Meredith Kessler

Professional Triathlete


Meredith grew up in Columbus, Ohio and went on to receive a Division I athletic scholarship at Syracuse University, where she participated in field hockey and track. She entered her first Ironman two weeks after graduation. Since that first Ironman in 2000, Meredith has completed 59 full Ironman races all over the United States and the world. She is a 11 time full distance Ironman and 21 time half distance Ironman champion.

Outside of her career as a professional Ironman triathlete, Meredith takes pride in being the best wife, daughter, sister, friend and mentor that she can possibly be every day. Her family and friends are paramount in fueling her energies to compete at such an elite level.

She is authoring a series of manuals under the name ‘Life of a Triathlete’ ( The goal is to use her experience from the past twelve plus years of racing to help others achieve their goals.

Career Highlights

Ironman New Zealand – Five wins in a row – 2012-2016

Ironman Arizona – Three wins in a row – 2014-2016

11 x Ironman Champion

21 x Half Ironman Champion


Challenged Athletes Foundation

The Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF). For the past 6 years, Meredith has helped organize an annual indoor cycling event that has raised almost $700,000 for the foundation. This foundation enriches people’s lives so they are able to continue to thrive in sport even when they are facing adversity.

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