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Lesley Smith
United States
World Rank
62
Weight
56kg
Height
1.70m
Age
39
DOB
04/25/83
Swim: BlueseventyBike: Ventum
83%Swim82%Bike90%Run79%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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Lesley Smith

Lesley Smith arrived in the triathlon stronghold of Boulder, Colorado in 2014 as she set out on the journey to professional stardom.

Since then the Iowa City native hasn’t looked back, registering podium after podium at both the 70.3 and full distance in IRONMAN events.

In her earlier years Lesley had been a very talented distance runner and had competed on both the track and cross-country team during her studies for a Bachelor of Journalism at the University of Missouri.

She then made the step up to the full distance in late 2017 and qualified for the World Championship at Kona in both 2018 and 2019. She finished 22nd in the latter year.

The move from running to triathlon came by chance after Lesley had experienced a long spell out of sport while she was working for an events management company in Austin, Texas. She joined a triathlon group and the rest, as they say, is now history.

It is fitting perhaps then that Smith’s memorable first victory in a 70.3 event came in Austin in 2014, while she also claimed another event victory a year later at Challenge 70.3 Knoxville.

Lesley also performed superbly in her adopted hometown of Boulder in 2019, finishing second in both the 70.3 and full-distance IRONMAN races.

If you are looking for sage advice about the art of triathlon racecraft, you are in luck as Lesley has some to offer.

“Look back and I bet your best overall race result was not on the day you went balls to the wall on the bike,” she says.

“If it was, then I say you can do better! Quite simply: bike hard… but not so hard you cook your legs for the run. Finding that sweet spot is a task in itself.”

