Josh Amberger
Country
World Rank
44
Weight
65kg
Height
1.72m
Age
32
DOB
04/12/89
Swim: Zone 3Bike: SpecializedRun: On
99%Swim91%Bike81%Run89%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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Josh Amberger

When asked what his legacy in triathlon looks like Josh Amberger, quick as a flash, replies with "the best haircut in the sport!"

That gives you a good idea of the Aussie's sense of humour, and self-deprecation, but little of his list of achievements to date.

He is a multiple winner at both half and full distance, the quickest swimmer on the circuit and getting better all the time.

He grew up in Brisbane and swimming was his first love, with his first lesson coming before his first birthday. He was racing by the time he was six.

Josh took part in his first triathlon at nine and, by the age of 14 he had properly transitioned over from swimming.

Within a couple of years Amberger had made his first Australia junior elite team for the 2006 ITU World Championship, and he never looked back.

He raced over the shorter distance for a few years before gradually moving up to half distance and his first 70.3 victory came in 2012 in Singapore. That got him into that year's 70.3 World Championship in Las Vegas, and he made the top 10 at his first attempt.

Amberger racked up the wins over the next few years, triumphing at least twice every year apart from 2015, when he was hampered by injury issues which affected his running gait.

Josh was fully recovered by the start of 2016, as advertised by a second place behind Jan Frodeno at IRONMAN 70.3 Dubai.

He was back on the top of the podium that year at both 70.3 Calgary and 70.3 Xiamen, but just as significantly he was also taking the first steps up to full distance.

It didn't take him long to win in that sphere either, thanks to his victory in a course-record time at IRONMAN Cairns in 2017. That year also saw him produce a superb performance to claim the silver medal behind Lionel Sanders at the 2017 ITU Long Distance World Championships.

That Cairns victory booked Josh a ticket to Kona, where he was quickest in the swim and leading on the bike. He slipped back and eventually finished 29th, but he'd made his mark.

Kona isn't the be-all-and-end all for Josh and he has yet to make the top 10, but his report on his 2019 effort on his Instagram page is unmissable.

When asked for his best piece of training advice it's "show up and throw up", while he says the top racing advice he's been given is "just sit on Cam Wurf as long as you can on the bike!".

