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Justin Metzler
United States
World Rank
64
Weight
79kg
Height
1.93m
Age
29
DOB
06/3/93
Swim: DeboerBike: Quintana RooRun: Nike
88%Swim89%Bike88%Run84%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%.
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
64
2022 Ironman 70.3 Oregon
85.02
2022 Ironman 70.3 Eagleman
81.03
2022 Ironman 70.3 Augusta
77.74
Sum / 3
81.26
Ranking History
#38#120#202#284#3662014201520162017201820192020202120222014Overall88.53 pts#205Swim65.10 pts#362Bike62.12 pts#327Run80.05 pts#2352015Overall137.80 pts#181Swim122.79 pts#226Bike117.49 pts#188Run90.83 pts#2392016Overall165.51 pts#156Swim133.46 pts#228Bike140.86 pts#119Run110.81 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#642020Overall206.42 pts#88Swim160.50 pts#88Bike154.31 pts#72Run157.22 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#66
Rivals
wins / races
Results
67 Races5
1
5
2
11
3
2022
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
16 Oct
2
Ironman 70.3 Waco
24:12
2:05:07
1:14:30
3:49:14
75.3198
03:41:0375.32
25 Sep
3
Ironman 70.3 Augusta
21:13
2:03:19
1:12:33
3:40:18
77.7448
03:33:1177.74
6 Aug
2
Ironman 70.3 Boulder
26:33
2:03:03
1:18:43
3:50:47
74.0396
03:42:0874.04
24 Jul
4
Ironman Lake Placid
50:31
4:26:43
3:05:29
8:27:27
70.194
08:05:4470.19
10 Jul
1
Ironman 70.3 Oregon
16:25
2:07:14
1:11:44
3:39:56
85.0199
03:35:0685.02
12 Jun
2
Ironman 70.3 Eagleman
23:25
2:03:12
1:12:35
3:42:50
81.0256
03:36:4081.03
7 May
24
Ironman St. George World Championships
51:43
4:34:35
3:41:26
9:11:17
1.04854
08:00:021.05
11 Mar
16
Clash Miami
22:27
1:26:21
59:53
2:49:53
56.6005
02:39:3056.60
2021
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
6 Nov
9
Ironman Florida
58:02
4:58:03
2:42:56
8:47:21
15.5896
07:48:0515.59
28 Aug
15
Collins Cup
26:38
1:50:18
1:01:40
3:21:53
83.2431
03:16:5683.24
7 Aug
5
Ironman 70.3 Boulder
25:34
2:02:29
1:15:20
3:45:39
72.8393
03:36:4972.84
27 Jun
2
Ironman Coeur d'Alene
52:03
4:29:02
2:47:58
8:13:02
85.3756
08:02:2785.38
1 May
14
Ironman 70.3 St. George
23:29
2:08:37
1:15:53
3:52:08
75.0732
03:43:4675.07
11 Apr
9
Ironman 70.3 Texas
25:15
2:06:46
1:14:00
3:48:42
74.3182
03:40:1374.32
2020
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
6 Dec
33
Challenge Daytona
23:57
1:46:11
1:04:19
3:16:40
58.4046
03:05:0758.40
24 Oct
6
The Great Floridian
17:09
1:33:06
48:06
2:41:29
36.2207
02:27:2336.22
3 Oct
1
Huntington Triathlon
19:51
54:58
32:05
1:48:06
46
01:40:0046.00
19 Sep
3
Bear Lake Brawl
--:--
--:--
--:--
3:45:35
49.2195
03:29:3749.22
7 Feb
7
Ironman 70.3 Dubai
23:18
1:59:42
1:13:08
3:40:33
61.9215
03:28:3861.92
2019
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
2 Nov
6
Ironman Florida
50:36
4:16:49
2:51:26
8:03:53
73.3496
07:45:1773.35
8 Sep
3
Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz
23:23
2:06:43
1:16:32
3:51:09
70.4842
03:41:2170.48
25 Aug
16
Ironman 70.3 Traverse City
24:18
2:14:44
1:28:05
4:10:27
18.6081
03:43:1218.61
7 Jul
1
Challenge San Gil Half
--:--
--:--
--:--
4:00:22
57.9863
03:46:0757.99
23 Jun
4
Ironman Ireland
--:--
5:10:03
2:56:02
8:08:10
43.5104
07:30:0243.51
26 May
DNF
Ironman Brasil
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
07:39:10-
6 Apr
5
Ironman 70.3 California
22:46
2:18:21
1:12:06
3:57:06
62.5835
03:44:3062.58
10 Mar
3
Ironman 70.3 Bariloche
--:--
--:--
--:--
4:10:20
49.4306
03:52:4149.43
2018
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
21 Oct
4
Ironman 70.3 Shanghai
--:--
--:--
--:--
3:48:30
63.3192
03:36:3563.32
23 Sep
12
Ironman 70.3 Augusta
--:--
--:--
--:--
4:00:55
31.2117
03:38:2331.21
9 Sep
3
Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz
23:36
2:08:19
1:15:09
3:51:45
65.4564
03:40:2065.46
29 Jul
5
Ironman Canada
51:46
4:50:03
3:04:50
8:50:34
62.1564
08:22:0462.16
8 Jul
1
Challenge San Gil Half
