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Susie Cheetham

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71
World Rank
11
National
65
Swim
63
Bike
97
Run
United Kingdom
Weight
-
Height
1.73m
Age
38
Born
1986
Swim
Roka
Bike
Cervelo
Run
Hoka One One
Biography More

Susie Cheetham

Susie Cheetham is a multiple half and full-distance winner who has also racked up the podiums, and two sixth places at Kona, since she turned professional in 2012.

A former runner for Great Britain, she got into triathlon after doing some cross-training on the bike and joining her partner (now husband) in his IRONMAN training.

Her first race was 70.3 Antwerp in 2011, where she won her age group, and when she returned a year later as a pro she claimed second place.

The first win came in 2013 at 70.3 Aix en Provence, achieved while she was still combining her training with a full-time job. That continued for the first three years of her pro career.

More wins came at 70.3 Norway in 2014, 70.3 Dublin and Challenge Sardinia Forte Village in 2015, while that summer she was seventh at the 70.3 World Championship in Zell am See.

Susie had also excelled at the full distance by now, taking third at her first attempt in IRONMAN Barcelona. And her results meant she qualified for Kona, where she finished an impressive sixth.

But from that high Cheetham fell to a juddering low, one she calls the most painful moment of her career. Crashing her bike at 70.3 South Africa in 2016 left her with a broken elbow, but she still finished not only the bike leg but the run too.

"I face-planted on the motorway. I managed to get back to T2 with a bone pointing out of my elbow and some pretty nasty road rash,” she says.

“Medical wrapped me up, and I shuffled the half marathon. I didn't realise how much pain I was in until I finished the race."

She battled back to full fitness and soon returned to winning ways, defending her title at IRONMAN 70.3 Dublin and well as bagging first place at Challenge Salou.

The maiden full-distance win came in 2017 at IRONMAN Brazil in a course-record time, and Susie backed that up with another sixth place at Kona.

2019 was arguably the best season to date for Cheetham, with a win at IRONMAN Hamburg in a sub-nine-hour time.

Susie loves every aspect of training, explaining: "I left university and started my career, but then somehow ended up switching into pro triathlon.

“I'm proud of that but also pinch myself every day that I get to call it my job!"

While Susie has proved she can fight through the pain barrier, there is one that genuinely scares her.

"Cows in a field. It's like they love my smell or something; they always chase me on my runs. And 2020 has been a bad year for being chased. I end up doubling the distance of my runs to avoid them!"

Current PTO World Ranking Points
71
Ironman South Africa 2024
Bonus +5%
79.11
Ironman Sweden 2023
69.21
Challenge London 2023
61.33
Sum / 3
69.88
Ranking History
#8#66#124#182#2402014201520162017201820192020202120222023*20242014Overall67.45 pts#57Swim59.96 pts#89Bike72.87 pts#89Run69.91 pts#572015Overall82.66 pts#36Swim68.32 pts#85Bike76.56 pts#81Run93.22 pts#132016Overall86.98 pts#24Swim68.63 pts#96Bike77.54 pts#81Run93.22 pts#152017Overall90.57 pts#19Swim68.43 pts#97Bike90.64 pts#36Run88.19 pts#282018Overall94.70 pts#18Swim68.43 pts#94Bike92.34 pts#38Run87.87 pts#322019Overall95.66 pts#19Swim56.62 pts#132Bike98.52 pts#26Run85.91 pts#342020Overall82.87 pts#35Swim48.05 pts#138Bike95.70 pts#23Run76.21 pts#552021Overall16.17 pts#163Swim22.98 pts#238Bike29.70 pts#183Run30.38 pts#1812022Overall72.77 pts#57Swim78.41 pts#85Bike79.78 pts#50Run70.86 pts#892023Overall44.67 pts#185Swim41.87 pts#152Bike48.57 pts#172Run37.20 pts#2082024Overall69.88 pts#71Swim67.20 pts#65Bike73.16 pts#63Run61.10 pts#97

* New PTO World Ranking System implemented.

