!I can't stop raving about the non-cluttered swim start, and the finish is always spectacular."

4. IRONMAN Lake Placid: "Simply a great event, well executed, great course, and smooth operations. The volunteers at the finish line made my day and I would recommend it to anyone interested in doing an IRONMAN race."

5. IRONMAN Austria: "Everything was brilliant, especially the volunteers. A special mention to them, from hearing first thing in the morning as you enter transition before the race to helping out and being there. Fantastic."

6. IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant presented by Sportium: "The venue is our family's very favorite. We make a 10-day vacation out of it every year we have attended. We always stay in the Village by the finish line, the area is very family friendly. We feel comfortable letting our kids walk around. The locals make this such a fun vacation. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming."

7. IRONMAN Arizona: "This is a great first IRONMAN experience."

8. IRONMAN Wisconsin: "I can't recommend this event enough."

9. Kellogg's Nutri-Grain IRONMAN New Zealand: "I just can't say enough positive words about the race and the volunteers—particularly those in the transition. I'm sure I'll never have a race experience that good again."

10. KMD IRONMAN Copenhagen: "I can't say enough about this race. Unique, beautiful, accommodating. It has it all!"

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