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Meredith Kessler
United States
World Rank
38
Weight
59kg
Height
1.72m
Age
43
DOB
06/28/78
Swim: RokaBike: TrekRun: Nike
89%Swim82%Bike81%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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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
38
Average best 3 races 2019/2020
88.57
2021 Challenge Miami
67.87
Average
78.22
Ranking History
#1#34#67#100#13320092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212009Overall35.52 pts#96Swim67.62 pts#91Bike61.95 pts#125Run15.06 pts#1312010Overall206.56 pts#13Swim162.58 pts#8Bike142.89 pts#31Run133.76 pts#222011Overall224.33 pts#14Swim169.12 pts#10Bike161.60 pts#26Run137.80 pts#232012Overall241.00 pts#10Swim194.57 pts#2Bike165.56 pts#24Run128.88 pts#352013Overall258.83 pts#8Swim203.51 pts#1Bike188.51 pts#11Run120.00 pts#522014Overall297.01 pts#5Swim205.70 pts#2Bike203.40 pts#7Run157.53 pts#342015Overall299.63 pts#6Swim203.62 pts#3Bike204.75 pts#5Run157.53 pts#452016Overall296.74 pts#4Swim197.99 pts#6Bike198.82 pts#14Run150.30 pts#672017Overall278.44 pts#16Swim194.58 pts#9Bike188.14 pts#29Run144.75 pts#822018Overall244.68 pts#47Swim178.01 pts#25Bike177.35 pts#52Run132.56 pts#1052019Overall249.84 pts#42Swim185.81 pts#10Bike177.35 pts#55Run144.96 pts#752020Overall265.70 pts#25Swim182.73 pts#10Bike171.18 pts#46Run160.52 pts#462021Overall78.22 pts#38Swim91.46 pts#13Bike75.14 pts#55Run71.16 pts#52
Results
79 Races22
1
13
2
13
3
2021
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
23 May
10
IM Tulsa
53:27
5:17:16
3:32:50
9:48:50
24.0107
08:48:3524.01
1 May
12
IM 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
7 Nov
3
IM Florida
58:59
4:44:27
3:08:08
8:59:01
82.1576
08:44:5882.16
3 Oct
2
Huntington Triathlon
21:14
1:02:36
36:22
2:02:25
53.9059
01:54:3053.91
7 Mar
2
IM 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
IM Arizona
53:44
4:54:38
3:10:19
9:05:35
80.7003
08:50:1480.70
12 Oct
33
IM Hawaii
54:21
5:28:47
4:57:36
11:27:45
0
09:01:46-
25 Aug
4
IM 70.3 Traverse City
26:32
2:28:44
1:26:07
4:25:05
61.8453
04:10:4461.85
18 Aug
6
IM Mont Tremblant
50:17
5:21:26
3:26:43
9:43:42
44.0868
08:58:3244.09
3 Aug
3
IM 70.3 Boulder
27:34
2:20:17
1:27:13
4:18:58
76.8707
04:10:1776.87
27 Jul
8
IM 70.3 Santa Rosa
26:59
2:36:25
1:25:25
4:36:05
32.5977
04:10:4432.60
30 Jun
2
IM 70.3 Steelhead
26:40
2:18:33
1:26:40
4:15:33
75.524
04:06:3075.52
23 Jun
2
IM 70.3 Mont Tremblant
25:00
2:28:55
1:23:43
4:21:23
61.0357
04:06:5761.04
19 May
DNF
IM 70.3 Chattanooga
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
04:09:25-
7 Apr
5
IM 70.3 Texas
25:52
2:15:28
1:24:13
4:08:07
71.7593
03:58:0271.76
2 Mar
3
IM 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
9 Dec
3
Challenge Daytona
22:03
1:32:01
53:38
2:50:35
1.89046
02:28:421.89
18 Nov
6
IM Arizona
53:02
4:52:35
3:18:26
9:09:47
73.939
08:49:0673.94
13 Oct
DNF
IM Hawaii
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
08:47:39-
19 Aug
3
IM Mont Tremblant
53:54
5:03:03
3:20:57
9:23:09
79.5842
09:06:2579.58
24 Jun
1
IM 70.3 Mont Tremblant
24:57
2:20:50
1:24:39
4:14:35
84.0004
04:08:3784.00
3 Jun
1
IM 70.3 Raleigh
27:38
2:23:32
1:26:18
4:20:53
78.0022
04:12:3378.00
20 May
2
IM 70.3 Chattanooga
20:54
2:20:49
1:25:33
4:12:20
78.7819
04:04:3378.78
5 May
5
IM 70.3 St. George
24:46
2:23:37
1:29:37
4:21:32
72.3457
04:11:0772.35
28 Apr
6
IM 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
1 Apr
DNF
IM 70.3 California
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
04:15:11-
4 Mar
3
IM 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
IM 70.3 Taupo
25:36
2:23:39
1:27:54
4:22:36
68.3088
04:10:4168.31
20 Nov
1
IM Arizona
49:31
4:44:24
3:09:40
8:48:23
90.3793
08:40:5290.38
8 Oct
35
IM Hawaii
52:46
5:07:45
4:19:32
10:25:17
9.8941
09:10:509.89
26 Jun
4
IM 70.3 Mont Tremblant
24:09
2:25:58
1:33:54
4:28:15
58.5561
04:12:3358.56
