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Josh Amberger

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31
World Rank
3
National
2
Swim
37
Bike
53
Run
Australia
Weight
65kg
Height
1.72m
Age
35
Born
1989
Swim
Zone 3
Bike
Specialized
Run
On
Contract
Contract
SeasonContract
2024
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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
31
Ironman 70.3 Langkawi 2023
86.81
Singapore T100 2024
81.84
PTO US Open 2023
80.18
Sum / 3
82.94
Ranking History
#1#91#181#271#3612014201520162017201820192020202120222023*20242014Overall60.38 pts#73Swim87.19 pts#38Bike80.95 pts#13Run27.65 pts#3122015Overall63.11 pts#92Swim93.63 pts#15Bike80.95 pts#43Run30.23 pts#3582016Overall81.45 pts#38Swim99.89 pts#3Bike90.63 pts#21Run54.63 pts#1962017Overall87.22 pts#27Swim102.47 pts#4Bike90.63 pts#24Run62.80 pts#1662018Overall84.52 pts#36Swim103.38 pts#2Bike85.82 pts#47Run65.04 pts#1502019Overall83.39 pts#48Swim108.29 pts#1Bike89.62 pts#35Run66.83 pts#1502020Overall85.61 pts#31Swim106.04 pts#3Bike90.54 pts#29Run69.21 pts#852021Overall71.97 pts#76Swim102.03 pts#5Bike77.01 pts#75Run63.45 pts#1682022Overall82.50 pts#55Swim105.60 pts#7Bike78.30 pts#109Run73.50 pts#1472023Overall83.52 pts#27Swim94.03 pts#2Bike82.39 pts#35Run74.12 pts#592024Overall82.94 pts#31Swim95.73 pts#2Bike82.39 pts#37Run75.47 pts#53

* New PTO World Ranking System implemented.

Results

68 Races10
1
16
2
8
3

2024

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFT100 LogoPts
21 Apr
8
GoldIronman South Africa47:014:38:232:55:338:25:32
67.69
79.52
-
67.69
Swim47:01
Bike4:38:23
Run2:55:33
14 Apr
10
DiamondSingapore T10024:361:55:381:09:393:32:04
81.84
91.68
11
81.8411
Swim24:36
Bike1:55:38
Run1:09:39
24 Mar
DNF
BronzeHell of the West25:251:50:31--:----:--
0
62.86
-
-
Swim25:25
Bike1:50:31
Run--:--

2023

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
21 Oct
DNF
SilverIronman Portugal42:30--:----:----:--
0
87.71
-
Swim42:30
Bike--:--
Run--:--
07 Oct
1
GoldIronman 70.3 Langkawi23:152:05:241:19:303:50:47
86.81
79.83
86.81
Swim23:15
Bike2:05:24
Run1:19:30
20 Aug
11
DiamondPTO Asian Open25:431:56:341:10:073:34:24
80.06
92.02
80.06
Swim25:43
Bike1:56:34
Run1:10:07
04 Aug
15
DiamondPTO US Open25:341:48:011:06:263:22:30
80.18
92.46
80.18
Swim25:34
Bike1:48:01
Run1:06:26
23 Jul
4
SilverIronman Lake Placid49:434:24:302:54:178:14:57
70.87
79.13
70.87
Swim49:43
Bike4:24:30
Run2:54:17
04 Jun
13
GoldIronman Hamburg46:344:04:582:50:497:50:48
62.91
83.89
62.91
Swim46:34
Bike4:04:58
Run2:50:49
07 May
5
PlatinumWT Long Distance Championships35:442:53:021:47:485:21:33
83.56
78.88
83.56
Swim35:44
Bike2:53:02
Run1:47:48
23 Apr
2
BronzePeniscola Infinitri25:252:06:061:12:143:46:58
62.22
58.04
62.22
Swim25:25
Bike2:06:06
Run1:12:14
26 Mar
3
BronzeHell of the West25:261:49:331:12:193:30:56
60.5
65.49
60.50
Swim25:26
Bike1:49:33
Run1:12:19
05 Feb
4
SilverIronman 70.3 Tasmania22:432:13:481:16:013:55:16
64.38
68.19
64.38
Swim22:43
Bike2:13:48
Run1:16:01

2022

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
08 Oct
24
DiamondIronman Hawaii48:194:23:253:00:088:16:35
69.05
91.45
69.05
Swim48:19
Bike4:23:25
Run3:00:08
18 Sep
18
DiamondPTO US Open26:461:52:561:04:433:26:19
76
87.17
76.00
Swim26:46
Bike1:52:56
Run1:04:43
21 Aug
2
SilverIronman Mont Tremblant48:004:27:462:52:458:13:10
73.54
69.95
73.54
Swim48:00
Bike4:27:46
Run2:52:45
03 Jul
6
SilverIronman 70.3 Andorra23:282:43:071:17:544:29:15
56.51
57.55
56.51
Swim23:28
Bike2:43:07
Run1:17:54
22 May
12
GoldChallenge "The Championship" Samorin23:422:07:171:17:323:54:02
61.77
76.25
61.77
Swim23:42
Bike2:07:17
Run1:17:32
01 May
2
SilverIronman Australia48:554:30:383:02:138:26:13
68.46
60.44
68.46
Swim48:55
Bike4:30:38
Run3:02:13
20 Feb
3
SilverIronman 70.3 Geelong21:312:02:461:15:203:43:43
68.78
65.99
68.78
Swim21:31
Bike2:02:46
Run1:15:20

