Julie Dibens

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Julie at New York Tri 2007

Julie Claire Dibens (born 4 March 1975 in Salisbury, England) is a 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 lives and trains in Boulder, Colorado.


Julie Dibens started her sporting career in Swimming, competing for Great Britain as a Junior in 1991.[citation needed] She then received a swimming scholarship for Louisiana State University (LSU).[2] There, 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[edit]

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


  1. ^ a b "Julie Dibens". Sports Reference LLC. 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". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 20 October 2010.

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