Katrina Matthews

Katrina Matthews

NATIONALITY
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British

REPRESENTS
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United Kingdom

RESIDENCE
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United Kingdom

Birthdate

13 March 1991


Started Triathlon

2015


Professional Since

2019



Career Highlights

2023

2nd, Ironman 70.3 World Championship

2022

2nd, Ironman World Championship St. George

2022

Qualified Ironman World Championship Hawaii

2021

4th, Ironman 70.3 World Championship

2021

Fastest British female over the Ironman-branded distance (8:40:50)

2021

Winner, Ironman UK Bolton

2020

Winner, Ironman Florida

2021

2nd, Ironman North American Championship Tulsa

2020

National Champion, RTTC National 100-Mile Time Trial Championships

2019

European Champion, ETU Middle Distance Championships

Vice Ironman World Champion, Ironman Champion and first women under Sub8 for an Ironman

Kat Matthews is an Ironman and Ironman 70.3 Vice World champion, European and National champion, and fastest British female in an Ironman-branded race. She is also the first woman to finish a full distance triathlon in under eight hours, making history at the Pho3nix Sub8 Project, Powered by Zwift.

The Army physiotherapist began exploring triathlon from the grassroots level, rising from sprint races to winning middle distance races outright as an amateur to earn her pro card. In her first pro race over the full distance she placed fourth at the 2019 Ironman Western Australia in 8hrs53. It was the last time she finished off the podium in an Ironman.

Despite the limited racing available in 2020, her second year as a pro, she began picking up steam with wins at Ironman Florida and Ironman 70.3 Tallinn. She also claimed the national title for the 100-mile cycling time trial. Succeeding years saw her win her second Ironman title, bring her Ironman 70.3 title count to three, and place second at her debut Ironman World championship in St. George.

Kat has a penchant for pushing her limits; taking on the Pho3nix Sub8 when former contender Lucy Charles-Barclay dropped out due to injury a scant two months before race day. Racing over the full distance with a team of 10 pacemakers, top-of-the-line equipment and the finesse and consistency in execution that is a hallmark of her racing style, she stopped the clock at 7:31:54, two minutes ahead of triathlon legend Nicola Spirig.

Results

Date Race Location Status Position
Dec82023
Ironman 70.3 Middle East Championship - 2023
 FlagBahrain, Bahrain
Finished First
Oct142023
Ironman World Championship, Kona - 2023
 FlagKailua Kona, United States
Did Not Finish -
Aug262023
Ironman 70.3 World Championship Women - 2023
 FlagLahti, Finland
Finished Second
Aug52023
PTO US Open Milwaukee - 2023
 FlagMilwaukee, United States
Finished 7th
Apr222023
Ironman Texas - 2023
 FlagTexas, United States
Finished First
Apr12023
Ironman 70.3 Oceanside - 2023
 FlagOceanside, United States
Finished Third

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