Professional Triathletes Organisation logo
Search athlete or raceMagnifying glass
  • Logout

Javier Gomez

Visit Profile
84
World Rank
3
National
68
Swim
118
Bike
57
Run
Spain
Weight
69kg
Height
1.78m
Age
41
Born
1983
Swim
Roka
Bike
Specialized
Run
On
Contract
Contract
SeasonContract
2024
View Standings
Biography

Javier Gómez

For a man who has collected 10 World Championship titles to date, it is remarkable to think that the career of Francisco Javier Gómez Noya could have been over 15 years ago.

Born in Basel in Switzerland, the Spanish legend took up triathlon at the age of 15, his previous sports having been football and swimming. Just two years later, a routine medical test by the High Council for Sports in Spain (CSD), revealed a cardiac anomaly.

That finding led to a six-year battle between Gomez and the sporting administrators in Spain to allow him to race internationally.

Perhaps the resilience Gomez showed in fighting his case was a sign of his future success, as he has since proven his heart is fit to race in all regards.

His status as one of the greatest ever is already set, but Javi’ is still focused on adding yet more lustre to one of the most impressive race CVs in the sport today.

Gomez has raised the standards of the sport during his career. Just as impressively, he’s also been able to reinvent himself whenever new pretenders have looked set to take his mantle.

Consistency. Versatility. Longevity. Brilliance.

Gomez wasted little time in collecting his first international title - the European Junior Duathlon Championships in 2002, and has now spent almost 20 years racking up countless others.

His first taste of World Championship gold came the following year as he earned the Under-23 title in Queenstown, New Zealand. He was the fastest runner that day - something which would be an ongoing key to his success.

Gomez reached the highest step of the podium in the top tier of short-distance racing at the time, the ITU World Cup, for the first time in Madrid in 2006. More gold followed in Hamburg and Cancun and that seemingly opened the floodgates - which almost 15 years later show no signs of closing.

His first senior ITU Triathlon World Championship came in 2008 in Vancouver, and he now holds an all-time record - male or female - of five ITU titles, adding further success in 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

His consistency is remarkable. From 2007 to 2019 he was on that World Championship podium 11 times in 13 seasons, adding four Silver and two Bronze medals.

As well as consistency, Gomez has continued to display remarkable versatility. In 2012 he raced (and won) the XTERRA Off Road Triathlon World Championship in Maui, while in 2013 he made his Middle Distance debut at the ETU European Championships in Barcelona.

Of course, he won that too - by no less than six minutes - and opened up a new avenue of racing opportunities, alongside his short course, draft-legal success.

His first attempt at the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship followed in 2014 and once again he triumphed in Mont Tremblant, keeping long-time rival Jan Frodeno in second place. A second 70.3 World title would follow in 2017.

It’s difficult to discuss the career of Gomez without also mentioning Great Britain’s Alistair Brownlee. Triathlon’s equivalent of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, the duo consistently set and raised the standards of the sport for a decade. Their battles within the ITU World Triathlon Series are legendary, and now we can witness them in long-distance racing too.

Brownlee and Frodeno joined Gomez on the start list for the 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in South Africa. Three legends together again, it was a race which even surpassed the pre-race hype. Javier took Bronze that day, but it was further evidence of the longevity of the man from Pontevedra and his revered status in this sport.

What’s next - Olympic dreams? Hawaii? Everything?

What was next for the man who can seemingly do everything in the sport?

After missing out on the 2004 Olympic Games due to his medical battle, he arrived in Beijing four years later as the strong favourite with four World Cup wins and the World Championship title that year. Fourth place however meant that an Olympic medal was still missing from his otherwise stacked collection.

London provided the next opportunity to rectify that in 2012, and the three dominant athletes of the time delivered in Hyde Park. Gomez separated the two Brownlee brothers to take the Silver medal in front of massive crowds. While the crowd was predictably cheering for their home heroes, no athlete could have been a more popular or worthy choice to join them on the podium.

Could Rio provide the chance to add that elusive Olympic Gold in 2016? The hot conditions alongside Copacabana Beach would certainly play towards the strengths of the Spaniard… with the Brownlee brothers still set to be his biggest challengers once again.

It was a race the world wanted to see, but a low-speed bike crash just a month before would result in a broken arm for Gomez. “As you can imagine, this is a really tough time, it’s a goal I have been working for over many years. I will keep fighting, I still have many goals in this sport, I’m not done yet. I feel sad and disappointed to give you this news, thanks for the on-going support.”

