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Annah Watkinson

Visit ProfileInactive since 21 Nov 2021
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World Rank
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National
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Swim
0
Bike
0
Run
South Africa
Weight
63kg
Height
1.71m
Age
42
Born
1981
Swim
Sailfish
Bike
Cervelo
Run
Nike
Biography More

Annah Watkinson

Annah Watkinson splits her time between elite triathlon competition and a highly successful career in investment banking.

She has enjoyed plenty of success on home soil in South Africa, and was was unrivalled in her national long-distance championships between 2015 and 2017 as she claimed a hat-trick of titles.

Locally Annah was also victorious at IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa (one of her favourite races), in early 2019 while her third place at IRONMAN South Africa in March 2019 earned her a spot at the World Championship in Kona.

Not only is ‘Annah Banana’ - as she is affectionately known - a world-class triathlete, she is also Head of Global Finance Coastal at Absa Corporate and Investment Bank. Clearly competing at the highest level in both disciplines.

Annah’s transition into triathlon was an unlikely one. She started her sporting life as an artistic gymnast before her then boyfriend introduced her to the sport. After beating him in her first IRONMAN, she was hooked.

Her favourite discipline is the run, although she admits the swim is her focus and it is tough to gain a huge advantage in the water.

Work ethic is the key to Annah’s success in both her athletic and business careers. She “doesn’t tolerate laziness” and she is driven by “the magic of achieving the impossible”.

Despite excelling both in sport and in business, Annah tries to find the time to relax and she uses the Cape mountains as her sanctuary. Hikes up Table Mountain and The Twelve Apostles are a regular early Sunday morning ritual.

Her advice for any budding triathletes out there is simple - patience and consistency are the keys.

She also adds: “Give it a go, prepare to have the most fun you have ever had! Forget about everyone else during a race, and if you are feeling good, go hard”.

Ranking History
#19#88#157#22620162017201820192020202120222016Overall57.53 pts#104Swim54.58 pts#165Bike78.71 pts#76Run56.72 pts#1352017Overall63.04 pts#88Swim54.58 pts#169Bike87.53 pts#45Run65.20 pts#1052018Overall54.17 pts#128Swim43.43 pts#206Bike72.20 pts#124Run66.64 pts#1002019Overall79.96 pts#57Swim52.32 pts#151Bike78.67 pts#88Run82.05 pts#472020Overall79.96 pts#42Swim56.47 pts#111Bike78.67 pts#67Run82.05 pts#382021Overall70.04 pts#49Swim57.73 pts#115Bike63.55 pts#87Run89.78 pts#242022Overall28.60 pts#154Swim19.52 pts#290Bike34.73 pts#207Run48.75 pts#149

Results

37 Races3
1
4
2
4
3

2021

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
21 Nov
2
Ironman South Africa28:095:08:202:59:268:40:42
85.7906
08:29:50
85.79
Swim28:09
Bike5:08:20
Run2:59:26
12 Sep
7
Challenge Almere1:00:454:47:112:58:438:51:07
68.1966
08:26:56
68.20
Swim1:00:45
Bike4:47:11
Run2:58:43
02 May
1
Sun City Ultra28:442:20:151:26:554:18:16
56.118
04:02:19
56.12
Swim28:44
Bike2:20:15
Run1:26:55

2020

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
15 Nov
2
People's Triathlon28:202:26:411:20:574:17:31
68.0796
04:05:45
68.08
Swim28:20
Bike2:26:41
Run1:20:57
07 Feb
6
Ironman 70.3 Dubai28:422:14:401:23:434:12:19
48.9404
03:54:22
48.94
Swim28:42
Bike2:14:40
Run1:23:43
26 Jan
5
Ironman 70.3 South Africa29:592:42:361:30:354:48:38
48.1371
04:27:48
48.14
Swim29:59
Bike2:42:36
Run1:30:35

2019

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
01 Dec
9
Ironman Western Australia58:584:55:063:19:109:20:29
58.2478
08:47:27
58.25
Swim58:58
Bike4:55:06
Run3:19:10
10 Nov
2
Challenge Capetown--:----:----:--4:21:20
67.1195
04:09:03
67.12
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
12 Oct
18
Ironman Hawaii59:145:05:193:16:099:26:03
70.1183
09:01:46
70.12
Swim59:14
Bike5:05:19
Run3:16:09
07 Sep
21
Ironman 70.3 World Championship29:282:53:421:22:344:50:23
46.7824
04:28:55
46.78
Swim29:28
Bike2:53:42
Run1:22:34
11 Aug
5
Ironman 70.3 Gdynia28:572:27:091:21:174:21:31
54.2328
04:04:43
54.23
Swim28:57
Bike2:27:09
Run1:21:17
07 Apr
3
Ironman South Africa30:445:12:172:55:028:43:18
90.1533
08:35:41
90.15
Swim30:44
Bike5:12:17
Run2:55:02
01 Feb
7
Ironman 70.3 Dubai--:----:----:--4:18:46
51.2487
04:01:08
51.25
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
27 Jan
1
Ironman 70.3 South Africa17:382:34:151:24:484:21:14
79.6173
04:13:29
79.62
Swim17:38
Bike2:34:15
Run1:24:48

