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Claire Hann

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386
World Rank
34
National
467
Swim
467
Bike
467
Run
United Kingdom
Weight
65kg
Height
1.70m
Age
40
Born
1983
 
 
 
Biography More

Claire Hann

As Claire Hann would admit herself, the career path from biochemistry degree to chartered accountant to professional triathlete isn’t one which is well travelled.

It was a career progression which Hann says she is very proud of, having turned away from a stable office job and a financially sensible career in search of her true passion.

The move paid off in stunning fashion in 2019 when she claimed her first IRONMAN 70.3 victory in Jonkoping, seeing off defending champion and Olympic medallist Lisa Norden in the process.

70.3 events in Gydnia (fourth), Weymouth (runner-up) and Bahrain (third) following that breakthrough performance in Sweden in 2019 proved her ability, and are the reason she jumped into the PTO World Rankings.

Claire only started competing in triathlons in her late twenties but had some experience as a national-level swimmer in her youth. Growing up, she looked up to the all-time swimming greats including the likes of Ian Thorpe.

Hann then started running at university but at that point didn’t even own a bike, only learning how to ride in her mid-twenties. Success soon followed, and although it took a while to adapt to the professional circuit, Hann was rewarded with that success in Jonkoping.

As a former swimmer, the water is her favourite triathlon discipline but she admits to also loving the simplicity of running.

When speaking about the move from the desk to the triathlon course, Hann said: “I have the rest of my life to sit behind a desk, but I only have a limited window to be the best athlete that I can be.

“I am proud that I followed my passion to see what I could achieve as a professional triathlete rather than potentially looking back in 20 years and thinking 'what if?'”

And if she had one piece of racing advice to give to prospective triathletes, it would be to focus on the process and not the outcome.

“My coach has helped me immensely with respect to dealing with my anxiety, especially pre-race. You can’t control how your competitors perform, just as you can’t influence the weather. But you can try to control the controllables, and for me that means creating a race plan focused on my performance.”

Current PTO World Ranking Points
386
Challenge Vieux Bocau 2023
35.93
Sum / 3
11.98
Ranking History
#27#138#249#360#471201820192020202120242018Overall45.49 pts#159Swim76.56 pts#60Bike50.63 pts#241Run51.61 pts#1632019Overall71.93 pts#78Swim83.34 pts#36Bike75.33 pts#101Run69.48 pts#872020Overall71.93 pts#55Swim82.15 pts#32Bike75.33 pts#80Run69.48 pts#692021Overall35.97 pts#119Swim41.07 pts#150Bike37.67 pts#160Run34.74 pts#1662024Overall11.98 pts#386Swim0.00 pts#467Bike0.00 pts#467Run0.00 pts#467

Results

13 Races1
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2023

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
21 Oct
17
SilverChallenge Vieux Bocau--:----:----:--4:36:32
35.93
75.05
35.93
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--

2019

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
07 Dec
3
Ironman 70.3 Bahrain24:432:02:431:23:533:55:50
84.5253
03:50:29
84.53
Swim24:43
Bike2:02:43
Run1:23:53
19 Oct
6
Challenge Peguera Mallorca26:392:36:341:27:074:34:38
49.2337
04:15:12
49.23
Swim26:39
Bike2:36:34
Run1:27:07
22 Sep
2
Ironman 70.3 Weymouth13:452:33:281:23:474:17:31
74.1849
04:07:55
74.18
Swim13:45
Bike2:33:28
Run1:23:47
11 Aug
4
Ironman 70.3 Gdynia26:182:25:111:25:154:20:28
57.0932
04:04:43
57.09
Swim26:18
Bike2:25:11
Run1:25:15
07 Jul
1
Ironman 70.3 Sweden26:552:26:531:26:184:25:51
56.2177
04:09:28
56.22
Swim26:55
Bike2:26:53
Run1:26:18
23 Jun
10
Ironman 70.3 Elsinore27:272:19:471:27:164:20:35
51.0733
04:02:46
51.07
Swim27:27
Bike2:19:47
Run1:27:16

2018

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
28 Oct
6
Challenge Sardinia18:012:45:121:27:154:32:50
42.8748
04:11:18
42.87
Swim18:01
Bike2:45:12
Run1:27:15
23 Sep
DNF
Ironman 70.3 Weymouth--:----:----:----:--
04:11:46
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
09 Sep
2
Ironman 70.3 Ruegen32:022:24:391:29:124:32:01
45.3762
04:11:25
45.38
Swim32:02
Bike2:24:39
Run1:29:12
12 Aug
5
Challenge Finland27:252:19:341:27:224:18:33
48.2228
03:59:55
48.22
Swim27:25
Bike2:19:34
Run1:27:22
01 Jul
6
Ironman 70.3 Edinburgh--:----:----:--5:00:47
5.23807
04:23:21
5.24
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
10 Jun
8
Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire26:242:42:431:34:254:50:28
4.08681
04:13:56
4.09
Swim26:24
Bike2:42:43
Run1:34:25

Ranking per Season

Overall

Year
Points
Pos
2024
11
386
2021
35
119
2020
71
55
2019
71
78
2018
45
159

Swim

Year
Points
Pos
2024
0
467
2021
41
150
2020
82
32
2019
83
36
2018
76
60

Bike

Year
Points
Pos
2024
0
467
2021
37
160
2020
75
80
2019
75
101
2018
50
241

Run

Year
Points
Pos
2024
0
467
2021
34
166
2020
69
69
2019
69
87
2018
51
163
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