POPULAR List of Famous Triathletes

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List of famous triathletes, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top triathletes in the world? This includes the most prominent triathletes, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable triathletes is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic triathletes were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned triathletes.

A list made up of people like Natascha Badmann and Simon Whitfield.

From reputable, prominent, and well known triathletes to the lesser known triathletes of today, these are some of the best professionals in the triathlete field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous triathletes ever?" and "What are the names of famous triathletes?" then you're in the right place. (169 items)
Jennifer Beals is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
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Jennifer Beals is an American actress and a former teen model. She played the role of Alexandra "Alex" Owens in the 1983 film Flashdance, and appeared as Bette Porter on the Showtime drama series The L Word. She earned an NAACP Image Award and a Golden Globe Award nomination for the former. She has ...more

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Age: 53

Birthplace: South Side, Chicago

Profession: Model, Actor, Triathlete, Photographer

Credits: The L Word, Flashdance, The Book of Eli, Four Rooms

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#77 on The Greatest '80s Teen Stars

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Jarrod Shoemaker is a professional triathlete based in Maynard, Massachusetts. He is the 2009 ITU Duathlon World Champion. ...more

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Age: 34

Birthplace: Sudbury, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Triathlete

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Laura Bennett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
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Laura Marie Bennett is an American professional triathlete. She placed fourth in the women’s triathlon at the 2008 Summer Olympics. In 2012, she finished 17th at the London Olympic Games. She earned a silver medal at the World Triathlon Championships in 2003 and bronze medals in 2004, 2005, and ...more

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Age: 41

Birthplace: North Palm Beach, Florida, United States of America

Profession: Triathlete

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Richard Varga


Richard Varga is a Slovakian triathlete. ...more

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Age: 28

Birthplace: Bratislava, Slovakia

Profession: Triathlete

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Ryan Sissons


Ryan Sissons is a triathlete from New Zealand. ...more

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Age: 28

Birthplace: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Profession: Triathlete

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Stuart Hayes


Stuart Hayes is an English triathlete. Hayes began his sports career as a swimmer at Hounslow Swimming Club but converted to triathlon at the age of 15; Hayes said he became "fed up of swimming up and down all day counting tiles". He is coached by his fiancée Michelle Dillon. Hayes missed out on ...more

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Age: 37

Birthplace: Isleworth, London, United Kingdom

Profession: Triathlete

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Dave Scott is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
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Dave Scott


Dave Scott is a U.S. triathlete and the first six-time Ironman Triathlon Hawaii Champion. A progenitor of the sport, in 1993, Scott was the first person ever inducted in the Ironman Hall of Fame. He is known by the nickname "The Man" for his intense training regimens and his unrelenting race ...more

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Age: 63

Birthplace: United States of America

Profession: Triathlete

Credits: Miami Vice

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Christiane Pilz


Christiane Pilz is a triathlete from Germany, who competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Pilz started out both as a sailor and a swimmer for thirteen years, until she began with her triathlon career at the age of twenty. In 1997, she was admitted to the club PSV Rostock, and won several ...more

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Age: 41

Birthplace: Karl-Marx-Stadt, Germany

Profession: Triathlete

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