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Andreas Dreitz

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89
World Rank
14
National
83
Swim
67
Bike
92
Run
Germany
Weight
77kg
Height
1.83m
Age
35
DOB
31 Dec 1988
Swim
Sailfish
Bike
Wilier
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Andreas Dreitz

As dream wins go, there can't be many better than Andreas Dreitz's victory at Challenge Roth in 2019.

The first Franconian to triumph in his home event, Dreitz had followed triathlon's most-spectated event as a fan for years - hoping that one day he might be able to take part.

As he began to make his mark in triathlon, those thoughts started to develop: "One day I said I want to start here - and then as I got better I dreamt that I might one day win it."

After multiple middle-distance victories, his first appearance at Roth as an athlete came in 2018, and he made quite an impact - chasing home compatriot Sebastian Kienle to take second place.

That was only his second-ever race at the full-distance - he'd won on his debut at IRONMAN Italy Emilia-Romagna in September 2017.

Coming back to Roth 12 months later, many would have felt the pressure and expectation from the 250,000-strong crowd hoping for another home winner. But Dreitz positively thrived on it.

Surging into the lead on the bike, he never let his rivals (which included record-breaking pro cyclist Cameron Wurf) get into the race.

He ran into the record books with an overall time of 7:59:02, winning by over three minutes.

"I've watched this race as a fan on so many occasions, seeing incredible performances, and it's a dream come true - especially with so many family and friends here to see it," he said as the emotion started to sink in.

Contrasting fortunes at two iconic races

Andreas - or Andi as he likes to be known - took part in his first triathlon in 2008, aged 19.

He grew up in the north of Bavaria and running was an initial passion at school, taking part in 1km races on the track.

Cycling - his strong suit to this day - soon followed and again there were local races to hone his skills.

But with many of his training buddies also involved in triathlon, it was no surprise he soon joined them.

It meant lots of work on his swimming in the early days, but things were going in the right direction as his first race, close to home, saw him finish seventh and win 35 Euros in prize money. He was hooked!

Within a few years he'd turned professional and he didn't have long to wait for his first victories, finishing first at Challenge Fuerteventura and IRONMAN 70.3 Mallorca in 2014.

That year also saw him win the slightly shorter Citytriathlon Heilbronn and set a new world record split on the 70.3 bike course in Challenge Bahrain, where he finished second.

The progress continued over the next couple of years too. 2015 generated two more 70.3 triumphs at IRONMAN Raleigh and Mallorca, as well as a first top-10 at the 70.3 World Championship at Zell Am See.

The tally rose to five middle-distance wins in 2016 - Challenge Denmark plus four more IRONMAN events, including Mallorca for the third year in a row and Wiesbaden, which saw him crowned European Champion.

On the back of that incredible run of success, a new era began in 2017 as Dreitz also started to focus on full-distance races.

"You're close to the limit pretty much throughout at 70.3, and they're fun to race," he explains. "But there are different challenges at 140.6 - it's steadier, smoother and you need to race smart."

And he did just that as he claimed victory at the very first attempt at IRONMAN Italy Emilia-Romagna in September. He carved out a lead of over 13 minutes on the bike and then produced a 2:51:53 marathon to stop the clock in 8:03:29.

Talk about putting down a marker - and that also qualified him for his first shot at the World Championship at Kona the following year.

It meant that going into 2018, he had designs on the two biggest events at iron-distance - Hawaii and Roth, which were to shape his career for the next two seasons.

First up was Challenge Roth, the best-supported event on the calendar and the one Dreitz had grown up watching.

And it was a hugely impressive debut showing, with second place to Kienle in a German one-two.

A superb swim had put Andi right in the mix, though an issue with a bike bottle briefly stalled his momentum.

However he recovered well and by T2 he was up to third place, six minutes behind leader Wurf and four behind Kienle.

And a 2:50:20 marathon saw him move up to second and clock 7:53:06 on what was only his second full-distance race.

His third was in Hawaii, at what proved to be a record-breaking World Championships.

Another solid swim got things off to a good start and Dreitz was on the front of the chase group for most of the bike leg.

While Team ERDINGER Alkoholfrei team-mate Patrick Lange went on to victory and became the first man to break the eight-hour barrier at Kona, Dreitz started to struggle 15km into the marathon.

However, again he battled back well from adversity and finished strongly in 13th, an eye-catching debut on the Big Island.

