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Meredith Kessler

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74
World Rank
13
National
55
Swim
62
Bike
120
Run
United States
Weight
59kg
Height
1.72m
Age
45
DOB
28 Jun 1978
Swim
Roka
Bike
Trek
Run
Nike
Biography More

Meredith Kessler

In a poll in 2018 to celebrate 40 years of IRONMAN, the winner for ‘greatest American female triathlete’ was Meredith Kessler.

That should come as no great surprise as PTO Board member Meredith’s career is virtually unparalleled in the sport, with more than 30 titles at full and half distance. She also just happens to be one of the most popular athletes around.

Kessler bought a first triathlon bike with her graduation money in 2000 and entered a first full-distance race just two weeks later. The early part of her career meanwhile, which featured nearly 30 full-distance races, was combined with an investment banking job which took up 60 hours per week.

It was not until 2009, by which time the influential Matt Dixon was coaching her, that Meredith felt she was ready to move into the pro ranks. From that moment on the records started to stack up.

She was seventh in her first pro race at IRONMAN Arizona that November and the first win came in 2010 in Canada. All this while still working in banking and training only around 15 hours per week.

It was time to take the next step and go full-time into triathlon, with the next couple of seasons seeing her and Dixon fine-tune training her racing and preparation before she hit new heights from 2012 onwards.

She was super-strong in every aspect, to the fore in the swim, one of the very best cyclists and hard to beat in the run.

Her achievements are astonishing and include five consecutive titles at IRONMAN New Zealand (2012-2016), which saw her dubbed the 'Queen of Taupo', and three Arizona titles (2014-2016), back where it all started.

She gave birth to her son Mak in 2017 before returning to the sport in 2018, balancing family life with her training for "the best of both worlds".

She was sixth in her comeback race at IRONMAN Texas before adding two more 70.3 victories to her record at Raleigh and Mont-Tremblant. There were no fewer than six podiums in 2019, before 2020 started with a second place back at the happy hunting ground of Taupo.

As well as giving so much to the sport through her performances and persona, Meredith has also enjoyed reaching out to others by developing the ‘Life Of A Triathlete’ manuals with her husband. The objective is to help individuals reach their athletic goals faster than they would on their own.

Current PTO World Ranking Points
74
Ironman Mont Tremblant 2023
Best FD +5%
75.27
Ironman 70.3 St. George 2023
70.75
Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga 2023
61.60
Sum / 3
69.21
Ranking History
#1#55#109#163#217200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020202120222023*20242009Overall11.84 pts#96Swim33.81 pts#91Bike30.97 pts#125Run7.53 pts#1312010Overall68.86 pts#13Swim81.29 pts#8Bike71.45 pts#31Run66.88 pts#222011Overall74.78 pts#14Swim84.56 pts#10Bike80.80 pts#26Run68.90 pts#232012Overall80.33 pts#10Swim97.28 pts#2Bike82.78 pts#24Run64.44 pts#352013Overall86.28 pts#8Swim101.76 pts#1Bike94.25 pts#11Run60.00 pts#522014Overall99.00 pts#5Swim102.85 pts#2Bike101.70 pts#7Run78.77 pts#342015Overall99.88 pts#6Swim101.81 pts#3Bike102.38 pts#5Run78.77 pts#452016Overall98.91 pts#4Swim98.99 pts#6Bike99.41 pts#14Run75.15 pts#672017Overall92.81 pts#16Swim97.29 pts#9Bike94.07 pts#29Run72.37 pts#822018Overall81.56 pts#47Swim89.00 pts#25Bike88.67 pts#52Run66.28 pts#1052019Overall83.28 pts#42Swim92.90 pts#10Bike88.67 pts#55Run72.48 pts#752020Overall88.57 pts#25Swim91.36 pts#10Bike85.59 pts#46Run80.26 pts#462021Overall55.22 pts#72Swim94.31 pts#18Bike67.76 pts#76Run59.48 pts#942022Overall17.41 pts#192Swim40.62 pts#215Bike35.42 pts#203Run28.44 pts#2152023Overall69.21 pts#74Swim69.36 pts#56Bike72.86 pts#62Run55.73 pts#1182024Overall69.21 pts#74Swim69.36 pts#55Bike72.86 pts#62Run55.73 pts#120

* New PTO World Ranking System implemented.

