Spanning the sport's history, including short course, long course, non-drafting and draft legal, these are the top 25 female triathletes.

Also check out our list of the Top 25 Greatest Male Triathletes of All Time, and look out for Triathlete.com’s upcoming lists of the 20 Biggest Kona Meltdowns and 20 Greatest Gear Innovations of All Time.

Bob Babbitt, Oliver Baker, Adam Elder, Aaron Hersh, Liz Hichens, Julia Polloreno, Bethany Mavis and Jené Shaw contributed to this list.