Kelsey Withrow
Country
World Rank
112
Height
1.67m
Age
38
DOB
09/23/82
86%Swim79%Bike67%Run71%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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Kelsey Withrow

Kelsey Withrow has dealt with a lot in her long and storied career to become a multiple middle-distance champion.

As detailed on her website, these include an eating disorder, emotional abuse from a coach, a broken hip and glandular fever. She even retired from triathlon in 2007 due to injury.

After heart surgery in 2008, she returned to professional sport as a cyclist and eventually to professional triathlon in 2011. Yet more turmoil followed in 2014 when she was hit by a truck while out on her bike and was told she would never compete again, causing depression and weight gain.

She did though meet her coach Mike Campbell, who helped her return to her physical best and in 2015 she competed back in her first major event. A year later she made the decision to go ‘all in’ on the sport - a decision she did not regret.

‘Superfit’, as she is also known, earned her first professional triumph at IRONMAN 70.3 Victoria in 2017, before adding a second victory in Ecuador just a few weeks later. In all, Kelsey earned six top-three finishes during a breakout 2017 campaign.

Five further podiums followed in 2018 including a victory at IRONMAN 70.3 Quijing, and Kelsey also completed her first full-distance race in Australia, finishing third.

Two more victories followed in Shanghai and Cartagena in 2019 in a year where she qualified for the World Championship in Kona. Unfortunately, a mechanical fault with her bike forced her out of the race.

Kelsey’s weirdest quirk she says is her ability to recite the opening minutes of the film Clueless, while the proudest moment of her life was finally achieving victory as a professional triathlete in Victoria - some 16 years after she entered the pro ranks.

The best advice Kelsey has ever received in regard to training and racing is “you get what you put into it,” while she’d like her legacy “to show that anything is possible through hard work and self-belief".