Results
86 Races22
1
14
2
13
3
2023
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallSOFPoints
16 Sep
5
Ironman Maryland
12:46
4:40:39
3:18:08
8:16:56
59.07
61.1259.07
20 Aug
2
Ironman Mont Tremblant
52:50
5:02:18
3:20:05
9:20:51
71.69
64.8171.69
21 May
8
Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga
26:59
2:24:38
1:27:24
4:22:38
61.6
83.3761.60
06 May
8
Ironman 70.3 St. George
27:42
2:24:46
1:27:38
4:24:09
70.75
78.3370.75
04 Mar
4
Ironman New Zealand
54:36
5:09:25
3:20:34
9:30:50
58.23
64.6858.23
2021
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
04 Dec
10
Clash Daytona
27:35
1:59:46
1:13:19
3:43:23
52.2401
03:28:2752.24
07 Aug
16
Ironman 70.3 Boulder
27:44
2:23:16
1:35:20
4:29:59
23.3205
04:02:0823.32
23 May
10
Ironman Tulsa
53:27
5:17:16
3:32:50
9:48:50
24.0107
08:48:3524.01
01 May
12
Ironman 70.3 St. George
26:05
2:28:49
1:31:55
4:31:54
45.5421
04:11:2245.54
12 Mar
10
Challenge Miami
23:15
1:37:44
1:06:46
3:09:58
67.8744
03:01:1467.87
2020
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
07 Nov
3
Ironman Florida
58:59
4:44:27
3:08:08
8:59:01
82.1576
08:44:5882.16
03 Oct
2
Huntington Triathlon
21:14
1:02:36
36:22
2:02:25
53.9059
01:54:3053.91
07 Mar
2
Ironman New Zealand
52:26
4:52:41
3:04:52
8:56:03
98.7956
08:55:0598.80
15 Feb
3
Challenge Wanaka Half
25:41
2:39:37
1:26:05
4:36:12
60.8595
04:20:5360.86
2019
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
14 Dec
4
Challenge Daytona
23:10
1:29:01
49:44
2:44:45
74.5852
02:38:4274.59
24 Nov
3
Ironman Arizona
53:44
4:54:38
3:10:19
9:05:35
80.7003
08:50:1480.70
12 Oct
33
Ironman Hawaii
54:21
5:28:47
4:57:36
11:27:45
0
09:01:46-
25 Aug
4
Ironman 70.3 Traverse City
26:32
2:28:44
1:26:07
4:25:05
61.8453
04:10:4461.85
18 Aug
6
Ironman Mont Tremblant
50:17
5:21:26
3:26:43
9:43:42
44.0868
08:58:3244.09
03 Aug
3
Ironman 70.3 Boulder
27:34
2:20:17
1:27:13
4:18:58
76.8707
04:10:1776.87
27 Jul
8
Ironman 70.3 Santa Rosa
26:59
2:36:25
1:25:25
4:36:05
32.5977
04:10:4432.60
30 Jun
2
Ironman 70.3 Steelhead
26:40
2:18:33
1:26:40
4:15:33
75.524
04:06:3075.52
23 Jun
2
Ironman 70.3 Mont Tremblant
25:00
2:28:55
1:23:43
4:21:23
61.0357
04:06:5761.04
19 May
DNF
Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga
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--:--
--:--
--:--
04:09:25-
07 Apr
5
Ironman 70.3 Texas
25:52
2:15:28
1:24:13
4:08:07
71.7593
03:58:0271.76
02 Mar
3
Ironman New Zealand
49:22
5:09:49
3:07:48
9:12:03
84.7446
08:59:4284.74
16 Feb
2
Challenge Wanaka Half
--:--
--:--
--:--
4:32:19
72.424
04:21:3072.42
2018
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
09 Dec
3
Challenge Daytona
22:03
1:32:01
53:38
2:50:35
1.89046
02:28:421.89
18 Nov
6
Ironman Arizona
53:02
4:52:35
3:18:26
9:09:47
73.939
08:49:0673.94
13 Oct
DNF
Ironman Hawaii
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
08:47:39-
19 Aug
3
Ironman Mont Tremblant
53:54
5:03:03
3:20:57
9:23:09
79.5842
09:06:2579.58
24 Jun
1
Ironman 70.3 Mont Tremblant
