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Joe Gambles
Australia
World Rank
-
Height
1.75m
Age
41
DOB
01/16/82
0%Swim0%Bike0%Run0%Overall
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Joe Gambles

‘Smokin’ Joe’ Gambles and IRONMAN 70.3 success go hand-in-hand, the Australian has topped the podium on the 70.3 circuit 13 times in his career to date - including five victories at IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder between 2011 and 2016.

It is no surprise the British-born triathlete has enjoyed numerous triumphs at the Colorado event, he lives locally and trains with several other pro triathletes. His other major accolades include a bronze medal at the 2013 70.3 World Championship, victories at Ironman Wisconsin and Rev3 Quassy and a silver (2011) and bronze (2017) at the ITU Long Distance World Championship.

Joe began racing at an elite level when he was just 16 – he says he turned to triathlon because he wasn’t fast enough to become a professional runner. He is also one of the few professional long-distance triathletes in the world whose diet is 100% plant-based.

Gambles’ favourited discipline is the run and his least is the swim - not for athletic reasons though - more because he can’t have a conversation while doing it!

Joe lists his sporting heroes as basketball legend Michael Jordan and fellow triathlete Tim Reed. However, he does describe the time he shaved his head to discover he had the same hairline as his idol Reed as the most embarrassing moment of his career to date.

Gambles’ most painful experience in the sport was racing Rev3 Quassy without socks during the run stage, leading to multiple blisters and blood gushing from his feet - he couldn’t stop though as he was leading the race.

Despite his notable success in the sport, Joe’s proudest life moment was becoming a father and he is driven by finding out where his limit is. He clearly hasn’t managed it just yet.

The best advice Joe has been given in his career is “learn to run downhill fast” and “not to race the IRONMAN distance”. It’s safe to say he ignored the latter!

