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Timothy O’Donnell

Professional Triathlete

Timothy O’Donnell is one of the world’s most successful and experienced American long-course triathletes. As a professional, he has earned 50-plus podium finishes, including more than 20 wins at major events throughout the world. His sporting career began when he joined his first swim team at the age of 5. He continued to shine in the pool during his school years. Since making the decision to focus exclusively on triathlons, he has been a full-time professional triathlete — training, racing and serving as an ambassador of the sport through organisations such asTeam RWB.

Third place IM World Championship (2015)

58 professional podiums

ITU Long Distance world champion



Married to Mirinda (Rinny) Carfrae, 3‑time IM world champ




Stay humble, stay hungry

Most humbling Moment

Having my wife run by me on the Queen K as I limped to the finish line at Kona, 2014

Kid Goals

Wanted to be a swimmer and a doctor


B.S., naval architecture; M.Eng., ocean engineering


Team Red, White & Blue

Favourite Snack


Timothy’s Favourite Device

Forerunner® 935

"I use 935’s advanced running dynamics features to monitor my form and become a more efficient runner. When you hit the run 6 hours into a race, even the smallest efficiencies make a huge difference and can put you on the podium."
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