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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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Jarrod Shoemaker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
Jarrod Shoemaker (born July 17, 1982) is a professional triathlete based in Maynard, Massachusetts. He is the 2009 ITU Duathlon World Champion.
Laura Bennett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
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 ...more
Richard Varga is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
Richard Varga
Richard Varga is a Slovakian triathlete.
Ryan Sissons is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
Ryan Sissons
Ryan Sissons is a triathlete from New Zealand.
Stuart Hayes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
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 ...more
Dave Scott is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
Dave Scott
Dave Scott (born January 4, 1954) is a U.S. triathlete and the first six-time Ironman Triathlon Hawaii Champion (1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, and 1987). A progenitor of the sport, in 1993, ...more
Christiane Pilz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
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 ...more
Natascha Badmann is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
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, ...more
Scott Molina is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
Scott Molina
Scott Molina (born February 29, 1960) is a retired triathlete. His most memorable performances took place at the Ironman World Championships in Kona Hawaii. The peak of his career coincided with ...more
Lisa Bentley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
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. ...more
Jessica Harrison is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
Jessica Harrison is a French triathlete.
Kate McIlroy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
Kate McIlroy (born 26 August 1981) is a New Zealand cyclist, triathlete and former runner. She won the World Mountain Running title in 2005 and was later named New Zealand Sportswoman of the ...more
Yuliya Yelistratova is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
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Annamaria Mazzetti is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
Annamaria Mazzetti is an Italian professional triathlete and 2009 National Champion in three categories. In 2007, Mazzetti won the Italian Championships in all Junior categories, in 2008 she won ...more
Heo Min-Ho is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
Heo Min-Ho is a South Korean triathlete.
Alistair Brownlee is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
Alistair Edward Brownlee, MBE (born 23 April 1988) is a British triathlete. He is the only athlete to hold two Olympic titles in the triathlon event, winning gold medals in the 2012 and 2016 ...more

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Gwen Jorgensen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
Gwen Rosemary Jorgensen is an American professional triathlete. She is the 2014 World Triathlon Series World Champion and was a member of the 2012 Olympic Team. She has been named USA ...more

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Paula Findlay is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
Paula Findlay
Paula Findlay (born May 26, 1989) is a Canadian triathlete.
Lucy Hall is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
Lucy Hall
Lucy Hall is an English triathlete. As of 2012, Hall is 1.78 metres tall and weighs 60 kilograms. She is coached by Mark Pearce. She is studying towards a foundation degree in Sports Science and ...more
Jonathan Brownlee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
Jonathan Callum Brownlee (born 30 April 1990) is a British professional duathlete and triathlete. He was the 2012 Triathlon World Champion, and the silver medalist in 2013 and 2016. Brownlee is ...more
Rachel Klamer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
Rachel Klamer
Rachel Klamer (born 8 October 1990) is a Dutch professional triathlete and member of the National team. She placed third at the Junior World Championships in 2009. Klamer, who presently lives in ...more
Simon Whitfield is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
Simon St. Quentin Whitfield (born 16 May 1975 in Kingston, Ontario) is a retired Olympic triathlon champion from Canada. Whitfield won 10 consecutive Canadian Triathlon Championships titles and ...more

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Gonzalo Tellechea is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
Gonzalo Tellechea
Gonzalo Tellechea is an Argentinian triathlete.
Mario Mola is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
Mario Mola
Mario Mola, is a Spanish professional triathlete, a permanent member of the National Team. He placed 19th at the London Olympic Games 2012.