8-Time Ironman Triathlon World Champion
1990 Professional Sportswoman of the Year
One of Top 5 Pro Female Athletes of Last 25 Years
"Greatest All- Around Female Athlete in the World"
Paula Newby-Fraser is the only triathlete to transcend the sport. Certainly, she is the greatest triathlete of all time: Her 24 Ironman Championships are more than twice that won by triathlon legends Mark Allen & Erin Baker (8 each) and Dave Scott (7). Her 1988 Ironman finish (11th overall) has been called the "greatest performance in endurance sports his-tory". The Los Angeles Times, e-xtra and ABC's Wide World of Sports have acclaimed Paula "The Greatest All-Around Female Athlete in the World".
The Women's Sports Foundation named Paula it's 1990 " Professional Sportswoman of the Year", the most prestigious international award given to female athletes each year. The United States Sports Academy, CNN & USA Today! named Paula as one of top 5 professional women athletes of the last 25 years (1972-97).
- 8-Time Ironman Triathlon World Champion 1996, 1994, 1993,1992, 1991, 1989, 1988, 1986
- 24 Ironman Triathlon Career Wins(1986-2004)
- Ironman World Record Holder (8:50:24)
- "Professional Sportswoman of the Year " Women's Sports Foundation(1990)
- Named "Greatest Triathlete in History" Triathlete Magazine (1999)
- Named "Greatest All-Around Female Athlete in the World"ABC's Wide World of Sports & Los Angeles Times
- Named "Female Pro Athlete of the Decade" Los Angeles Times for 1980's
The Top 5 Professional Female Athletes of the past 25 years (1972-97) as named by the United States Sports Academy from data collected from a CNN & USA Today! poll
- Martina Navratilova
- Steffi Graf
- Chris Evert
- Billie Jean King
- Paula Newby-Fraser
Awards & Accolades
- Voted "Athlete of the Decade" by Readers of Active.com with 68% of the Vote
- Inducted into The San Diego Hall of Champions Breitbard Hall of Fame
- Listed #60 Sports Illustrated for Women’s Greatest Female Athletes of the century
- Named "GREATEST OF ALL -TIME" by Triathlete Magazine