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Annah Watkinson
Inactive since 21 Nov 2021
South Africa
World Rank
-
Weight
63kg
Height
1.71m
Age
42
DOB
07/24/81
Swim: SailfishBike: CerveloRun: Nike
0
Swim Rank
0
Bike Rank
0
Run Rank
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
38 Races3
1
4
2
5
3
2021
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
21 Nov
2
Ironman South Africa
28:09
5:08:20
2:59:26
8:40:42
85.7906
08:29:5085.79
12 Sep
7
Challenge Almere
1:00:45
4:47:11
2:58:43
8:51:07
68.1966
08:26:5668.20
2 May
1
Sun City Ultra
28:44
2:20:15
1:26:55
4:18:16
56.118
04:02:1956.12
21 Mar
3
Free State Triathlon
23:43
1:02:46
42:06
2:10:26
26.0942
01:57:2526.09
2020
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
15 Nov
2
People's Triathlon
28:20
2:26:41
1:20:57
4:17:31
68.0796
04:05:4568.08
7 Feb
6
Ironman 70.3 Dubai
28:42
2:14:40
1:23:43
4:12:19
48.9404
03:54:2248.94
26 Jan
5
Ironman 70.3 South Africa
29:59
2:42:36
1:30:35
4:48:38
48.1371
04:27:4848.14
2019
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
1 Dec
9
Ironman Western Australia
58:58
4:55:06
3:19:10
9:20:29
58.2478
08:47:2758.25
10 Nov
2
Challenge Capetown
--:--
--:--
--:--
4:21:20
67.1195
04:09:0367.12
12 Oct
18
Ironman Hawaii
59:14
5:05:19
3:16:09
9:26:03
70.1183
09:01:4670.12
7 Sep
21
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
29:28
2:53:42
1:22:34
4:50:23
46.7824
04:28:5546.78
11 Aug
5
Ironman 70.3 Gdynia
28:57
2:27:09
1:21:17
4:21:31
54.2328
04:04:4354.23
7 Apr
3
Ironman South Africa
30:44
5:12:17
2:55:02
8:43:18
90.1533
08:35:4190.15
1 Feb
7
Ironman 70.3 Dubai
--:--
--:--
--:--
4:18:46
51.2487
04:01:0851.25
27 Jan
1
Ironman 70.3 South Africa
17:38
2:34:15
1:24:48
4:21:14
79.6173
04:13:2979.62
2018
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
8 Dec
5
Ironman 70.3 Bahrain
25:43
2:18:35
1:24:00
4:13:17
42.4827
03:53:1042.48
1 Sep
21
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
28:10
2:34:29
1:27:32
4:34:53
35.594
04:10:4035.59
17 Jun
8
Ironman 70.3 Luxembourg
27:54
2:32:01
1:33:54
4:38:33
5.39309
04:03:565.39
26 May
9
Ironman Lanzarote
1:00:26
5:58:02
5:34:03
12:39:58
0
09:35:15-
15 Apr
10
Ironman South Africa
59:17
5:20:44
3:12:15
9:38:30
52.9978
09:00:2453.00
2 Feb
10
Ironman 70.3 Dubai
29:18
2:26:33
1:30:48
4:31:53
18.0377
04:02:0718.04
28 Jan
5
Ironman 70.3 South Africa
29:52
2:45:11
1:29:32
4:49:45
32.2392
04:23:0132.24
2017
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
1 Oct
DNF
Ironman Taiwan
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
09:22:23-
2 Sep
6
Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote
28:15
2:41:14
1:26:40
4:40:53
17.9439
04:10:0617.94
5 Aug
3
Ironman 70.3 Estonia
30:11
2:36:02
1:28:13
4:38:16
36.3559
04:14:0136.36
29 Jul
8
Challenge Prague
26:12
2:29:10
1:28:22
4:29:44
44.0538
04:08:5144.05
2 Jul
5
Challenge Geraardsbergen
--:--
--:--
--:--
4:37:46
38.3849
04:14:1638.38
28 May
7
Ironman Brasil
55:35
4:53:44
3:10:04
9:04:59
65.4529
08:38:0865.45
2 Apr
DNF
Ironman South Africa
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
08:55:35-
29 Jan
5
Ironman 70.3 South Africa
32:35
2:46:12
1:29:12
4:53:30
29.0441
04:25:1629.04
2016
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
2 Oct
3
Ironman Barcelona
58:28
4:42:46
3:25:06
9:12:13
66.7945
08:46:0166.79
24 Jul
2
Ironman Lake Placid
59:41
5:21:17
3:18:45
9:45:00
56.866
09:09:2756.87
10 Jul
9
Ironman 70.3 Vineman
28:47
2:29:40
1:27:23
4:29:52
48.9362
04:10:4048.94
19 Jun
1
Ironman 70.3 Durban
30:14
2:28:30
1:30:43
4:35:41
40.0848
04:12:5740.08
10 Apr
8
Ironman South Africa
1:03:20
5:17:58
3:17:42
9:44:11
46.0532
09:00:2746.05
29 Jan
8
Ironman 70.3 Dubai
21:57
2:29:20
1:27:15
4:22:12
0
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24 Jan
3
Ironman 70.3 South Africa
29:09
2:39:20
1:29:25
4:43:35
27.9279
04:15:5527.93
2013
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
1 Jun
15
ITU Long Distance
39:05
3:14:08
1:35:02
5:36:18
0
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Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2022
28
154
2021
70
49
2020
79
42
2019
79
57
2018
54
128
2017
63
88
2016
57
104
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2022
19
290
2021
57
115
2020
56
111
2019
52
151
2018
43
206
2017
54
169
2016
54
165
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2022
34
207
2021
63
87
2020
78
67
2019
78
88
2018
72
124
2017
87
45
2016
78
76
Run
Year
Points
Position
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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