The IRONMAN Group, a Wanda Sports Group company (Nasdaq: WSG), announced the results of its 2019 Athlete Choice Awards, releasing the Top 10 highest-scoring events in a variety of categories based solely on athlete surveys from all of the 2019 IRONMAN® and IRONMAN 70.3® races globally.

Out of the 41 IRONMAN series events that took place in 2019, Nutri-Grain IRONMAN New Zealand earned the biggest honor in Overall Satisfaction. Out of the 113 IRONMAN 70.3 series events that took place in 2019, IRONMAN 70.3 Les Sables d’Olonne – Vendée took top honors in Overall Satisfaction.

Results for the 2019 Athlete Choice Awards were gathered from post event surveys sent to all athletes who competed in an IRONMAN or IRONMAN 70.3 race. Surveys were based on a five-point satisfaction scale and encompassed multiple categories including: Overall Swim, Overall Bike, Overall Run, Overall Satisfaction, Overall Venue Experience, Overall Host City Experience, Overall Post-Race Celebration, Will Attend Next Year, and Will Recommend to a Friend, among others. After collecting feedback from over 60,000 total survey respondents, the winners were chosen for each category of IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 events, marking a major accomplishment for the events and their host communities.

Some additional category winners include:

  • Will Attend Next Year
    • IRONMAN Australia
    • IRONMAN 70.3 Punta del Este
  • Overall Swim
    • IRONMAN Australia
    • IRONMAN 70.3 Western Australia
  • Overall Bike 
    • IRONMAN Kalmar Sweden
    • IRONMAN 70.3 Taupō
  • Overall Run
    • IRONMAN Kalmar Sweden
    • IRONMAN 70.3 Vichy
  • Overall Venue Experience 
    • Nutri-Grain IRONMAN New Zealand
    • IRONMAN 70.3 Port Macquarie
  • Overall Host City Experience
    • Nutri-Grain IRONMAN New Zealand
    • IRONMAN 70.3 Sunshine Coast
  • Post-Race Celebration Experience 
    • IRONMAN African Championship, South Africa
    • IRONMAN 70.3 Port Macquarie
  • Will Recommend to a Friend
    • IRONMAN Kalmar Sweden
    • IRONMAN 70.3 Traverse City

To view the full list of IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 Athlete Choice Award results, please visit www.ironman.com/news_article/show/1090772. For more information on the IRONMAN brand and global event series, visit www.ironman.com.man.com.

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