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Joe Gambles
Australia
World Rank
53
Height
1.75m
Age
39
DOB
01/16/82
89%Swim89%Bike87%Run87%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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Joe Gambles

‘Smokin’ Joe’ Gambles and IRONMAN 70.3 success go hand-in-hand, the Australian has topped the podium on the 70.3 circuit 13 times in his career to date - including five victories at IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder between 2011 and 2016.

It is no surprise the British-born triathlete has enjoyed numerous triumphs at the Colorado event, he lives locally and trains with several other pro triathletes. His other major accolades include a bronze medal at the 2013 70.3 World Championship, victories at Ironman Wisconsin and Rev3 Quassy and a silver (2011) and bronze (2017) at the ITU Long Distance World Championship.

Joe began racing at an elite level when he was just 16 – he says he turned to triathlon because he wasn’t fast enough to become a professional runner. He is also one of the few professional long-distance triathletes in the world whose diet is 100% plant-based.

Gambles’ favourited discipline is the run and his least is the swim - not for athletic reasons though - more because he can’t have a conversation while doing it!

Joe lists his sporting heroes as basketball legend Michael Jordan and fellow triathlete Tim Reed. However, he does describe the time he shaved his head to discover he had the same hairline as his idol Reed as the most embarrassing moment of his career to date.

Gambles’ most painful experience in the sport was racing Rev3 Quassy without socks during the run stage, leading to multiple blisters and blood gushing from his feet - he couldn’t stop though as he was leading the race.

Despite his notable success in the sport, Joe’s proudest life moment was becoming a father and he is driven by finding out where his limit is. He clearly hasn’t managed it just yet.

The best advice Joe has been given in his career is “learn to run downhill fast” and “not to race the IRONMAN distance”. It’s safe to say he ignored the latter!