He didn't waste much time securing a second spot, thanks to a sixth at IRONMAN South Africa early in 2019. Still, that season was to be all about Challenge Roth as he fulfilled his dreams as the first athlete from Germany's Franconia region to win on home roads.

"It was such a hard race but so worth it for that feeling crossing the finish line - that's what you work for," says Andi. "It's so far above all my other wins."

A profession - and a passion

From the highest point so far in Andi’s glittering career, came an unexpected low.

His two big targets for the rest of that 2019 season were the 70.3 World Championship in Nice and then a return to Kona.

But a crash on the bike on the French Riviera put paid to his chances in both.

"It's the most pain I've ever felt in a race," he says of the moment he was thrown to the ground. "I was told by police and medical staff not to move while the other athletes were passing me."

Remarkably he somehow managed to get himself into shape for Kona just a few weeks later. But the injury to his right shoulder had limited his movement, and he had a rare DNF after the swim.

It was a brave attempt to get back in the mix but you wouldn't expect anything less of a man who, when asked what he's most proud of, says: "Being able to call triathlon my profession and passion."

And now, 100% fit again, there should be many more Konas to come - and maybe a first place to put alongside that cherished Challenge Roth triumph.

Current PTO World Ranking Points
89
Challenge Roth 2023
80.93
Ironman 70.3 Zell am See 2023
69.29
Ironman 70.3 Marbella 2023
63.15
Sum / 3
71.12
Ranking History
#1#61#121#181#2412014201520162017201820192020202120222023*20242014Overall73.66 pts#28Swim62.92 pts#165Bike85.49 pts#10Run59.32 pts#1202015Overall79.24 pts#36Swim70.27 pts#184Bike94.83 pts#7Run59.32 pts#1392016Overall85.39 pts#25Swim77.33 pts#155Bike94.25 pts#13Run66.40 pts#1192017Overall89.12 pts#18Swim80.97 pts#129Bike96.25 pts#10Run71.60 pts#1012018Overall90.70 pts#22Swim78.96 pts#147Bike96.25 pts#14Run71.60 pts#1022019Overall91.32 pts#24Swim72.49 pts#205Bike103.19 pts#6Run72.31 pts#1042020Overall90.72 pts#18Swim72.19 pts#149Bike103.19 pts#5Run73.78 pts#642021Overall88.13 pts#20Swim76.72 pts#131Bike99.14 pts#5Run73.71 pts#992022Overall64.68 pts#126Swim82.16 pts#146Bike83.89 pts#60Run59.69 pts#2372023Overall71.12 pts#89Swim69.80 pts#85Bike74.72 pts#67Run67.92 pts#932024Overall71.12 pts#89Swim69.80 pts#83Bike74.72 pts#67Run67.92 pts#92

* New PTO World Ranking System implemented.

