Even if it is about short-course or long-course triathlon, debates about the most remarkable triathletes will also be there. Among the thousand competitors on different triathlons worldwide, we have compiled the most outstanding male triathletes that have ever graced the planet.
3. Javier Gomez
Hailing from Basel, Switzerland, Javier Gomez has grown up to become attached to sports, but mainly to football, swimming, and mountain climbing. When he turned 15, Gomez discovered triathlon and started a career out of it in the coming future.
With ITU championships in the years 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014, it is undeniable that Javier Gomez is something that everyone should be fearful of. By starting triathlon at an early age, Gomez practiced and utilized his body, allowing him to garner more championships and recognitions in his whole triathlon career. In 2014 and 2017, Gomez was able to snag the World Championship of Ironman 70.3. He is also ETU European Champion of the years 2007, 2009, 2012, 2016.
Lastly, everyone shouldn’t forget his most significant achievement in the Olympic Games 2012 when he received a silver medal out of his performance. Despite underperforming in recent years, Gomez is still a promising figure and someone that everyone should look forward to in the next Ironman competitions.
2. Dave Scott
Dave Scott repeatedly proves that with six ironman championships under his belt, his size and figure can bring him victories once capitalized correctly. Being born in California, Dave Scott has ever since shown love and interest in sports. The year 1978 marked the beginning of his Ironman career after being handed a flyer when he was racing in Hawaii. Ever since, Scott persevered and was able to perform better as the years pass by.
Despite not having more records other than his ironman participation, Scott remains a legend when talking about triathlon.
1. Mark Allen
If you’re a triathlete or even just a fan, you should’ve already known Mark Allen and some of his incredible feats. The California born legend won the France Nice Triathlon for ten consecutive times. This alone is more than enough to call Allen the greatest male triathlete, but of course, it is still a subjective take since enthusiasts and triathletes themselves have their standards when it comes to who to call the greatest.
Aside from the Nice Triathlon accomplishments, Allen has also been declared world champion of Ironman in the years 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, and 1995. Lastly, he also tried joining the ITU World Championship, which he emerged victorious in 1989, and the Powerman Zofingen, where he bagged the championship in 1993.