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Julie Dibens

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Julie at New York Tri 2007

Julie Claire Dibens (born 4 March 1975 in Salisbury, England) is a former professional triathlete. She represented Great Britain in the 2004 Summer Olympics[1] and has won the 2009 Ironman 70.3 World Championship as well as the XTERRA Triathlon World Champion in 2007, 2008 and 2009.[2] Dibens retired as a professional triathlete and is now a full time triathlon coach. She lives in Boulder, Colorado, USA.



Dibens started her sporting career in swimming, competing for Great Britain as a junior in 1991.[citation needed] She then received a swimming scholarship from Louisiana State University (LSU)[2] where she obtained All American honors.[citation needed]

Whilst at LSU, she obtained two degrees:[citation needed]

  • B.S. of kinesiology
  • M.S. exercise physiology

After her college eligibility finished, in 1997, she began training for triathlon.

Notable triathlon achievements


Dibens qualified for both the 2000 and 2004 Olympics but was forced to withdraw from the 2000 Games because of a knee injury.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b "Julie Dibens". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 20 October 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d e Wilson, Steve (23 December 2009). "Julie Dibens thinks long and hard after XTERRA and 70.3 triathlon world titles". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 1 January 2010. Retrieved 20 October 2010.