Results

47 Races6
1
12
2
7
3

2024

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
21 Apr
5
GoldIronman South Africa56:295:12:353:10:509:25:14
75.34
77.78
75.34
Swim56:29
Bike5:12:35
Run3:10:50

2023

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
19 Aug
3
SilverIronman Sweden57:004:46:403:08:558:56:16
69.21
68.59
69.21
Swim57:00
Bike4:46:40
Run3:08:55
06 Aug
5
SilverChallenge London28:032:06:251:32:114:11:55
61.33
69.35
61.33
Swim28:03
Bike2:06:25
Run1:32:11

2022

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
25 Nov
4
SilverIronman Israel58:594:40:553:11:118:58:13
68.27
74.83
68.27
Swim58:59
Bike4:40:55
Run3:11:11
06 Oct
11
DiamondIronman Hawaii58:044:55:213:11:469:11:02
77.79
87.07
77.79
Swim58:04
Bike4:55:21
Run3:11:46
04 Sep
4
BronzeIronman 70.3 Poznan29:252:20:041:25:544:20:13
49.2
52.57
49.20
Swim29:25
Bike2:20:04
Run1:25:54
12 Jun
4
GoldIronman Des Moines1:01:254:53:333:18:589:22:53
67.02
61.3
67.02
Swim1:01:25
Bike4:53:33
Run3:18:58
03 Apr
DNF
GoldIronman South Africa--:----:----:----:--
59.1
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--

2021

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
27 Jun
5
Ironman 70.3 Elsinore27:022:21:471:22:284:17:23
48.5212
03:58:56
48.52
Swim27:02
Bike2:21:47
Run1:22:28

2019

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
24 Nov
DNF
Ironman Cozumel--:----:----:----:--
08:36:48
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
12 Oct
19
Ironman Hawaii59:025:00:173:22:419:27:21
68.5186
09:01:46
68.52
Swim59:02
Bike5:00:17
Run3:22:41
11 Aug
3
Ironman 70.3 Gdynia29:012:22:381:22:324:17:43
64.5849
04:04:43
64.58
Swim29:01
Bike2:22:38
Run1:22:32
28 Jul
1
Ironman Hamburg1:00:584:46:573:03:568:58:02
97.6166
08:56:07
97.62
Swim1:00:58
Bike4:46:57
Run3:03:56
14 Jul
2
Ironman 70.3 Astana--:----:----:--4:09:07
82.4682
04:02:44
82.47
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
18 May
3
Challenge Lisboa--:----:----:--4:26:40
45.9946
04:06:41
45.99
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--

2018

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
02 Dec
2
Ironman Mar del Plata23:184:56:013:00:028:23:40
92.5269
08:18:05
92.53
Swim23:18
Bike4:56:01
Run3:00:02
13 Oct
26
Ironman Hawaii58:194:50:393:34:059:27:57
49.0824
08:47:39
49.08
Swim58:19
Bike4:50:39
Run3:34:05
01 Jul
4
Ironman Austria55:385:03:063:09:089:07:45
87.792
08:57:54
87.79
Swim55:38
Bike5:03:06
Run3:09:08
17 Jun
2
Ironman 70.3 Luxembourg27:122:23:021:21:254:15:59
67.0675
04:03:56
67.07
Swim27:12
Bike2:23:02
Run1:21:25
15 Apr
2
Ironman South Africa55:485:01:543:00:479:02:58
96.8336
09:00:24
96.83
Swim55:48
Bike5:01:54
Run3:00:47
28 Jan
4
Ironman 70.3 South Africa29:542:41:041:31:474:48:11
36.2102
04:23:01
36.21
Swim29:54
Bike2:41:04
Run1:31:47

2017

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
14 Oct
6
Ironman Hawaii57:545:03:273:09:259:16:00
94.743
09:11:39
94.74
Swim57:54
Bike5:03:27
Run3:09:25
20 Aug
2
Ironman 70.3 Dublin28:312:26:111:28:304:26:26
56.793
04:10:13
56.79
Swim28:31
Bike2:26:11
Run1:28:30
18 Jun
2
Ironman 70.3 Luxembourg24:552:27:181:27:224:24:22
46.7139
04:04:48
46.71
Swim24:55
Bike2:27:18
Run1:27:22
28 May
1
Ironman Brasil50:424:53:023:02:418:52:00
82.1582
08:38:08
82.16
Swim50:42
Bike4:53:02
Run3:02:41
02 Apr
3
Ironman South Africa53:564:57:433:08:369:04:49
88.5068
08:55:35
88.51
Swim53:56
Bike4:57:43
Run3:08:36
29 Jan
2
Ironman 70.3 South Africa29:112:40:111:26:084:40:51
60.8361
04:25:16
60.84
Swim29:11
Bike2:40:11
Run1:26:08

