Ben Collins

Professional Triathlete

In 2005, Ben graduated from Columbia University, where he was captain of the swim team, Academic All-Ivy League and an Ivy League champion in the Individual Medley. He then moved to Honolulu and worked for a small engineering firm, designing autonomous underwater vehicles. Though he originally began racing triathlons as a hobby, Ben was quickly pulled into the multisport lifestyle. He went pro in 2008 and soon found success, eventually as a member of the USA Triathlon National Team from 2010–2012.


3-time New York City Triathlon champion

4-time Half IM champion

First U.S. finisher at IM 70.3 World Champs ’14

Favorite Moment in History

The moment the bike was invented

Most Humbling Moment

My first U23 world qualifier in 2005… finished last

Cause

U.S. Association of Blind Athletes

Favorite Magazine

The Economist

Nickname

Muffin Man, because I started Ben’s Muffins and eat muffins every morning

Kid Goals

An astronaut or a mad scientist

Ben’s Training Partner

Forerunner® 935

“Garmin tech keeps getting smarter and smarter. The fact that the Forerunner 935 can use my training and VO2 max data over time to know if I’m under- or over-training is kinda mind‑blowing.”
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