3 of the Greatest Triathletes You Should Know

In every sport that has ever been spawned on this planet, there will always be certain teams or players that will be considered the best to every play the sport. They are the cream that rises to the top of the coffee that is sports.

For this article, British Triathlon Media would like to look at the best triathletes to ever compete in the sport. While the sport is still relatively young, there have been triathletes who have undeniably left a mark on the sport.

Here are three of the greatest triathletes you should know.

Jan Frodeno

Jan Frodeno

Jan Frodeno’s success began in 2008, when he came from nowhere and won the 2008 Olympic Games. In that race, Frodeno was going up against previous Olympic champion Simon Whitfeild, world champ Javier Gomez, and sprinting extraordinaire Bevan Docherty.

Froderno wasn’t even in the conversation at this point.

However, with 100 meteres to go, Frodeno strode confidently past Whitfield and had one of the biggest upsets in triathlon history.

In 2013, Frodeno won second in the European Championships. The following year, his career started taking shape as he finished third and had the fastest marathon of the day in his Ironman debut in Frankfurt.

He would go on to win first place in the 2015 Ironman 70.3 World Championships. This was a historic moment as it was the first time an Olympic winner also won the Ironman world Championships.

Then in 2016, he made a history again by improving the previous record at Challenge Roth by six minutes.

Dave Scott

Dave Scott

Dave Scott is one of the best of all time. If you don’t believe me, go ask his six Ironman World Championships.

Scott started his career in 1980 in Hawaii. In that race, Scott broke a record and was noted as the first person to ever win y less than 10 hours.

He took a hiatus for one year, but was back at it in 1982. When her returned that year, he would go on to win the next seven races. He was undefeated until 1989.

Despite retiring from the sport, he continues to help a number of other triathletes by coaching them. He is also still considered one of the best to ever compete in the sport, as his race times were nothing short of amazing.

Mark Allen


Simply the best. His accolades alone speak volumes. He has won the Kona six times in the years 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, and 1995.

He is also a one-time ITU World winner, and a one-time PowermanZofinger winner.

For the Nice Triathlon event though, he has won a staggering 10 ties.

At the time of this writing, these are the absolute best triathletes to ever compete.