Matt Russell

American Professional Triathlete – Coach – Father


6th Ironman World Championships 2018

Proudly fighting against ALS

Ironman Foundation ambassador


Matt has been a professional triathlete since 2011 and is now one of the top American athletes at the ironman distance.

He was the Division 1 New England Champion in the 3000 steeplechase and started his multisport career as a duathlete with a win a 2008 ITU Duathlon National Championships.


DOB: March 19, 1983

Hometown: Lisbon, New York

Resides: Sarasota, Florida

Height: 5’11”

Weight: 168


When Matt was eight years old, his mother became ill with ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease. Throughout the five years that she battled the disease, he learned many valuable lessons from her, including how important determination and carrying a positive attitude are. He learned that the Lord has a plan for everyone at a very young age. In memory of his mother and to raise awareness, Matt always races with the ALS logo on his racing suit.

Race Results

  • Ironman Texas 70.3 7th
  • Ironman Texas 14th
  • Ironman Chattanooga 70.3 7th
  • Ironman Mont Tremblant 70.3 5th
  • Ironman Canada 3rd
  • Ironman Mont Tremblant 3rd
  • Ironman Chattanooga 2nd
  • Ironman World Championships 6th
  • Ironman Cozumel DNF Mechanical
  • Challenge Daytona Half 5th
  • Ironman Texas 70.3 3
  • Ironman North America Championships 12 The Woodlands, Texas
  • Ironman Gulf Coast 70.3 4
  • Ironman Chattanooga 70.3 5
  • Ironman European Championships 6 Frankfurt, Germany
  • Challenge Roth 9 One week after Ironman Frankfurt
  • Ironman Lake Placid 1
  • Ironman Chattanooga
  • Ironman World Championships