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Chris Leiferman
United States
World Rank
15
Weight
72kg
Height
1.83m
Age
34
DOB
08/23/86
Swim: OrcaBike: BMC
80%Swim94%Bike92%Run93%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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Chris Leiferman

Chris Leiferman is something of a late bloomer. The American star did not turn professional until the age of 27 in 2013.

The Minnesota native has made rapid progress since though with his rise to elite level culminating in a top-10 finish at the 2019 IRONMAN World Championship in Kona.

In between times he had notched a number of impressive victories including over full IRONMAN distance at Mont-Tremblant in 2016 and both Louisville and Boulder (his hometown now) in 2018. He also claimed successes over middle distance at Marbella in 2018 and Boulder in 2019.

Chris first got into triathlon to gain fitness and lose weight. His brother, who was a cycling nut, signed him up for a race and told him to train. It worked out well.

Leiferman, who loves training in Tucson, Arizona and names IRONMAN Cozumel as his favourite race, says swimming is his weak link and the discipline he least enjoys. Cycling meanwhile is his great love.

Finishing in the top 10 at Kona isn’t the thing Chris is most proud of so far, that would be finding and marrying his wife Zana. Apart from her, the things he can’t do without are coffee and eggs.

Leiferman’s most painful triathlon memory was the last 10k at IRONMAN Boulder in 2018, which he describes as “a death march”. His biggest embarrassment meanwhile was: “crossing the finish line, accidentally ruining Ryf’s 2015 70.3 World Champs photo op. Sorry Daniela!!”

Away from the triathlon course Chris prefers solitude to the pressure of elite competition, and he shuns big cities and large gatherings.

Driven by his fear of failure and letting his family down, Chris says he typically avoids confrontation but has great admiration for people who do speak up for what is right.

In terms of a legacy he’d like to leave, again it comes back to family as he says: “Giving my future kids something proud to say about their father when they get older and into their sports or professions”.

