Jordan Rapp was a professional triathlete for over 10 years. He is the 2011 ITU Long Distance World Champion and a 6x Ironman® champion. A mechanical engineer from Princeton University (’02), where he was a lightweight rower, Jordan brought technical precision to all aspects of the sport. He works as the Chief Technology Officer for, the leading triathlon website in the world, and wrote a featured column for LAVA magazine from its inception in 2010 until its final issue in 2017.

He burst onto the scene in 2009 with victories at both Ironman® Canada and Ironman® Arizona. In 2010, he was the victim of a near fatal accident while riding his bike when he was hit by a car and left for dead.

Storming back in 2011, he won the inaugural Leadman Epic 250 in Las Vegas, Ironman® Canada, and the ITU Long Distance World Championships in Las Vegas and was the recipient of the 2011 USA Triathlon Inspirational Comeback award & the USOC Athlete of the Month for November 2011. In 2012, he won Ironman® Texas and the US Ironman® Championships in New York City and was named USA Triathlon’s “Non-Drafting/Non-Olympic Male Athlete of the Year.” Most recently, he won the 2015 Ironman® Mont-Tremblant.

He now works full-time as a Technical Game Designer at Respawn Entertainment on Apex Legends. When not behind the keyboard, he can be found riding and racing his bike.

Notable Race Results

1st – 2011 ITU Long Distance World Championship (Las Vegas/Henderson, NV)

1st – 2015 Ironman® Mont-Tremblant (Mont-Tremblant, QC, CAN)

1st – 2012 Ironman® New York City / US Championships (New York, NY)

1st – 2012 Ironman® Texas (The Woodlands, TX)

1st – 2011 Ironman® Canada (Penticton, BC, CAN)

1st – 2009 Ironman® Arizona (Tempe, AZ)

1st – 2009 Ironman® Canada (Penticton, BC)

1st – 2012 Leadman Epic 250 Bend (Bend, OR)

1st – 2011 Leadman Epic 250 Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV)

Feature photo © Eric Wynn