Current PTO World Ranking Points
53
2021 IM 70.3 St. George
82.07
Average best 3 races 2019/2020
78.63
Average
80.35
Ranking History
#2#49#96#143#1902010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212010Overall48.90 pts#127Swim68.86 pts#184Bike45.78 pts#187Run61.96 pts#1392011Overall107.58 pts#83Swim150.18 pts#49Bike116.36 pts#56Run84.80 pts#1162012Overall124.35 pts#76Swim174.06 pts#27Bike137.67 pts#28Run87.07 pts#1172013Overall123.86 pts#89Swim160.85 pts#49Bike124.20 pts#50Run110.50 pts#922014Overall254.79 pts#7Swim160.77 pts#77Bike162.42 pts#12Run148.13 pts#422015Overall254.79 pts#21Swim161.28 pts#111Bike164.99 pts#35Run148.13 pts#632016Overall257.93 pts#22Swim161.50 pts#123Bike176.27 pts#32Run144.67 pts#912017Overall262.92 pts#23Swim160.00 pts#136Bike176.27 pts#30Run165.02 pts#432018Overall244.86 pts#53Swim154.51 pts#161Bike156.43 pts#91Run164.44 pts#432019Overall244.01 pts#58Swim150.51 pts#178Bike155.16 pts#90Run160.91 pts#552020Overall226.13 pts#63Swim147.16 pts#136Bike155.16 pts#69Run156.45 pts#482021Overall80.35 pts#53Swim81.21 pts#74Bike82.10 pts#48Run75.88 pts#64
Results
65 Races4
1
8
2
9
3
2021
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
29 Aug
6
IM 70.3 Maine
23:18
1:56:56
1:14:41
3:37:42
--
7 Aug
6
IM 70.3 Boulder
25:45
2:02:25
1:16:05
3:46:47
69.3546
03:36:4969.35
20 Jun
4
IM 70.3 Des Moines
26:03
58:26
1:12:15
2:42:32
67.7489
02:35:0267.75
1 May
9
IM 70.3 St. George
23:25
2:06:41
1:15:14
3:49:47
82.0746
03:43:4682.07
2020
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
6 Dec
26
Challenge Daytona
23:48
1:44:37
1:03:00
3:13:46
68.8485
03:05:0768.85
7 Nov
DNF
IM Florida
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
07:49:29-
2019
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
8 Dec
DNF
IM 70.3 Indian Wells - La Quinta
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
03:40:15-
27 Oct
3
IM 70.3 Waco
24:33
2:07:50
1:17:10
3:54:25
66.3928
03:43:1066.39
12 Oct
36
IM Hawaii
51:47
4:31:01
3:26:18
8:54:14
29.2846
08:03:0029.28
25 Aug
4
IM 70.3 Traverse City
24:18
2:10:09
1:16:37
3:54:18
66.8459
03:43:1266.85
28 Jul
2
IM Lake Placid
53:10
4:38:19
2:56:30
8:33:26
86.8026
08:23:2886.80
30 Jun
2
IM 70.3 Steelhead
26:21
2:05:23
1:13:58
3:49:09
70.4795
03:39:2670.48
9 Jun
1
IM 70.3 Eagleman
--:--
2:00:57
1:14:18
3:17:08
53.4491
03:04:1653.45
14 Apr
DNF
Challenge Melbourne
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
03:32:45-
6 Apr
DNF
IM 70.3 California
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
03:44:30-
2018
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
9 Dec
2
IM 70.3 Indian Wells - La Quinta
25:27
2:05:29
--:--
3:48:17
78.6
03:41:1178.60
4 Nov
3
IM 70.3 Los Cabos
--:--
--:--
--:--
3:57:42
64.9175
03:45:4964.92
28 Oct
3
IM 70.3 Waco
--:--
2:05:05
1:15:27
3:22:29
0
--
30 Sep
11
IM Chattanooga
--:--
4:35:34
3:33:34
8:11:07
0
07:00:23-
19 Aug
DNF
IM Mont Tremblant
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
08:07:09-
28 Jul
5
IM 70.3 Santa Rosa
--:--
2:09:59
1:14:36
3:26:13
47.2644
03:11:0647.26
10 Jun
2
IM Boulder
49:55
4:17:40
3:00:46
8:13:16
78.6116
07:57:5678.61
20 May
5
IM 70.3 Chattanooga
20:17
2:08:52
1:17:02
3:50:27
60.9554
03:37:4260.96
5 May
7
IM 70.3 St. George
23:34
2:09:01
1:18:43
3:54:13
68.1901
03:43:3368.19
2017
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
26 Nov
5
IM 70.3 Western Sydney
24:55
2:02:56
1:16:37
3:46:25
71.5506
03:37:0971.55
14 Oct
DNF
IM Hawaii
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
08:11:49-
27 Aug
3
ITU Long Distance
40:02
2:52:56
1:50:15
5:26:23
0
--
13 Aug
3
IM 70.3 Steelhead
27:08
2:05:08
1:15:02
3:51:21
71.2432
03:41:4771.24
16 Jul
3
IM 70.3 Racine
--:--
2:02:54
1:13:11
3:16:59
59.048
03:05:3559.05
11 Jun
2
IM Cairns
50:02
4:25:19
2:44:30
8:04:03
85.8889
07:54:0185.89
13 May
2
IM 70.3 Santa Rosa
23:57
2:06:39
1:14:47
3:50:32
75.8783
03:42:2975.88
6 May
7
IM 70.3 St. George
24:01
2:08:44
1:17:45
3:52:55
80.356
