History Made at the 2022 VinFast IRONMAN World Championship

October 10, 2022

– Monumental boundaries damaged, early life motion, new route easiest instances, all completed all through the first-ever two-day IRONMAN World Championship

KAILUA-KONA, Hawai`i (October 10, 2022) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – After an extended three-year hiatus, the IRONMAN World Championship returned to the Kailua-Kona and the Island of Hawai`i and with it an abundance of inspiration and historical past made. Below are a few of the important moments at this 12 months’s tournament, that used to be held over two days for the first time in the over 40 years of the race.

  • For the first time in the 45 years of the IRONMAN World Championship, the tournament used to be hosted as a two-day tournament with the skilled ladies {and professional} males each with the ability to race on their very own days. With the additional time, skilled males, together with would-be 2022 VinFast IRONMAN World Champion Gustav Iden (NOR) and the 2021 IRONMAN World Champion Kristian Blummenfelt (NOR), covered the route to strengthen the ladies racing, whilst the ladies did the similar, with Sarah Crowley (AUS) even volunteering at an help station
  • With a two-day tournament, this used to be the greatest feminine and total athlete box to compete at the IRONMAN World Championship
  • With a time of 16:31:27, Chris Nikic (USA) was the first particular person with Down syndrome to complete the IRONMAN World Championship; It simply so occurs it used to be additionally Chris’ twenty third birthday on race day
  • With a time of 13:05:44, 29-year-old Sam Holness (GBR) was the first identified particular person with autism to complete the IRONMAN World Championship
  • Chelsea Sodaro was the first American lady to win the IRONMAN World Championship since 1996. The ultimate American feminine to win previous to Sodaro used to be the Queen of Kona, Paula Newby-Fraser who’s from Zimbabwe however was a United States citizen previous to successful in 1996. American Karen Smyers gained in 1995 breaking a streak from 1985 and not using a feminine winner from the U.S.
    • Sodaro used to be additionally the first male or feminine American to win the IRONMAN World Championship since 2002
    • Sodaro additionally used to be the first skilled rookie to win the tournament in 15 years
    • Sodaro gained simply 18 months after giving delivery to her daughter
  • Lauren Parker (AUS) was simply the third feminine handcyclist to complete the IRONMAN World Championship. In the procedure, she set a brand new global easiest time for the feminine handcycle department with a end time of 12:20:35, breaking the earlier easiest set in 2018 by way of over 2 hours
  • Sam Laidlow (FRA) set a brand new route easiest for the IRONMAN World Championship with a time of four:04:34, besting the earlier easiest of four:09:06 set in 2018 by way of Cameron Wurf
  • Gustav Iden (NOR) had a historical day completing in a time of seven:40:24 to set a brand new route easiest and earn his first IRONMAN World Championship victory breaking Jan Frodeno’s mark of seven:51:13 from 2019. He additionally ran a 2:36:15 environment a brand new run route easiest that surpassed Patrick Lange’s (DEU) time of two:39:45 from 2016
    • Iden is the first male rookie to win the tournament since the debut of pros
  • On Saturday, the top 10 males all completed Sub-8-hours appearing the expansion in aggressive long-distance triathlon in an overly little while. It wasn’t way back that breaking the 8-hour mark in the males’s skilled IRONMAN World Championship race used to be the time to try for. It wasn’t damaged till 2018 when Patrick Lange gained with a time of seven:52:39
  • At 78 years previous, Cherie Gruenfeld (USA) was simply the 2d feminine athlete to complete the IRONMAN World Championship at 78 years previous, becoming a member of Harriet Anderson who at 78 finished the race in 2014. Anderson used to be 78 years previous and 11 months whilst Gruenfeld used to be 78 years previous and three months
  • Warren Hill (NZL) used to be the oldest male to complete the 2022 VinFast IRONMAN World Championship at 82 years of age. From Auckland, Warren crossed the line in 16:16:25 to complete 2d in the 80-84 age organization
  • Max Neumann who completed fourth, recorded the easiest end by way of an Australian male skilled since Luke McKenzie completed 3rd in 2013
    • Neumann’s completing time of seven:44:44 is now the quickest ever time recorded by way of an Australian in an IRONMAN

For extra details about the 2022 VinFast IRONMAN World Championship offered tournament, please seek advice from www.ironman.com/im-world-championship-2022. For additional information on the IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 manufacturers and world tournament collection, seek advice from www.ironman.com. Media inquiries could also be directed to press@ironman.com.


About the IRONMAN World Championship

Since its inception in 1978 on the Island of O`ahu, the IRONMAN World Championship has etched its identify in historical past thru stellar performances, inspirational contributors and emotional recollections. In 1981, the race moved from the tranquil shores of Waikīkī to the barren lava fields of Kona on the Island of Hawai`i the place it continues to happen to at the moment. The maximum iconic one-day carrying tournament in the global is the fruits of 40 world IRONMAN occasions with over 94,000 athletes round the global striving for one in every of the coveted qualifying slots. The 2021 version of the tournament happened in St. George, Utah in May 2022, turning into the first location to host the tournament outdoor of Hawai`i since its origins in 1978. After a two-year hiatus from Hawai`i because of COVID, the race returns to Kona and takes position for the first time as a two-day tournament in October for the 2022 version of the VinFast IRONMAN World Championship. The 2023 VinFast IRONMAN World Championship will see the tournament proceed with the two-day layout however with a devoted race day for girls and devoted race day for males. With two days of racing, the tournament will host roughly 5,000 athletes as they embark on a 140.6-mile adventure that gifts the final check of frame, thoughts, and spirit to earn the identify of IRONMAN World Champion. For additional information, seek advice from www.ironman.com/im-world-championship.

About The IRONMAN Group

The IRONMAN Group operates an international portfolio of occasions that incorporates the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® Virtual Racing™ (VR™) Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virtual Running™ Series, IRONKIDS®, World Triathlon Championship Series, premier working occasions together with the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ and City2Surf®, UTMB® World Series occasions together with Tarawera Ultra and Ultra-Trail Australia™, Epic Series™ mountain motorbike races together with the Absa Cape Epic®, street biking occasions together with Haute Route®, and different multisport races. The IRONMAN Group is the greatest operator of mass participation sports activities in the global and supplies greater than 1,000,000 contributors once a year the advantages of staying power sports activities thru the corporate’s huge choices. Catering to the complete athlete revel in, the corporate portfolio additionally contains FulGaz® digital biking, the maximum practical indoor driving revel in attached health software aimed at getting ready athletes for real-world occasions. Since the inception of the iconic IRONMAN® logo and its first tournament in 1978, athletes have confirmed that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by way of crossing end traces round the global. Beginning as a unmarried race, The IRONMAN Group has grown to develop into an international sensation with masses of occasions throughout 55+ nations. The IRONMAN Group is owned by way of Advance, a non-public, family-owned industry. For additional information, seek advice from www.ironman.com/about-ironman-group.

About Advance 

Advance is a non-public, family-held industry that owns and invests in firms throughout media, leisure, era, communications, training and different promising expansion sectors. Our venture is to construct the worth of our firms over the long-term by way of fostering expansion and innovation. Advance’s portfolio contains Condé Nast, Advance Local, Stage Entertainment, The IRONMAN Group, American City Business Journals, Leaders Group, Turnitin, 1010data and Pop. Together those working firms make use of greater than 17,000 folks in 29 nations. Advance could also be amongst the greatest shareholders in Charter Communications, Warner Bros. Discovery and Reddit. For additional information seek advice from www.advance.com.

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