Results
76 Races13
1
7
2
4
3
2023
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallSOFPoints
04 Nov
12
Ironman Florida
54:46
4:09:01
2:51:37
8:01:54
56.72
87.2156.72
21 Oct
8
Challenge Vieux Bocau
--:--
--:--
--:--
3:46:56
62.77
86.4362.77
24 Sep
14
Challenge San Remo
24:30
2:42:36
1:18:37
4:28:24
49.87
78.4349.87
16 Sep
10
Ironman Italy
50:54
4:15:06
2:43:37
7:56:37
57.48
76.9257.48
03 Sep
4
Ironman 70.3 Zell am See
24:49
2:08:30
1:17:38
3:56:32
69.29
75.0869.29
23 Jul
DNF
Ironman Lake Placid
53:50
--:--
--:--
--:--
0
79.13-
25 Jun
9
Challenge Roth
49:51
4:10:01
2:47:56
7:50:30
80.93
89.8180.93
20 May
DNF
Ironman Lanzarote
49:22
4:52:40
--:--
--:--
0
76.56-
07 May
6
Ironman 70.3 Marbella
24:04
2:17:52
1:14:04
4:00:22
63.15
69.5563.15
22 Apr
35
Challenge Gran Canaria
25:43
2:36:13
1:10:19
4:17:52
27.65
85.8927.65
18 Mar
24
Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote
25:34
2:26:29
1:18:27
4:16:59
37.29
78.7537.29
2022
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallSOFPoints
08 Oct
30
Ironman Hawaii
51:37
4:15:28
3:13:31
8:27:14
62.06
91.4562.06
28 Aug
8
Ironman 70.3 Zell am See
24:23
2:11:14
1:17:05
3:58:20
58.06
73.1858.06
07 May
DNF
Ironman St. George World Championships
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
80.09-
02 Apr
DNF
Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
79.85-
11 Mar
12
Clash Miami
21:22
1:24:20
1:00:32
2:47:47
53.87
78.7853.87
2021
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
05 Sep
7
Challenge Roth
48:17
3:52:17
3:07:36
7:51:32
57.6739
07:23:2357.67
29 Aug
5
Challenge "The Championship" Samorin
28:43
1:59:01
1:11:43
3:45:44
68.1803
03:35:2768.18
01 May
6
Ironman 70.3 St. George
24:47
2:02:57
1:15:06
3:47:12
89.7711
03:43:4689.77
18 Apr
3
Ironman 70.3 Florida
27:27
1:58:37
1:17:27
3:49:03
78.1051
03:41:4678.11
11 Apr
5
Ironman 70.3 Texas
26:45
2:01:40
1:14:14
3:45:29
84.0561
03:40:1384.06
12 Mar
10
Challenge Miami
22:04
1:22:33
57:11
2:44:09
81.5665
02:39:4481.57
2020
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
06 Dec
10
Challenge Daytona
24:40
1:39:18
1:01:22
3:07:44
90.5765
03:05:0790.58
07 Nov
4
Ironman Florida
54:02
4:02:57
2:52:58
7:56:51
89.5393
07:49:2989.54
20 Sep
13
Ratingen
13:07
56:44
33:32
1:43:23
55.395
01:36:5455.40
05 Sep
3
Ironman 70.3 Tallinn
24:40
1:58:05
1:17:15
3:43:51
70.0742
03:34:1470.07
2019
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
12 Oct
DNF
Ironman Hawaii
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
08:03:00-
08 Sep
DNF
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
03:56:46-
07 Jul
1
Challenge Roth
51:28
4:13:12
2:51:11
7:59:02
92.0431
07:53:2392.04
02 Jun
4
Challenge "The Championship" Samorin
26:15
1:54:05
1:13:52
3:40:12
89.3366
03:36:4489.34
19 May
4
Challenge Heilbronn
25:25
2:00:51
1:19:18
3:51:39
71.9598
03:42:1871.96
12 May
3
Ironman 70.3 Pays d'Aix
25:05
2:12:31
1:12:55
3:56:37
69.1454
03:46:0969.15
27 Apr
1
Ironman 70.3 Marbella
23:16
2:11:48
1:17:01
3:56:48
87.3294
03:52:2387.33
07 Apr
6
Ironman South Africa
26:20
4:25:23
2:49:01
7:45:38
87.4801
07:37:0387.48
2018
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
18 Nov
10
Ironman Arizona
51:45
4:14:33
3:18:02
8:29:36
46.4603
07:51:4346.46
13 Oct
13
Ironman Hawaii
50:56
4:15:17
3:02:50
8:14:02
82.1255
08:01:0882.13
01 Jul
2
Challenge Roth
47:50
4:11:47
2:50:20
7:53:06
92.567
07:47:5392.57
09 Jun
1
Challenge Denmark Half
24:10
2:02:43
1:16:47
3:47:12
79.2754
03:40:2179.28
03 Jun
9
Challenge "The Championship" Samorin
29:04
2:02:37
1:16:33
3:54:09
66.8236
03:43:0366.82
29 Apr
3
Ironman 70.3 Marbella
--:--
--:--
--:--
3:58:42
71.3564
03:48:5271.36
15 Apr
10
Challenge Roma Half
--:--
--:--
--:--
3:27:44
33.0802
03:08:4733.08
2017
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
29 Oct
14
Challenge Sardinia
25:03
2:23:02
1:18:39
4:09:49
40.6665
03:49:2440.67
23 Sep
1
Ironman Italy
46:52
4:16:47
2:51:53
8:03:27
92.3519
07:57:5892.35
10 Sep
8
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
