Lesley Smith
Country
World Rank
40
Weight
56kg
Height
1.70m
Age
38
DOB
04/25/83
Swim: BlueseventyBike: Ventum
82%Swim80%Bike91%Run83%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
40
Average best 3 races 2019/2020
84.02
2021 IM 70.3 Florida
71.41
Average
77.72
Ranking History
#7#64#121#178#235201420152016201720182019202020212014Overall75.6862 pts#183Swim67.9023 pts#183Bike80.4652 pts#231Run112.53 pts#1052015Overall168.176 pts#103Swim105.454 pts#152Bike104.785 pts#220Run159.142 pts#422016Overall204.842 pts#67Swim124.985 pts#123Bike122.074 pts#176Run164.326 pts#432017Overall229.565 pts#54Swim138.939 pts#90Bike139.323 pts#134Run187.755 pts#162018Overall249.835 pts#41Swim148.173 pts#77Bike148.406 pts#113Run191.189 pts#152019Overall256.496 pts#37Swim147.38 pts#67Bike151.751 pts#97Run190.945 pts#192020Overall252.055 pts#33Swim138.045 pts#65Bike149.715 pts#82Run187.333 pts#142021Overall77.7155 pts#40Swim74.997 pts#53Bike71.4997 pts#87Run92.3292 pts#12
Rivals
wins / races
Results
36 Races1
1
10
2
4
3
2021
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
18 Apr
2
IM 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
IM 70.3 Xiamen
29:29
2:21:42
1:23:16
4:20:51
75.0779
04:11:2775.08
12 Oct
22
IM Hawaii
59:03
5:14:16
3:11:40
9:31:40
63.2068
09:01:4663.21
3 Aug
2
IM 70.3 Boulder
28:41
2:19:14
1:23:59
4:15:49
85.2611
04:10:1785.26
9 Jun
2
IM Boulder
55:49
5:08:36
3:11:55
9:26:12
62.4816
08:56:0262.48
27 Apr
4
IM Texas
56:41
5:00:03
3:00:04
9:03:17
85.0918
08:51:2485.09
7 Apr
2
IM 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
IM Arizona
57:02
4:58:07
3:02:46
9:04:51
80.155
08:49:0680.16
13 Oct
DNF
IM Hawaii
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
08:47:39-
4 Aug
3
IM 70.3 Boulder
26:59
2:19:30
1:25:25
4:17:24
76.7712
04:08:4476.77
13 May
4
IM 70.3 Monterrey
28:33
2:20:08
1:24:14
4:15:49
52.5438
03:58:4952.54
28 Apr
3
IM Texas
57:50
4:39:56
2:58:47
8:43:51
86.1431
08:33:1186.14
18 Mar
2
IM 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
IM Louisville
55:55
5:13:17
3:06:12
9:23:35
59.691
08:51:2759.69
9 Sep
15
IM 70.3 World Championship
28:49
2:39:25
1:23:19
4:35:08
58.8372
04:19:0858.84
5 Aug
2
IM 70.3 Boulder
29:58
2:14:13
1:23:27
4:11:03
83.5374
04:05:0083.54
4 Jun
2
IM 70.3 Raleigh
28:26
2:27:23
1:22:17
4:21:46
72.9694
04:11:3472.97
14 May
5
IM 70.3 Monterrey
26:56
2:23:00
1:21:04
4:14:15
71.2821
04:03:4571.28
6 May
5
IM 70.3 St. George
27:40
2:33:54
1:22:52
4:27:44
64.3692
04:14:0964.37
19 Mar
4
IM 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
IM 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
IM 70.3 Racine
--:--
1:17:01
1:28:02
2:46:19
0
--
11 Jun
3
IM 70.3 Boulder
29:27
2:17:21
1:27:49
4:19:12
63.8467
04:05:5263.85
22 May
7
IM 70.3 Chattanooga
26:05
2:31:33
1:26:34
4:28:54
48.259
04:09:3248.26
10 Apr
7
IM 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
IM 70.3 Miami
25:34
2:26:59
1:24:25
4:20:02
59.093
04:05:0059.09
20 Sep
7
IM 70.3 Cozumel
26:20
3:01:13
1:27:31
5:00:19
0
04:10:13-
13 Jun
3
IM 70.3 Boulder
28:37
2:23:36
1:25:40
4:20:47
67.9371
04:08:4967.94
19 Apr
11
IM 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
IM 70.3 Austin
28:22
2:32:48
1:25:18
4:29:46
41.1461
04:07:5341.15
15 Jun
8
IM 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
IM 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
IM 70.3 World Championship
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0
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Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2021
77
40
2020
252
33
2019
256
37
2018
249
41
2017
229
54
2016
204
67
2015
168
103
2014
75
183
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2021
74
53
2020
138
65
2019
147
67
2018
148
77
2017
138
90
2016
124
123
2015
105
152
2014
67
183
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2021
71
87
2020
149
82
2019
151
97
2018
148
113
2017
139
134
2016
122
176
2015
104
220
2014
80
231
Run
Year
Points
Position
2021
92
12
2020
187
14
2019
190
19
2018
191
15
2017
187
16
2016
164
43
2015
159
42
2014
112
105
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