--:--
--:--
--:--
4:02:08
50.3488
03:45:2150.35
10 Jun
13
Ironman Boulder
49:52
4:32:55
3:50:51
9:18:13
0
07:57:56-
5 May
10
Ironman 70.3 St. George
23:28
2:15:38
1:18:14
3:59:52
51.3407
03:43:3351.34
14 Apr
5
Ironman 70.3 Liuzhou
23:11
2:08:20
1:18:39
3:55:58
55.6024
03:41:1455.60
7 Apr
DNF
Ironman 70.3 California
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
03:46:23-
28 Jan
5
Ironman 70.3 South Africa
24:31
2:24:49
1:21:18
4:14:35
41.7711
03:54:0841.77
2017
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
12 Nov
2
Ironman 70.3 Xiamen
--:--
--:--
--:--
3:53:45
43.2064
03:35:2443.21
29 Oct
3
Ironman 70.3 Austin
25:10
2:14:18
1:12:50
3:55:07
65.7151
03:43:3765.72
27 Aug
6
Ironman 70.3 Quijing
24:34
2:11:49
1:23:28
4:02:56
40.1371
03:42:5540.14
5 Aug
4
Ironman 70.3 Boulder
25:43
1:57:27
1:19:40
3:45:17
78.0427
03:38:0678.04
23 Jul
1
Challenge Iceland
17:09
2:21:30
1:15:58
3:56:21
68.1296
03:45:3468.13
4 Jun
6
Ironman 70.3 Victoria
24:43
2:20:17
1:18:06
4:05:20
43.9289
03:46:1843.93
7 May
6
Challenge Lisboa
--:--
--:--
--:--
3:46:53
54.82
03:32:2954.82
1 Apr
6
Ironman 70.3 Liuzhou
19:53
2:06:32
1:17:31
3:49:24
47.488
03:32:3947.49
2016
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
4 Dec
3
Ironman 70.3 Cartagena
25:55
2:11:45
46:18
3:27:28
0
--
13 Nov
3
Ironman 70.3 Xiamen
28:39
2:06:27
1:22:15
4:02:47
53.6466
03:47:0053.65
30 Oct
9
Ironman 70.3 Los Cabos
28:51
2:13:40
1:21:04
4:06:10
49.1888
03:48:4449.19
11 Sep
6
Ironman 70.3 Weymouth
25:21
2:24:28
1:19:25
4:15:32
39.4284
03:54:1539.43
27 Aug
6
Challenge Tonsberg Half
26:41
2:12:54
1:30:47
4:11:49
35.1731
03:49:3035.17
14 Aug
4
Challenge Finland
--:--
--:--
--:--
3:51:14
45.6959
03:33:4945.70
23 Jul
3
Challenge Iceland
25:05
2:20:57
1:15:13
4:03:31
53.7959
03:47:4453.80
17 Jul
7
Ironman 70.3 Racine
--:--
1:07:04
1:20:10
2:28:05
0
--
11 Jun
19
Ironman 70.3 Boulder
26:06
2:02:36
1:26:22
3:58:50
39.1816
03:38:5239.18
22 May
8
Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga
23:11
2:12:20
1:20:36
4:00:21
45.3281
03:42:0845.33
7 May
13
Ironman 70.3 St. George
25:30
2:12:58
1:21:13
4:02:48
58.0719
03:48:2658.07
10 Apr
22
Ironman 70.3 Texas
25:32
2:09:12
1:23:59
4:01:37
24.6577
03:37:0524.66
2015
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
25 Oct
9
Ironman 70.3 Miami
22:40
2:06:52
1:25:14
3:57:26
40.8483
03:38:0540.85
30 Aug
36
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
24:33
2:30:53
1:27:35
4:27:03
0
03:49:35-
26 Jul
3
Ironman 70.3 Calgary
26:12
2:08:52
1:18:48
3:57:01
50.3878
03:40:3650.39
28 Jun
3
Ironman 70.3 Buffalo Springs Lake
23:48
2:14:11
1:22:36
4:02:34
46.5638
03:44:3446.56
2 May
31
Wildflower
24:26
--:--
--:--
7:22:32
0
03:55:33-
5 Apr
15
Ironman 70.3 Brasilia
25:35
2:03:33
1:24:29
3:57:10
34.5013
03:35:5734.50
15 Mar
8
Ironman 70.3 Puerto Rico
25:56
2:10:29
1:25:17
4:06:11
33.4326
03:43:5033.43
2014
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
28 Sep
4
Ironman 70.3 Augusta
20:01
2:11:28
1:16:47
3:52:08
36.3431
03:31:5436.34
21 Sep
8
Ironman 70.3 Princeton
25:15
2:23:10
1:17:13
4:09:05
21.6331
03:42:5321.63
8 Jun
10
Ironman 70.3 Eagleman
28:56
2:11:35
1:18:57
4:01:40
30.5513
03:38:5230.55
Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2022
81
64
2021
81
43
2020
206
88
2019
69
103
2018
70
96
2017
70
87
2016
165
156
2015
137
181
2014
88
205
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2022
90
92
2021
86
64
2020
160
88
2019
81
122
2018
79
140
2017
71
217
2016
133
228
2015
122
226
2014
65
362
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2022
83
70
2021
78
68
2020
154
72
2019
77
98
2018
73
133
2017
74
113
2016
140
119
2015
117
188
2014
62
327
Run
Year
Points
Position
2022
86
66
2021
82
53
2020
157
46
2019
78
64
2018
67
131
2017
66
131
2016
110
188
2015
90
239
2014
80
235
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