In 2019 Gomez won his first full-distance race at IRONMAN Malaysia, won the ITU’s Long Distance Triathlon World Championship in his home town and also notched IRONMAN 70.3 victories in Geelong and Cascais.

After a year away from draft-legal racing to focus on his long-distance ambitions, he also returned to the ITU World Triathlon Series with podium finishes in Bermuda and Leeds and added a World Championship Bronze to his collection in the process.

What will he do next? We don’t know the answer to that - but whatever he chooses, the chances of success are high.

Should he ever find time to take a break from his training and racing, you’ll likely find Javier relaxing with his family and friends, playing the guitar or surfing.

A world-beater at those too? You’ll have to ask him about that!

Show more
Current PTO World Ranking Points
84
San Francisco T100 2024
78.05
Ironman 70.3 Mossel Bay 2023
74.34
Mediterranean Epic Triathlon 2023
67.97
Sum / 3
73.45
Ranking History
#1#107#213#319#4252014201520162017201820192020202120222023*20242014Overall60.40 pts#72Swim44.46 pts#259Bike39.84 pts#264Run50.81 pts#1642015Overall88.41 pts#12Swim88.86 pts#48Bike74.52 pts#73Run92.50 pts#42016Overall51.16 pts#173Swim87.43 pts#61Bike62.64 pts#180Run79.83 pts#472017Overall84.08 pts#35Swim97.96 pts#7Bike71.92 pts#131Run89.61 pts#202018Overall104.72 pts#6Swim102.87 pts#3Bike90.79 pts#27Run98.03 pts#62019Overall102.57 pts#5Swim107.26 pts#3Bike90.79 pts#32Run98.47 pts#92020Overall89.96 pts#20Swim107.03 pts#2Bike78.96 pts#57Run94.89 pts#72021Overall60.47 pts#119Swim94.81 pts#22Bike75.06 pts#87Run87.30 pts#292022Overall28.25 pts#321Swim45.32 pts#371Bike36.49 pts#421Run44.52 pts#3342023Overall47.44 pts#267Swim43.05 pts#246Bike43.40 pts#301Run46.55 pts#2322024Overall73.45 pts#84Swim74.23 pts#68Bike67.50 pts#118Run76.46 pts#57

* New PTO World Ranking System implemented.

Rivals
wins / races

Results

30 Races18
1
2
2
2
3

2024

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFT100 LogoPts
08 Jun
16
DiamondSan Francisco T10014:202:09:111:01:273:28:53
78.05
94.56
5
78.055
Swim14:20
Bike2:09:11
Run1:01:27
01 Jun
1
BronzeVI Half Gasteiz--:----:----:--3:41:44
61.92
37.12
-
61.92
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
04 Feb
DNF
BronzeIronman 70.3 Tasmania23:48--:----:----:--
0
76.04
-
-
Swim23:48
Bike--:--
Run--:--

2023

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
09 Dec
DNF
SilverIronman 70.3 Taupo22:44--:----:----:--
0
74.11
-
Swim22:44
Bike--:--
Run--:--
19 Nov
1
SilverIronman 70.3 Mossel Bay26:392:08:141:12:403:51:46
74.34
61.2
74.34
Swim26:39
Bike2:08:14
Run1:12:40
16 Sep
1
BronzeMediterranean Epic Triathlon25:092:03:521:07:593:39:48
67.97
55
67.97
Swim25:09
Bike2:03:52
Run1:07:59

2022

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
09 Jan
1
SilverIronman 70.3 Pucon24:102:10:411:10:033:50:53
58.31
26.52
58.31
Swim24:10
Bike2:10:41
Run1:10:03

2021

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
02 May
1
Challenge Cancun24:472:02:131:14:403:46:37
91.2072
03:43:40
91.21
Swim24:47
Bike2:02:13
Run1:14:40

2020

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
06 Dec
11
Challenge Daytona22:291:44:3158:483:07:50
90.2164
03:05:07
90.22
Swim22:29
Bike1:44:31
Run58:48
26 Sep
1
Bilbao Triathlon20:262:05:071:05:563:37:25
90.9875
03:34:31
90.99
Swim20:26
Bike2:05:07
Run1:05:56

