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List of the best triathlon Olympic athletes of all time, with photos of the athletes when available. The famous triathlon event Olympians on this list are all regarded as some of the toughest athletes to have ever competed at the Olympics. Almost every one of these historic triathlon Olympians have taken home a medal, which is why they've earned a spot on this list. Only the greatest triathlon Olympic athletes are featured on the front page of this list, so be sure to vote for who you believe are the best triathlon athletes and vote down the ones you disagree with.

Athletes on this list include Simon Whitfield and Hunter Kemper.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Olympic triathlon athletes?" and "Who is the best triathlon competitor of all time?"
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Jonathan Brownlee is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Triathlon
BenNicholson added age 27 Jonathan Callum Brownlee is an English professional duathlete and triathlete. He was the 2012 Triathlon World Champion, and the silver medalist in 2013 Brownlee is also a two-time, and the ...more

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Alistair Brownlee is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Triathlon
BenNicholson added age 29 Alistair Edward Brownlee, MBE is a British triathlete, and the current Olympic, European and Commonwealth champion in his sport, having won the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics and the ...more

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Anja Dittmer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Triathlon
age 42 Anja Dittmer is a German professional triathlete, the only female member of the A-Team of the National Squad, the only female four times Olympian, 1999 European Champion and 2006 European vice ...more

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Vanessa Fernandes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Triathlon
age 32 Vanessa de Sousa Fernandes, OM, is a Portuguese athlete who is a former triathlon European and world champion, and a Olympic medalist. In duathlon, she was also European and world champion. ...more

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Jan Frodeno is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Triathlon
age 36 Jan Frodeno is a German triathlete. He won gold in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Born in Cologne, Frodeno started out as a swimmer in South Africa at the age of 15, and he entered ...more

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Carolyn Murray is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Triathlon
Carolyn Murray age 41 Carolyn Murray is a Canadian triathlete who competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics. She was born in St. Albert, Alberta. She is an alumna of Simon Fraser University In 2008 she finished 29th in ...more

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Simon Whitfield is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Triathlon
age 42 Simon St. Quentin Whitfield is a retired Olympic triathlon champion from Canada. Whitfield won 10 consecutive Canadian Triathlon Championships titles and carried the Canadian national flag ...more

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Bevan Docherty is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Triathlon
age 41 Bevan John Docherty is a triathlete from New Zealand, who won medals twice at the Olympic Games. Docherty attended Tauhara College, Taupo. In 2004, Docherty won the ITU world championship, and ...more

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Colin Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Triathlon
Colin Jenkins age 35 Colin Jenkins is a triathlete from Canada. He competed at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, and at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, along with his teammates Paul Tichelaar and Simon ...more

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Christian Prochnow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Triathlon
Christian Prochnow age 35 Christian Prochnow is a duathlete and triathlete from Germany. He is currently ranked no. 23 in the world by the International Triathlon Union, and also, a member of Deutsche Triathlon Union ...more

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Lauren Campbell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Triathlon
Lauren Campbell age 36 Lauren Campbell is a triathlete from Canada, who won the bronze medal at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She is ...more

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Daniel Unger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Triathlon
age 40 Daniel Unger is a German triathlete who was the 2007 ITU Triathlon World Champion. At the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, he finished in 6th place with a time of 1:49:43.78, 50.5 seconds behind the ...more

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Lisa Nordén is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Triathlon
age 33 Lisa Nordén is a professional Swedish triathlete, 2008 Olympian and 2012 Olympic silver medalist. She is also the winner of the 2012 Triathlon World Series. Nordén's other ...more

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Emma Snowsill is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Triathlon
age 36 Emma Laura Snowsill OAM is an Australian professional triathlete and multiple gold medalist in the World Championships and the Commonwealth Games. She won the gold medal in triathlon at the 2008 ...more

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Christiane Pilz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Triathlon
Christiane Pilz age 42 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 ...more

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Joao Silva is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Triathlon
UnbreakableNacho added Joao Silva age 28 Joao Silva is a Portuguese triathlete.

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Laura Bennett is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Triathlon
age 42 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 ...more

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Paul Tichelaar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Triathlon
Paul Tichelaar age 35 Paul Tichelaar was a member of the 2006 Canadian National Triathlon team for Olympic distance triathlon. He has competed in events such as the 2006 Commonwealth Games, the 2005 and 2006 World ...more

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Kathy Tremblay is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Triathlon
Kathy Tremblay age 35 Kathy Tremblay is a professional Canadian triathlete and member of the National Team. Tremblay placed 29th in the 2008 Summer Olympics. Tremblay holds a degree in PR and Management. She lives in ...more

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Hunter Kemper is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Triathlon
age 41 Hunter Craig Kemper is a triathlete from the United States. He won the silver medal at the 1999 Pan American Games, behind Venezuela's Gilberto González, followed by the gold four years ...more

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Matthew Reed is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Triathlon
Matthew Reed age 66 Matthew Reed is a former professional gridiron football player, starring at quarterback in the World Football League and the Canadian Football League. A graduate of Grambling State University, ...more

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Joao Pereira is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Triathlon
UnbreakableNacho added Joao Pereira

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Julie Swail is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Triathlon
age 45 Julie Ertel is an American water polo player, who won the silver medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics. She competed in the triathlon at the 2008 Summer Olympics taking 19th place crossing the ...more

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Jarrod Shoemaker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Triathlon
age 35 Jarrod Shoemaker is a professional triathlete based in Maynard, Massachusetts. He is the 2009 ITU Duathlon World Champion.

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Sarah Haskins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Triathlon
Sarah Haskins age 37 Sarah Haskins is an American triathlete from St. Louis, Missouri. She competed in triathlon at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and is the 2011 Pan American Games Gold medalist.