The World Triathlon Corporation asked the approximately quarter million triathletes who participated in the 40 Ironman and 96 Ironman 70.3 events last year to rate their experiences. According to the WTC, 55,000 men and women responded to post-race surveys which asked them to rate their overall satisfaction in several categories on a point scale of 1 to 5. Based on the scores of the survey, the WTC announced top 10 Ironman and top 10 Ironman 70.3 global events in several categories including: Best Overall Event, Best Swim, Best Bike, Best Run, Best Venue Experience and Best Post Race Celebration.
Best Overall Swim
1. IRONMAN Australia
2. IRONMAN Wales
3. IRONMAN Coeur d’Alene
4. Little Debbie IRONMAN Chattanooga
5. SunSmart IRONMAN Western Australia
T6. Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain IRONMAN New Zealand
T6. Sun Smart IRONMAN Western Australia
8. IRONMAN Barcelona
9. IRONMAN Louisville
10. IRONMAN Boulder
The best quote: “This was the best swim I have ever had (comfort, ease of sighting, quickest time!) and was so blown away by all of the volunteers helping in the water. I felt so much safer than in any other race and felt that they helped keep us all on course. Thank you.” – IRONMAN Boulder.
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