2023 Athlete's Choice Awards Announced For Ironman Triathlons Around The Globe

By: IRONMAN Public Relations
| Published 02/05/2024


THE WOODLANDS, TX -- IRONMAN has announced the results of its 2023 Athletes’ Choice Awards, releasing the Top 5 scoring events globally in a variety of categories based solely on post-event athlete surveys from all of its 2023 IRONMAN® races.

Out of 40-plus IRONMAN series events that took place across the world in 2023, Memorial Hermann IRONMAN North American Championship Texas triathlon, part of the VinFast IRONMAN North America Series, receives accolades, ranking 1st Best Run Course and 3rd Most Recommended in the North America Region, ranking 5th Best Run Course Globally among the other IRONMAN triathlons. Results for the 2023 Global Athletes’ Choice Awards were gathered from post event surveys sent to all athletes who completed an IRONMAN triathlon across the globe.

The Memorial Hermann IRONMAN North American Championship Texas triathlon will lead athletes along a full-distance IRONMAN journey through The Woodlands with a spectacular finish line experience on Waterway Ave. The event will begin with a 2.4-mile point-to-point swim inside Lake Woodlands beginning at North Shore Park before embarking on a 112-mile two-loop bike that traverses portions of the Hardy Toll Road. The 26.2-mile marathon run allows athletes to soak in one of the most spirited spectator-lined courses on the IRONMAN circuit, with athletes racing through Hippie Hollow—an area lined with tie-dye banners, twinkling lights, and costumed performers.

Additional details regarding the 2023 Athletes’ Choice Awards and Memorial Hermann IRONMAN North American Championship Texas triathlon, part of the VinFast IRONMAN North America Series:

  • For every IRONMAN race, event surveys were sent post event to all athletes who completed the race. Based on the cumulative results, the Top 5 events globally were ranked, as well as separate rankings for the top 3, regionally.
  • Survey questions asked were on a five-point satisfaction scale. Most Recommended Race, Overall Swim Experience, Overall Bike Experience, Overall Run Experience, and Overall Satisfaction.
  • The Awards serve to recognize exceptional event aspects within an already curated series of events, helping triathletes to select their future race destinations using peer-based recommendations or fan-favorites.
  • The 2024 edition of Memorial Hermann IRONMAN North American Championship Texas, part of the VinFast IRONMAN North America Series will take place on April 27. Registration for the 2024 event has already sold out. However, athletes are encouraged to check out IRONMAN California or IRONMAN Florida among other events in the Series, visit, for a full list of events.

To view the full list of global and regional 2023 Athletes’ Choice Award results, please visit

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