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CHERIE GRUENFELD

  • Ironman: 27 races, 18 age group wins, 13 world titles, current world champion
  • Ironman 70.3 2012, 2014 world champion
  • Nine-time World #1-ranked Amateur Ironman Triathlete
  • 2000 WTC Female Age Grouper of the Year
  • 2001, 2007, 2014 USA Triathlon Female Grandmaster of the Year
  • Multiple-time USAT All-American Team (#1 Rank)
  • "Everyday Champion" featured on Wheaties Energy Crunch cereal box

Racing Season(Year)Age: 71Birthdate: 7-8-44Weight: 125 lbs
20151st placeVineman 70.3 (half Ironman)New Course Record
1st placeWildflower Long CourseNew Course Record
1st placeHonu 70.3New Course Record
1st placeNATIONAL OLYMPIC DISTANCE CHAMPIONSHIPNew Course Record
1st placeIRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPNew Course Record
20141st placeVineman 70.3 (half Ironman)New Course Record
1st placeSt. Croix 70.3New Course Record
1st placeHonu 70.3New Course Record
1st placeWORLD 70.3 CHAMPIONSHIPNew Course Record
1st placeIRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPNew Course Record
20131st placeBuffalo Springs 70.3New Course Record
1st placeWildflower Long CourseNew Course Record
1st placeHonu 70.3New Course Record
2nd PlaceWORLD 70.3 CHAMPIONSHIPNew Course Record
6th PlaceIRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPNew Course Record
20121st placeVineman 70.3 (half Ironman)Course Record Holder
1st placeSt. Croix 70.3New Course Record
1st placeHonu 70.3Course Record Holder
1st placeIRONMAN 70.3 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPNew Course Record
1st placeIRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPCourse Record Holder
20111st placeWildflower Long Course (half Ironman)Course Record Holder
1st placeHonu 70.3New Course Record
1st placeHITS half IronmanInaugural Record Holder

Remainder of season missed due to injury

Racing
Season(Year)
Age: 71Birthdate: 7-8-44Weight: 125 lbs
20101st placeIRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPNew Course Record
1st placeWildflower Long Course (half Ironman)Course Record Holder
1st placeHonu 70.3New Course Record
20091st placeIRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPNew Course Record
1st placeWildflower Half IronmanNew Course Record
1st placeSanta Barbara Long CourseNew Course Record
1st placeHonu 70.3New Course Record
1st placeVineman 70.3New Course Record
20081st placeIRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
1st placeArizona IronmanNew Course Record
2nd placeSanta Barbara Long Course
2nd placeBuffalo Springs Lake (Lubbock) 70.3
1st placeVineman 70.3New Course Record
20071st placeIRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
1st placeArizona IronmanNew Course Record
1st placeBuffalo Springs Lake (Lubbock) 70.3
1st placeVineman 70.3
1st placeSanta Barbara Long Course Tri

No races in 2006 season due to injury

Racing
Season(Year)
Age: 71Birthdate: 7-8-44Weight: 125 lbs
2005 3rd placeIRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
1st placeWildflower OlympicNew Course Record
1st placeXTerra Scramble
1st placeCamp Pendleton Olympic
1st placeVineman Half Ironman
1st placeSanta Barbara Long Course
1st placeDesert Sprint
2004 1st placeIRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
1st placeSt. Croix Half Ironman
1st placeBuffalo Springs Lake Half Ironman
1st placeVineman Half Ironman
1st placeDesert Triathlon
2003 2nd placeIRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
3rd placeOceanside/Ralph's Half Ironman
1st placeUtah Half Ironman
1st placeVineman Half Ironman
1st placeBuffalo Springs Half Ironman
2002 1st place Desert Triathlon
1st place Big Rock Triathlon
Utah Ironman (accident...out for remainder of season)
2001 1st Place IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
1st Place IRONMAN USA (Lake Placid) New Course Record (12:08)
1st Place Keauhou Half Ironman New Course Record (5:23)
1st Place Wildflower Half Ironman
1st Place Big Rock Triathlon
1st Place Desert Triathlon (Palm Springs)
2000 1st Place IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
1st Place Buffalo Springs ½ Ironman Overall Grand Master Winner
1st Place Los Angeles Triathlon
1st Place Big Bear Triathlon
1st Place Carlsbad Triathlon
1st Place Desert Triathlon (Palm Springs)
1999 1st Place IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
1st Place Ironman USA - Lake Placid (Inaugural)
1st Place Wildflower Half Ironman
1st Place Keauhou Half-Ironman New Course Record
1st Place Oceanside USTS Olympic Distance
1st Place Carlsbad Sprint Distance
1998 3rd Place IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
1st Place Keauhou Half-Ironman New Course Record
1st Place MetRx Lake Perris Half Ironman
1st Place Big Bear Triathlon
1st Place Ramona 5K First Female Overall
1st Place Mission Inn 10K
1st Place Redlands Classic Bicycle Race
1st Place Palm Springs Tram Road Challenge New Course Record
1st Place Desert Challenge 15K First Female Overall
2nd Place Wildflower Half-Ironman
2nd Place USTS Triathlon (San Diego)
2nd Place Carlsbad Triathlon
Three gold medals Senior Winter Olympic Games

Other Highlights

'97 EUROPEAN IRONMAN, GermanyNew Course Record (11:17)1st Place
'97 IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP3rd Place
'96 IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP2nd Place
'95 IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP1st Place
94 IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP1st Place
‘94 IRONMAN NEW ZEALAND2nd Place
‘93 IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP6th Place
’92 IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP9th Place
Furnace Creek 508 (Death Valley) First and only all-female team
Inside Triathlon’s All-American Team, 1995 - 2000

Ironman Age-Group Records Held:

World 70-74 (Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i) 14:03 2015
World 65-69 (Kailua-Kona, Hawaii):
13:16
2010
Europe 50-54 (Roth, Germany):
11:17
1996
United States 55-59 (Lake Placid):
12:08
2001

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