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Daniel Baekkegard

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11
World Rank
2
National
5
Swim
19
Bike
5
Run
Denmark
Weight
78kg
Height
1.90m
Age
27
DOB
26 Apr 1996
 
 
 
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SeasonContract
2024
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Daniel Baekkegard

Daniel Baekkegard raised, or 'smashed', the bar in 2019 for how to make your mark in a first full season as a triathlon pro.

Born in 1996, the Dane's background is in elite swimming, with a total of 20 National Championship medals. But he switched to triathlon in 2015 via the Danish Triathlon Federation's youth programme, and took part in his first 70.3 event in 2018.

That was Marbella, and quite a jump given his previous longest race had only taken a quarter of the time out on course. It didn't bother him though as he led on the bike at one point from the likes of Andi Dreitz and David McNamee, before eventually finishing seventh.

"It was the toughest thing I've ever tried," he admitted afterwards. "I was exhausted - but elated!"

That promise was underlined later that year with a first podium when third behind triathlon legend Sebastian Kienle at Challenge Kaiserwinkl-Walchsee.

And then in 2019, in the space of just eight days, he really announced his arrival in style with two impressive victories.

First up was 70.3 Finland in Lahti, where he was part of a leading trio alongside Nick Kastelein and Manuel Kueng. But it was Daniel who blew his rivals away on the run with a 1:13:20 half marathon.

The following weekend came his IRONMAN debut at Austria-Kärnten, amid stormy conditions in Klagenfurt. The distance may have doubled but the pattern was similar as it was nip and tuck until the run, with Daniel's 2:53:11 marathon seeing him surge more than 10 minutes clear of his rivals, crossing the line in 8:14:26.

If the victory itself wasn't eye-catching enough, he then produced one of the celebrations of the season. Triathlete magazine dubbed it the 'Baekkegard Smash' and awarding it their 'Best Finish' of the year!

Those two wins qualified Da

Current PTO World Ranking Points
11
PTO US Open 2023
90.09
PTO European Open 2023
88.60
Challenge Roth 2023
88.53
Sum / 3
89.07
Ranking History
#1#80#159#238201820192020202120222023*20242018Overall61.61 pts#149Swim89.67 pts#38Bike75.54 pts#106Run44.42 pts#3122019Overall86.26 pts#34Swim99.05 pts#9Bike77.96 pts#85Run83.79 pts#442020Overall86.26 pts#27Swim99.05 pts#10Bike77.96 pts#65Run83.79 pts#302021Overall99.22 pts#6Swim101.91 pts#6Bike85.61 pts#33Run94.16 pts#132022Overall102.82 pts#11Swim102.30 pts#13Bike98.03 pts#11Run91.20 pts#412023Overall89.07 pts#11Swim92.33 pts#5Bike85.28 pts#19Run91.11 pts#52024Overall89.07 pts#11Swim92.33 pts#5Bike85.28 pts#19Run91.11 pts#5

* New PTO World Ranking System implemented.

