Interesting numbers Ironman New Zealand/Ironman 70.3 New Zealand

Ironman New Zealand (Picture: Press Release IM)

This coming weekend, Ironman New Zealand and Ironman 70.3 New Zealand will take place. About 1,800 athletes will race. We have some fun facts and figures for you:

  • About 1800 athletes are taking part in the 2023 event
  • 31% of those participating in the Ironman field are taking on the distance for the first time
  • International competitors make up 49% of the Ironman field
  • Ironman New Zealand athletes represent 54 nationalities
  • The oldest male Ironman competitor is 76-year-old Richard Sweetman
  • The oldest female Ironman competitor is 74-year-old Shirley Rolston
  • The oldest ornman 70.3 competitors are 83-year-old Brian Boyle and Warren Hill
  • The youngest Ironman competitor is 18-year-old Emily Cook
  • Five athletes will celebrate their birthday on race day – Franklin Marquez (38), Alf Robson (57), Andrew Cox (68), Babatunde Adedapo (38) and Chris Mckercher (42).