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Justin Metzler

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101
World Rank
11
National
61
Swim
98
Bike
156
Run
United States
Weight
79kg
Height
1.93m
Age
30
Born
1993
Swim
Deboer
Bike
Quintana Roo
Run
Nike
Biography More

Justin Metzler

American Justin Metzler has an impressive string of professional podium finishes in a triathlon career which began as a 13-year-old back in 2009. He quickly established himself as one of the elite middle-distance racers in the United States.

The 2014 USA Triathlon Rookie of the Year had to wait until the 2017 season before earning his first professional victory at the Challenge Iceland half-distance race before winning Challenge San Gil in Mexico in both 2018 and 2019.

In October 2020 Justin and his wife (Jeanni Seymour), won the PTO-backed Huntington Triathlon in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He had been third two weeks earlier at the Bear Lake Brawl.

In his youth, ‘Big Metz’ was dead set on being a shooting guard in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and believed from a young age he would be a professional athlete. When his basketball career failed to take off at high school, Justin’s father challenged him to train with him as he prepared for his own triathlon events.

The younger Metzler admits that to begin with, it was just about spending time with his dad. But his passion for the sport was soon ignited and triathlon became everything to him.

His hero growing up was fellow triathlete Craig Alexander - he had a poster of him on his bedroom wall. He also had a Trek+K-Swiss poster with Julie Dibens and Tim O'Donnell on it (Julie is now his coach and Tim is now his training partner).

‘Big Metz’ wants to be remembered as “a world-class athlete who was respected both on and off the course. Humble but confident. Approachable and sincere. A super hard worker who persisted through years of ups and downs to get to the top”.

Justin’s most embarrassing moment was when he met his wife for the first time. He didn't know how to pronounce her name (Jeanni) and called her Jenny on their first date. He cringes to this day.

Justin’s advice for race day is “race to win. It won't happen unless you go for it”.

Current PTO World Ranking Points
101
Ironman Coeur d'Alene 2023
Bonus +5%
72.27
Ironman 70.3 Maine 2023
69.84
PTO US Open 2023
67.74
Sum / 3
69.95
Ranking History
#38#120#202#284#3662014201520162017201820192020202120222023*20242014Overall29.51 pts#205Swim32.55 pts#362Bike31.06 pts#327Run40.02 pts#2352015Overall45.93 pts#181Swim61.40 pts#226Bike58.74 pts#188Run45.41 pts#2392016Overall55.17 pts#156Swim66.73 pts#228Bike70.43 pts#119Run55.40 pts#1882017Overall70.63 pts#87Swim71.35 pts#217Bike74.72 pts#113Run66.66 pts#1312018Overall70.63 pts#96Swim79.41 pts#140Bike73.24 pts#133Run67.27 pts#1312019Overall69.76 pts#103Swim81.05 pts#122Bike77.15 pts#98Run78.17 pts#642020Overall68.81 pts#88Swim80.25 pts#88Bike77.15 pts#72Run78.61 pts#462021Overall81.23 pts#43Swim86.49 pts#64Bike78.06 pts#68Run82.33 pts#532022Overall81.26 pts#64Swim90.22 pts#92Bike83.00 pts#70Run86.48 pts#662023Overall69.95 pts#97Swim75.18 pts#63Bike68.58 pts#95Run58.55 pts#1552024Overall69.95 pts#101Swim76.43 pts#61Bike69.27 pts#98Run58.55 pts#156

* New PTO World Ranking System implemented.

Results

75 Races5
1
5
2
13
3

2024

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
04 May
17
GoldIronman 70.3 St. George23:292:10:321:20:483:57:59
57.83
83.88
57.83
Swim23:29
Bike2:10:32
Run1:20:48
02 Mar
10
SilverIronman New Zealand52:074:21:273:44:309:02:49
39.87
75.07
39.87
Swim52:07
Bike4:21:27
Run3:44:30