Current PTO World Ranking Points
44
Average best 3 races 2019/2020
85.61
2021 IM Cairns
81.60
Average
83.61
Ranking History
#1#91#181#271#361201420152016201720182019202020212014Overall181.126 pts#73Swim174.383 pts#38Bike161.892 pts#13Run55.3024 pts#3122015Overall189.32 pts#92Swim187.26 pts#15Bike161.892 pts#43Run60.4662 pts#3582016Overall244.352 pts#38Swim199.788 pts#3Bike181.26 pts#21Run109.25 pts#1962017Overall261.654 pts#27Swim204.944 pts#4Bike181.26 pts#24Run125.61 pts#1662018Overall253.57 pts#36Swim206.769 pts#2Bike171.643 pts#47Run130.085 pts#1502019Overall250.176 pts#48Swim216.583 pts#1Bike179.232 pts#35Run133.666 pts#1502020Overall256.838 pts#31Swim212.074 pts#3Bike181.075 pts#29Run138.415 pts#852021Overall83.6057 pts#44Swim105.049 pts#2Bike85.6314 pts#36Run65.2504 pts#132
Results
49 Races9
1
12
2
6
3
2021
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
6 Jun
3
IM Cairns
43:28
4:26:43
2:54:44
8:10:11
81.5986
07:57:0181.60
11 Apr
2
Challenge Shepparton
23:25
2:04:15
1:16:14
3:46:14
63.7512
03:34:3463.75
28 Mar
6
IM 70.3 Geelong
21:36
2:10:02
1:17:31
3:53:22
58.7978
03:39:4758.80
2020
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
27 Sep
3
IM Cairns
45:41
4:31:57
2:57:46
8:18:38
83.5839
08:06:3983.58
13 Sep
3
IM 70.3 Sunshine Coast
21:30
2:07:59
1:17:03
3:50:32
65.0511
03:39:0365.05
23 Feb
1
IM 70.3 Geelong
20:46
2:04:46
1:14:41
3:44:08
86.8052
03:39:4786.81
2019
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
10 Nov
2
IM 70.3 Xiamen
23:22
2:01:30
1:18:07
3:48:24
86.4493
03:43:5186.45
3 Nov
8
Noosa Triathlon
14:15
53:57
33:20
1:46:11
0
--
12 Oct
33
IM Hawaii
47:28
4:27:16
3:25:25
8:44:29
42.7421
08:03:0042.74
8 Sep
17
IM 70.3 World Championship
23:15
2:24:42
1:16:54
4:08:40
66.493
03:56:4666.49
3 Aug
5
IM 70.3 Boulder
24:46
2:02:19
1:21:35
3:51:54
72.7708
03:42:4872.77
14 Jul
2
IM Vitoria-Gasteiz
46:45
4:18:03
2:58:02
8:06:55
71.3694
07:46:5271.37
30 Jun
3
IM 70.3 Coeur d'Alene
23:09
2:08:20
1:14:13
3:48:49
78.8582
03:41:4778.86
7 Apr
7
IM South Africa
24:59
4:27:00
2:56:00
7:52:19
77.7316
07:37:0377.73
17 Feb
2
IM 70.3 Geelong
20:54
2:11:02
1:14:02
3:49:37
66.5625
03:38:3966.56
2018
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
13 Oct
DNF
IM Hawaii
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
08:01:08-
8 Jul
5
IM Germany
46:53
4:29:53
3:04:40
8:26:16
67.7412
08:02:5467.74
10 Jun
1
IM 70.3 Switzerland
22:29
2:06:35
1:17:07
3:49:45
77.9676
03:42:2477.97
15 Apr
2
IM South Africa
46:24
4:31:35
2:53:43
8:16:01
80.3047
08:01:4780.30
18 Feb
2
IM 70.3 Geelong
22:35
2:05:49
1:15:30
3:47:22
83.4222
03:41:5183.42
2017
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
19 Nov
13
Island House
--:--
--:--
--:--
2:16:07
0
--
14 Oct
29
IM Hawaii
47:09
4:30:39
3:25:55
8:48:13
50.6591
08:11:4950.66
27 Aug
2
ITU Long Distance
36:29
2:48:57
1:53:23
5:22:09
0
--
23 Jul
1
IM 70.3 Calgary
21:27
1:55:06
1:16:38
3:35:07
66.645
03:24:5266.64
9 Jul
1
IM 70.3 Sweden
22:51
2:08:30
1:15:23
3:51:29
65.68
03:40:0965.68
11 Jun
1
IM Cairns
47:15
4:17:29
2:53:26
8:02:17
88.3736
07:54:0188.37
2 Apr
18
IM South Africa
48:02
4:29:29
3:23:11
8:44:41
34.1245
07:57:3034.12
19 Feb
2
IM 70.3 Geelong
22:40
2:07:30
1:16:52
3:50:29
81.7745
03:44:2181.77
27 Jan
2
IM 70.3 Dubai
23:40
2:01:10
1:16:01
3:44:38
70.3451
03:35:0470.35
2016
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
13 Nov
1
IM 70.3 Xiamen
26:09
2:03:36
1:21:15
3:56:51
71.072
03:47:0071.07
4 Sep
12
IM 70.3 World Championship
21:56
2:06:54
1:15:58
3:49:01
85.5762
03:44:1085.58
24 Jul
1
IM 70.3 Calgary
21:00
1:58:57
1:18:27
3:40:52
87.7037
03:36:5287.70
26 Jun
2
IM 70.3 Coeur d'Alene
23:25
2:11:13
1:18:15
3:56:49
69.0699
03:46:1969.07
1 May
DNF
IM Australia
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
08:05:45-
3 Apr
2
IM 70.3 Putrajaya
24:01
2:06:27
1:24:42
3:58:51
57.1761
03:44:2657.18
7 Feb
3
IM 70.3 Geelong
21:52
2:06:27
1:22:25
3:54:17
63.3243
03:42:0463.32
29 Jan
2
IM 70.3 Dubai
16:02
2:05:21
1:17:33
3:41:42
0
--
2015
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
18 Oct
6
IM 70.3 Port Macquarie
20:01
2:10:29
1:26:49
3:59:27
51.7838
03:43:1851.78
13 Sep
DNF
IM 70.3 Sunshine Coast
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
03:35:42-
27 Jun
18
ITU Long Distance
17:46
2:45:01
2:14:56
5:20:55
0
--
10 May
5
IM 70.3 Vietnam
22:54
2:05:27
1:28:31
4:00:24
61.5262
03:47:1761.53
5 Apr
DNF
IM 70.3 Putrajaya
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
03:46:57-
8 Mar
3
IM 70.3 Subic Bay
22:18
2:04:12
1:27:34
3:57:12
54.9421
03:42:1154.94
2014
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
30 Nov
1
IM 70.3 Western Sydney
23:27
2:04:09
1:19:55
3:49:25
60.9864
03:36:4460.99
19 Oct
1
IM 70.3 Port Macquarie
20:49
2:12:43
1:19:50
3:55:27
66.8079
03:44:1766.81
7 Sep
27
IM 70.3 World Championship
22:11
2:05:45
1:26:07
3:57:41
53.3313
03:42:0853.33
4 May
6
IM 70.3 St. Croix
25:36
2:19:36
1:29:27
4:16:14
37.2806
03:54:1237.28
2013
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
8 Sep
33
IM 70.3 World Championship
23:22
2:15:41
1:37:46
4:20:41
0
--
2012
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
9 Sep
7
IM 70.3 World Championship
23:16
2:13:47
1:21:52
4:02:30
0
--
Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2021
83
44
2020
256
31
2019
250
48
2018
253
36
2017
261
27
2016
244
38
2015
189
92
2014
181
73
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2021
105
2
2020
212
3
2019
216
1
2018
206
2
2017
204
4
2016
199
3
2015
187
15
2014
174
38
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2021
85
36
2020
181
29
2019
179
35
2018
171
47
2017
181
24
2016
181
21
2015
161
43
2014
161
13
Run
Year
Points
Position
2021
65
132
2020
138
85
2019
133
150
2018
130
150
2017
125
166
2016
109
196
2015
60
358
2014
55
312
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