Kirsten Kasper

United States of America
Kirsten Kasper
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Overall TBA
Podiums 4
Wins 1
Races 3

Kasper makes a welcome and highly-anticipated return to Super League Triathlon action after a five-year absence, looking to recapture the form of her previous SLT appearances.

In three outings in Jersey, Malta and Mallorca in 2018, the US triathlete was never off the podium, with her consistent swim, bike and run talents proving perfectly suited to the no-let-up pace of SLT racing.

Previously a cross-country champion from Georgetown University in Washington DC, where she completed a Masters in Sports Industry Management, Kasper only started triathlon in 2014, but quickly took to the sport and showed the potential to compete at elite level.

Within two years she’d achieved four top 10 World Triathlon Series finishes and taken it up another level in 2017 with third place in WTS Yokohama before a fourth-place in the season-ending Grand Final in Rotterdam.

Having established herself as a potent threat on the World Series, Kasper started 2018 in style with a first World Cup in New Plymouth, New Zealand before rounding out the season in style with a fifth place in the Grand Final on Australia’s Gold Coast.

Kasper also excelled in the team mixed relay, helping the USA win the 2016 world title, and following it up with silver in 2017 and bronze a year later.

The sport has been more challenging in recent years as the 31-year-old has battled injury and illness issues, but she has bounced back from the disappointment of missing the Tokyo Olympics with more top 10 performances on the World Series.

Last year, a ninth place in Yokohama and sixth in Cagliari were among the highlights as Kasper finished 12th in the series rankings, and this year a return to Japan for eighth has been the standout result.

There was another highlight off the racecourse in 2022, as she married Matthew Sharpe, an Olympic triathlete from Canada who also competed in the SLT series in 2018. The couple now train out of the popular location of Boulder, Colorado, with Sharpe focusing more on non-drafting long course events.

Kasper will line up in Super League as part of the all-American RTS Warriors who with a strong women’s contingent including Taylor Spivey and Summer Rappaport will be hoping to support an inexperienced men’s team to make their mark on the leaderboard.

Race Results

Championship Season 23
Rank #19
Points 5

Results posted shortly after the race may contain errors.

RR - Race Ready | TBD - To Be Determined | DNS - Did Not Start | DNF - Did Not Finish

Championship Season 18 »
Rank #5
Points 51
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World Triathlon Ranking
World Triathlon Starts
World Triathlon Podiums
World Triathlon Wins
32 (1991)
63kg (138.9 lbs)
1.73m (5'8")

Race Appearances

Championship 2018

Mallorca 3-4 Nov 2018

Championship 2018

Malta 26-28 Oct 2018

Championship 2018

Jersey 28-30 Sep 2018

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