Ben Kanute
Country
World Rank
13
Height
1.82m
Age
28
DOB
12/14/92
96%Swim90%Bike91%Run93%Overall
Athletes are measured as a percentage (for each discipline and overall) based on a relative comparison to the #1 ranked athlete who's rated at 100%.
Biography More

Ben Kanute

Many leading professional triathletes were initially inspired to compete in the sport by watching family members do the same. American ace Ben Kanute is no different.

“At the age of 7, I stood at the shore of Lower Wacker Drive in Chicago watching my father participate in his first triathlon, knowing that one day that had to be me,” he explains.

“Fast forward through years of hard work, and I am honoured to be a US Olympian and three-time National Champion.”

After excelling in representing his country in major events all around the world, notably at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Ben is now carving out a big reputation on the IRONMAN circuit.

He has given notice of his intentions by finishing in the top 10 on three consecutive occasions at the 70.3 World Championship, a fantastic second at Chattanooga in 2017, fourth at Port Elizabeth in South Africa in 2018 and 10th in Nice in 2019.

Just for good measure Ben also showed he has what it takes to make the top step of the podium, notching 70.3 victories in Texas in 2018 and Oceanside in 2019.

Away from the professional triathlon course, Ben bases himself in Phoenix, Arizona along with wife Courtney and dog Tucker (he tagged them his “quaranteam” during the COVID-19 lockdown). And it is that little unit of which he is most proud in life.

“I am proud of my career as a Triathlete, but the people I have found in life truly fulfill me, and living to make them proud is a great journey,” he says.

And as for a legacy in triathlon and in life, he tells us: “Good guy, family man, tough as nails, and a fierce competitor...if I had to sum it up in some cliche phrases”.

Current PTO World Ranking Points
13
2021 IM 70.3 Texas
93.59
2021 Challenge Miami
92.35
Average
92.97
Ranking History
#1#44#87#130#173201720182019202020212017Overall264.628 pts#22Swim177.872 pts#49Bike181.727 pts#23Run124.561 pts#1702018Overall286.973 pts#12Swim189.786 pts#15Bike194.277 pts#11Run134.718 pts#1292019Overall270.703 pts#26Swim200.197 pts#6Bike183.495 pts#29Run147.091 pts#962020Overall240.955 pts#47Swim204.353 pts#6Bike166.229 pts#45Run124.425 pts#1332021Overall92.9703 pts#13Swim100.029 pts#7Bike83.3873 pts#42Run84.6182 pts#35
Results
36 Races5
1
2
2
3
3
2021
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
15 May
37
WTCS Yokohama
18:15
54:10
34:14
1:47:53
--
1 May
26
IM 70.3 St. George
23:10
2:10:11
1:23:58
4:01:11
48.1106
03:43:4648.11
11 Apr
2
IM 70.3 Texas
24:58
2:03:46
1:11:05
3:42:20
93.5922
03:40:1393.59
12 Mar
3
Challenge Miami
20:15
1:24:21
55:10
2:41:34
92.3484
02:39:4492.35
2020
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
6 Dec
20
Challenge Daytona
22:32
1:42:01
1:04:46
3:11:20
77.6117
03:05:0777.61
24 Oct
3
The Great Floridian
15:48
1:30:33
47:35
2:36:38
58.159
02:27:2358.16
19 Sep
6
Bear Lake Brawl
--:--
--:--
--:--
3:54:57
19.4296
03:29:3719.43
2019
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
7 Dec
6
IM 70.3 Bahrain
22:19
1:52:20
1:19:29
3:37:57
58.462
03:25:1058.46
8 Sep
10
IM 70.3 World Championship
23:21
2:20:57
1:16:53
4:04:36
77.9436
03:56:4677.94
20 Jul
7
WTS Edmonton (Sprint)
8:35
30:00
15:37
55:28
0
--
29 Jun
23
WTS Montreal (Sprint)
8:56
28:48
15:54
55:22
0
--
2 Jun
12
Challenge Samorin
22:51
1:59:03
1:20:06
3:47:02
68.3174
03:36:4468.32
6 Apr
1
IM 70.3 California
21:51
2:11:31
1:12:11
3:49:25
85.3997
03:44:3085.40
8 Mar
29
WTS Abu Dhabi Sprint
8:41
27:58
15:30
53:21
0
--
2018
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
2 Sep
4
IM 70.3 World Championship
21:53
2:04:37
1:12:38
3:42:44
102.732
03:43:39102.73
10 Jun
DNF
WTS Leeds
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
0
--
3 Jun
1
Escape From Alcatraz
21:23
45:15
49:41
2:00:49
0
--
28 Apr
35
WTS Bermuda
18:52
1:04:17
36:10
2:00:22
0
--
8 Apr
1
IM 70.3 Texas
23:19
2:03:45
1:14:16
3:43:44
82.5715
03:38:0282.57
2 Mar
19
WTS Abu Dhabi Sprint
8:59
30:53
15:45
58:30
0
--
2017
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
19 Nov
1
Island House
--:--
--:--
--:--
2:05:53
0
--
16 Sep
42
WTS Rotterdam
18:55
1:00:32
35:49
1:57:10
0
--
10 Sep
2
IM 70.3 World Championship
24:03
2:08:10
1:16:23
3:51:06
96.7145
03:49:5896.71
6 Aug
23
WTS Montreal
16:54
58:26
33:36
1:50:27
0
--
29 Jul
22
WTS Edmonton (Sprint)
8:41
30:13
16:14
56:29
0
--
15 Jul
36
WTS Hamburg
8:51
30:26
15:52
56:02
0
--
11 Jun
1
Escape From Alcatraz
--:--
--:--
--:--
1:30:09
0
--
6 May
5
IM 70.3 St. George
23:16
2:06:46
1:18:10
3:50:29
87.5261
03:46:1587.53
8 Apr
23
WTS Gold Coast
8:45
28:42
15:29
53:52
0
--
19 Mar
3
IM 70.3 Puerto Rico
23:34
2:04:02
1:19:56
3:51:32
80.3878
03:44:5580.39
4 Mar
16
WTS Abu Dhabi
18:31
1:00:58
35:07
1:56:08
0
--
2016
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
18 Sep
50
WTS Cozumel
17:13
57:52
37:49
1:54:10
0
--
18 Aug
29
Olympic Games
17:29
55:03
35:01
1:48:59
0
--
16 Jul
32
WTS Hamburg
8:57
28:21
15:30
53:47
0
--
14 May
17
WTS Yokohama
19:06
56:36
30:52
1:47:52
0
--
9 Apr
DNF
WTS Gold Coast
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--:--
--:--
--:--
0
--
Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2021
92
13
2020
240
47
2019
270
26
2018
286
12
2017
264
22
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2021
100
7
2020
204
6
2019
200
6
2018
189
15
2017
177
49
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2021
83
42
2020
166
45
2019
183
29
2018
194
11
2017
181
23
Run
Year
Points
Position
2021
84
35
2020
124
133
2019
147
96
2018
134
129
2017
124
170
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