Felicity Sheedy-Ryan
Felicity Sheedy-Ryan
Country
World Rank
79
Height
1.58m
Age
36
DOB
02/12/85
86%Swim74%Bike87%Run77%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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Felicity Sheedy-Ryan

Felicity Sheedy-Ryan says the best advice she’s ever been given is to “hurry slowly”. She’s currently doing an excellent job of following that mantra in elite triathlon.

The two-time World Duathlon Champion (2012 and 2017) got into the sport when her father needed a swimmer for a corporate team. She loved it straight away and was hooked.

Since then Aussie star ‘Flick’ has swum, cycled and run to the top level as a professional, and she remains very much there.

She finished 14th on her debut at the 70.3 World Championship in Port Elizabeth in 2018, while her 70.3 performances in 2019 included a victory at Busselton, a second spot in Taupo and 34th at the World Championship in Nice.

Sheedy-Ryan says the run is her favourite of the three disciplines, relishing the opportunity to push herself to the limit. And talking of limits, Flick’s most painful triathlon memory is a perfect example of the agony this toughest of sports can dish out.

It came at Challenge Iskander Puteri in Malaysia, and she explains: “I went in physically quite under done already, and if you want to know what it feels like to race on the face of the sun, Iskander is a good place to start.

“After dropping my first water bottle on the run. I dug a hole too deep I didn't get out of. While my intestines started to microwave and I felt like crawling into a bush and crying, I was too dehydrated for tears anyway so somehow grovelled on, just one painful slow footstep in front of the other, edging my mushy brain not to fall over. Probably my biggest mental battle to make it to a finish line I would have had in 10 years. That was a fun race!”

Away from the triathlon course Flick can’t live without her pets, and her cheat meal is a stellar choice of burger, chips and chocolate. If she has a quirk, she tells us it is not liking cheese on her pizza, while cockroaches are about the only things which scare her.

As for heroes, Sheed-Ryan admits to worshipping fellow Australian triathlete Loretta Harrop when she first got into the sport - “I thought she was tough as nails,” she reveals.

Flick cares about the sport, and for the legacy she will leave once she has called time on her career, explaining: “I want to inspire others to have a moral compass, integrity and empathy, on and off the field. As an athlete, not giving up, be resilient and tough. Be approachable, humble and encouraging to others to do their best.”

Current PTO World Ranking Points
79
Average best 3 races 2019/2020
62.73
Average
62.73
Ranking History
#25#114#203#292#38120152016201720182019202020212015Overall62.0134 pts#233Swim81.2584 pts#208Bike48.2127 pts#354Run70.452 pts#2282016Overall62.0134 pts#253Swim81.2584 pts#235Bike48.2127 pts#377Run70.452 pts#2512017Overall87.5194 pts#224Swim75.3793 pts#265Bike67.8806 pts#326Run89.4486 pts#2032018Overall152.369 pts#139Swim147.193 pts#81Bike129.346 pts#172Run158.972 pts#552019Overall198.664 pts#90Swim165.282 pts#39Bike124.766 pts#173Run170.338 pts#352020Overall188.19 pts#80Swim165.282 pts#30Bike114.557 pts#148Run170.338 pts#312021Overall62.7301 pts#79Swim82.6409 pts#32Bike57.2784 pts#149Run85.1692 pts#30
Results
10 Races2
1
3
2
2019
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
7 Dec
2
IM 70.3 Taupo
25:43
2:31:25
1:22:37
4:24:51
62.7464
04:10:5062.75
24 Nov
2
Challenge Iskander Puteri
--:--
--:--
--:--
4:24:53
54.3754
04:07:5554.38
3 Nov
7
Noosa Triathlon
19:16
1:02:37
38:29
2:05:22
0
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7 Sep
34
IM 70.3 World Championship
26:56
3:09:42
1:19:24
5:00:13
22.4047
04:28:5522.40
4 May
1
IM 70.3 Busselton
30:54
2:23:19
1:24:07
4:21:16
71.0685
04:10:2471.07
2018
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
1 Sep
14
IM 70.3 World Championship
25:48
2:30:42
1:22:52
4:23:53
64.8493
04:10:4064.85
2017
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
26 Nov
2
IM 70.3 Western Sydney
27:06
2:20:16
1:19:07
4:08:30
87.5194
04:03:5687.52
29 Jul
20
WTS Edmonton (Sprint)
10:16
35:13
17:39
1:04:38
0
--
2016
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
9 Apr
DNF
WTS Gold Coast
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--:--
--:--
--:--
0
--
2015
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
2 May
1
IM 70.3 Busselton
26:32
2:25:37
1:21:10
4:16:18
62.0134
04:02:2962.01
Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2021
62
79
2020
188
80
2019
198
90
2018
152
139
2017
87
224
2016
62
253
2015
62
233
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2021
82
32
2020
165
30
2019
165
39
2018
147
81
2017
75
265
2016
81
235
2015
81
208
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2021
57
149
2020
114
148
2019
124
173
2018
129
172
2017
67
326
2016
48
377
2015
48
354
Run
Year
Points
Position
2021
85
30
2020
170
31
2019
170
35
2018
158
55
2017
89
203
2016
70
251
2015
70
228
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