Triathlons in History

Events in Sport

  • 1978-02-18 1st Iron Man Triathlon (swim, bike ride, marathon) held, Kona, Hawaii
  • 2004-08-26 Hamish Carter of New Zealand wins the men's gold medal ahead of team mate Bevan Docherty, whilst Kate Allen of Austria takes out the women's Triathlon at the Athens Olympics
  • 2016-08-18 Great Britain's Alistair Brownlee records time of 1:45.01 to retain his Olympic men's triathlon title at the Rio de Janeiro Games; 0:06 in front of second-place finisher, brother Jonathan Brownlee
  • 2016-08-20 In a blanket finish American triathlete Gwen Jorgensen takes the Olympic gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Games in 1:56.16; 0.40 ahead of Nicola Spirig Hug of Switzerland, and Great Britain's Vicky Holland by 0:45

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1966-12-06 Natascha Badmann, Swiss triathlete (6-time winner of the Ironman World Championships), born in Basel, Switzerland
  • 1967-11-10 Jackie Fairweather, Australian triathlete (ITU World Championships gold 1996), born in Perth, Western Australia (d. 2014)
  • 1968-02-15 Mieke Suys, Belgian triathlete, born in Ghent, Belgium
  • 1969-09-06 Michellie Jones, Australian triathlete (won two ITU Triathlon World Championships), born in Fairfield, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1970-01-19 Kathleen Smet, Belgian triathlete, born in Beveren, Belgium
  • 1970-11-04 Tim DeBoom, American triathlete, born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • 1973-02-25 Normann Stadler, German triathlete
  • 1973-04-04 Chris McCormack, Australian triathlete (ITU World Championships), born in Sydney
  • 1977-02-18 Chrissie Wellington, British triathlete, born in Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
  • 1978-01-21 Faris al-Sultan, German-Iraqi triathlete
  • 1988-04-23 Alistair Brownlee, British triathlete (Olympic gold 2012, 16), born in Dewsbury, England
  • 1990-04-30 Jonathan Brownlee, British triathlete (Olympic bronze 2012, silver 16), born in Dewsbury, England

Deaths in Sport

  • 2014-11-01 Jackie Fairweather, Australian triathlete (ITU World Championships gold 1996), commits suicide at 46