October 31, 2022
ST. Georges, Utah (Oct. 31, 2022) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – In another historic week that saw Taylor Knibb (USA) and Kristian Blummenfelt (NOR) win professional titles as IRONMAN® 70.3® World Champions, 26 other IRONMAN 70.3 World Champions were crowned in the amateur divisions at 2022 IRONMAN 70.3 Intermountain Healthcare World Championship presented by the Utah Sports Commission in St. George, Utah on Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29.
Of the 26 world champions by age category, eight were from the United States, five from the United Kingdom, three from France, while Germany and Switzerland each had two world champions. Australia, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Italy and Slovenia completed the countries representing the IRONMAN 70.3 2022 World Champions with one each.
2022 IRONMAN 70.3 Intermountain Healthcare World Championship presented by Utah Athletic Commission World Age Group Champions:
|Division||Last name||City, State, Province, Country||Bathing||Bike||To run||Globally|
|F18-24||Lina Volker||Saarbrücken (DEU)||0:25:53||2:32:43||1:35:36||4:40:09|
|F25-29||Aurelia Boulanger||Paris (FRA)||0:29:16||2:28:56||1:30:51||4:35:27|
|F30-34||Camille Shaw||Frejus (FRA)||0:25:18||2:35:04||1:30:37||4:37:09|
|F35-39||Deborah Eckhouse||Surrey, BC (CAN)||0:37:01||2:32:22||1:26:55||4:44:06|
|F40-44||Kelly Warrington||Manchester (GBR)||0:33:05||2:40:02||1:30:31||4:53:44|
|F45-49||Sophie Chevrier||Residing in Scottsdale, Arizona (USA), representing CHE||0:33:56||4:20:27||1:27:46||4:49:26|
|F50-54||Beni Gras-Thompson||Roanoke, Virginia (USA)||0:32:08||2:44:12||1:37:14||5:01:51|
|F55-59||Juliette Hochmann||Hood River, Oregon (USA)||0:31:49||2:33:30||1:47:45||4:59:23|
|F60-64||Natasa Nakrst||Ljubljana (SVN)||0:33:37||2:51:47||1:49:19||5:26:43|
|F65-69||Donna Smyers||Adamant, Vermont (USA)||0:37:07||3:13:34||1:59:20||6:01:43|
|F70-74||Missy Lestrange||Visalia, California (USA)||0:34:51||3:28:19||2:21:17||6:37:40|
|F75-79||Linda Ashmore||Weymouth (GBR)||0:43:22||3:49:44||2:33:24||7:21:22|
|Division||Last name||City, State, Province, Country||Bathing||Bike||To run||Globally|
|M18-24||Kilian Bauer||Erlangen (DEU)||0:25:30||2:10:39||1:17:01||3:58:30|
|M25-29||Benjamin Goodfellow||Wrexham (GBR)||0:26:43||2:10:49||1:17:43||4:01:21|
|M30-34||Dario Giovine||Oulx (Italy)||0:26:33||2:09:51||1:17:32||4:00:17|
|M35-39||Andrew Room||Holladay, Utah (USA)||0:27:46||2:15:10||1:15:53||4:06:08|
|M40-44||chris standidge||Northwich (GBR)||0:26:05||2:15:05||1:22:25||4:09:25|
|M45-49||Jose Belarmino||Sao Bernardo Do Campo (BRA)||0:24:48||2:12:55||1:20:52||4:04:32|
|M50-54||Paul Lunn||Peterborough (GBR)||0:30:49||2:14:47||1:23:28||4:16:01|
|M55-59||Gerald Bachman||Marly (CHE)||0:29:15||2:23:00||1:34:45||4:33:03|
|M60-64||Tim Bradley||Merrick, New York (USA)||0:37:10||2:30:31||1:34:13||4:53:52|
|M65-69||Phil Davies||Balmoral (Australia)||0:34:03||2:41:05||1:44:58||5:10:37|
|M70-74||Volker Fischer||Incline Village, Nevada (USA)||0:41:41||2:59:33||1:54:37||5:51:58|
|M75-79||mike nelson||Seattle, Washington (USA)||0:37:26||3:11:02||2:27:15||6:32:39|
|M80-84||Michael Rolland||Saint Marcel Les Valence (FRA)||1:06:29||3:46:02||2:55:38||8:12:15|
|HC – Male||John Tomanek||Dobris (CZE)||0:37:00||3:27:11||1:28:50||5:45:53|
*The images of each athlete in the age group are hyperlinked. Photo credit: FinisherPix®
The race included a 1.9 km (1.2 mile) swim in the ROKA swim course which took place at Sand Hollow Reservoir in Hurricane, Utah, followed by the 56 mile (90.1 km) FULGAZ bike course who led the athletes through the snow. Canyon State Park. The event concluded with a 13.1-mile (21 km) two-loop HOKA race course through historic downtown St. George, where the finish line is located, with the course also featuring Dixie Red Hills Golf Course (St. George’s first golf course) at one end and beautiful Vernon Worthen Park at the other.
