55-year-old Jamey Yon, of Waxhaw, NC, just won the world championship title in the men’s 55-59 age-group at the 2021 IRONMAN World Championship triathlon in St. George, Utah, this past weekend, where over 3,500 athletes competed.
Yon completed the event in 4:56:01 (swim: 0:31:48; bike: 2:44:37; run: 1:32:22), beating out the top athletes in their age group. The race encompassed a 1.2-mile (1.9 km) swim in the ROKA Swim Course that took place at the Sand Hollow Reservoir in Hurricane, Utah, followed by the 56-mile (90,1 km) Ventum Bike Course that led athletes through Snow Canyon State Park. The event capped off with a two-loop, 13.1-mile (21 km) HOKA ONE ONE Run Course through Red Hills Parkway as athletes finished to energetic crowds in historic downtown St. George.
The competing athletes ranged from 18-84 from more than 85 countries, regions and territories compete in this world-renowned event. In order to qualify, more than 50,000 age-group athletes competed to earn slots at over 45 qualifying IRONMAN events held worldwide.
For more information and race weekend details, you can go to www.ironman.com/im703-world-