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Famous Female Triathletes

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List of famous female triathletes, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female triathletes list contains the most prominent and top females known for being triathletes. There are thousand of females working as triathletes in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic triathletes have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a triathlete then the people below should give you inspiration.

List is made up of people like Mariko Adachi and Lisa Perterer.

While this isn't a list of all female triathletes, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female triathletes?" and "Who are the best female triathletes?"
Laura Bennett is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Triathletes
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Laura Marie Bennett (née Reback, born 25 April 1975, in North Palm Beach, Florida) 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 2007. She has also raced as a professional at the Half-Ironman distance, placing 5th at the 2009 Ironman 70.3 World Championship. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 43

Birthplace: North Palm Beach, Florida

Natascha Badmann is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Triathletes
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Natascha Badmann (born 6 December 1966) is a professional triathlete from Switzerland. She is a 6-time winner of the Ironman World Championships in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii in 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, and 2005 ; in 1998 she became the first European woman to win the Ironman Triathlon World Championship. Natascha works in Switzerland as a social worker, and speaks German, English, French, and Italian. She currently lives in Winznau, Switzerland with her husband Toni and daughter Anastasia.Her daughter Anastasia was born days before she turned 18. Nicknamed the "Swiss Miss", Badmann won her first Ironman World Championship at the age of 29, when her daughter was already 13 years old. Her ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 52

Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland

Lisa Bentley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Triathletes
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Lisa Bentley

Lisa Bentley (born November 28, 1968) is a Canadian triathlete. She has been competing on the Ironman race series since late in the 1990s. In 1988, Bentley was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. Despite this, she has won 11 Ironman competitions. In 2006, Bentley placed third at the Ironman World Championship, her best showing and finished second at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Clearwater, Florida three weeks later. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 50

Jessica Harrison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Triathletes
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Jessica Harrison is a French triathlete. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 41

Birthplace: Sheffield, United Kingdom