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Chris Leiferman
United States
World Rank
25
Weight
72kg
Height
1.83m
Age
36
DOB
08/23/86
Swim: OrcaBike: BMC
82%Swim92%Bike89%Run90%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%.
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Chris Leiferman

Chris Leiferman is something of a late bloomer. The American star did not turn professional until the age of 27 in 2013.

The Minnesota native has made rapid progress since though with his rise to elite level culminating in a top-10 finish at the 2019 IRONMAN World Championship in Kona.

In between times he had notched a number of impressive victories including over full IRONMAN distance at Mont-Tremblant in 2016 and both Louisville and Boulder (his hometown now) in 2018. He also claimed successes over middle distance at Marbella in 2018 and Boulder in 2019.

Chris first got into triathlon to gain fitness and lose weight. His brother, who was a cycling nut, signed him up for a race and told him to train. It worked out well.

Leiferman, who loves training in Tucson, Arizona and names IRONMAN Cozumel as his favourite race, says swimming is his weak link and the discipline he least enjoys. Cycling meanwhile is his great love.

Finishing in the top 10 at Kona isn’t the thing Chris is most proud of so far, that would be finding and marrying his wife Zana. Apart from her, the things he can’t do without are coffee and eggs.

Leiferman’s most painful triathlon memory was the last 10k at IRONMAN Boulder in 2018, which he describes as “a death march”. His biggest embarrassment meanwhile was: “crossing the finish line, accidentally ruining Ryf’s 2015 70.3 World Champs photo op. Sorry Daniela!!”

Away from the triathlon course Chris prefers solitude to the pressure of elite competition, and he shuns big cities and large gatherings.

Driven by his fear of failure and letting his family down, Chris says he typically avoids confrontation but has great admiration for people who do speak up for what is right.

In terms of a legacy he’d like to leave, again it comes back to family as he says: “Giving my future kids something proud to say about their father when they get older and into their sports or professions”.

