Kristian Blummenfelt

“The Sub7 project will raise the Iron distance racing we see today to another level. It is the biggest task you can challenge yourself with.”

Birth

14 / 02 / 94

Weight

77 kg/ 170 lbs

Height

174cm/ 5 ftin

Stats

BIRTHPLACE: Bergen, Norway

PROFESSIONAL SINCE: 2013

TRAINS IN: Norway, Spain, France

COACH: Arild Tveiten

ATHLETE CHARITY: Kristian Blummenfelt Foundation

Wins

World Record Holder Ironman 70.3 World Record Holder (3:25:21)
Ironman Three-time Ironman 70.3 Middle East Champion
1st Trophy 2019 ITU WTS Grand Final Champion
Olympian 2016 Rio Olympian
1st Trophy Four-time Norwegian National Triathlon Champion (2013, 2015, 2014, 2016)

Bio

Kristian Blummenfelt wants to win. That desire shows in how he trains (up to eight hours daily) and how he races: no holds barred, pedal to the metal. Perhaps that’s why he broke the 70.3 world record by five minutes in 2018 at the Ironman 70.3 Middle East Championships – then bested it by another three minutes the following year.

The Norwegian is rarely outside of the Top 10 racing the World Triathlon Series, and delivered on his promise with a breakthrough win in the WTS Grand Final in Lausanne in 2019. With a 13th place at Rio 2016, there’s no doubt Kristain harbours a burning desire to fulfill the potential many in the triathlon world have touted for a long time.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • IRONMAN 70.3 MIDDLE EAST CHAMPIONSHIP - BAHRAIN

    DECEMBER 2017

    In his first attempt at the half distance, Kristian beat a world-class field to claim the title. Three minutes behind multiple champion Terenzo Bozzone after the bike, he ran away to win by 38 seconds.

    Time: 3:40:24
    Position: 1

  • IRONMAN 70.3 MIDDLE EAST CHAMPIONSHIP - BAHRAIN

    DECEMBER 2018

    A year later, Kristian didn’t just defend his title – he cut a whopping 11 minutes from his 2017 time over a revised, flatter course. Leading a Norwegian clean sweep of the podium, this was his first win of the season.

    Time: 3:29:04
    Position: 1

  • IRONMAN 70.3 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - NICE, FRANCE

    SEPTEMBER 2019

    A week after winning the World Triathlon Series Grand Final in Switzerland, Kristian again displayed his long-distance pedigree with 4th place in a stacked field behind winner and countryman Gustav Iden.

    Time: 3:59:21
    Position: 4

  • IRONMAN 70.3 MIDDLE EAST CHAMPIONSHIP, BAHRAIN

    DECEMBER 2019

    Another trip to Bahrain, another scorching race. with Kristian writing himself into the history books with a new world record for the 70.3 distance and a 3rd straight win in the Kingdom.

    Time: 3:25:21
    Position: 1

proudly raising money for the Kristian Blummenfelt Foundation

Athlete News

PTO SUPPORTS THE SUB7 AND SUB8 PROJECT

PTO SUPPORTS THE SUB7 AND SUB8 PROJECT

The Pho3nix Foundation today announced their partnership with the Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) for their ground-breaking Sub7 Sub8 Project.

Alistair and Kristian explain why they signed up

Alistair and Kristian explain why they signed up

For Alistair Brownlee and Kristian Blummenfelt, the Sub7 Project is a unique opportunity to explore the limits of human endurance, bring the sport of triathlon to the world, and inspire a new generation to go for their dreams.

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