Tim DeBoom

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Tim DeBoom
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Men's Triathlon
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Ironman World Championship
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2001 Men's race
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2002 Men's race
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2000 Men's race
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1999 Men's race

Tim DeBoom (born November 4, 1970, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa), is a retired professional triathlete from Boulder, Colorado, from 1995 to 2012. During that tenure, DeBoom participated in hundreds of triathlons around the world, winning both short course and long course triathlons. After a 10th place finish in the Hawaii Ironman in 1995, DeBoom focused on long distance racing, eventually winning the Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Hawaii twice (2001 & 2002). [1]


Toward the end of his triathlon career, DeBoom won the infamous Norseman triathlon, becoming the first non-European man to achieve the feat. He completed the three part race in 11 hours, 18 minutes and 52 seconds.

Tim was inducted into the Hawaii Ironman Hall of Fame in 2019.

DeBoom graduated from the University of Iowa with Bachelor of Science degrees in exercise physiology and anatomy.

Personal Life: Tim is married to Nicole (Molzahn) DeBoom (Dec 28, 1996) and has one daughter, Wilder DeBoom.


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  1. Norcross, Don (October 20, 2002). "DeBoom repeats as champion". The San Diego Union-Tribune . Retrieved October 25, 2009.