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: Pho3nix Foundation

Wins

Ironman 2021 Ironman World Champion (May 8, 2022)
Olympic gold medalist 2020 Olympic Champion
World Triathlon champion 2021 World Triathlon Champion
Ironman Ironman World Record (7:21:12)
Ironman Ironman 70.3 World Record (3:25:21)
Ironman Three-time Ironman 70.3 Middle East Champion

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. It’s how 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.

In 2021 the Norwegian stormed his way into the history books, becoming the first male athlete to win both Olympic and world championship titles in the same year. In November, he created more history by setting the fastest iron distance time (7:21:12) ever recorded on debut, at Ironman Cozumel. His accomplishments continued in 2022, becoming the Ironman World Champion St George on debut, and only his second Ironman.

 

 

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

  • TOKYO OLYMPIC GAMES

    JULY 2021

    Kristian Blummenfelt bested a world-class field in Tokyo’s hot and humid conditions to become the Olympic champion and Norway’s first gold medalist in triathlon.

    Time: 1:45:04
    Position: 1

  • WORLD TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

    AUGUST 2021

    By winning the World Triathlon Championship Series Grand Final in Edmonton Canada to clinch the #1 ranking and world champion title. The Norwegian storms into the history books to become the first male athlete to win both Olympic and world titles in the same year.

    Time: 1:44:14
    Position: 1

  • IRONMAN COZUMEL

    NOVEMBER 2021

    Kristian ran away not only with a win on debut at Ironman Cozumel, but also a new best time over the iron distance. The Norwegian registered a resounding victory in Mexico to become the first male in history to win an Olympic gold medal, the World Triathlon championship, and an Ironman in the same year.His race time was 15 minutes clear of the next competitor.

    Time: 7:21:12
    Position: 1

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