Many great and amazing triathletes have shown up and performed over the years, but some of them have really taken it to the next level and were ahead of their time. This is my list of the top 10 greatest triathletes of all time.
10) Peter Reid
Peter Reid is an ex-professional triathlete from Canada and is very well known for some extraordinary achievements that he had made in his triathlon career. He is known so well because he won 10 Ironman Triathlon races, including 3 Ironman Championships races, which gives him the title of most Ironman races ever won.
9) Simon Whitfield
Simon Whitfield is a retired Olympic Triathlete from Canada and is very famous for his achievements and the fact that he was always the happiest and most cheerful athlete at the starting line. He has won an amazing 11 ITU World Cups. He was the first triathlete to become the Champion in the Commonwealth Games and appeared in the Olympic games 4 times.
8) Alistair Brownlee
Alistair Brownlee is one of the best triathletes out there, and he has proven it over the years from the age of 6. He had taken part in many cross country events and ITU junior championships and has won many of them. In addition, he has appeared in 3 Olympic Triathlons and has won the 2012 London Olympics and the 2016 Rio Olympics.
7) Javier Gomez
Javier Gomez is a Spanish Triathlete who won many ITU world titles and got 2nd in the 2012 London Olympics. He has taken part in 2 Olympic Triathlons and has been consistently winning ITU world championships with 5 wins.
6) Dave Scott
Dave Scott is an American Triathlete who was the first man to win 6 Ironman Triathlon Hawaii Championships. He was also the first triathlete to ever go onto the Triathlon hall of fame. He is now a professional Triathlon coach, a motivational speaker, fitness consultant and commentator.
5) Patrick Lange
Patrick Lange is a professional German Triathlete and Duathlete who consecutively won the 2017 and 2018 Ironman Championships, and he smashed the course record in the race for both years. Unfortunately, during his last race in the 2019 World Championships, he quit the race and not much is known of what he is doing now.
4) Vincent Luis
Vincent Luis is an amazing French Triathlete who won the ITU World Championships in 2019 and 2020 and the amazing thing is that he also took part in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics at the age of 23 and 27. He is currently in first place in the ITU world standings and he is on the road to win the ITU World Championships for 2021.
3) Mario Mola
Mario Mola is a Spanish Triathlete that is well known for his amazing running as he always gets a decent position on the swim and a good position on the bike but he never gets off the bike first. He has the ability to overtake everyone on the run and win the race.
2) Jan Frodeno
Jan Frodeno is a German Triathlete known for his endurance racing as he has won the Ironman World Championships 3 times in 2015, 2016 and 2019. He has also won the World Championships 2 times for 70.3 in 2015 and 2018. He also won the Olympic Triathlon in 2008 Beijing.
1 ) Mark Allen
Mark Allen is arguably the best Triathletes in the world for all of his accomplishments in his lifetime, and the largest one he has done is he has won the Ironman World Championships 6 times. He is now a professional coach that has trained many athletes around the world.