Julie Claire Dibens (born 4 March 1975 in Salisbury, England) is a professional triathlete. She represented Great Britain in the 2004 Summer Olympics and has won the 2009 Ironman 70.3 World Championship as well as the XTERRA Triathlon World Champion in 2007, 2008, and 2009. Dibens lives and trains in Boulder, Colorado.
Julie Dibens started her sporting career in Swimming, competing for Great Britain as a Junior in 1991. She then received a swimming scholarship for Louisiana State University (LSU). There, she obtained All American honors.
Whilst at LSU, she obtained two degrees:
- B.S. of Kinesiology
- M.S. Exercise Physiology
After her college eligibility finished, in 1997, she began training for triathlon.
Notable triathlon achievements
- Ironman Coeur D'Alene Champion - 2011
- Rev3 Quassy Champion - 2011
- XTERRA Triathlon World Championship 2nd - 2010
- Ironman World Championship 3rd - 2010
- 70.3 World Champion - 2009
- XTERRA Triathlon World Champion - 2007, 2008, 2009
- Abu Dhabi International Triathlon Champion - 2010, 2011
- UK Xterra Champion - 2007, 2008, 2009
- World Champion (amateur female) - 1998
- World Championships 8th - 2004
- Olympics 30th - 2004 Summer Olympics
- Great Britain Amateur of the Year - 1998
- USTS Series Champion - 1999
- European Championship Bronze Medalist - 2000
- British National Champion - 2007
- St. Croix 70.3 Champion - 2007
- UK 70.3 Champion - 2007
- Swiss 70.3 Champion - 2008
- London Triathlon Champion - 2008
- 2008 Ironman 70.3 World Championships 4th
- Boulder 5430 Long Course Champion - 2009
- Olympic Qualifier 2000 Summer Olympics
Dibens qualified for both the 2000 and 2004 Olympics. However, she was forced to withdraw from the 2000 Games because of a knee injury.
- "Julie Dibens". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 20 October 2010.
- Wilson, Steve (23 December 2009). "Julie Dibens thinks long and hard after XTERRA and 70.3 triathlon world titles". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 20 October 2010.
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