Sam Appleton

Sam Appleton

Multiple x Ironman 70.3 Champion

Storming into the limelight of middle distance (half) racing in 2015 with a slew of wins, Sam Appleton has proved he is the next generation front man to watch. This 25 year old Byron Bay, Australian comes from a swim background which was clear in his early days of racing. In 2009 Sam was selected to be a part of the New South Wales Institute of Sport and represented his nation at numerous elite events across Australia and Europe at the ITU level. After a year off from triathlon in 2011 to further his education, “Appo” made the switch to long distance racing and hasn’t looked back since.

Known initially as a swim-biker, like many other promising young Australians, Appo started working with fellow Australian and competitor Tim Reed.  Since 2015 Sam has consistently performed at a champion level on the Ironman 70.3 professional circuit recording 9 wins and a slew of podiums.   What’s most impressive is that he has consistently performed well against the best athletes in the world.   Appo has relocated to Boulder, Colorado as part of his commitment to win an Ironman world title.  

Sam is extremely intelligent and patient, waiting till the right time to step up to full Ironman racing.  He speaks well and has already cemented long term partnerships from experienced industry companies.  #Millennial  #AussieStyle

Appo by the Numbers

  • 18 Age when Sam began racing as a professional

  • 1st 70.3 win came in 2013 at Canberra at age 23

  • 6 Wins out of 8 in 2015 (one of the non-wins was a 2nd)

  • 2 Role models that he beat at IM Cairns 70.3 (Craig ‘Crowie’ Alexander and Tim Reed – coach)

  • 2 Times Sam has since beat Crowie