Age-Grouper of the Year
1. Drew Scott
It’s hard to deny that Drew Scott is following in the footsteps of his father Dave—who happens to be a six-time Ironman world champ. With the fastest overall time at Buffalo Springs 70.3 (including pros), a runner-up spot at the USAT Olympic-distance National Championship and a win at the Boulder 5430 Sprint Triathlon, the 21-year-old’s triathlon future looks unquestionably bright.
2. Kendra Lee
When Kendra Lee, 32, crossed the Ironman Canada finish line in 9:44:58, she was thrilled to win the overall amateur title. But it turns out the Denver, Colo.-based nurse also had the fastest overall female time, going more than a minute faster than the top pro.
3. Harriet Anderson
At her 21st go at the Ironman World Championship, 77-year-old Harriet Anderson electrified the crowd with her 16:59:19 finish, claiming her age-group title once again (no other 75–79-year-olds even attempted the race). Anderson has completed more than 20 Wildflower Long Course Triathlons and 20 marathons—not too shabby for someone who started triathlon in her 50s!