03:46:1580.36
1 Apr
8
IM 70.3 California
24:28
2:14:12
1:16:40
4:00:36
60.5772
03:47:1060.58
2016
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
20 Nov
7
IM Arizona
49:50
4:21:58
2:57:12
8:12:36
59.4923
07:44:2359.49
30 Oct
5
IM 70.3 Austin
--:--
2:07:29
1:18:04
3:26:53
0
--
4 Sep
15
IM 70.3 World Championship
22:53
2:06:21
1:19:00
3:52:26
75.4151
03:44:1075.42
3 Jul
DNF
IM Germany
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
07:54:10-
11 Jun
1
IM 70.3 Boulder
24:58
1:56:19
1:16:50
3:41:37
91.6235
03:38:5291.62
7 May
3
IM 70.3 St. George
24:48
2:09:29
1:16:04
3:53:26
85.4079
03:48:2685.41
2 Apr
14
IM 70.3 California
24:42
2:14:21
1:20:08
4:04:54
46.4785
03:46:4246.48
2015
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
30 Aug
16
IM 70.3 World Championship
23:02
2:14:34
1:22:56
4:04:50
55.7169
03:49:3555.72
27 Jun
7
ITU Long Distance
18:11
2:44:10
1:53:26
4:58:50
0
--
3 May
DNF
IM 70.3 Pays d'Aix
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
03:50:03-
27 Feb
10
Challenge Dubai
23:19
2:08:29
1:15:18
3:50:23
80.8999
03:43:5880.90
2014
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
7 Dec
DNF
IM Western Australia
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
07:50:28-
30 Nov
2
IM 70.3 Western Sydney
25:34
2:09:13
1:14:54
3:51:41
54.0141
03:36:4454.01
11 Oct
27
IM Hawaii
52:04
4:51:55
3:05:45
8:55:15
41.5922
08:12:0841.59
7 Sep
6
IM 70.3 World Championship
22:58
2:04:54
1:14:55
3:46:34
86.6947
03:42:0886.69
20 Jul
4
Challenge Roth
48:47
4:23:05
2:55:36
8:10:10
82.0285
07:57:1882.03
15 Jun
1
IM 70.3 Boulder
23:15
2:03:03
1:14:03
3:42:13
82.0278
03:36:2382.03
3 May
4
IM 70.3 St. George
23:04
2:09:06
1:12:04
3:47:10
86.0685
03:42:3186.07
29 Mar
4
IM 70.3 California
24:06
2:13:46
1:14:16
3:55:00
73.3491
03:45:5873.35
2013
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
22 Sep
3
IM Lake Tahoe
51:39
5:02:43
3:02:24
9:02:55
49.4242
08:24:3849.42
8 Sep
3
IM 70.3 World Championship
24:48
2:14:06
1:14:29
3:56:55
0
--
2012
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
13 Oct
DNF
IM Hawaii
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
08:17:05-
9 Sep
12
IM 70.3 World Championship
25:04
2:15:11
1:22:10
4:05:59
0
--
24 Mar
8
IM Melbourne
47:40
4:27:46
2:54:02
8:12:46
74.4328
07:54:3474.43
2011
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
5 Nov
2
ITU Long Distance
--:--
3:09:17
1:52:28
5:02:57
0
--
15 Oct
20
IM Hawaii
51:59
4:31:06
3:12:56
8:40:40
58.686
08:10:1758.69
11 Sep
5
IM 70.3 World Championship
24:45
2:15:09
1:16:50
4:00:00
0
--
2010
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
13 Nov
4
IM 70.3 World Championship
24:18
2:02:24
1:14:39
3:44:48
0
--
12 Sep
1
IM Wisconsin
50:05
4:46:54
2:54:51
8:38:32
48.899
08:01:3748.90
2009
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
14 Nov
5
IM 70.3 World Championship
22:19
1:58:57
1:13:23
3:38:19
0
--
2008
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
8 Nov
9
IM 70.3 World Championship
23:46
2:01:25
1:18:05
3:46:22
0
--
2007
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
15 Jul
22
ITU Long Distance
38:46
1:51:53
1:12:46
3:46:25
0
--
Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2021
80
53
2020
226
63
2019
244
58
2018
244
53
2017
262
23
2016
257
22
2015
254
21
2014
254
7
2013
123
89
2012
124
76
2011
107
83
2010
48
127
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2021
81
74
2020
147
136
2019
150
178
2018
154
161
2017
160
136
2016
161
123
2015
161
111
2014
160
77
2013
160
49
2012
174
27
2011
150
49
2010
68
184
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2021
82
48
2020
155
69
2019
155
90
2018
156
91
2017
176
30
2016
176
32
2015
164
35
2014
162
12
2013
124
50
2012
137
28
2011
116
56
2010
45
187
Run
Year
Points
Position
2021
75
64
2020
156
48
2019
160
55
2018
164
43
2017
165
43
2016
144
91
2015
148
63
2014
148
42
2013
110
92
2012
87
117
2011
84
116
2010
61
139
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