2023

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
03 Dec
25
SilverIronman 70.3 Indian Wells23:282:10:041:20:513:58:45
39.2
83.65
39.20
Swim23:28
Bike2:10:04
Run1:20:51
16 Sep
DNF
SilverIronman Maryland11:354:10:46--:----:--
0
73.21
-
Swim11:35
Bike4:10:46
Run--:--
04 Aug
25
DiamondPTO US Open26:441:51:291:09:093:30:01
67.74
92.46
67.74
Swim26:44
Bike1:51:29
Run1:09:09
30 Jul
3
SilverIronman 70.3 Maine14:412:11:151:15:093:45:11
69.84
73.3
69.84
Swim14:41
Bike2:11:15
Run1:15:09
25 Jun
3
SilverIronman Coeur d'Alene48:354:31:512:58:488:23:28
68.83
74.6
68.83
Swim48:35
Bike4:31:51
Run2:58:48
06 May
10
GoldIronman 70.3 St. George24:232:10:331:18:363:56:46
65.72
84.19
65.72
Swim24:23
Bike2:10:33
Run1:18:36

2022

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
16 Oct
2
SilverIronman 70.3 Waco24:122:05:071:14:303:49:14
73.12
68.01
73.12
Swim24:12
Bike2:05:07
Run1:14:30
25 Sep
3
SilverIronman 70.3 Augusta21:132:03:191:12:333:40:18
70.56
72.04
70.56
Swim21:13
Bike2:03:19
Run1:12:33
06 Aug
2
SilverIronman 70.3 Boulder26:332:03:031:18:433:50:47
73.52
70.6
73.52
Swim26:33
Bike2:03:03
Run1:18:43
24 Jul
4
SilverIronman Lake Placid50:314:26:433:05:298:27:27
64.56
66.76
64.56
Swim50:31
Bike4:26:43
Run3:05:29
10 Jul
1
SilverIronman 70.3 Oregon16:252:07:141:11:443:39:56
74.06
63.46
74.06
Swim16:25
Bike2:07:14
Run1:11:44
12 Jun
2
SilverIronman 70.3 Eagleman23:252:03:121:12:353:42:50
69.78
56.43
69.78
Swim23:25
Bike2:03:12
Run1:12:35
07 May
24
DiamondIronman St. George World Championships51:434:34:353:41:269:11:17
49.16
80.09
49.16
Swim51:43
Bike4:34:35
Run3:41:26
11 Mar
16
SilverClash Miami22:271:26:2159:532:49:53
47.91
78.78
47.91
Swim22:27
Bike1:26:21
Run59:53

2021

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
06 Nov
9
Ironman Florida58:024:58:032:42:568:47:21
15.5896
07:48:05
15.59
Swim58:02
Bike4:58:03
Run2:42:56
28 Aug
15
Collins Cup26:381:50:181:01:403:21:53
83.2431
03:16:56
83.24
Swim26:38
Bike1:50:18
Run1:01:40
07 Aug
5
Ironman 70.3 Boulder25:342:02:291:15:203:45:39
72.8393
03:36:49
72.84
Swim25:34
Bike2:02:29
Run1:15:20
27 Jun
2
Ironman Coeur d'Alene52:034:29:022:47:588:13:02
85.3756
08:02:27
85.38
Swim52:03
Bike4:29:02
Run2:47:58
01 May
14
Ironman 70.3 St. George23:292:08:371:15:533:52:08
75.0732
03:43:46
75.07
Swim23:29
Bike2:08:37
Run1:15:53
11 Apr
9
Ironman 70.3 Texas25:152:06:461:14:003:48:42
74.3182
03:40:13
74.32
Swim25:15
Bike2:06:46
Run1:14:00

2020

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
06 Dec
33
Challenge Daytona23:571:46:111:04:193:16:40
58.4046
03:05:07
58.40
Swim23:57
Bike1:46:11
Run1:04:19
24 Oct
6
The Great Floridian17:091:33:0648:062:41:29
36.2207
02:27:23
36.22
Swim17:09
Bike1:33:06
Run48:06
03 Oct
1
Huntington Triathlon19:5154:5832:051:48:06
46
01:40:00
46.00
Swim19:51
Bike54:58
Run32:05
19 Sep
3
Bear Lake Brawl--:----:----:--3:45:35
49.2195
03:29:37
49.22
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
07 Feb
7
Ironman 70.3 Dubai23:181:59:421:13:083:40:33
61.9215
03:28:38
61.92
Swim23:18
Bike1:59:42
Run1:13:08