2018

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
08 Dec
5
Ironman 70.3 Bahrain25:432:18:351:24:004:13:17
42.4827
03:53:10
42.48
Swim25:43
Bike2:18:35
Run1:24:00
01 Sep
21
Ironman 70.3 World Championship28:102:34:291:27:324:34:53
35.594
04:10:40
35.59
Swim28:10
Bike2:34:29
Run1:27:32
17 Jun
8
Ironman 70.3 Luxembourg27:542:32:011:33:544:38:33
5.39309
04:03:56
5.39
Swim27:54
Bike2:32:01
Run1:33:54
26 May
9
Ironman Lanzarote1:00:265:58:025:34:0312:39:58
0
09:35:15
-
Swim1:00:26
Bike5:58:02
Run5:34:03
15 Apr
10
Ironman South Africa59:175:20:443:12:159:38:30
52.9978
09:00:24
53.00
Swim59:17
Bike5:20:44
Run3:12:15
02 Feb
10
Ironman 70.3 Dubai29:182:26:331:30:484:31:53
18.0377
04:02:07
18.04
Swim29:18
Bike2:26:33
Run1:30:48
28 Jan
5
Ironman 70.3 South Africa29:522:45:111:29:324:49:45
32.2392
04:23:01
32.24
Swim29:52
Bike2:45:11
Run1:29:32

2017

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
01 Oct
DNF
Ironman Taiwan--:----:----:----:--
09:22:23
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
02 Sep
6
Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote28:152:41:141:26:404:40:53
17.9439
04:10:06
17.94
Swim28:15
Bike2:41:14
Run1:26:40
05 Aug
3
Ironman 70.3 Estonia30:112:36:021:28:134:38:16
36.3559
04:14:01
36.36
Swim30:11
Bike2:36:02
Run1:28:13
29 Jul
8
Challenge Prague26:122:29:101:28:224:29:44
44.0538
04:08:51
44.05
Swim26:12
Bike2:29:10
Run1:28:22
02 Jul
5
Challenge Geraardsbergen--:----:----:--4:37:46
38.3849
04:14:16
38.38
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
28 May
7
Ironman Brasil55:354:53:443:10:049:04:59
65.4529
08:38:08
65.45
Swim55:35
Bike4:53:44
Run3:10:04
02 Apr
DNF
Ironman South Africa--:----:----:----:--
08:55:35
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
29 Jan
5
Ironman 70.3 South Africa32:352:46:121:29:124:53:30
29.0441
04:25:16
29.04
Swim32:35
Bike2:46:12
Run1:29:12

2016

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
02 Oct
3
Ironman Barcelona58:284:42:463:25:069:12:13
66.7945
08:46:01
66.79
Swim58:28
Bike4:42:46
Run3:25:06
24 Jul
2
Ironman Lake Placid59:415:21:173:18:459:45:00
56.866
09:09:27
56.87
Swim59:41
Bike5:21:17
Run3:18:45
10 Jul
9
Ironman 70.3 Vineman28:472:29:401:27:234:29:52
48.9362
04:10:40
48.94
Swim28:47
Bike2:29:40
Run1:27:23
19 Jun
1
Ironman 70.3 Durban30:142:28:301:30:434:35:41
40.0848
04:12:57
40.08
Swim30:14
Bike2:28:30
Run1:30:43
10 Apr
8
Ironman South Africa1:03:205:17:583:17:429:44:11
46.0532
09:00:27
46.05
Swim1:03:20
Bike5:17:58
Run3:17:42
29 Jan
8
Ironman 70.3 Dubai21:572:29:201:27:154:22:12
0
-
-
Swim21:57
Bike2:29:20
Run1:27:15
24 Jan
3
Ironman 70.3 South Africa29:092:39:201:29:254:43:35
27.9279
04:15:55
27.93
Swim29:09
Bike2:39:20
Run1:29:25

2013

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
01 Jun
15
ITU Long Distance39:053:14:081:35:025:36:18
0
-
-
Swim39:05
Bike3:14:08
Run1:35:02

Ranking per Season

Overall

Year
Points
Pos
2022
28
154
2021
70
49
2020
79
42
2019
79
57
2018
54
128
2017
63
88
2016
57
104

Swim

Year
Points
Pos
2022
19
290
2021
57
115
2020
56
111
2019
52
151
2018
43
206
2017
54
169
2016
54
165

Bike

Year
Points
Pos
2022
34
207
2021
63
87
2020
78
67
2019
78
88
2018
72
124
2017
87
45
2016
78
76

Run

Year
Points
Pos
2022
48
149
2021
89
24
2020
82
38
2019
82
47
2018
66
100
2017
65
105
2016
56
135
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