Current PTO World Ranking Points
25
2022 Ironman St. George World Championships
Best 2022 FD +10%
113.36
2022 PTO US Open
PTO Tour +5%
88.98
2022 Ironman 70.3 Marbella
79.33
Sum / 3
93.89
Ranking History
#1#93#185#2772014201520162017201820192020202120222014Overall107.25 pts#170Swim65.85 pts#359Bike110.66 pts#148Run85.22 pts#2142015Overall163.51 pts#144Swim88.75 pts#338Bike137.82 pts#103Run117.26 pts#1432016Overall256.12 pts#26Swim109.81 pts#308Bike168.08 pts#42Run185.06 pts#122017Overall85.70 pts#33Swim54.91 pts#342Bike84.04 pts#55Run92.53 pts#122018Overall88.36 pts#28Swim50.28 pts#364Bike84.45 pts#53Run81.60 pts#462019Overall92.58 pts#22Swim57.99 pts#294Bike96.95 pts#18Run79.28 pts#592020Overall275.55 pts#14Swim122.71 pts#210Bike205.21 pts#6Run161.66 pts#372021Overall84.37 pts#32Swim64.98 pts#191Bike84.80 pts#36Run88.23 pts#252022Overall93.89 pts#25Swim75.02 pts#208Bike90.73 pts#34Run89.20 pts#50
Results
42 Races7
1
6
2
5
3
2022
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
8 Oct
44
Ironman Hawaii
52:46
4:37:16
4:08:14
9:44:47
0
07:55:12-
18 Sep
13
PTO US Open
29:09
1:49:45
1:03:23
3:24:04
84.7396
03:19:3084.74
20 Aug
14
Collins Cup
26:54
1:52:04
1:02:52
3:24:41
59.7652
03:13:0259.77
22 May
2
Ironman 70.3 Marbella
24:59
2:18:53
1:11:47
3:59:26
79.3311
03:52:1479.33
7 May
4
Ironman St. George World Championships
52:01
4:18:34
2:44:24
7:57:50
103.055
08:00:02103.06
11 Mar
10
Clash Miami
22:41
1:22:23
1:00:36
2:46:45
69.697
02:39:3069.70
2021
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
5 Dec
4
Ironman 70.3 Indian Wells
25:07
2:01:20
1:14:04
3:44:25
82.5217
03:38:4182.52
30 Oct
4
Ironman 70.3 California
25:45
2:07:47
1:11:44
3:50:24
78.7001
03:43:1678.70
23 May
12
Ironman Tulsa
50:09
4:27:48
2:46:55
8:08:25
76.2763
07:51:3876.28
1 May
DNF
Ironman 70.3 St. George
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
03:43:46-
12 Mar
4
Challenge Miami
22:11
1:22:45
54:50
2:41:45
91.5832
02:39:4491.58
2020
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
6 Dec
19
Challenge Daytona
25:50
1:42:46
1:00:13
3:10:57
78.9922
03:05:0778.99
7 Nov
1
Ironman Florida
54:40
4:01:50
2:50:29
7:52:44
95.385
07:49:2995.39
24 Oct
1
The Great Floridian
17:17
1:28:49
45:46
2:34:42
66.9041
02:27:2366.90
19 Sep
4
Bear Lake Brawl
--:--
--:--
--:--
3:49:26
36.9749
03:29:3736.97
2019
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
24 Nov
DNF
Ironman Cozumel
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
07:40:45-
12 Oct
10
Ironman Hawaii
52:29
4:24:20
2:52:19
8:13:37
85.3462
08:03:0085.35
3 Aug
1
Ironman 70.3 Boulder
27:17
1:56:00
1:17:58
3:44:32
94.8135
03:42:4894.81
2018
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
14 Oct
1
Ironman Louisville
12:55
4:34:56
2:38:54
7:34:08
96.8535
07:32:0096.85
30 Sep
5
Ironman 70.3 Cozumel
22:50
2:07:04
1:24:46
3:58:06
58.4573
03:44:0858.46
10 Jun
1
Ironman Boulder
54:34
4:09:55
2:59:02
8:07:55
86.0743
07:57:5686.07
29 Apr
2
Ironman 70.3 Marbella
--:--
--:--
--:--
3:57:47
74.0266
03:48:5274.03
7 Apr
25
Ironman 70.3 California
25:21
3:33:38
1:21:09
5:26:22
0
03:46:23-
2017
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
6 May
DNF
Ironman 70.3 St. George
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
03:46:15-
1 Apr
2
Ironman 70.3 California
25:35
2:10:31
1:12:12
3:53:15
82.1472
03:47:1082.15
2016
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
27 Nov
3
Ironman Cozumel
48:28
4:21:09
2:55:58
8:09:11
81.1759
07:55:4581.18
30 Oct
1
Ironman 70.3 Austin
--:--
2:06:00
1:15:47
3:23:13
0
--
2 Oct
DNF
Ironman 70.3 Cozumel
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
03:40:56-
21 Aug
1
Ironman Mont Tremblant
58:56
4:36:09
2:45:09
8:24:59
86.4628
08:14:5686.46
26 Jun
3
Ironman 70.3 Mont Tremblant
25:00
2:07:12
1:17:33
3:53:25
74.4977
03:44:4974.50
11 Jun
2
Ironman 70.3 Boulder
27:06
1:56:44
1:15:40
3:42:39
88.476
03:38:5288.48
30 Apr
3
Wildflower
27:43
2:19:54
1:18:31
4:10:36
65.2953
03:58:1265.30
20 Mar
6
Ironman 70.3 Puerto Rico
26:09
2:07:54
1:22:19
3:59:22
59.7884
03:45:4559.79
2015
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
25 Oct
4
Ironman 70.3 Los Cabos
27:53
2:13:10
1:24:26
4:08:15
49.7509
03:50:5149.75
30 Aug
29
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
24:50
2:19:13
1:26:41
4:14:36
27.3563
03:49:3527.36
26 Jul
5
Ironman 70.3 Calgary
26:49
2:10:46
1:17:45
3:58:20
46.4088
03:40:3646.41
28 Jun
2
Ironman 70.3 Buffalo Springs Lake
25:17
2:12:26
1:17:25
3:57:19
62.1493
03:44:3462.15
2 May
3
Wildflower
24:35
2:24:18
1:19:31
4:12:58
50.7064
03:55:3350.71
15 Mar
2
Ironman 70.3 Puerto Rico
26:17
2:10:04
1:20:14
4:00:24
50.6577
03:43:5050.66
2014
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
26 Oct
6
Ironman 70.3 Austin
26:33
2:14:00
1:17:30
4:00:40
39.577
03:40:4039.58
21 Sep
4
Ironman 70.3 Cozumel
27:44
2:06:53
1:31:00
4:08:49
20.8133
03:42:2420.81
17 Aug
3
Ironman 70.3 Timberman
24:37
2:13:57
1:18:38
3:59:19
46.8632
03:41:3946.86
Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2022
93
25
2021
84
32
2020
275
14
2019
92
22
2018
88
28
2017
85
33
2016
256
26
2015
163
144
2014
107
170
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2022
75
208
2021
64
191
2020
122
210
2019
57
294
2018
50
364
2017
54
342
2016
109
308
2015
88
338
2014
65
359
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2022
90
34
2021
84
36
2020
205
6
2019
96
18
2018
84
53
2017
84
55
2016
168
42
2015
137
103
2014
110
148
Run
Year
Points
Position
2022
89
50
2021
88
25
2020
161
37
2019
79
59
2018
81
46
2017
92
12
2016
185
12
2015
117
143
2014
85
214
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