Results
35 Races8
1
3
2
6
3
2023
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallSOFPoints
03 Dec
1
Ironman Western Australia
47:42
4:03:55
2:37:43
7:34:23
83.98
78.1683.98
26 Nov
1
Challenge Canberra
23:25
2:11:12
1:14:51
3:52:57
76.88
69.4376.88
20 Aug
6
PTO Asian Open
25:45
1:53:01
1:08:13
3:29:37
87.74
92.0287.74
04 Aug
6
PTO US Open
25:40
1:47:51
1:02:15
3:18:16
90.09
92.4690.09
25 Jun
4
Challenge Roth
46:40
4:14:01
2:36:04
7:39:59
88.53
89.8188.53
06 May
7
PTO European Open
22:54
1:53:25
59:55
3:18:02
88.6
90.7688.60
18 Mar
5
Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote
22:59
2:14:00
1:19:00
4:00:48
67.79
78.7567.79
10 Mar
3
Clash Miami
19:48
1:21:46
54:01
2:37:03
76.94
84.976.94
2022
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallSOFPoints
25 Nov
2
Ironman Israel
49:05
4:09:33
2:37:39
7:43:39
81.24
84.7981.24
08 Oct
DNF
Ironman Hawaii
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
91.45-
18 Sep
11
PTO US Open
26:43
1:49:37
1:05:16
3:23:34
82.8
87.1782.80
20 Aug
6
Collins Cup
24:04
1:45:26
1:01:14
3:13:51
88.85
87.9788.85
26 Jun
1
Ironman 70.3 Elsinore
22:02
2:00:26
1:12:18
3:40:11
86.63
76.686.63
07 May
7
Ironman St. George World Championships
47:29
4:16:41
2:54:48
8:02:05
83.79
80.0983.79
05 Mar
2
Ironman 70.3 Dubai
22:51
1:53:30
1:09:29
3:27:53
71.46
72.3571.46
2021
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
09 Oct
1
Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote
23:29
2:16:57
1:17:24
4:03:29
86.1179
03:58:3186.12
18 Sep
3
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
23:51
2:03:01
1:13:22
3:42:23
94.5091
03:40:3494.51
28 Aug
3
Collins Cup
25:21
1:47:05
59:19
3:15:27
105.021
03:16:56105.02
23 May
3
Ironman Tulsa
46:33
4:17:51
2:44:34
7:52:58
98.1153
07:51:3898.12
12 Mar
1
Ironman 70.3 Dubai
23:20
1:55:44
1:10:00
3:33:01
88.1616
03:29:1888.16
2020
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
06 Dec
DNF
Challenge Daytona
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
03:05:07-
05 Sep
1
Ironman 70.3 Tallinn
22:44
1:59:57
1:13:56
3:40:07
81.6918
03:34:1481.69
2019
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
07 Dec
2
Ironman 70.3 Bahrain
22:23
1:52:00
1:10:40
3:29:15
86.7317
03:25:1086.73
12 Oct
15
Ironman Hawaii
47:35
4:37:18
2:49:50
8:19:38
77.0416
08:03:0077.04
08 Sep
16
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
23:21
2:28:58
1:11:55
4:08:28
67.0562
03:56:4667.06
07 Jul
1
Ironman Austria
47:01
4:28:22
2:53:10
8:14:26
86.2382
08:04:2686.24
29 Jun
1
Ironman 70.3 Finland
23:20
2:04:14
1:13:21
3:45:38
85.8177
03:40:5685.82
23 Jun
DNF
Ironman 70.3 Elsinore
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
03:36:06-
04 May
6
ITU Long Distance
20:34
2:59:29
1:49:40
5:15:04
64.9982
04:59:2165.00
2018
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
28 Oct
6
Challenge Sardinia
15:35
2:19:19
1:23:24
4:00:17
50.5787
03:43:4250.58
20 Oct
4
Challenge Peguera Mallorca
23:42
2:10:50
1:22:51
4:01:00
56.119
03:46:0756.12
02 Sep
3
Challenge Walchsee
22:52
2:08:31
1:20:03
3:54:44
63.3985
03:42:3163.40
12 Aug
3
Challenge Finland
24:23
2:02:53
1:14:21
3:44:41
65.2984
03:33:3465.30
09 Jun
DNF
Challenge Denmark Half
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
03:40:21-
29 Apr
7
Ironman 70.3 Marbella
--:--
--:--
--:--
4:05:26
51.7429
03:48:5251.74
Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2024
89
11
2023
89
11
2022
102
11
2021
99
6
2020
86
27
2019
86
34
2018
61
149
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2024
92
5
2023
92
5
2022
102
13
2021
101
6
2020
99
10
2019
99
9
2018
89
38
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2024
85
19
2023
85
19
2022
98
11
2021
85
33
2020
77
65
2019
77
85
2018
75
106
Run
Year
Points
Position
2024
91
5
2023
91
5
2022
91
41
2021
94
13
2020
83
30
2019
83
44
2018
44
312
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