2021

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
12 Sep
2
Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast22:372:00:441:15:083:41:02
70.5535
03:31:41
70.55
Swim22:37
Bike2:00:44
Run1:15:08
06 Jun
3
Ironman Cairns43:284:26:432:54:448:10:11
81.5986
07:57:01
81.60
Swim43:28
Bike4:26:43
Run2:54:44
11 Apr
2
Challenge Shepparton23:252:04:151:16:143:46:14
63.7512
03:34:34
63.75
Swim23:25
Bike2:04:15
Run1:16:14
28 Mar
6
Ironman 70.3 Geelong21:362:10:021:17:313:53:22
58.7978
03:39:47
58.80
Swim21:36
Bike2:10:02
Run1:17:31

2020

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
27 Sep
3
Ironman Cairns45:414:31:572:57:468:18:38
83.5839
08:06:39
83.58
Swim45:41
Bike4:31:57
Run2:57:46
13 Sep
3
Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast21:302:07:591:17:033:50:32
65.0511
03:39:03
65.05
Swim21:30
Bike2:07:59
Run1:17:03
23 Feb
1
Ironman 70.3 Geelong20:462:04:461:14:413:44:08
86.8052
03:39:47
86.81
Swim20:46
Bike2:04:46
Run1:14:41

2019

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
10 Nov
2
Ironman 70.3 Xiamen23:222:01:301:18:073:48:24
86.4493
03:43:51
86.45
Swim23:22
Bike2:01:30
Run1:18:07
12 Oct
33
Ironman Hawaii47:284:27:163:25:258:44:29
42.7421
08:03:00
42.74
Swim47:28
Bike4:27:16
Run3:25:25
08 Sep
17
Ironman 70.3 World Championship23:152:24:421:16:544:08:40
66.493
03:56:46
66.49
Swim23:15
Bike2:24:42
Run1:16:54
03 Aug
5
Ironman 70.3 Boulder24:462:02:191:21:353:51:54
72.7708
03:42:48
72.77
Swim24:46
Bike2:02:19
Run1:21:35
14 Jul
2
Ironman Vitoria-Gasteiz46:454:18:032:58:028:06:55
71.3694
07:46:52
71.37
Swim46:45
Bike4:18:03
Run2:58:02
30 Jun
3
Ironman 70.3 Coeur d'Alene23:092:08:201:14:133:48:49
78.8582
03:41:47
78.86
Swim23:09
Bike2:08:20
Run1:14:13
07 Apr
7
Ironman South Africa24:594:27:002:56:007:52:19
77.7316
07:37:03
77.73
Swim24:59
Bike4:27:00
Run2:56:00
17 Feb
2
Ironman 70.3 Geelong20:542:11:021:14:023:49:37
66.5625
03:38:39
66.56
Swim20:54
Bike2:11:02
Run1:14:02

2018

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
13 Oct
DNF
Ironman Hawaii--:----:----:----:--
08:01:08
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
08 Jul
5
Ironman Frankfurt46:534:29:533:04:408:26:16
67.7412
08:02:54
67.74
Swim46:53
Bike4:29:53
Run3:04:40
10 Jun
1
Ironman 70.3 Switzerland22:292:06:351:17:073:49:45
77.9676
03:42:24
77.97
Swim22:29
Bike2:06:35
Run1:17:07
15 Apr
2
Ironman South Africa46:244:31:352:53:438:16:01
80.3047
08:01:47
80.30
Swim46:24
Bike4:31:35
Run2:53:43
18 Feb
2
Ironman 70.3 Geelong22:352:05:491:15:303:47:22
83.4222
03:41:51
83.42
Swim22:35
Bike2:05:49
Run1:15:30

2017

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
14 Oct
29
Ironman Hawaii47:094:30:393:25:558:48:13
50.6591
08:11:49
50.66
Swim47:09
Bike4:30:39
Run3:25:55
27 Aug
2
ITU Long Distance36:292:48:571:53:235:22:09
0
-
-
Swim36:29
Bike2:48:57
Run1:53:23
23 Jul
1
Ironman 70.3 Calgary21:271:55:061:16:383:35:07
66.645
03:24:52
66.64
Swim21:27
Bike1:55:06
Run1:16:38
09 Jul
1
Ironman 70.3 Sweden22:512:08:301:15:233:51:29
65.68
03:40:09
65.68
Swim22:51
Bike2:08:30
Run1:15:23
11 Jun
1
Ironman Cairns47:154:17:292:53:268:02:17
88.3736
07:54:01
88.37
Swim47:15
Bike4:17:29
Run2:53:26
02 Apr
18
Ironman South Africa48:024:29:293:23:118:44:41
34.1245
07:57:30
34.12
Swim48:02
Bike4:29:29
Run3:23:11
19 Feb
2
Ironman 70.3 Geelong22:402:07:301:16:523:50:29
81.7745
03:44:21
81.77
Swim22:40
Bike2:07:30
Run1:16:52
27 Jan
2
Ironman 70.3 Dubai23:402:01:101:16:013:44:38
70.3451
03:35:04
70.35
Swim23:40
Bike2:01:10
Run1:16:01

