Norwegian Kristian Blummenfelt stands alone as the only triathlete to hold the Olympic, World Triathlon and Ironman World Champion's titles at the same time. Known for his intense training regime, which can go up to eight hours a day, Kristian realized a lifelong dream when he won the Olympic gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. He followed that up by winning the World Triathlon Championship. After that, Kristian turned his attention to the full Ironman distance and stunned the triathlon world when he won his first ever Ironman event in Cozumel, Mexico, with a record-setting time of 7:21:12. In 2022 he made history once again, winning the Ironman World Championship race in St. George, Utah. Having captured every major title in triathlon, Kristian then took on a new challenge, the Pho3nix Sub7 event, an effort to complete an Ironman distance event in under 7 hours. Working with pacers, he shattered the mark with a time of 6:44:26. Kristian races on the CADEX Tri frameset with a full quiver of CADEX WheelSystems he uses for training and racing.
|February 14, 1994
2022: Pho3nix Sub7 Winner (world record fastest time ever for an Ironman distance); Ironman 70.3 World Champion (St. George, Utah)
2021: Ironman World Champion (held May 2022 at St. George); Olympic Gold Medalist; 1st at WTCS Yokohama; 1st at Lisbon World Cup
2020: Olympic Gold Medalist (Held in 2021 at Tokyo Games)
2019: 1st at WTCS Grand Final Lausanne; 1st at Ironman 70.3 Middle East Championships
2018: 4 podium finishes in ITU World Triathlon Series (3 silver medals, 1 bronze)
|Intro to triathlon
|I grew up as a swimmer who never learned "how to swim," but I had a huge engine. So my swim coach back then thought I had much bigger talent outside of the pool and advised me to give triathlon a try... Since then, triathlon has been my life.
|Goals for the future
|Win another Olympic gold medal in Paris 2024
|Olav Aleksander Bu
|Favorite CADEX product
|CADEX Gold Signature Edition WheelSystem
|What do you carry on a long ride?
|My phone and Airpods
|Favorite place to train
|Font Romeu, France
|Indoor cycling, or brave the winter conditions?
|Or escape the winter for a training camp in a warm place, ha ha! We normally do lots of camps over the winter, but the efficiency and simplicity of riding on a trainer is really good, too.
|Dream vacation spot
|Films or TV you love
|Words to live by
|It hurts more to lose