Name: Taylor Knibb
Sport: Triathlon
Birthdate: Febuary 14, 1998
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
High School: Sidwell Friends School (Washington, D.C.), ‘16
College: Cornell University (current)

Career Highlights
2019 ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi, 4th
2018 ITU Under-23 World Champion
2018 ITU Triathlon World Cup Lausanne silver medalist
Two-time ITU Junior World Champion (2016, 2017)
2017 ITU World Triathlon Edmonton silver medalist
2017 USA Triathlon U23 National Champion
2017 Sarasota CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup bronze medalist
2016 Montreal ITU Triathlon World Cup bronze medalist
2016 Kitzbühel ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup gold medalist
2015, 2016 USA Triathlon Junior National Champion
2015 ITU Junior World Championships silver medalist

Personal

Taylor Knibb was inspired to become a triathlete after she watched her mom, Leslie Knibb, compete in an IRONMAN race and noticed the positive atmosphere. She tried a kids’ race and was hooked on the sport from there, working her way through USA Triathlon’s youth elite and junior elite pipelines. Up to this day, her favorite part of competing in triathlons is the camaraderie within the triathlon community, as well as the challenge of always growing and improving within the sport. In high school, she joined her school’s cross-country team while continuing to compete in triathlons. She was named the Washington D.C. Gatorade Cross Country Runner of the Year and the D.C. State Athletic Association Runner of the Year in both 2014 and 2015. She was the 2015 and 2016 USA Triathlon Junior Elite national champion, the 2015 ITU Junior World Championships silver medalist, and 2016 and 2017 ITU Junior world champion. Also, in 2017, she became the youngest woman to earn a spot on the podium at an ITU World Triathlon Series race after she won silver at the WTS stop in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Then in 2018, she earned the title of ITU Under-23 World Champion. Knibb considers the ITU Under-23 World Championships to be one of her favorite moments of her career because she accomplished a solid performance across all three disciplines. Knibb currently runs NCAA Division I cross-country and track & field at Cornell University, where she is pursuing a degree in psychology.

Elite Triathlon Career

2019: Placed fourth at ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi on March 8, just three seconds off the podium • Finished 5th at the World Triathlon Montreal, on June 29 • Finished in 41st at Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon, on July 6 • Finished in 21st at the ITU World Triathlon Edmonton, on July 20 • Teamed up with Summer Rappaport, Seth Rider and Morgan Pearson to earn bronze at the ITU World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series Edmonton, on July 21

2018: Earned her third career world title and first in the U23 division with a dominant victory at the ITU Under-23 World Championships in Gold Coast, Australia, on Sept. 12 • Finished 9th at ITU World Triathlon Montreal on August 25 • Claimed a silver medal at the ITU Triathlon World Cup Lausanne on August 18 • Placed 16th at ITU World Triathlon Edmonton on July 27 • Finished 19th at ITU World Triathlon Hamburg on July 14 • Placed 7th at the ITU Triathlon World Cup Tiszaujvaros on July 8 • Finished 19th at the ITU Triathlon World Cup Antwerp on June 17 • Placed 21st at ITU World Triathlon Leeds on June 10 • Finished 23rd at ITU World Triathlon Bermuda on April 28

2017:
Successfully defended her ITU Junior World Championships title in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on Sept. 14 • Placed seventh at ITU World Triathlon Montreal on Aug. 5 • Won her first ITU World Triathlon Series medal with a silver in Edmonton on July 28 • Won the USA Triathlon U23 National Championships in West Des Moines, Iowa, on July 9 • Placed fourth at the Cagliari ITU Triathlon World Cup on June 4 • Earned bronze at the Sarasota CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup on March 11

2016: Earned her first World Cup medal with a bronze in Montreal • Won gold at the ITU Junior World Championships in Cozumel, Mexico • Placed fourth with her team at the ITU Junior Mixed Relay World Championships in Cozumel, Mexico • Earned victories at CAMTRI American Cups in Clermont and Richmond and took silver at a CAMTRI in Sarasota • Took first place at the West Des Moines CAMTRI Junior American Championships • Won her second straight USA Triathlon Junior national title and took home the first-ever USA Triathlon High School National Championship title

2015: Earned a silver medal at the ITU Junior World Championships in Chicago • Won gold at the Monterrey CAMTRI Triathlon American Championships • Gold medalist at the Holten ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup • Won the USA Triathlon Junior National Championships

2014: Placed ninth at the ITU Junior World Championships in Edmonton, Canada • Earned silver at the Monterrey PATCO Youth Olympic Games Qualifier • Dallas PATCO Triathlon Pan American Championships junior bronze medalist • Took third at the USA Triathlon Junior National Championships