24:57
2:20:50
1:24:39
4:14:35
84.0004
04:08:3784.00
03 Jun
1
Ironman 70.3 Raleigh
27:38
2:23:32
1:26:18
4:20:53
78.0022
04:12:3378.00
20 May
2
Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga
20:54
2:20:49
1:25:33
4:12:20
78.7819
04:04:3378.78
05 May
5
Ironman 70.3 St. George
24:46
2:23:37
1:29:37
4:21:32
72.3457
04:11:0772.35
28 Apr
6
Ironman Texas
53:47
4:34:32
3:13:27
8:47:44
81.0984
08:33:1181.10
2017
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
01 Apr
DNF
Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
04:15:11-
04 Mar
3
Ironman New Zealand
53:23
5:10:54
3:18:11
9:27:19
76.7102
09:08:1076.71
2016
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
10 Dec
1
Ironman 70.3 Taupo
25:36
2:23:39
1:27:54
4:22:36
68.3088
04:10:4168.31
20 Nov
1
Ironman Arizona
49:31
4:44:24
3:09:40
8:48:23
90.3793
08:40:5290.38
08 Oct
35
Ironman Hawaii
52:46
5:07:45
4:19:32
10:25:17
9.8941
09:10:509.89
26 Jun
4
Ironman 70.3 Mont Tremblant
24:09
2:25:58
1:33:54
4:28:15
58.5561
04:12:3358.56
05 Jun
2
Ironman 70.3 Raleigh
26:57
2:22:53
1:29:04
4:22:46
72.1139
04:12:1372.11
07 May
3
Ironman 70.3 St. George
26:27
2:24:50
1:27:16
4:22:02
85.928
04:16:3785.93
05 Mar
1
Ironman New Zealand
47:49
4:56:40
3:06:03
8:56:08
102.128
08:57:51102.13
2015
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
12 Dec
1
Ironman 70.3 Taupo
25:57
2:23:31
1:22:51
4:17:31
77.013
04:08:5677.01
15 Nov
1
Ironman Arizona
48:25
4:42:13
3:08:58
8:44:00
97.5098
08:42:0397.51
10 Oct
26
Ironman Hawaii
56:13
5:37:39
5:44:57
12:26:22
0
09:16:02-
30 Aug
DNF
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
04:17:55-
12 Jul
1
Ironman 70.3 Vineman
24:06
2:44:50
1:24:28
4:11:58
88.1513
04:07:3488.15
21 Jun
1
Ironman 70.3 Mont Tremblant
24:19
2:16:27
1:25:29
4:10:32
97.1047
04:09:2797.10
31 May
1
Ironman 70.3 Raleigh
27:20
2:19:08
1:24:54
4:14:00
92.4348
04:11:0992.43
02 May
2
Ironman 70.3 St. George
25:10
2:26:15
1:24:56
4:19:27
85.6508
04:13:5985.65
07 Mar
1
Ironman New Zealand
49:36
5:04:29
3:07:18
9:05:45
90.4803
08:58:0490.48
27 Feb
7
Challenge Dubai
25:08
2:27:19
1:26:39
4:22:41
70.5863
04:11:3570.59
18 Jan
1
Ironman 70.3 Auckland
25:22
2:26:52
1:25:21
4:20:12
69.2198
04:08:4369.22
2014
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
06 Dec
10
Challenge Bahrain
23:04
2:21:14
1:24:45
4:12:56
65.0485
04:00:2065.05
16 Nov
1
Ironman Arizona
50:22
4:48:06
3:07:56
8:50:41
104.76
08:54:30104.76
11 Oct
DNF
Ironman Hawaii
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
09:10:30-
07 Sep
4
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
24:36
2:22:32
1:24:12
4:16:03
82.5897
04:09:3282.59
13 Jul
1
Ironman 70.3 Vineman
24:46
2:21:16
1:21:49
4:11:43
90.9626
04:08:2190.96
22 Jun
1
Ironman 70.3 Mont Tremblant
25:15
2:19:21
1:24:39
4:13:23
97.3585
04:12:2397.36
03 May
1
Ironman 70.3 St. George
24:14
2:23:06
1:20:50
4:11:53
94.8882
04:09:5894.89
29 Mar
3
Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
24:12
2:28:00
1:23:43
4:19:52