2019

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
02 Nov
6
Ironman Florida50:364:16:492:51:268:03:53
73.3496
07:45:17
73.35
Swim50:36
Bike4:16:49
Run2:51:26
08 Sep
3
Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz23:232:06:431:16:323:51:09
70.4842
03:41:21
70.48
Swim23:23
Bike2:06:43
Run1:16:32
25 Aug
16
Ironman 70.3 Traverse City24:182:14:441:28:054:10:27
18.6081
03:43:12
18.61
Swim24:18
Bike2:14:44
Run1:28:05
07 Jul
1
Challenge San Gil Half--:----:----:--4:00:22
57.9863
03:46:07
57.99
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
23 Jun
4
Ironman Ireland--:--5:10:032:56:028:08:10
43.5104
07:30:02
43.51
Swim--:--
Bike5:10:03
Run2:56:02
26 May
DNF
Ironman Brasil--:----:----:----:--
07:39:10
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
06 Apr
5
Ironman 70.3 Oceanside22:462:18:211:12:063:57:06
62.5835
03:44:30
62.58
Swim22:46
Bike2:18:21
Run1:12:06
10 Mar
3
Ironman 70.3 Bariloche--:----:----:--4:10:20
49.4306
03:52:41
49.43
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--

2018

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
21 Oct
4
Ironman 70.3 Shanghai--:----:----:--3:48:30
63.3192
03:36:35
63.32
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
23 Sep
12
Ironman 70.3 Augusta--:----:----:--4:00:55
31.2117
03:38:23
31.21
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
09 Sep
3
Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz23:362:08:191:15:093:51:45
65.4564
03:40:20
65.46
Swim23:36
Bike2:08:19
Run1:15:09
29 Jul
5
Ironman Canada51:464:50:033:04:508:50:34
62.1564
08:22:04
62.16
Swim51:46
Bike4:50:03
Run3:04:50
08 Jul
1
Challenge San Gil Half--:----:----:--4:02:08
50.3488
03:45:21
50.35
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
10 Jun
13
Ironman Boulder49:524:32:553:50:519:18:13
0
07:57:56
-
Swim49:52
Bike4:32:55
Run3:50:51
05 May
10
Ironman 70.3 St. George23:282:15:381:18:143:59:52
51.3407
03:43:33
51.34
Swim23:28
Bike2:15:38
Run1:18:14
14 Apr
5
Ironman 70.3 Liuzhou23:112:08:201:18:393:55:58
55.6024
03:41:14
55.60
Swim23:11
Bike2:08:20
Run1:18:39
07 Apr
DNF
Ironman 70.3 Oceanside--:----:----:----:--
03:46:23
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
28 Jan
5
Ironman 70.3 South Africa24:312:24:491:21:184:14:35
41.7711
03:54:08
41.77
Swim24:31
Bike2:24:49
Run1:21:18

2017

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
12 Nov
2
Ironman 70.3 Xiamen--:----:----:--3:53:45
43.2064
03:35:24
43.21
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
29 Oct
3
Ironman 70.3 Austin25:102:14:181:12:503:55:07
65.7151
03:43:37
65.72
Swim25:10
Bike2:14:18
Run1:12:50
27 Aug
6
Ironman 70.3 Quijing24:342:11:491:23:284:02:56
40.1371
03:42:55
40.14
Swim24:34
Bike2:11:49
Run1:23:28
05 Aug
4
Ironman 70.3 Boulder25:431:57:271:19:403:45:17
78.0427
03:38:06
78.04
Swim25:43
Bike1:57:27
Run1:19:40
23 Jul
1
Challenge Iceland17:092:21:301:15:583:56:21
68.1296
03:45:34
68.13
Swim17:09
Bike2:21:30
Run1:15:58
04 Jun
6
Ironman 70.3 Victoria24:432:20:171:18:064:05:20
43.9289
03:46:18
43.93
Swim24:43
Bike2:20:17
Run1:18:06
07 May
6
Challenge Lisboa--:----:----:--3:46:53
54.82
03:32:29
54.82
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
01 Apr
6
Ironman 70.3 Liuzhou19:532:06:321:17:313:49:24
47.488
03:32:39
47.49
Swim19:53
Bike2:06:32
Run1:17:31

