Why it matters: Ironman recently announced the winners of the 2022 Global Athletes' Choice Awards, showcasing the highest-rated events based on athlete feedback, with Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship Cairns earning the top spot in Overall Satisfaction.
Setting the pace: Ironman has released the results of the 2022 Global Athletes' Choice Awards, which were determined by post-event surveys from nearly 65,000 athletes who competed in Ironman or Ironman 70.3 races worldwide. The surveys covered various categories, such as Overall Venue Experience, Overall Swim Experience, and Post-Race Celebration Experience, among others.
What they are saying:
- "We are thrilled to be recognised for our efforts in providing a top-notch experience for our athletes and the Cairns community," said Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship Cairns race director.
- "This award is a testament to the hard work of our volunteers, staff, and local partners," said the Ironman Kalmar Sweden race director.
By the numbers:
- Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship Cairns was the highest-rated event for Overall Satisfaction out of the 50 Ironman Series triathlons held in 2022 globally.
- Ironman 70.3 Rwanda was the highest-rated event for Overall Satisfaction out of the 118 Ironman 70.3 series events held in 2022 globally.
Between transition: Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship Cairns has been a popular location for Ironman events due to its scenic and challenging course. The Great Barrier Reef and tropical rainforests offer a unique backdrop for the race, and the local community's support makes for a memorable experience for athletes and spectators.
The bottom line: The 2022 Global Athletes' Choice Awards recognise the hard work and dedication of the Ironman events' organizers and host communities, providing valuable feedback for improving future events. Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship Cairns earned the highest honor in Overall Satisfaction, highlighting the event's outstanding experience for athletes.