Paula Newby-Fraser

Triathlon

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Paula Newby-Fraser was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2009.

Paula Newby-Fraser is considered one of the greatest triathletes to ever have competed. She has won more Ironmans than other legends like Mark Allen, Erin Baker and Dave Scott. Newby-Fraser won eight Ironman World Championships between 1986 and 1996 and has 24 total Ironman career wins. The world record she set for the Ironman distance stood for nearly 15 years. Newby-Fraser has earned multiple honors in addition to her championship titles, as she was named "Professional Sportswoman of the Year" in 1990 by the Women's Sports Foundation, the "Greatest Triathlete in History" by Triathlete magazine in 1999, and "Female Pro Athlete of the Decade" by the L.A. Times for the 1980s. She also was named one of the top five professional female athletes of the past 25 years (1972-1997) by the United States Sports Academy.

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