2016

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
13 Nov
1
Ironman 70.3 Xiamen26:092:03:361:21:153:56:51
71.072
03:47:00
71.07
Swim26:09
Bike2:03:36
Run1:21:15
04 Sep
12
Ironman 70.3 World Championship21:562:06:541:15:583:49:01
85.5762
03:44:10
85.58
Swim21:56
Bike2:06:54
Run1:15:58
24 Jul
1
Ironman 70.3 Calgary21:001:58:571:18:273:40:52
87.7037
03:36:52
87.70
Swim21:00
Bike1:58:57
Run1:18:27
26 Jun
2
Ironman 70.3 Coeur d'Alene23:252:11:131:18:153:56:49
69.0699
03:46:19
69.07
Swim23:25
Bike2:11:13
Run1:18:15
01 May
DNF
Ironman Australia--:----:----:----:--
08:05:45
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
03 Apr
2
Ironman 70.3 Putrajaya24:012:06:271:24:423:58:51
57.1761
03:44:26
57.18
Swim24:01
Bike2:06:27
Run1:24:42
07 Feb
3
Ironman 70.3 Geelong21:522:06:271:22:253:54:17
63.3243
03:42:04
63.32
Swim21:52
Bike2:06:27
Run1:22:25
29 Jan
2
Ironman 70.3 Dubai16:022:05:211:17:333:41:42
0
-
-
Swim16:02
Bike2:05:21
Run1:17:33

2015

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
18 Oct
6
Ironman 70.3 Port Macquarie20:012:10:291:26:493:59:27
51.7838
03:43:18
51.78
Swim20:01
Bike2:10:29
Run1:26:49
13 Sep
DNF
Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast--:----:----:----:--
03:35:42
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
27 Jun
18
ITU Long Distance17:462:45:012:14:565:20:55
0
-
-
Swim17:46
Bike2:45:01
Run2:14:56
10 May
5
Ironman 70.3 Vietnam22:542:05:271:28:314:00:24
61.5262
03:47:17
61.53
Swim22:54
Bike2:05:27
Run1:28:31
05 Apr
DNF
Ironman 70.3 Putrajaya--:----:----:----:--
03:46:57
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
08 Mar
3
Ironman 70.3 Subic Bay22:182:04:121:27:343:57:12
54.9421
03:42:11
54.94
Swim22:18
Bike2:04:12
Run1:27:34

2014

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
30 Nov
1
Ironman 70.3 Western Sydney23:272:04:091:19:553:49:25
60.9864
03:36:44
60.99
Swim23:27
Bike2:04:09
Run1:19:55
19 Oct
1
Ironman 70.3 Port Macquarie20:492:12:431:19:503:55:27
66.8079
03:44:17
66.81
Swim20:49
Bike2:12:43
Run1:19:50
07 Sep
27
Ironman 70.3 World Championship22:112:05:451:26:073:57:41
53.3313
03:42:08
53.33
Swim22:11
Bike2:05:45
Run1:26:07
04 May
6
Ironman 70.3 St. Croix25:362:19:361:29:274:16:14
37.2806
03:54:12
37.28
Swim25:36
Bike2:19:36
Run1:29:27

2013

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
08 Sep
33
Ironman 70.3 World Championship23:222:15:411:37:464:20:41
0
-
-
Swim23:22
Bike2:15:41
Run1:37:46

2012

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
09 Sep
7
Ironman 70.3 World Championship23:162:13:471:21:524:02:30
0
-
-
Swim23:16
Bike2:13:47
Run1:21:52

Ranking per Season

Overall

Year
Points
Pos
2024
82
31
2023
83
27
2022
82
55
2021
71
76
2020
85
31
2019
83
48
2018
84
36
2017
87
27
2016
81
38
2015
63
92
2014
60
73

Swim

Year
Points
Pos
2024
95
2
2023
94
2
2022
105
7
2021
102
5
2020
106
3
2019
108
1
2018
103
2
2017
102
4
2016
99
3
2015
93
15
2014
87
38

Bike

Year
Points
Pos
2024
82
37
2023
82
35
2022
78
109
2021
77
75
2020
90
29
2019
89
35
2018
85
47
2017
90
24
2016
90
21
2015
80
43
2014
80
13

Run

Year
Points
Pos
2024
75
53
2023
74
59
2022
73
147
2021
63
168
2020
69
85
2019
66
150
2018
65
150
2017
62
166
2016
54
196
2015
30
358
2014
27
312
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