Taylor Spivey: Background, career highlights, quotes

Over the past half-decade, Taylor Spivey has proved herself to be one of the most consistent athletes in WTS competition. Although she’s yet to take a race win in the series, the Californian is always there or thereabouts. And not even Olympic disappointment can dull her effusive sense of ambition. Here, we take a look … Read more

Claire Cashmore: Background, career highlights, quotes

A former, well-decorated Paralympian swimmer, in 2017 Claire Cashmore turned her back on the pool and plumped for a career in paratriathlon, and she’s rarely been off the podium ever since. In fact, later this year, Cashmore will be defending her world title, hoping to register three consecutive triumphs. So who is she and what’s … Read more

Chrissie Wellington: Background, career highlights, quotes

Having never been beaten in an Ironman-distance event, Chrissie Wellington wrote a new chapter in the history of women’s triathlon. Multiple world titles, multiple world and course records, and one emphatic, undented reputation… Who is Chrissie Wellington? Chrissie Wellington wins the 2007 Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. (Credit: Rich Cruse) In short, Britain’s Chrissie … Read more

Tim Don: Background, career highlights, quotes

One of the sport’s true characters, Tim Don has also been one of its most successful athletes in a globetrotting career split between short-course and long-course racing. He’s won four world titles, has competed in three Olympics and once smashed the Ironman world record. He’s an undisputed legend of British triathlon. Who is Tim Don? … Read more

Sebastian Kienle: Background, career highlights, quotes

A three-time Ironman world champion – once at full distance, twice at 70.3 – Sebastian Kienle has been a fixture of the Ironman scene for the last 10 years or more. He’s a key cog in the German domination of long-course racing, but here’s how it all began… Who is Sebastian Kienle? Credit: Josef Salomon/SEPA.Media … Read more

Lauren Steadman: Background, career highlights, quotes

A three-time world champion and seven-time European champion, although still in her twenties, Lauren Steadman has achieved much in the world of paratri. Her crowning glory, though, came in Tokyo last summer when she added Paralympic gold to that sizeable medal collection. Who is Lauren Steadman? Put simply, Lauren Steadman is simply the most decorated … Read more

Taylor Knibb: Background, career highlights, quotes

Taylor Knibb is arguably the most exciting prospect to hit standard-distance triathlon in years. Although still comparatively tender of age, her experience of hitting form at the events that mattered her an almost certain legend-in-waiting… Who is Taylor Knibb? The hottest name in triathlon right now, Taylor Knibb can be whatever she wants to be. … Read more

Patrick Lange: Background, career highlights, quotes

Germany’s Patrick Lange made an extraordinary impact in the mid-2010s when he powered to two successive Kona titles, both times posting new records course. And possibly there’s still time to capture a third world crown – and even wrestle the course record back from his compatriot Jan Frodeno. Who is Patrick Lange? Patrick Lange had … Read more

Jan Frodeno: Background, career highlights, quotes

Simply the best? There are plenty that believe Jan Frodeno is the greatest triathlete to have ever trod the Earth. With Olympic gold, three Ironman world titles and a string of record-breaking performances, it’s quite hard to argue against the suggestion… Who is Jan Frodeno? Born in Germany but raised in South Africa, Jan Frodeno … Read more