Siri Lindley - World Triathlon Hall of Fame

21 Sep, 2023
In 2023 World Triathlon inducts Siri Lindley of USA into the prestigious Hall of Fame. Inducted based on their extraordinary achievement during the evolution of the sport and World Triathlon. Siri Lindley was a talented sportsperson from a very young age, it wasn’t until after she had graduated from Brown University that she first discovered the sport that she would help define: triathlon. The initial attraction soon became a love affair, and Siri moved to the USA triathlon mecca of Boulder, Colorado, to fully immerse herself in the world of swim-bike-run. In the year 2000, six years after debuting as an Age Grouper at the 1994 World Championships, the 31-year-old had a breakthrough performance in Tiszaujvaros, Hungary where she finished second to Loretta Harrop. Just one week later, Lindley reached yet another milestone in Lausanne, Switzerland. That victory set in place a remarkable chain of results that meant within a year she was world number one, winning six consecutive World Cup races on route to becoming the 2001 World Champion. At the World Championships in Edmonton, Canada, Siri wore number 60 as she had to enter the race as a wildcard. Although she was last on the start list, Lindley captured the World Championship title with time to spare. Even with all her success, Lindley was never one to rest on her Laurels. Lindley retained the World Cup series title in 2002, with another dominant season winning 5 golds, 1 silver and a bronze. Lindley secured her last World Cup podium in Hamburg, Germany with a silver medal, and would finish the 2002 season as world number 1. She would race just once more, retiring from competition at the top, so she could pursue her next dream - helping other athletes follow in her footsteps. From first discovering the sport to reaching its pinnacle, and then giving others the tools to try and do the same, at every step of her journey, Siri Lindley has been an icon and an incredible ambassador for triathlon, earning her rightful place in the World Triathlon Hall of Fame.