Ironman has announced a group of amateur triathletes who have earned the designation of an "All World Athlete" Champion.

For the first time, Ironman has announced a group of amateur triathletes who have earned the designation of an “All World Athlete” Champion for their age-group categories. These athletes earned ranking points throughout the 2013 season by competing in various Ironman events. Athletes accumulated points for their top three performances throughout the year.

The 28 overall AWA Champions represented nine different countries with 14 champions hailing from the United States (eight female, six male). Australia had the second-most champions with five (four female, one male), while Canada and Switzerland rounded out the top three with two champions each. The most represented state was New York which was represented by three champions (two female, one male).

Over 14,500 athletes worldwide accrued enough points to earn the designation All World Athlete. The United States led the AWA country standings with 5,758 athletes, followed by Australia (1,818), Canada (902), Germany (783) and the United Kingdom (592).

Globally launched in 2013, the Age Group Rankings 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.

Complete results and more information about the program are available at Ironman.com/Ranking.

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Below are the winners in each respective division:

AG Name Country City/Region State
FEMALE
F18-24 Carolina Dementiev Panama Panama Intl State
F25-29 Alyssa Godesky U.S. Baltimore MD
F30-34 Sonja Wieck U.S. Greenwood Village CO
F35-39 Valentina Kislukhina Russian Federation Moscow Intl State
F40-44 Karen Ponette-Maldonado U.S. The Woodlands TX
F45-49 Sue Aquila U.S. Bloomington IN
F50-54 Mary Mitchell Australia North Adelaide SA
F55-59 Nancy Cullen Australia South Australia SA
F60-64 Beryl Wilson Australia Camden Head Intl State
F65-69 Karla Mckinlay Australia Shepparton Intl State
F70-74 Cheryl Woodworth U.S. Pewaukee WI
F75-79 Harriet Anderson U.S. San Carlos CA
F80+ Madonna Buder U.S. Spokane WA
PC Kristina Ament U.S. Alexandria VA

 

AG Name Country City/Region State
MALE
M18-24 Tim Russell U.S. Saratoga Springs NY
M25-29 Samuel Murphy New Zealand Barrington Intl State
M30-34 Simon Schober Switzerland Zurich Intl State
M35-39 Ivan O Gorman U.S. Boulder CO
M40-44 Olaf Kasten Hong Kong Hong Kong Intl State
M45-49 Keish Doi U.S. Kailua-Kona HI
M50-54 Sten Orsvärn Sweden Skarpnäck Intl State
M55-59 John Hill Australia Tamarama Intl State
M60-64 Richard Tout Canada Kincardine ON
M65-69 Hermann Hefti Switzerland Schoenenberg Intl State
M70-74 Milos Kostic Canada Regina SK
M75-79 John Weber U.S. New York NY
M80+ Lew Hollander U.S. Redmond OR
PC Ricky James U.S. Oceanside CA