Year In Sport 2023 Awards

Strava's Year In Sport 2023 Awards: The Winners

Introducing Strava’s Year In Sport Award winners. This group of athletes, creators, and clubs stood out from the crowd and motivated us to keep moving in 2023.

Athlete of the Year

Winnner: Demi Vollering

In 2023, Demi Vollering 'owned' the women’s professional cycling scene with wins at the Tour de France Femmes, Ardennes classics and Dutch National Road Race Championships. It comes as no surprise that she has been named Strava's Athlete of the Year.

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Best Follow of the Year

Winnner: Average Rob

Meet Average Rob, your chosen Strava Best Follow of the Year. From a cult-like social media following to conquering IRONMAN races, he's the Strava athlete who stole the spotlight in 2023.

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Trailblazer of the Year

Winnner: Teniel Campbell

As the first Black woman to complete the 2023 Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift and part of the WorldTour roster, Teniel Campbell is changing the cycling game. That’s exactly why she’s earned Strava’s Trailblazer of the Year Award.

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Activity of the Year

Winnner: Hillary Gerardi

Hillary Gerardi's Fastest Known Time on Mont Blanc earned worldwide plaudits for many reasons: her speed, her technical prowess, and her patience to wait a number of years before conditions on the mountain opened the 'right' window to the summit. 

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Endurance Athlete of the Year

Winnner: Deo Kato

When Deo Kato set out from Cape Town in July, he was embarking on a truly epic endurance challenge: running from Cape Town to London. It’s no wonder that he has been crowned the Endurance Athlete of the Year.  

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Crown Collector of the Year

Winnner: Annemiek van Vleuten

Pro cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten not only conquered a legendary number of gold medals during her career but also snagged more Strava segment records than we can count – earning her the prestigious title of Strava’s Crown Collector of the Year.

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Artist of the Year

Winnner: Frédéric & Mathilde de Lanouvelle

Frédéric de Lanouvelle and his daughter Mathilde transformed Strava into a canvas, earning them the coveted Artist of the Year award. Their activity wasn't just a ride; it was a masterpiece – a 2,162km heart-shaped GPS drawing across France.

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Team of the Year

Winnner: Team Jumbo Visma

Team Jumbo-Visma dominated professional cycling this year, pulling off a men's Grand Tour hat trick and impressing at La Vuelta Femenina. They racked up a mind-blowing 70 victories in well as Strava's Team of the Year crown.

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Strive for More™️ Award

Winnner: Black Girls Run, Latinas Run, Black Girls Do Bike

This year’s Strive for More™️ Award goes to all three of our incredible nominees: Black Girls RUN, Latinas Run and Black Girls Do Bike. These organizations prove that we go farther when we go together.

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Most Active Club of the Year

Winnner: Kings / Queens Rule Together

Kings Rule Together / Queens Rule Together have taken the crown of Strava’s Most Active Club – and it’s no surprise! This thriving club embraces diversity, motivates its members to stay active and has a blast conquering cycling miles together.

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Most Fun Club of the Year

Winnner: Sad Girl Track Club

From racoon memes to offhand observations, the Sad Girl Track Club is everything a Strava club aspires to be: active, engaging and refreshingly honest. If you haven’t already, take a look and see why they won Strava’s 2023 Most Fun Club of the Year.

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Event of the Year

Winnner: Black To The Trails

Black to the Trails – hosted by Black Trail Runners – earns the title of Strava's Event of the Year. In its inaugural year, Black to the Trails was a sold out event that helped to set a new benchmark for the future of trail running.

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