Ben
Kanute

Ben Kanute is an Olympian and world class triathlete. He took home several victories in 2019 including Oceanside and came top 10 in the Ironman 70.3 World Championships. Ben graduated from University of Arizona in 2014 and dove into a professional triathlete career. Watch for great things from Ben in 2020.

Date of birth

14/12/1992

From
United States
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Tell us about your greatest achievement as an athlete.

Qualifying for the Olympic Games by running fast and not relying on my usual swim or bike strength. It was at Yokohama WTS and the swim and bike are not as separating, so I had to run fast to secure my spot, and prove everyone wrong who labeled me as just a swim/biker. This was one of my first real breakthroughs as a professional triathlete.

If you could have a dinner party with any three people in the world, alive or dead, who would you pick?

Always a difficult question! Muhammad Ali, Teddy Roosevelt, and a great great grandma or grandpa.

What is your favorite family tradition?

Thanksgiving brunch.