Current PTO World Ranking Points
15
Average best 3 races 2019/2020
91.85
2021 Challenge Miami
91.58
Average
91.72
Ranking History
#1#93#185#277201420152016201720182019202020212014Overall107.25 pts#170Swim65.85 pts#359Bike110.66 pts#148Run85.22 pts#2142015Overall163.51 pts#144Swim88.75 pts#338Bike137.82 pts#103Run117.26 pts#1432016Overall256.12 pts#26Swim109.81 pts#308Bike168.08 pts#42Run185.06 pts#122017Overall257.09 pts#33Swim109.81 pts#342Bike168.08 pts#55Run185.06 pts#122018Overall265.07 pts#28Swim100.55 pts#364Bike168.90 pts#53Run163.21 pts#462019Overall277.74 pts#22Swim115.97 pts#294Bike193.91 pts#18Run158.56 pts#592020Overall275.55 pts#14Swim122.71 pts#210Bike205.21 pts#6Run161.66 pts#372021Overall91.72 pts#15Swim63.95 pts#148Bike92.55 pts#16Run86.46 pts#23
Results
34 Races7
1
5
2
5
3
2021
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
23 May
12
IM Tulsa
50:09
4:27:48
2:46:55
8:08:25
76.2763
07:51:3876.28
1 May
DNF
IM 70.3 St. George
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
03:43:46-
12 Mar
4
Challenge Miami
22:11
1:22:45
54:50
2:41:45
91.5832
02:39:4491.58
2020
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
6 Dec
19
Challenge Daytona
25:50
1:42:46
1:00:13
3:10:57
78.9922
03:05:0778.99
7 Nov
1
IM Florida
54:40
4:01:50
2:50:29
7:52:44
95.385
07:49:2995.39
24 Oct
1
The Great Floridian
17:17
1:28:49
45:46
2:34:42
66.9041
02:27:2366.90
19 Sep
4
Bear Lake Brawl
--:--
--:--
--:--
3:49:26
36.9749
03:29:3736.97
2019
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
24 Nov
DNF
IM Cozumel
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
07:40:45-
12 Oct
10
IM Hawaii
52:29
4:24:20
2:52:19
8:13:37
85.3462
08:03:0085.35
3 Aug
1
IM 70.3 Boulder
27:17
1:56:00
1:17:58
3:44:32
94.8135
03:42:4894.81
2018
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
14 Oct
1
IM Louisville
12:55
4:34:56
2:38:54
7:34:08
96.8535
07:32:0096.85
30 Sep
5
IM 70.3 Cozumel
22:50
2:07:04
1:24:46
3:58:06
58.4573
03:44:0858.46
10 Jun
1
IM Boulder
54:34
4:09:55
2:59:02
8:07:55
86.0743
07:57:5686.07
29 Apr
2
IM 70.3 Marbella
--:--
--:--
--:--
3:57:47
74.0266
03:48:5274.03
7 Apr
25
IM 70.3 California
25:21
3:33:38
1:21:09
5:26:22
0
03:46:23-
2017
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
6 May
DNF
IM 70.3 St. George
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
03:46:15-
1 Apr
2
IM 70.3 California
25:35
2:10:31
1:12:12
3:53:15
82.1472
03:47:1082.15
2016
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
27 Nov
3
IM Cozumel
48:28
4:21:09
2:55:58
8:09:11
81.1759
07:55:4581.18
30 Oct
1
IM 70.3 Austin
--:--
2:06:00
1:15:47
3:23:13
0
--
2 Oct
DNF
IM 70.3 Cozumel
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
03:40:56-
21 Aug
1
IM Mont Tremblant
58:56
4:36:09
2:45:09
8:24:59
86.4628
08:14:5686.46
26 Jun
3
IM 70.3 Mont Tremblant
25:00
2:07:12
1:17:33
3:53:25
74.4977
03:44:4974.50
11 Jun
2
IM 70.3 Boulder
27:06
1:56:44
1:15:40
3:42:39
88.476
03:38:5288.48
30 Apr
3
Wildflower
27:43
2:19:54
1:18:31
4:10:36
65.2953
03:58:1265.30
20 Mar
6
IM 70.3 Puerto Rico
26:09
2:07:54
1:22:19
3:59:22
59.7884
03:45:4559.79
2015
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
25 Oct
4
IM 70.3 Los Cabos
27:53
2:13:10
1:24:26
4:08:15
49.7509
03:50:5149.75
30 Aug
29
IM 70.3 World Championship
24:50
2:19:13
1:26:41
4:14:36
27.3563
03:49:3527.36
26 Jul
5
IM 70.3 Calgary
26:49
2:10:46
1:17:45
3:58:20
46.4088
03:40:3646.41
28 Jun
2
IM 70.3 Buffalo Springs Lake
25:17
2:12:26
1:17:25
3:57:19
62.1493
03:44:3462.15
2 May
3
Wildflower
24:35
2:24:18
1:19:31
4:12:58
50.7064
03:55:3350.71
15 Mar
2
IM 70.3 Puerto Rico
26:17
2:10:04
1:20:14
4:00:24
50.6577
03:43:5050.66
2014
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
26 Oct
6
IM 70.3 Austin
26:33
2:14:00
1:17:30
4:00:40
39.577
03:40:4039.58
21 Sep
4
IM 70.3 Cozumel
27:44
2:06:53
1:31:00
4:08:49
20.8133
03:42:2420.81
17 Aug
3
IM 70.3 Timberman
24:37
2:13:57
1:18:38
3:59:19
46.8632
03:41:3946.86
Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2021
91
15
2020
275
14
2019
277
22
2018
265
28
2017
257
33
2016
256
26
2015
163
144
2014
107
170
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2021
63
148
2020
122
210
2019
115
294
2018
100
364
2017
109
342
2016
109
308
2015
88
338
2014
65
359
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2021
92
16
2020
205
6
2019
193
18
2018
168
53
2017
168
55
2016
168
42
2015
137
103
2014
110
148
Run
Year
Points
Position
2021
86
23
2020
161
37
2019
158
59
2018
163
46
2017
185
12
2016
185
12
2015
117
143
2014
85
214
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