Current PTO World Ranking Points
62
2022 Ironman 70.3 Boulder
74.47
2022 Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga
68.66
2022 Clash Daytona
62.41
Sum / 3
68.51
Ranking History
#9#65#121#177#2332014201520162017201820192020202120222014Overall75.69 pts#183Swim67.90 pts#183Bike80.47 pts#231Run112.53 pts#1052015Overall168.18 pts#103Swim105.45 pts#152Bike104.78 pts#220Run159.14 pts#422016Overall204.84 pts#67Swim124.98 pts#123Bike122.07 pts#176Run164.33 pts#432017Overall76.52 pts#54Swim69.47 pts#90Bike69.66 pts#134Run93.88 pts#162018Overall83.28 pts#41Swim74.09 pts#77Bike74.20 pts#113Run95.59 pts#152019Overall85.50 pts#37Swim73.69 pts#67Bike75.88 pts#97Run95.47 pts#192020Overall252.06 pts#33Swim138.04 pts#65Bike149.72 pts#82Run187.33 pts#142021Overall69.05 pts#50Swim78.60 pts#61Bike68.33 pts#74Run91.40 pts#202022Overall68.51 pts#62Swim80.80 pts#76Bike69.59 pts#92Run94.61 pts#19
Results
49 Races1
1
13
2
5
3
2022
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
2 Dec
10
Clash Daytona
26:33
1:30:03
50:27
2:48:36
62.406
02:39:3662.41
28 Oct
DNF
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
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--:--
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04:10:47-
17 Sep
18
PTO US Open
31:56
2:05:45
1:15:48
3:55:46
57.1138
03:41:3157.11
6 Aug
2
Ironman 70.3 Boulder
29:14
2:18:01
1:25:44
4:16:12
74.4681
04:06:4574.47
9 Jul
3
Clash Watkins Glen
34:24
2:24:37
1:04:54
4:06:32
46.1776
03:48:0746.18
12 Jun
DNF
Ironman Des Moines
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--:--
--:--
--:--
08:48:02-
22 May
4
Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga
28:14
2:24:25
1:17:50
4:13:56
68.6641
04:02:3268.66
2021
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
4 Dec
9
Clash Daytona
27:44
2:01:56
1:08:36
3:41:07
59.4894
03:28:2759.49
26 Sep
2
Ironman 70.3 Cozumel
35:03
2:22:40
1:27:36
4:28:54
65.2646
04:15:3565.26
18 Sep
17
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
28:27
2:33:25
1:23:17
4:28:10
49.4997
04:09:1749.50
7 Aug
7
Ironman 70.3 Boulder
29:39
2:20:52
1:21:55
4:15:47
62.4174
04:02:0862.42
27 Jun
2
Rev3 Williamsburg
23:25
2:23:40
1:21:48
4:12:40
70.4714
04:01:5770.47
20 Jun
5
Ironman 70.3 Des Moines
28:40
1:08:39
1:18:56
3:03:01
63.2975
02:53:2863.30
18 Apr
2
Ironman 70.3 Florida
28:56
2:23:01
1:24:12
4:23:04
71.4128
04:12:1571.41
12 Mar
12
Challenge Miami
24:24
1:41:59
1:02:44
3:11:39
61.6823
03:01:1461.68
2020
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
6 Dec
22
Challenge Daytona
27:19
2:02:15
1:06:38
3:39:19
64.1227
03:28:0764.12
2019
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
10 Nov
2
Ironman 70.3 Xiamen
29:29
2:21:42
1:23:16
4:20:51
75.0779
04:11:2775.08
12 Oct
22
Ironman Hawaii
59:03
5:14:16
3:11:40
9:31:40
63.2068
09:01:4663.21
3 Aug
2
Ironman 70.3 Boulder
28:41
2:19:14
1:23:59
4:15:49
85.2611
04:10:1785.26
9 Jun
2
Ironman Boulder
55:49
5:08:36
3:11:55
9:26:12
62.4816
08:56:0262.48
27 Apr
4
Ironman Texas
56:41
5:00:03
3:00:04
9:03:17
85.0918
08:51:2485.09
7 Apr
2
Ironman 70.3 Texas
26:51
2:15:37
1:19:22
4:04:34
81.7019
03:58:0281.70
2018
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
18 Nov
5
Ironman Arizona
57:02
4:58:07
3:02:46
9:04:51
80.155
08:49:0680.16
13 Oct
DNF
Ironman Hawaii
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--:--
--:--
--:--
08:47:39-
4 Aug
3
Ironman 70.3 Boulder
26:59
2:19:30
1:25:25
4:17:24
76.7712
04:08:4476.77
13 May
4
Ironman 70.3 Monterrey
28:33
2:20:08
1:24:14
4:15:49
52.5438
03:58:4952.54
28 Apr
3
Ironman Texas
57:50
4:39:56
2:58:47
8:43:51
86.1431
08:33:1186.14
18 Mar
2
Ironman 70.3 Taiwan
28:40
2:22:30
1:23:20
4:22:36
60.2305
04:07:4960.23
2017
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
15 Oct
2
Ironman Louisville
55:55
5:13:17
3:06:12
9:23:35
59.691
08:51:2759.69
9 Sep
15
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
28:49
2:39:25
1:23:19
4:35:08
58.8372
04:19:0858.84
5 Aug
2
Ironman 70.3 Boulder
29:58
2:14:13
1:23:27
4:11:03
83.5374
04:05:0083.54
4 Jun
2
Ironman 70.3 Raleigh
28:26
2:27:23
1:22:17
4:21:46
72.9694
04:11:3472.97
14 May
5
Ironman 70.3 Monterrey
26:56
2:23:00
1:21:04
4:14:15
71.2821
04:03:4571.28
6 May
5
Ironman 70.3 St. George
27:40
2:33:54
1:22:52
4:27:44
64.3692
04:14:0964.37
19 Mar
4
Ironman 70.3 Puerto Rico
28:16
2:24:57
1:25:07
4:23:28
71.504
04:12:4071.50
2016
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
30 Oct
2
Ironman 70.3 Los Cabos
28:52
2:31:33
1:23:26
4:27:19
73.0583
04:16:5673.06
24 Sep
7
ITU Long Distance
1:21:00
3:31:37
2:12:05
7:07:17
0
--
17 Jul
6
Ironman 70.3 Racine
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1:17:01
1:28:02
2:46:19
0
--
11 Jun
3
Ironman 70.3 Boulder
29:27
2:17:21
1:27:49
4:19:12
63.8467
04:05:5263.85
22 May
7
Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga
26:05
2:31:33
1:26:34
4:28:54
48.259
04:09:3248.26
10 Apr
7
Ironman 70.3 Texas
27:47
2:27:44
1:21:45
4:20:26
54.7111
04:03:5254.71
2015
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
25 Oct
4
Ironman 70.3 Miami
25:34
2:26:59
1:24:25
4:20:02
59.093
04:05:0059.09
20 Sep
7
Ironman 70.3 Cozumel
26:20
3:01:13
1:27:31
5:00:19
0
04:10:13-
13 Jun
3
Ironman 70.3 Boulder
28:37
2:23:36
1:25:40
4:20:47
67.9371
04:08:4967.94
19 Apr
11
Ironman 70.3 New Orleans
23:03
2:27:04
1:40:21
4:37:44
7.41753
04:03:527.42
2014
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
26 Oct
1
Ironman 70.3 Austin
28:22
2:32:48
1:25:18
4:29:46
41.1461
04:07:5341.15
15 Jun
8
Ironman 70.3 Boulder
29:31
2:28:13
1:26:22
4:26:56
34.5401
04:03:0434.54
2012
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
9 Sep
19
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
30:38
2:46:32
1:34:40
4:56:23
0
--
2011
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
11 Sep
DNF
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
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--:--
--:--
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0
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Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2022
68
62
2021
69
50
2020
252
33
2019
85
37
2018
83
41
2017
76
54
2016
204
67
2015
168
103
2014
75
183
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2022
80
76
2021
78
61
2020
138
65
2019
73
67
2018
74
77
2017
69
90
2016
124
123
2015
105
152
2014
67
183
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2022
69
92
2021
68
74
2020
149
82
2019
75
97
2018
74
113
2017
69
134
2016
122
176
2015
104
220
2014
80
231
Run
Year
Points
Position
2022
94
19
2021
91
20
2020
187
14
2019
95
19
2018
95
15
2017
93
16
2016
164
43
2015
159
42
2014
112
105
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