2016

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
04 Dec
3
Ironman 70.3 Cartagena25:552:11:4546:183:27:28
0
-
-
Swim25:55
Bike2:11:45
Run46:18
13 Nov
3
Ironman 70.3 Xiamen28:392:06:271:22:154:02:47
53.6466
03:47:00
53.65
Swim28:39
Bike2:06:27
Run1:22:15
30 Oct
9
Ironman 70.3 Los Cabos28:512:13:401:21:044:06:10
49.1888
03:48:44
49.19
Swim28:51
Bike2:13:40
Run1:21:04
11 Sep
6
Ironman 70.3 Weymouth25:212:24:281:19:254:15:32
39.4284
03:54:15
39.43
Swim25:21
Bike2:24:28
Run1:19:25
27 Aug
6
Challenge Tonsberg Half26:412:12:541:30:474:11:49
35.1731
03:49:30
35.17
Swim26:41
Bike2:12:54
Run1:30:47
14 Aug
4
Challenge Finland--:----:----:--3:51:14
45.6959
03:33:49
45.70
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
23 Jul
3
Challenge Iceland25:052:20:571:15:134:03:31
53.7959
03:47:44
53.80
Swim25:05
Bike2:20:57
Run1:15:13
17 Jul
7
Ironman 70.3 Racine--:--1:07:041:20:102:28:05
0
-
-
Swim--:--
Bike1:07:04
Run1:20:10
11 Jun
19
Ironman 70.3 Boulder26:062:02:361:26:223:58:50
39.1816
03:38:52
39.18
Swim26:06
Bike2:02:36
Run1:26:22
22 May
8
Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga23:112:12:201:20:364:00:21
45.3281
03:42:08
45.33
Swim23:11
Bike2:12:20
Run1:20:36
07 May
13
Ironman 70.3 St. George25:302:12:581:21:134:02:48
58.0719
03:48:26
58.07
Swim25:30
Bike2:12:58
Run1:21:13
10 Apr
22
Ironman 70.3 Texas25:322:09:121:23:594:01:37
24.6577
03:37:05
24.66
Swim25:32
Bike2:09:12
Run1:23:59

2015

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
25 Oct
9
Ironman 70.3 Miami22:402:06:521:25:143:57:26
40.8483
03:38:05
40.85
Swim22:40
Bike2:06:52
Run1:25:14
30 Aug
36
Ironman 70.3 World Championship24:332:30:531:27:354:27:03
0
03:49:35
-
Swim24:33
Bike2:30:53
Run1:27:35
26 Jul
3
Ironman 70.3 Calgary26:122:08:521:18:483:57:01
50.3878
03:40:36
50.39
Swim26:12
Bike2:08:52
Run1:18:48
28 Jun
3
Ironman 70.3 Buffalo Springs Lake23:482:14:111:22:364:02:34
46.5638
03:44:34
46.56
Swim23:48
Bike2:14:11
Run1:22:36
02 May
31
Wildflower24:26--:----:--7:22:32
0
03:55:33
-
Swim24:26
Bike--:--
Run--:--
05 Apr
15
Ironman 70.3 Brasilia25:352:03:331:24:293:57:10
34.5013
03:35:57
34.50
Swim25:35
Bike2:03:33
Run1:24:29
15 Mar
8
Ironman 70.3 Puerto Rico25:562:10:291:25:174:06:11
33.4326
03:43:50
33.43
Swim25:56
Bike2:10:29
Run1:25:17

2014

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
28 Sep
4
Ironman 70.3 Augusta20:012:11:281:16:473:52:08
36.3431
03:31:54
36.34
Swim20:01
Bike2:11:28
Run1:16:47
21 Sep
8
Ironman 70.3 Princeton25:152:23:101:17:134:09:05
21.6331
03:42:53
21.63
Swim25:15
Bike2:23:10
Run1:17:13
08 Jun
10
Ironman 70.3 Eagleman28:562:11:351:18:574:01:40
30.5513
03:38:52
30.55
Swim28:56
Bike2:11:35
Run1:18:57

Ranking per Season

Overall

Year
Points
Pos
2024
69
101
2023
69
97
2022
81
64
2021
81
43
2020
68
88
2019
69
103
2018
70
96
2017
70
87
2016
55
156
2015
45
181
2014
29
205

Swim

Year
Points
Pos
2024
76
61
2023
75
63
2022
90
92
2021
86
64
2020
80
88
2019
81
122
2018
79
140
2017
71
217
2016
66
228
2015
61
226
2014
32
362

Bike

Year
Points
Pos
2024
69
98
2023
68
95
2022
83
70
2021
78
68
2020
77
72
2019
77
98
2018
73
133
2017
74
113
2016
70
119
2015
58
188
2014
31
327

Run

Year
Points
Pos
2024
58
156
2023
58
155
2022
86
66
2021
82
53
2020
78
46
2019
78
64
2018
67
131
2017
66
131
2016
55
188
2015
45
239
2014
40
235
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