26:39
2:09:16
1:17:14
3:56:33
80.9151
03:49:5880.92
27 Aug
DNF
Ironman 70.3 Zell am See
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
03:52:19-
29 Jul
2
Challenge Prague
22:24
2:03:13
1:18:19
3:49:15
76.7261
03:41:3176.73
18 Jun
9
Ironman 70.3 Elsinore
22:27
2:03:02
1:24:03
3:54:55
40.3823
03:35:3840.38
10 Jun
DNF
Challenge Denmark Half
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
03:38:28-
03 Jun
4
Challenge "The Championship" Samorin
22:59
2:00:02
1:18:54
3:47:17
87.1948
03:43:0087.19
13 May
2
Ironman 70.3 Mallorca
24:31
2:13:03
1:16:06
3:57:50
70.4842
03:47:4570.48
01 Apr
4
Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
24:32
2:11:31
1:17:04
3:58:09
67.7672
03:47:1067.77
2016
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
11 Sep
1
Ironman 70.3 Ruegen
23:29
2:01:03
1:15:38
3:43:54
81.3809
03:37:4981.38
04 Sep
11
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
23:20
2:05:36
1:15:18
3:48:16
87.8067
03:44:1087.81
14 Aug
1
Ironman 70.3 Wiesbaden
24:34
2:16:18
1:14:41
3:59:05
83.7665
03:53:2483.77
10 Jul
1
Ironman 70.3 Sweden
24:27
2:05:59
1:14:22
3:49:45
73.8138
03:41:0473.81
03 Jul
DNF
Ironman 70.3 Norway
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
03:38:15-
19 Jun
7
Challenge Heilbronn
14:20
2:22:14
1:25:39
4:04:43
0
--
12 Jun
1
Challenge Denmark Half
23:12
2:08:48
1:13:04
3:49:17
74.177
03:40:4474.18
07 May
1
Ironman 70.3 Mallorca
24:13
2:17:39
1:16:48
4:04:14
65.8537
03:52:2065.85
23 Apr
4
Challenge Fuerteventura
--:--
--:--
--:--
4:01:40
61.0191
03:48:1961.02
10 Apr
2
Ironman 70.3 Texas
25:18
2:01:34
1:14:27
3:43:46
79.4754
03:37:0579.48
02 Apr
2
Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
23:47
2:07:51
1:15:08
3:51:56
84.6101
03:46:4284.61
2015
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
25 Oct
DNF
Ironman 70.3 Miami
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
03:38:05-
30 Aug
9
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
23:04
2:07:35
1:24:37
3:58:58
72.7526
03:49:3572.75
09 Aug
7
Ironman 70.3 Wiesbaden
26:59
2:22:23
1:19:16
4:12:29
55.5962
03:56:4355.60
31 May
1
Ironman 70.3 Raleigh
27:55
2:01:45
1:18:42
3:50:41
78.7784
03:43:3478.78
09 May
1
Ironman 70.3 Mallorca
22:43
2:10:14
1:19:06
3:56:48
67.7292
03:45:5267.73
2014
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
06 Dec
2
Challenge Bahrain
22:45
1:57:21
1:15:02
3:38:23
86.1858
03:33:5786.19
14 Sep
DNF
Ironman 70.3 Ruegen
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
03:39:07-
07 Sep
22
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
23:25
2:08:09
1:20:32
3:56:03
58.2333
03:42:0858.23
17 Aug
DNF
Ironman 70.3 Timberman
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
03:41:39-
06 Jul
2
Ironman 70.3 Norway
23:53
2:12:31
1:12:44
3:52:02
58.8703
03:38:3358.87
01 Jun
6
Ironman 70.3 Switzerland
24:01
2:12:27
1:10:34
3:50:26
48.8058
03:34:0048.81
10 May
1
Ironman 70.3 Mallorca
23:07
2:09:09
1:14:29
3:51:38
66.1273
03:40:2666.13
26 Apr
1
Challenge Fuerteventura
25:21
--:--
--:--
4:01:47
68.6778
03:50:5668.68
2013
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
08 Sep
21
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
27:45
2:18:16
1:17:36
4:07:35
0
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Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2024
71
89
2023
71
89
2022
64
126
2021
88
20
2020
90
18
2019
91
24
2018
90
22
2017
89
18
2016
85
25
2015
79
36
2014
73
28
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2024
69
83
2023
69
85
2022
82
146
2021
76
131
2020
72
149
2019
72
205
2018
78
147
2017
80
129
2016
77
155
2015
70
184
2014
62
165
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2024
74
67
2023
74
67
2022
83
60
2021
99
5
2020
103
5
2019
103
6
2018
96
14
2017
96
10
2016
94
13
2015
94
7
2014
85
10
Run
Year
Points
Position
2024
67
92
2023
67
93
2022
59
237
2021
73
99
2020
73
64
2019
72
104
2018
71
102
2017
71
101
2016
66
119
2015
59
139
2014
59
120
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