Ironman announces All World Athlete™ (AWA) Champions

After a successful year of competition, IRONMAN is proud to announce the overall All World Athlete™ (AWA) Champions for each Age Group category. IRONMAN® triathlon athletes received the AWA designation in their age groups by competing in multiple events and earning Age Group Ranking points during the 2014 season. Racers were rewarded for their top three performances throughout the year with the combined points determining the champion for each division.

The 28 overall AWA Champions represented nine different countries with 12 champions hailing from the United States (eight female, four male). Australia had the second-most champions with four (three male, one female), while Canada rounded out the top three with four champions (three male, one female). The most represented states in the U.S. were California, Colorado and Washington with two champions each.

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Over 20,000 athletes worldwide accrued enough points to earn the designation All World Athlete. The United States led the AWA country standings with 7,129 athletes, followed by Australia (1,971), Canada (1,196), Germany (1,044) and the United Kingdom (946). To earn AWA status IRONMAN competitors must finish within the top 10 percent of their age group. After that athletes are classified into three levels: Bronze (top 10 percent), Silver (top five percent) and Gold (top one percent).

Globally launched in 2013, the Age Group Ranking program 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, as well as from around the world, in one cumulative system.

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Below are the winners in each respective division:

AG Name Country City, State/Province
F18-24 Cammie Genda United States Berryville, Virginia
F25-29 Lauren Parker Australia Fletcher, New South Wales
F30-34 Steph Corker Canada Vancouver, British Columbia
F35-39 Caroline Livesey United Kingdom North Yorkshire
F40-44 Nicole Bretting Germany Hohenwart
F45-49 Mary Guertin United States East Granby, Connecticut
F50-54 Pam Reed United States Jackson, Wyoming
F55-59 Hedla Lopes Brazil Fortaleza
F60-64 Missy Lestrange United States Visalia, California
F65-69 Diane Ridgway United States Arvada
F70-74 Joan Lockwood United States Denver, Colorado
F75-79 Lis Heckmann United States Lehigh Acres, Florida
F80+ Sister Madonna Buder United States Spokane, Washington


AG Name Country City, State/Province
M18-24 Tyler Woodbury Canada Vancouver, British Columbia
M25-29 Allister Caird Australia Perth, Western Australia
M30-34 Ryan Giuliano United States Oakwood Hills, Illinois
M35-39 Justin Kerr Canada Vancouver, British Columbia
M40-44 Jose Graca Brazil Sao Jos
M45-49 Pierre Heynemand Canada Notre-Dame-des Prairies, Quebec
M50-54 Walter Pennekamp Netherlands Bussum
M55-59 Kevin Fergusson Australia Adelaide, South Australia
M60-64 Tomas Valena Australia Mt. Pleasant, Queensland
M65-69 Shinichi Muranaka Japan Iwakuni
M70-74 Gotthard Winkler Germany Frechen
M75-79 Brian Boyle New Zealand Thames
  Herb Brown United States Charlotte, North Carolina
M80+ Bob Scott United States Liberty Lake, Washington
PC Ricky James United States Oceanside, California

For full results and more information, including a list of frequently asked questions about the IRONMAN Age Group Ranking Program, go to www.ironman.com/ranking.

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