It was a historical week for the 2022 VinFast IRONMAN World Championship as for the first time in the event’s history the race took place over two days on October 6 and 8.
While the world saw the amazing races from Chelsea Sodaro (USA) and Gustav Iden (NOR), both first time world champions of the event, there were 27 other IRONMAN World Champions crowned in the amateur divisions at the 2022 VinFast IRONMAN® World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i.
More than 5,000 registered athletes representing more than 92 countries, regions, and territories from around the globe ranged in age from 18-82 as they converged on the Island of Hawai`i for the 2022 VinFast IRONMAN® World Championship triathlon.
The iconic endurance event returned to Kailua-Kona for the first time in three years as the IRONMAN `Ohana united to Kū Like (stand together) as athletes made their long-awaited trip to compete in triathlon’s pinnacle event.
Triathlon Australia congratulates each and every Australian competitor on their journey to the starting line and for taking on the challenge of the Big Island.
2022 VinFast IRONMAN World Championship, Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i
Congratulations to the following medal winners:
- 2nd John Hill (M65-69)
- 3rd David Clark (M40-44)
- 3rd Bobby Smale (M70-74)
As well as the three medal winners, a number of Australians also placed inside the top 20 of their age category.
- 4th Caroline Anderson (F55-59)
- 4th Simon McKee (M65-69)
- 5th Chelsea Seymour (F18-24)
- 5th John Hughes (M50-54)
- 5th Kevin Cutjar (M55-59)
- 7th Angela Ballerini (F45-49)
- 9th Darryl Smith (M65-69)
- 10th Nathan Dortmann (M30-34)
- 10th Ronald Sammut (M60-64)
- 11th Ryan Miller (M40-44)
- 12th Greg Bush (M70-74)
- 13th Deanna Fuller (F40-44)
- 14th Hollee Simons (F25-29)
- 16th Peta Cutler (F35-39)
- 17th Bronwyn Steele (F30-34)
- 17th Kim Bowling (F50-54)
- 18th Vincenzo Zofrea (M55-59)
- 19th Kelly Miller (F40-44)
- 20th Sarah Richmond (F45-49)
Qualification is already underway for the 2023 IRONMAN World Championship for any Australians wishing to return to the big island for another dance, or to experience Kona for the very first time. Find out more >>