Current PTO World Ranking Points
112
Average best 3 races 2019/2020
64.84
2020 Challenge Daytona
33.85
Average
49.35
Ranking History
#16#115#214#3132016201720182019202020212016Overall23.5732 pts#343Swim168.491 pts#37Bike79.2104 pts#294Run21.0759 pts#4072017Overall193.133 pts#87Swim174.816 pts#30Bike166.771 pts#63Run89.9162 pts#2022018Overall196.47 pts#88Swim178.503 pts#22Bike166.771 pts#66Run101.232 pts#1712019Overall200.758 pts#90Swim178.949 pts#21Bike155.674 pts#94Run127.152 pts#1112020Overall194.53 pts#73Swim167.841 pts#27Bike146.381 pts#92Run127.152 pts#872021Overall49.3473 pts#112Swim81.4917 pts#36Bike67.8453 pts#101Run38.6838 pts#178
Results
38 Races5
1
5
2
7
3
2021
Points: NaN
DateResultRaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPoints
1 May
DNF
IM 70.3 St. George--:----:----:----:--
04:11:22-
2020
Points: NaN
DateResultRaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPoints
6 Dec
36
Challenge Daytona25:552:00:241:19:373:48:46
33.8512
03:28:0733.85
7 Nov
DNF
IM Florida--:----:----:----:--
08:44:58-
27 Sep
6
IM 70.3 Cozumel24:452:24:491:33:034:26:17
37.7224
04:03:3237.72
7 Mar
10
IM New Zealand52:385:21:113:59:4810:22:23
0
08:55:05-
2019
Points: NaN
DateResultRaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPoints
1 Dec
1
IM 70.3 Cartagena27:362:25:261:32:254:30:17
41.9007
04:08:3741.90
20 Oct
1
IM 70.3 Shanghai25:512:20:121:26:154:16:52
55.3709
04:00:4555.37
12 Oct
DNF
IM Hawaii--:----:----:----:--
09:01:46-
8 Sep
DNF
IM Wisconsin--:----:----:----:--
09:07:42-
28 Jul
3
IM Canada53:125:18:113:22:069:38:28
60.3797
09:06:0160.38
9 Jun
6
IM Cairns55:505:16:413:29:069:46:48
45.2504
09:02:1645.25
5 May
3
IM Australia49:285:13:373:11:079:19:11
78.7797
09:01:5678.78
14 Apr
2
IM 70.3 Liuzhou23:492:21:401:30:454:24:30
45.86
04:04:3845.86
10 Mar
3
IM 70.3 Bariloche--:----:----:--4:45:22
38.8297
04:21:2338.83
2018
Points: NaN
DateResultRaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPoints
18 Nov
5
IM Cozumel48:415:12:083:40:359:48:10
26.5784
08:49:4926.58
5 Aug
1
IM 70.3 Quijing27:362:26:321:35:184:33:26
56.819
04:16:4856.82
28 Jul
DNF
IM 70.3 Santa Rosa--:----:----:----:--
03:34:40-
8 Jul
3
IM 70.3 Ecuador25:292:33:441:38:204:41:14
18.9045
04:10:4418.90
10 Jun
4
IM 70.3 Eagleman26:162:20:061:31:304:24:05
61.5984
04:09:4261.60
6 May
3
IM Australia48:425:27:093:23:119:44:59
37.6473
08:54:5737.65
22 Apr
2
IM 70.3 Peru24:562:25:231:26:454:21:00
52.1854
04:03:3252.19
7 Apr
8
IM 70.3 California24:592:34:011:27:514:32:05
53.3796
04:14:1853.38
2017
Points: NaN
DateResultRaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPoints
3 Dec
2
IM 70.3 Cartagena26:312:28:521:33:254:32:53
41.0096
04:10:4241.01
24 Sep
DNF
IM 70.3 Cozumel--:----:----:----:--
04:12:12-
10 Sep
3
IM 70.3 Santa Cruz11:252:28:081:27:104:11:28
55.7566
03:55:4955.76
27 Aug
2
IM 70.3 Quijing26:192:23:371:37:024:30:58
45.2912
04:10:2545.29
30 Jul
1
IM 70.3 Ecuador26:212:28:221:28:394:26:11
58.2613
04:10:3058.26
4 Jun
1
IM 70.3 Victoria24:342:28:301:29:404:25:11
71.2406
04:14:1371.24
13 May
5
IM 70.3 Santa Rosa25:282:24:271:29:274:26:47
55.0547
04:09:5655.05
23 Apr
2
IM 70.3 Palmas26:482:20:001:32:364:25:09
63.6307
04:11:2663.63
1 Apr
8
IM 70.3 California25:412:31:061:29:224:32:40
54.3248
04:15:1154.32
2016
Points: NaN
DateResultRaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPoints
4 Dec
3
IM 70.3 Cartagena26:112:29:261:31:134:31:14
0
--
30 Oct
DNF
IM 70.3 Los Cabos--:----:----:----:--
04:16:56-
24 Sep
6
IM 70.3 Lanzarote26:012:55:191:34:585:01:46
16.8892
04:28:1916.89
24 Jul
11
IM 70.3 Calgary24:142:25:011:45:074:37:43
6.684
04:03:376.68
30 Apr
DNF
Wildflower--:----:----:----:--
04:27:35-
2 Apr
DNF
IM 70.3 California--:----:----:----:--
04:14:40-
2015
Points: NaN
DateResultRaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPoints
12 Jul
18
IM 70.3 Vineman24:462:48:311:49:035:07:36
0
04:07:34-
Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2021
49
112
2020
194
73
2019
200
90
2018
196
88
2017
193
87
2016
23
343
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2021
81
36
2020
167
27
2019
178
21
2018
178
22
2017
174
30
2016
168
37
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2021
67
101
2020
146
92
2019
155
94
2018
166
66
2017
166
63
2016
79
294
Run
Year
Points
Position
2021
38
178
2020
127
87
2019
127
111
2018
101
171
2017
89
202
2016
21
407
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