2019

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
26 Oct
1
Ironman Malaysia47:174:32:462:54:448:18:59
84.4829
08:07:38
84.48
Swim47:17
Bike4:32:46
Run2:54:44
29 Sep
1
Ironman 70.3 Cascais--:----:----:--3:51:11
78.3137
03:43:54
78.31
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
08 Sep
7
Ironman 70.3 World Championship23:222:24:071:10:094:01:30
86.6723
03:56:46
86.67
Swim23:22
Bike2:24:07
Run1:10:09
23 Jun
2
Ironman 70.3 Elsinore21:062:05:321:07:453:39:46
88.6884
03:36:06
88.69
Swim21:06
Bike2:05:32
Run1:07:45
04 May
1
ITU Long Distance20:232:52:351:47:505:05:39
85.9696
04:59:21
85.97
Swim20:23
Bike2:52:35
Run1:47:50
17 Feb
1
Ironman 70.3 Geelong20:552:09:021:11:353:45:22
79.5208
03:38:39
79.52
Swim20:55
Bike2:09:02
Run1:11:35

2018

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
13 Oct
11
Ironman Hawaii47:464:19:442:59:248:11:41
85.3817
08:01:08
85.38
Swim47:46
Bike4:19:44
Run2:59:24
02 Sep
3
Ironman 70.3 World Championship21:572:04:371:08:153:38:27
115.5
03:43:39
115.50
Swim21:57
Bike2:04:37
Run1:08:15
28 Jul
1
Challenge Prague21:202:04:121:13:483:44:40
98.0159
03:44:00
98.02
Swim21:20
Bike2:04:12
Run1:13:48
10 Jun
2
Ironman Cairns46:414:25:082:41:027:56:38
94.1919
07:52:31
94.19
Swim46:41
Bike4:25:08
Run2:41:02
20 May
1
Ironman 70.3 Barcelona22:312:25:251:10:074:01:38
82.7826
03:55:33
82.78
Swim22:31
Bike2:25:25
Run1:10:07
17 Feb
1
Challenge Wanaka Half23:152:16:411:12:393:57:27
79.0536
03:50:13
79.05
Swim23:15
Bike2:16:41
Run1:12:39

2017

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
25 Nov
4
Ironman 70.3 Bahrain21:532:06:041:17:173:48:25
74.1802
03:39:54
74.18
Swim21:53
Bike2:06:04
Run1:17:17
10 Sep
1
Ironman 70.3 World Championship24:082:12:271:10:303:49:45
100.628
03:49:58
100.63
Swim24:08
Bike2:12:27
Run1:10:30
27 Jan
1
Ironman 70.3 Dubai24:112:03:521:10:443:42:21
77.423
03:35:04
77.42
Swim24:11
Bike2:03:52
Run1:10:44

2015

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
30 Aug
3
Ironman 70.3 World Championship22:122:13:381:15:353:55:05
84.029
03:49:35
84.03
Swim22:12
Bike2:13:38
Run1:15:35
14 Jun
1
Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire23:342:20:571:13:324:02:13
69.4396
03:51:36
69.44
Swim23:34
Bike2:20:57
Run1:13:32
27 Feb
DNF
Challenge Dubai--:----:----:----:--
03:43:58
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--

2014

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
07 Sep
1
Ironman 70.3 World Championship22:092:06:181:09:273:41:30
101.901
03:42:08
101.90
Swim22:09
Bike2:06:18
Run1:09:27
16 Feb
1
Ironman 70.3 Panama16:292:06:081:11:593:38:28
79.2863
03:31:53
79.29
Swim16:29
Bike2:06:08
Run1:11:59

Ranking per Season

Overall

Year
Points
Pos
2024
73
84
2023
47
267
2022
28
321
2021
60
119
2020
89
20
2019
102
5
2018
104
6
2017
84
35
2016
51
173
2015
88
12
2014
60
72

Swim

Year
Points
Pos
2024
74
68
2023
43
246
2022
45
371
2021
94
22
2020
107
2
2019
107
3
2018
102
3
2017
97
7
2016
87
61
2015
88
48
2014
44
259

Bike

Year
Points
Pos
2024
67
118
2023
43
301
2022
36
421
2021
75
87
2020
78
57
2019
90
32
2018
90
27
2017
71
131
2016
62
180
2015
74
73
2014
39
264

Run

Year
Points
Pos
2024
76
57
2023
46
232
2022
44
334
2021
87
29
2020
94
7
2019
98
9
2018
98
6
2017
89
20
2016
79
47
2015
92
4
2014
50
164
TEST