Ranking History
#2#113#224#335#44620102011201220132014201520162017201820192020202120222010Overall48.90 pts#127Swim68.86 pts#184Bike45.78 pts#187Run61.96 pts#1392011Overall107.58 pts#83Swim150.18 pts#49Bike116.36 pts#56Run84.80 pts#1162012Overall124.35 pts#76Swim174.06 pts#27Bike137.67 pts#28Run87.07 pts#1172013Overall123.86 pts#89Swim160.85 pts#49Bike124.20 pts#50Run110.50 pts#922014Overall254.79 pts#7Swim160.77 pts#77Bike162.42 pts#12Run148.13 pts#422015Overall254.79 pts#21Swim161.28 pts#111Bike164.99 pts#35Run148.13 pts#632016Overall257.93 pts#22Swim161.50 pts#123Bike176.27 pts#32Run144.67 pts#912017Overall87.64 pts#23Swim80.00 pts#136Bike88.14 pts#30Run82.51 pts#432018Overall81.62 pts#53Swim77.25 pts#161Bike78.21 pts#91Run82.22 pts#432019Overall81.34 pts#58Swim75.26 pts#178Bike77.58 pts#90Run80.46 pts#552020Overall226.13 pts#63Swim147.16 pts#136Bike155.16 pts#69Run156.45 pts#482021Overall74.05 pts#64Swim83.24 pts#83Bike81.36 pts#56Run76.89 pts#802022Overall23.58 pts#331Swim35.09 pts#435Bike29.66 pts#443Run40.13 pts#342
Results
66 Races4
1
8
2
9
3
2021
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
18 Sep
14
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
25:31
2:07:08
1:15:27
3:50:15
70.732
03:40:3470.73
29 Aug
6
Ironman 70.3 Maine
23:18
1:56:56
1:14:41
3:37:42
67.1727
03:27:2967.17
7 Aug
6
Ironman 70.3 Boulder
25:45
2:02:25
1:16:05
3:46:47
69.3546
03:36:4969.35
20 Jun
4
Ironman 70.3 Des Moines
26:03
58:26
1:12:15
2:42:32
67.7489
02:35:0267.75
1 May
9
Ironman 70.3 St. George
23:25
2:06:41
1:15:14
3:49:47
82.0746
03:43:4682.07
2020
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
6 Dec
26
Challenge Daytona
23:48
1:44:37
1:03:00
3:13:46
68.8485
03:05:0768.85
7 Nov
DNF
Ironman Florida
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--:--
--:--
--:--
07:49:29-
2019
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
8 Dec
DNF
Ironman 70.3 Indian Wells
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--:--
--:--
--:--
03:40:15-
27 Oct
3
Ironman 70.3 Waco
24:33
2:07:50
1:17:10
3:54:25
66.3928
03:43:1066.39
12 Oct
36
Ironman Hawaii
51:47
4:31:01
3:26:18
8:54:14
29.2846
08:03:0029.28
25 Aug
4
Ironman 70.3 Traverse City
24:18
2:10:09
1:16:37
3:54:18
66.8459
03:43:1266.85
28 Jul
2
Ironman Lake Placid
53:10
4:38:19
2:56:30
8:33:26
86.8026
08:23:2886.80
30 Jun
2
Ironman 70.3 Steelhead
26:21
2:05:23
1:13:58
3:49:09
70.4795
03:39:2670.48
9 Jun
1
Ironman 70.3 Eagleman
--:--
2:00:57
1:14:18
3:17:08
53.4491
03:04:1653.45
14 Apr
DNF
Challenge Melbourne
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
03:32:45-
6 Apr
DNF
Ironman 70.3 California
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
03:44:30-
2018
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
9 Dec
2
Ironman 70.3 Indian Wells
25:27
2:05:29
--:--
3:48:17
78.6
03:41:1178.60
4 Nov
3
Ironman 70.3 Los Cabos
--:--
--:--
--:--
3:57:42
64.9175
03:45:4964.92
28 Oct
3
Ironman 70.3 Waco
--:--
2:05:05
1:15:27
3:22:29
0
--
30 Sep
11
Ironman Chattanooga
--:--
4:35:34
3:33:34
8:11:07
0
07:00:23-
19 Aug
DNF
Ironman Mont Tremblant
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
08:07:09-
28 Jul
5
Ironman 70.3 Santa Rosa
--:--
2:09:59
1:14:36
3:26:13
47.2644
03:11:0647.26
10 Jun
2
Ironman Boulder
49:55
4:17:40
3:00:46
8:13:16
78.6116
07:57:5678.61
20 May
5
Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga
20:17
2:08:52
1:17:02
3:50:27
60.9554
03:37:4260.96
5 May
7
Ironman 70.3 St. George
23:34
2:09:01
1:18:43
3:54:13
68.1901
03:43:3368.19
2017
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
26 Nov
5
Ironman 70.3 Western Sydney
24:55
2:02:56
1:16:37
3:46:25
71.5506
03:37:0971.55
14 Oct
DNF
Ironman Hawaii
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--:--
--:--
--:--
08:11:49-
27 Aug
3
ITU Long Distance
40:02
2:52:56
1:50:15
5:26:23
0
--
13 Aug
3
Ironman 70.3 Steelhead
27:08
2:05:08
1:15:02
3:51:21
71.2432
03:41:4771.24
16 Jul
3
Ironman 70.3 Racine
--:--
2:02:54
1:13:11
3:16:59
59.048
03:05:3559.05
11 Jun
2
Ironman Cairns
50:02
4:25:19
2:44:30
8:04:03
85.8889
07:54:0185.89
13 May
2
Ironman 70.3 Santa Rosa
23:57
2:06:39
1:14:47
3:50:32
75.8783
03:42:2975.88
6 May
7
Ironman 70.3 St. George
24:01
2:08:44
1:17:45
3:52:55
80.356
03:46:1580.36
1 Apr
8
Ironman 70.3 California
24:28
2:14:12
1:16:40
4:00:36
60.5772