2016

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
08 Oct
DNF
Ironman Hawaii--:----:----:----:--
09:10:50
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
14 Aug
1
Ironman 70.3 Dublin27:002:27:211:22:304:22:33
70.3399
04:11:22
70.34
Swim27:00
Bike2:27:21
Run1:22:30
03 Jul
DNF
Ironman 70.3 Norway--:----:----:----:--
04:05:11
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
29 May
1
Challenge Salou30:042:23:071:23:444:16:55
62.0615
04:03:05
62.06
Swim30:04
Bike2:23:07
Run1:23:44
22 May
4
Ironman 70.3 Austria29:342:35:391:21:534:32:08
47.9731
04:12:26
47.97
Swim29:34
Bike2:35:39
Run1:21:53
10 Apr
2
Ironman South Africa58:215:04:263:02:439:09:49
88.4458
09:00:27
88.45
Swim58:21
Bike5:04:26
Run3:02:43
24 Jan
8
Ironman 70.3 South Africa28:312:43:221:59:475:21:47
0
04:15:55
-
Swim28:31
Bike2:43:22
Run1:59:47

2015

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
10 Oct
6
Ironman Hawaii57:395:14:333:06:559:23:50
90.648
09:16:02
90.65
Swim57:39
Bike5:14:33
Run3:06:55
30 Aug
7
Ironman 70.3 World Championship26:342:34:521:25:014:30:31
67.4313
04:17:55
67.43
Swim26:34
Bike2:34:52
Run1:25:01
09 Aug
1
Ironman 70.3 Dublin33:522:25:081:23:004:27:09
61.7854
04:12:40
61.79
Swim33:52
Bike2:25:08
Run1:23:00
05 Jul
2
Ironman 70.3 Norway27:062:25:361:22:514:18:53
66.6509
04:06:33
66.65
Swim27:06
Bike2:25:36
Run1:22:51
14 Jun
2
Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire28:222:42:481:24:494:41:28
45.4196
04:20:10
45.42
Swim28:22
Bike2:42:48
Run1:24:49
29 Mar
3
Ironman South Africa57:525:25:543:03:389:33:02
81.8549
09:17:51
81.85
Swim57:52
Bike5:25:54
Run3:03:38
25 Jan
2
Ironman 70.3 South Africa28:522:38:581:28:524:41:49
51.8495
04:22:50
51.85
Swim28:52
Bike2:38:58
Run1:28:52

2014

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
05 Oct
3
Ironman Barcelona58:434:52:103:09:199:03:32
75.4782
08:44:15
75.48
Swim58:43
Bike4:52:10
Run3:09:19
07 Sep
12
Ironman 70.3 World Championship26:262:25:311:25:034:21:37
67.7175
04:09:32
67.72
Swim26:26
Bike2:25:31
Run1:25:03
06 Jul
1
Ironman 70.3 Norway26:272:29:191:23:154:22:31
53.7905
04:05:30
53.79
Swim26:27
Bike2:29:19
Run1:23:15
21 Jun
2
Ironman 70.3 Luxembourg27:582:29:531:17:194:18:40
59.1539
04:03:44
59.15
Swim27:58
Bike2:29:53
Run1:17:19
18 May
5
Ironman 70.3 Pays d'Aix26:432:38:141:23:004:33:26
49.4174
04:14:09
49.42
Swim26:43
Bike2:38:14
Run1:23:00

2013

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
10 May
3
Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote25:112:47:061:26:454:43:32
0
-
-
Swim25:11
Bike2:47:06
Run1:26:45

Ranking per Season

Overall

Year
Points
Pos
2024
69
71
2023
44
185
2022
72
57
2021
16
163
2020
82
35
2019
95
19
2018
94
18
2017
90
19
2016
86
24
2015
82
36
2014
67
57

Swim

Year
Points
Pos
2024
67
65
2023
41
152
2022
78
85
2021
22
238
2020
48
138
2019
56
132
2018
68
94
2017
68
97
2016
68
96
2015
68
85
2014
59
89

Bike

Year
Points
Pos
2024
73
63
2023
48
172
2022
79
50
2021
29
183
2020
95
23
2019
98
26
2018
92
38
2017
90
36
2016
77
81
2015
76
81
2014
72
89

Run

Year
Points
Pos
2024
61
97
2023
37
208
2022
70
89
2021
30
181
2020
76
55
2019
85
34
2018
87
32
2017
88
28
2016
93
15
2015
93
13
2014
69
57
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