84.1541
04:13:5084.15
01 Mar
1
Ironman New Zealand
46:47
5:08:30
3:08:06
9:08:46
87.0163
08:58:1787.02
2013
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
17 Nov
2
Ironman Arizona
50:14
4:45:33
3:16:05
8:55:47
83.6834
08:42:5983.68
12 Oct
7
Ironman Hawaii
54:06
4:55:13
3:16:35
9:10:19
94.9959
09:06:1395.00
24 Mar
12
Ironman Melbourne
21:54
4:56:49
3:29:03
8:51:33
0
--
02 Mar
1
Ironman New Zealand
47:37
5:04:44
3:19:24
9:17:10
83.8435
09:03:5983.84
2012
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
18 Nov
2
Ironman Arizona
50:17
4:53:41
3:18:12
9:06:41
79.4037
08:50:1879.40
03 Nov
4
Ironman Florida
52:44
4:47:00
3:22:52
9:08:28
70.2232
08:45:0170.22
13 Oct
DNF
Ironman Hawaii
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
09:16:03-
09 Sep
23
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
26:09
2:42:17
1:50:53
5:03:55
0
--
24 Jun
1
Ironman Coeur d'Alene
51:53
5:13:16
3:12:04
9:21:44
78.268
09:04:0078.27
29 Apr
1
Ironman St. George
52:42
5:57:14
3:18:23
10:12:59
68.0505
09:44:5768.05
04 Mar
1
Ironman New Zealand
26:39
2:29:57
1:21:38
4:22:46
0
--
2011
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
19 Nov
3
Ironman Arizona
51:46
4:53:36
3:10:18
9:00:14
83.3244
08:47:0383.32
05 Nov
3
ITU Long Distance
--:--
3:35:15
2:03:54
5:40:45
0
--
11 Sep
2
Ironman Wisconsin
53:07
5:15:31
3:34:51
9:50:45
50.8013
09:10:0950.80
28 Aug
3
Ironman Canada
53:31
5:06:46
3:33:39
9:37:22
52.1482
08:58:4252.15
2010
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
21 Nov
4
Ironman Arizona
51:21
5:07:46
3:11:33
9:15:01
67.6973
08:49:2267.70
09 Oct
26
Ironman Hawaii
58:00
5:31:57
3:28:11
10:04:02
29.7036
09:06:2529.70
29 Aug
1
Ironman Canada
49:59
5:09:33
3:10:14
9:13:46
73.31
08:52:2773.31
27 Jun
2
Ironman Coeur d'Alene
54:07
5:11:16
3:14:23
9:23:52
65.558
08:56:1065.56
01 May
2
Ironman St. George
51:54
5:37:48
3:12:40
9:46:58
60.01
09:13:4560.01
2009
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
22 Nov
7
Ironman Arizona
54:12
5:05:26
3:32:51
9:37:09
35.5186
08:46:1535.52
Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2024
69
74
2023
69
74
2022
17
192
2021
55
72
2020
88
25
2019
83
42
2018
81
47
2017
92
16
2016
98
4
2015
99
6
2014
99
5
2013
86
8
2012
80
10
2011
74
14
2010
68
13
2009
11
96
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2024
69
55
2023
69
56
2022
40
215
2021
94
18
2020
91
10
2019
92
10
2018
89
25
2017
97
9
2016
98
6
2015
101
3
2014
102
2
2013
101
1
2012
97
2
2011
84
10
2010
81
8
2009
33
91
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2024
72
62
2023
72
62
2022
35
203
2021
67
76
2020
85
46
2019
88
55
2018
88
52
2017
94
29
2016
99
14
2015
102
5
2014
101
7
2013
94
11
2012
82
24
2011
80
26
2010
71
31
2009
30
125
Run
Year
Points
Position
2024
55
120
2023
55
118
2022
28
215
2021
59
94
2020
80
46
2019
72
75
2018
66
105
2017
72
82
2016
75
67
2015
78
45
2014
78
34
2013
59
52
2012
64
35
2011
68
23
2010
66
22
2009
7
131
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