03:47:1060.58
2016
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
20 Nov
7
Ironman Arizona
49:50
4:21:58
2:57:12
8:12:36
59.4923
07:44:2359.49
30 Oct
5
Ironman 70.3 Austin
--:--
2:07:29
1:18:04
3:26:53
0
--
4 Sep
15
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
22:53
2:06:21
1:19:00
3:52:26
75.4151
03:44:1075.42
3 Jul
DNF
Ironman Germany
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
07:54:10-
11 Jun
1
Ironman 70.3 Boulder
24:58
1:56:19
1:16:50
3:41:37
91.6235
03:38:5291.62
7 May
3
Ironman 70.3 St. George
24:48
2:09:29
1:16:04
3:53:26
85.4079
03:48:2685.41
2 Apr
14
Ironman 70.3 California
24:42
2:14:21
1:20:08
4:04:54
46.4785
03:46:4246.48
2015
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
30 Aug
16
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
23:02
2:14:34
1:22:56
4:04:50
55.7169
03:49:3555.72
27 Jun
7
ITU Long Distance
18:11
2:44:10
1:53:26
4:58:50
0
--
3 May
DNF
Ironman 70.3 Pays d'Aix
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
03:50:03-
27 Feb
10
Challenge Dubai
23:19
2:08:29
1:15:18
3:50:23
80.8999
03:43:5880.90
2014
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
7 Dec
DNF
Ironman Western Australia
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
07:50:28-
30 Nov
2
Ironman 70.3 Western Sydney
25:34
2:09:13
1:14:54
3:51:41
54.0141
03:36:4454.01
11 Oct
27
Ironman Hawaii
52:04
4:51:55
3:05:45
8:55:15
41.5922
08:12:0841.59
7 Sep
6
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
22:58
2:04:54
1:14:55
3:46:34
86.6947
03:42:0886.69
20 Jul
4
Challenge Roth
48:47
4:23:05
2:55:36
8:10:10
82.0285
07:57:1882.03
15 Jun
1
Ironman 70.3 Boulder
23:15
2:03:03
1:14:03
3:42:13
82.0278
03:36:2382.03
3 May
4
Ironman 70.3 St. George
23:04
2:09:06
1:12:04
3:47:10
86.0685
03:42:3186.07
29 Mar
4
Ironman 70.3 California
24:06
2:13:46
1:14:16
3:55:00
73.3491
03:45:5873.35
2013
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
22 Sep
3
Ironman Lake Tahoe
51:39
5:02:43
3:02:24
9:02:55
49.4242
08:24:3849.42
8 Sep
3
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
24:48
2:14:06
1:14:29
3:56:55
0
--
2012
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
13 Oct
DNF
Ironman Hawaii
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
08:17:05-
9 Sep
12
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
25:04
2:15:11
1:22:10
4:05:59
0
--
24 Mar
8
Ironman Melbourne
47:40
4:27:46
2:54:02
8:12:46
74.4328
07:54:3474.43
2011
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
5 Nov
2
ITU Long Distance
--:--
3:09:17
1:52:28
5:02:57
0
--
15 Oct
20
Ironman Hawaii
51:59
4:31:06
3:12:56
8:40:40
58.686
08:10:1758.69
11 Sep
5
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
24:45
2:15:09
1:16:50
4:00:00
0
--
2010
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
13 Nov
4
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
24:18
2:02:24
1:14:39
3:44:48
0
--
12 Sep
1
Ironman Wisconsin
50:05
4:46:54
2:54:51
8:38:32
48.899
08:01:3748.90
2009
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
14 Nov
5
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
22:19
1:58:57
1:13:23
3:38:19
0
--
2008
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
8 Nov
9
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
23:46
2:01:25
1:18:05
3:46:22
0
--
2007
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
15 Jul
22
ITU Long Distance
38:46
1:51:53
1:12:46
3:46:25
0
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Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2022
23
331
2021
74
64
2020
226
63
2019
81
58
2018
81
53
2017
87
23
2016
257
22
2015
254
21
2014
254
7
2013
123
89
2012
124
76
2011
107
83
2010
48
127
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2022
35
435
2021
83
83
2020
147
136
2019
75
178
2018
77
161
2017
80
136
2016
161
123
2015
161
111
2014
160
77
2013
160
49
2012
174
27
2011
150
49
2010
68
184
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2022
29
443
2021
81
56
2020
155
69
2019
77
90
2018
78
91
2017
88
30
2016
176
32
2015
164
35
2014
162
12
2013
124
50
2012
137
28
2011
116
56
2010
45
187
Run
Year
Points
Position
2022
40
342
2021
76
80
2020
156
48
2019
80
55
2018
82
43
2017
82
43
2016
144
91
2015
148
63
2014
148
42
2013
110
92
2012
87
117
2011
84
116
2010
61
139
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