Andy Potts

  • United States
  • Born: 1976

2 x World Cup Champion
World Team Champion 2006
2004 Olympian
4 x USA Triathlete of the Year
1995-97 Member of USA National Swim team
2005 ITU Madiera, POR Triathlon World Championships- 11th place, qualified for Olympic Games
2005 #9 Ranked in the world
2006 #3 Ranked in the world
2007 Pan American Games Champion, Rio de Janeiro
2007 World Champion (70.3 distance)
30 x 70.3 Champion
8 x Ironman Champion

Andy Potts began as a swimmer at the University of Michigan. A six-time NCAA All-American, Potts had finished fourth in the 400 individual medley at the 1996 Olympic trials. After making the Wolverines’ track team as a walk-on his senior year, he graduated in 2000 and began a career in corporate sales. Two years later, he bought a racing bike and entered a sprint triathlon in Colorado.

Shortly, Potts solidified his status as a new comer to look out for with a top 15 placing at the World Championships in Maderia, Portugal. As a result, the former swimmer was able to realize a life long dream of competing in the Olympic Games(Athens 2004) after ony 22 months in the sport of triathlon. In Athens, Potts was first out of the water.

In 2005, Potts continued to show improvemnt in the sport of triathlon.  He finished the year ranked 9th in the world. 

His breakthrough performance came in July of 2005.  At the Edmonton World Cup, Potts bested a classy field to win his first World Cup of his young career. Bolstered by his first World Cup victory in Edmonton, CAN, Potts made his statement that he was a bonifide contender for any race. 

Potts has started off 2006 right where he left off 2005.  Potts has reached the podium three times in 2006, including a victory in New Plymouth on the last race of the season.  Including his three poduim finishes he finished in the top 5 a remarkable six times (1st in New Plymouth, 2nd in Mazatlan, 3rd in Ishigaki, 4th in Corner Brook and Salford, and 5th in Hamburg).

Potts finished the year ranked 3rd in the World.

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2017 Penticton ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships
27 Aug, 2017 - Elite Men - 05:27:25
2014 USA Middle Distance Triathlon National Championships
05 May, 2014 - Elite Men - 03:47:33
2011 Guatape ITU Triathlon World Cup
06 Nov, 2011 - Elite Men - 01:04:11
2009 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series Washington, DC
21 Jun, 2009 - Elite Men - 01:49:51
2008 Hy-Vee ITU Triathlon World Cup
22 Jun, 2008 - Elite Men - 01:55:26
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Athens 2004 Olympic Games
2004-08-25 - Elite Men - 01:55:36
2007 Rio de Janeiro Pan American Games
2007-07-15 - Elite Men - 01:52:31
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Athlete Fact Sheet
Given Name Andy
Family Name Potts
Representing USA
Para triathlon Class PTWC
Para triathlon Subclass
Year of Birth 1976
Place of Birth Hershey, Pennsylvania
Residence Colorado Springs
Coach Mike Doane
Sponsors Infinit, Altra, Dimond, Kask, ISM, Vision, HUUB, CEP, Hyperice, Shimano, Marc Pro
Hobbies Watching sports, especially college football and reading
Twitter @Andy_Potts
World Triathlon Athlete ID 5300
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