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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
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 ...more

Jarrod Shoemaker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
Jarrod Shoemaker 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 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

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 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 ...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 is a professional triathlete from Switzerland and was the first European woman to win the Ironman Triathlon World Championship. She won the Ironman Triathlon World Championship ...more

Scott Molina is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
Scott Molina Scott Molina 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 the going out of Dave ...more

Lisa Bentley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
Lisa Bentley Lisa Bentley 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 ...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 is a New Zealand triathlete and former runner. She won the World Mountain Running title in 2005 and was named New Zealand Sportswoman of the Year at the 2006 Halberg awards. She is ...more

Yuliya Yelistratova is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
Yuliya Yelistratova, Ukrainian Юлія Єлістратова, Russian Юлия Елистратова, is a professional Ukrainian triathlete, European U23 Champion of the year 2009, Number 1 in the ITU ranking of the year ...more

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 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

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

Paula Findlay is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
Paula Findlay Paula Findlay 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 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

Rachel Klamer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
Rachel Klamer Rachel Klamer 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 Sittard, entered the ...more

Simon Whitfield is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
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

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.

Carole Peon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
Carole Peon Carole Peon is a French triathlete.

Helle Frederiksen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
Helle Frederiksen is a Danish professional triathlete. She represented Denmark in triathlon at the 2012 Summer Olympics, placing 27th, and raced on International Triathlon Union race curcuit. ...more

Sarah Groff is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
Sarah Groff Sarah True is an American athlete who competes in triathlon. She represented the United States in triathlon at the 2012 Summer Olympics finishing in fourth place. True is the winner of the 2007 ...more

Bevan Docherty is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
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

Flora Duffy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
Flora Duffy Flora Duffy is a triathlete who competes internationally for Bermuda. She participated on Bermuda's behalf at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, and at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Zsófia Kovács is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
Zsófia Kovács Zsófia Kovács is a Hungarian professional triathlete, winner of the Hungarian Cup 2010 and member of the National Team. Since 2004 Zsófia Kovács has regularly taken ...more

Maaike Caelers is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
Maaike Caelers is a Dutch triathlete.

Carlos Javier Quinchara is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
Carlos Javier Quinchara Carlos Javier Quinchara is a Colombian 2012 Olympic athlete.

Line Jensen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
Line Jensen Line Jensen is a Danish triathlete.

Lisa Perterer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
Lisa Perterer Lisa Perterer is an Austrian professional triathlete, winner of the 2009 Junior European Cup circuit and Austrian Junior Champion 2010. In 2011, Perterer changed to the Elite category. At the ...more

Emmie Charayron is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
Emmie Charayron Emmie Charayron, the common form used also by the ITU for Emma Charayron, is a French professional triathlete, European Champion of the year 2011, ten times French Champion in various age ...more

Gillian Sanders is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
Gillian Sanders Gillian Sanders is a South African triathlete. She competed in the Women's event at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Katrien Verstuyft is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
Katrien Verstuyft Katrien Verstuyft, is a Belgian professional triathlete, National Champion of the year 2009, and member of the National Team. Katrien Verstuyft lives in Mortsel and represents the local club ...more

Mateja Simic is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
Mateja Simic Mateja Simic is a Slovenian triathlete.

Bárbara Riveros is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
Bárbara Riveros Bárbara Catalina Riveros Díaz is a Chilean professional triathlete, 2008 Olympian, and currently she is the number two in the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series ...more

Michellie Jones is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
Michellie Yvonne Jones is an Australian triathlete. She has won two ITU Triathlon World Championships, an Olympic Silver Medal, and the 2006 Ironman World Championship.

Richard Murray is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
Richard Murray Richard Murray is a professional South African triathlete.

Nicky Samuels is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
Nicky Samuels Nicky Samuels is a New Zealand professional triathlete who has won the 2013 XTERRA Triathlon World Championship and the 2012 ITU Aquathlon World Championships. She is also the 2012 New Zealand ...more

Ruedi Wild is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
Ruedi Wild Ruedi Wild is a Swiss triathlete. At the 2012 Summer Olympics men's triathlon on Tuesday, August 7, he placed 39th. Wikipedia

Herve Banti is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
Herve Banti Herve Banti is a French triathlete.

Leonardo Chacon is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
Leonardo Chacon Leonardo Chacon is a Costa Rican 2012 Olympic athlete.

Hunter Kemper is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
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

Rip Esselstyn is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
Rip Esselstyn Rip Esselstyn is a health activist and writer.

Elizabeth Bravo Iniguez is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
Elizabeth Bravo Iniguez Elizabeth Bravo Iniguez is an Ecuadorian triathlete.

Felipe Van de Wyngard is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Triathletes
Felipe Van de Wyngard Felipe Van de Wyngard is a Chilean triathlete.