Ben Kanute - 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Champion silver medallist

Ben Kanute United States

Birthdate 14 December 1992
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Marital Status Single
Nationality American
Represents United States
Residence United States
Started Triathlon 2019
Professional Since 2019

Career Higlights


  • 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Championship silver

  • 2016 Rio Olympics

  • 2016 World Triathlon Series Mixed Relay Gold medallist

  • 2017 World Triathlon Series Mixed Relay silver medallist

  • 2018 Ironman 70.3 Texas champion
2017 Ironman 70.3 World Champion silver medallist
2017 Ironman 70.3 World Champion silver medallist

Ben Kanute shocked the triathlon world when he nearly got away from favorite Javier Gomez with the 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Championship. Though Ben was pipped halfway through the run leg, the young American held on to take silver, his performance a strong statement of things to come. To cap the year, he clinched the win over the multi-stage Island House Triathlon with a sprint finish over Terenzo Bozzone.

 

Avid followers of the sport would not have been as surprised. Ben is one of America’s first athletes to come up through the youth triathlon club model rather than the usual collegiate recruitment pathway and as a result is one of the fastest elite athletes USA Triathlon has produced. Contributing to the country’s first Mixed Relay world championship win in 2016 with the fastest individual split, taking mixed relay team silver in 2017, and racing on the Super League Triathlon circuit, expect to see this streak of racing red out in front all day.


Results

Date Event Athlete Media Status Position
2019 Mar 08
WTS Abu Dhabi AE Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Ben Kanute 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Champion silver medallist
American
Finished 29th
2018 Sep 29
Super League Triathlon GB Jersey, United Kingdom
Ben Kanute 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Champion silver medallist
American
Finished 9th
2018 Sep 23
Beijing Triathlon CN Beijing, China
Ben Kanute 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Champion silver medallist
American
Finished 5th
2018 Sep 02
Ironman 70.3 World Championship - Men ZA Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Ben Kanute 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Champion silver medallist
American
Finished 4th
2018 Jul 15
Ben Kanute 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Champion silver medallist
American
Finished 3rd
2018 Jul 01
New York City Triathlon US New York, United States
Ben Kanute 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Champion silver medallist
American
Finished 1st
2018 Jul 01
New York City Triathlon US New York, United States
Ben Kanute 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Champion silver medallist
American
Finished 1st
2018 Jun 24
Philadelphia Escape Triathlon US Philadelphia, United States
Ben Kanute 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Champion silver medallist
American
Finished 2nd
2018 Jun 03
Escape from Alcatraz US , United States
Ben Kanute 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Champion silver medallist
American
Finished 1st
2018 Apr 28
Ben Kanute 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Champion silver medallist
American
Finished 35th
2018 Apr 08
Ironman 70.3 Texas US Texas, United States
Ben Kanute 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Champion silver medallist
American
Finished 1st
2018 Mar 02
WTS Abu Dhabi AE Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Ben Kanute 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Champion silver medallist
American
Finished 19th

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2019 Mar 10

Gold and Silver relay medals for Gentle and Kanute

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Ashleigh Gentle and Ben Kanute helped bring gold and silver to Australia and the USA respectively at WTS Abu Dhabi in the Mixed Team Relay event. With team results counting toward qualifying for individual spots at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, the two are that much closer to making the Olympic dream a reality.
2019 Mar 06
Olympic hopefuls line up in Abu Dhabi for season opener

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Bahrain Endurance 13 Team Olympic hopefuls head to Abu Dhabi for the start of the World Triathlon Series. Vicky Holland, Vincent Luis, Ashleigh Gentle, and Ben Kanute are set to compete across the sprint distance in the elite individual event, and are major contenders for selection into their nations’ respective mixed relay teams in the event’s debut in Abu Dhabi.
2019 Feb 24
Winning weekend for BE13

Sunday, February 24, 2019

It was a winning weekend for Bahrain Endurance 13 as Vincent Luis took the men’s title at the Super League Triathlon Grand Final in Singapore, and Lauren Parker shone at the Oceania Paratriathlon Championships Newcastle, her first race in the campaign to qualify for the Olympics in 2020.
2019 Feb 20
Tokyo 2020 campaigns start this weekend

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Bahrain Endurance 13’s Tokyo 2020 hopefuls kick off their season this weekend in the Asia-Pacific region with races in Singapore and in Australia.

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