The 2022 Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship presented by the Utah Athletic Commission saw nearly 5,500 athletes ages 18-81 from more than 104 countries, regions and territories compete in this world-class event . In order to qualify for the 2022 IRONMAN 70.3 Intermountain Healthcare World Championship, more than 200,000 age group athletes have registered to compete and earn places in more than 100 IRONMAN 70.3 events held around the world. Qualification for the 2023 VinFast IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship is already underway as the event will take place in Lahti, Finland and will take place on August 26-27, 2023.
Full results for the 2022 IRONMAN 70.3 Intermountain Healthcare World Championship presented by the Utah Sports Commission Triathlon are available at www.ironman.com/im703-world-championship-results. For more information on the 2022 IRONMAN 70.3 Intermountain Healthcare World Championship presented by the Utah Sports Commission Triathlon, please visit www.ironman.com/im703-world-championship. Media inquiries should be directed to [email protected]
About Intermountain Healthcare
Located in Utah, Idaho and Nevada, Intermountain Health Care is a non-profit system of 25 hospitals, 225 clinics, the Intermountain Medical Group with some 2,700 physicians and advanced care practitioners employed, a division of health plans called Select Health, Home Care, and other health services. By helping people live the healthiest lives possible, Intermountain is committed to improving community health and is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare using evidence-based best practices to provide consistently high quality results and sustainable costs.
About the Utah Athletic Commission
The Utah Athletic Commission was created to be a catalyst for Utah in its Olympic legacy efforts and to help improve Utah’s economy, image and quality of life through the attraction, promotion and development of national and international sports. Since the 2002 Olympics and Paralympics, the Utah Athletic Commission has drawn nearly 900 major events to the state. The Sports Commission works closely with communities, sports entities and organizations to provide event services ranging from the bidding process, on-site logistics, volunteer coordination, sponsorships and promotional opportunities, and other related services. It is a nonprofit 501(c)3 commercial league and the Utah Athletic Commission Foundation, a nonprofit 501c3 charitable organization, is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors made up of representatives from sports, business, community, and government leaders. For more information, visit www.utahsportscommission.com and follow us on Twitter, instagram and Facebook.
About the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship
In 2006, the first IRONMAN® 70.3® The World Championship took place in Clearwater, Florida, becoming another test for the world’s elite triathletes. Since that promising start, the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship has grown in stature and popularity, moving first to Henderson, Nevada in 2011, where athletes encountered more challenging terrain, then to Mont-Tremblant, Nevada. Quebec, its first step on the new “world rotation”. for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship. The event first hit European soil in 2015, with Zell am See, Austria hosting an epic and memorable event. In 2016, the race moved from the mountains to the beaches of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. In 2017, the race returned to the United States, taking place in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where it became a two-day event for the first time. In 2018, the event reached the African continent for the first time and was hosted at Nelson Mandela Bay in South Africa. Continuing the rotation, 2019 saw the French Riviera and Nice, France host the growing IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship event. After a year in which the event could not take place due to a global pandemic, the race returned in 2021 with more than 3,500 athletes competing in St. George, Utah. The event once again took place in St. George, Utah, returning to a two-day format on October 28-29, 2022, and is now moving to Lahti, Finland on August 26-27, 2023 and Taupō, New Zealand, December 14. 15, 2024. Historically, more than 200,000 athletes have participated in a qualifying race series each year, comprised of more than 100 global events. Home to over 5,000 athletes from around the world, participants in the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship range in age from 18 to 85+. For more information, visit www.ironman.com/im703-world-championship.
About the IRONMAN Group
The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes IRONMAN® Triathlon series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon series, the IRONMAN® Virtual Racing™ (VR™) Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series, The Rock ‘n’ Roll Virtual Running™ Series, IRONKIDS®World Triathlon Championship Series, premier racing events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ and City2Surf®UTMB® World Series events including Tarawera Ultra and Ultra-Trail Australia™, Epic Series™ mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®road cycling events including the Haute Route®, and other multi-sport races. The IRONMAN Group is the largest mass sports operator in the world, bringing the benefits of endurance sports to more than one million participants each year through the company’s extensive offerings. To address the full athlete experience, the company’s portfolio also includes FulGaz® virtual cycling, the most realistic connected fitness app for the indoor riding experience aimed at preparing athletes for real-world events. Since the creation of the iconic IRONMAN® brand and its first event in 1978, athletes proved that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® crossing finish lines around the world. Starting as a single race, the IRONMAN group has grown into a global sensation with hundreds of events in over 55 countries. The IRONMAN group is owned by Advance, a private family business. For more information, visit www.ironman.com/about-ironman-group.
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