Which Triathletes Earned The Most Prize Money In 2016?

USA Triathlon debuted its prize money leaderboard last summer, letting the cash curious track top athlete earnings.

USA Triathlon debuted its prize money leaderboard last summer, letting the cash curious track top athlete earnings. It also shows which races have the biggest payouts (ITU’s overall rankings prize of $755,000 tops the chart, with the Ironman World Championship coming in second at $650,000 and the Island House Invitational coming in third at $500,000).

The leaderboard has its limits. The bonuses earned from Olympic medals aren’t included, and there don’t appear to be any XTERRA winnings included. Also, since sponsorship deals aren’t often made public, those earnings aren’t reflected. It’s still a fun tool that data geeks will love to mine. Despite her $20,000 XTERRA World Championship earnings not being included, Bermuda’s Flora Duffy (also the ITU world champion) tops the rankings after a busy season of racing. Olympic gold medalist Gwen Jorgensen (USA) likely earned sponsor bonuses, as well as $25,000 from the U.S. Olympic Committee, that are not included here and sits in second. Spain’s Mario Mola, the men’s ITU world champion, sits in third.

See the top 30 below and see the complete rankings here

1. Flora Duffy (BER) $224,125
2. Gwen Jorgensen (USA) $201,065
3. Mario Mola (ESP) $187,300
4. Daniela Ryf (SUI) $179,532
5. Jan Frodeno (GER) $159,282
6. Jonathan Brownlee (GBR) $142,513
7. Sebastian Kienle (GER)) $139,750
8. Richard Murray (RSA) $128,250
9. Lionel Sanders (CAN) $110,000
10. Holly Lawerence (GBR) $110,000
11. Fernando Alarza (ESP) $95,900
12. Timothy Reed (AUS) $89,500
13. Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) $88,250
14. Ai Ueda (JPN) $86,258
15. Terenzo Bozzone (NZL) $83,750
16. Alistair Brownlee (GBR) $79,500
17. Melissa Hauschildt (AUS) $79,000
18. Katie Zaferes (USA) $75,300
19. Patrick Lange (GER) $75,000
20. Cameron Dye (USA) $72,000
21. Heather Wurtele (CAN) $68,000
22. Helen Jenkins (GBR) $67,200
23. Heather Jackson (USA) $65,000
24. Caroline Steffen (SUI) $64,000
25. Jodie Stimpson (GBR) $63,900
26. Ben Hoffman (USA) $62,000
27. Jodie Swallow (GBR) $61,250
28. Kaisa Lehtonen (FIN) $61,000
29. Brent McMahon (CAN) $60,250
30. Sarah True (USA) $59,800