5 Jun
2
IM 70.3 Raleigh
26:57
2:22:53
1:29:04
4:22:46
72.1139
04:12:1372.11
7 May
3
IM 70.3 St. George
26:27
2:24:50
1:27:16
4:22:02
85.928
04:16:3785.93
5 Mar
1
IM 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
IM 70.3 Taupo
25:57
2:23:31
1:22:51
4:17:31
77.013
04:08:5677.01
15 Nov
1
IM Arizona
48:25
4:42:13
3:08:58
8:44:00
97.5098
08:42:0397.51
10 Oct
26
IM Hawaii
56:13
5:37:39
5:44:57
12:26:22
0
09:16:02-
30 Aug
DNF
IM 70.3 World Championship
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
04:17:55-
12 Jul
1
IM 70.3 Vineman
24:06
2:44:50
1:24:28
4:11:58
88.1513
04:07:3488.15
21 Jun
1
IM 70.3 Mont Tremblant
24:19
2:16:27
1:25:29
4:10:32
97.1047
04:09:2797.10
31 May
1
IM 70.3 Raleigh
27:20
2:19:08
1:24:54
4:14:00
92.4348
04:11:0992.43
2 May
2
IM 70.3 St. George
25:10
2:26:15
1:24:56
4:19:27
85.6508
04:13:5985.65
7 Mar
1
IM 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
IM 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
6 Dec
10
Challenge Bahrain
23:04
2:21:14
1:24:45
4:12:56
65.0485
04:00:2065.05
16 Nov
1
IM Arizona
50:22
4:48:06
3:07:56
8:50:41
104.76
08:54:30104.76
11 Oct
DNF
IM Hawaii
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
09:10:30-
7 Sep
4
IM 70.3 World Championship
24:36
2:22:32
1:24:12
4:16:03
82.5897
04:09:3282.59
13 Jul
1
IM 70.3 Vineman
24:46
2:21:16
1:21:49
4:11:43
90.9626
04:08:2190.96
22 Jun
1
IM 70.3 Mont Tremblant
25:15
2:19:21
1:24:39
4:13:23
97.3585
04:12:2397.36
3 May
1
IM 70.3 St. George
24:14
2:23:06
1:20:50
4:11:53
94.8882
04:09:5894.89
29 Mar
3
IM 70.3 California
24:12
2:28:00
1:23:43
4:19:52
84.1541
04:13:5084.15
1 Mar
1
IM 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
IM Arizona
50:14
4:45:33
3:16:05
8:55:47
83.6834
08:42:5983.68
12 Oct
7
IM Hawaii
54:06
4:55:13
3:16:35
9:10:19
94.9959
09:06:1395.00
24 Mar
12
IM Melbourne
21:54
4:56:49
3:29:03
8:51:33
0
--
2 Mar
1
IM 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
IM Arizona
50:17
4:53:41
3:18:12
9:06:41
79.4037
08:50:1879.40
3 Nov
4
IM Florida
52:44
4:47:00
3:22:52
9:08:28
70.2232
08:45:0170.22
13 Oct
DNF
IM Hawaii
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
09:16:03-
9 Sep
23
IM 70.3 World Championship
26:09
2:42:17
1:50:53
5:03:55
0
--
24 Jun
1
IM Coeur d'Alene
51:53
5:13:16
3:12:04
9:21:44
78.268
09:04:0078.27
29 Apr
1
IM St. George
52:42
5:57:14
3:18:23
10:12:59
68.0505
09:44:5768.05
4 Mar
1
IM 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
IM Arizona
51:46
4:53:36
3:10:18
9:00:14
83.3244
08:47:0383.32
5 Nov
3
ITU Long Distance
--:--
3:35:15
2:03:54
5:40:45
0
--
11 Sep
2
IM Wisconsin
53:07
5:15:31
3:34:51
9:50:45
50.8013
09:10:0950.80
28 Aug
3
IM 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
IM Arizona
51:21
5:07:46
3:11:33
9:15:01
67.6973
08:49:2267.70
9 Oct
26
IM Hawaii
58:00
5:31:57
3:28:11
10:04:02
29.7036
09:06:2529.70
29 Aug
1
IM Canada
49:59
5:09:33
3:10:14
9:13:46
73.31
08:52:2773.31
27 Jun
2
IM Coeur d'Alene
54:07
5:11:16
3:14:23
9:23:52
65.558
08:56:1065.56
1 May
2
IM 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
IM 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
2021
78
38
2020
265
25
2019
249
42
2018
244
47
2017
278
16
2016
296
4
2015
299
6
2014
297
5
2013
258
8
2012
240
10
2011
224
14
2010
206
13
2009
35
96
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2021
91
13
2020
182
10
2019
185
10
2018
178
25
2017
194
9
2016
197
6
2015
203
3
2014
205
2
2013
203
1
2012
194
2
2011
169
10
2010
162
8
2009
67
91
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2021
75
55
2020
171
46
2019
177
55
2018
177
52
2017
188
29
2016
198
14
2015
204
5
2014
203
7
2013
188
11
2012
165
24
2011
161
26
2010
142
31
2009
61
125
Run
Year
Points
Position
2021
71
52
2020
160
46
2019
144
75
2018
132
105
2017
144
82
2016
150
67
2015
157
45
2014
157
34
2013
119
52
2012
128
35
2011
137
23
2010
133
22
2009
15
131
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