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Daniel Baekkegard

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12
World Rank
2
National
7
Swim
16
Bike
11
Run
Denmark
Weight
78kg
Height
1.90m
Age
28
Born
1996
 
 
 
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SeasonContract
2024
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Biography

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

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Current PTO World Ranking Points
12
PTO US Open 2023
90.09
Challenge Roth 2023
88.53
Ironman Western Australia 2023
Bonus +5%
88.18
Sum / 3
88.93
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#52024Overall88.93 pts#12Swim92.33 pts#7Bike88.76 pts#16Run88.74 pts#11

* New PTO World Ranking System implemented.

Results

38 Races8
1
3
2
6
3

2024

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFT100 LogoPts
02 Jun
DNF
BronzeIronman 70.3 Switzerland--:----:----:----:--
0
78.49
-
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
14 Apr
DNF
DiamondSingapore T100--:----:----:----:--
0
91.68
-
-0
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
09 Mar
8
DiamondMiami T10023:441:44:471:03:153:13:51
87.64
92.46
14
87.6414
Swim23:44
Bike1:44:47
Run1:03:15

2023

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
03 Dec
1
SilverIronman Western Australia47:424:03:552:37:437:34:23
83.98
78.16
83.98
Swim47:42
Bike4:03:55
Run2:37:43
26 Nov
1
SilverChallenge Canberra23:252:11:121:14:513:52:57
76.88
69.43
76.88
Swim23:25
Bike2:11:12
Run1:14:51
20 Aug
6
DiamondPTO Asian Open25:451:53:011:08:133:29:37
87.74
92.02
87.74
Swim25:45
Bike1:53:01
Run1:08:13
04 Aug
6
DiamondPTO US Open25:401:47:511:02:153:18:16
90.09
92.46
90.09
Swim25:40
Bike1:47:51
Run1:02:15
25 Jun
4
PlatinumChallenge Roth46:404:14:012:36:047:39:59
88.53
89.81
88.53
Swim46:40
Bike4:14:01
Run2:36:04
06 May
7
DiamondPTO European Open22:541:53:2559:553:18:02
88.6
90.76
88.60
Swim22:54
Bike1:53:25
Run59:55
18 Mar
5
SilverIronman 70.3 Lanzarote22:592:14:001:19:004:00:48
67.79
78.75
67.79
Swim22:59
Bike2:14:00
Run1:19:00
10 Mar
3
SilverClash Miami19:481:21:4654:012:37:03
76.94
84.9
76.94
Swim19:48
Bike1:21:46
Run54:01

2022

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
25 Nov
2
SilverIronman Israel49:054:09:332:37:397:43:39
81.24
84.79
81.24
Swim49:05
Bike4:09:33
Run2:37:39
08 Oct
DNF
DiamondIronman Hawaii--:----:----:----:--
91.45
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
18 Sep
11
DiamondPTO US Open26:431:49:371:05:163:23:34
82.8
87.17
82.80
Swim26:43
Bike1:49:37
Run1:05:16
20 Aug
6
DiamondCollins Cup24:041:45:261:01:143:13:51
88.85
87.97
88.85
Swim24:04
Bike1:45:26
Run1:01:14
26 Jun
1
GoldIronman 70.3 Elsinore22:022:00:261:12:183:40:11
86.63
76.6
86.63
Swim22:02
Bike2:00:26
Run1:12:18
07 May
7
DiamondIronman St. George World Championships47:294:16:412:54:488:02:05
83.79
80.09
83.79
Swim47:29
Bike4:16:41
Run2:54:48
05 Mar
2
BronzeIronman 70.3 Dubai22:511:53:301:09:293:27:53
71.46
72.35
71.46
Swim22:51
Bike1:53:30
Run1:09:29

2021

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
09 Oct
1
Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote23:292:16:571:17:244:03:29
86.1179
03:58:31
86.12
Swim23:29
Bike2:16:57
Run1:17:24
18 Sep
3
Ironman 70.3 World Championship23:512:03:011:13:223:42:23
94.5091
03:40:34
94.51
Swim23:51
Bike2:03:01
Run1:13:22
28 Aug
3
Collins Cup25:211:47:0559:193:15:27
105.021
03:16:56
105.02
Swim25:21
Bike1:47:05
Run59:19
23 May
3
Ironman Tulsa46:334:17:512:44:347:52:58
98.1153
07:51:38
98.12
Swim46:33
Bike4:17:51
Run2:44:34
12 Mar
1
Ironman 70.3 Dubai23:201:55:441:10:003:33:01
88.1616
03:29:18
88.16
Swim23:20
Bike1:55:44
Run1:10:00

2020

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
06 Dec
DNF
Challenge Daytona--:----:----:----:--
03:05:07
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
05 Sep
1
Ironman 70.3 Tallinn22:441:59:571:13:563:40:07
81.6918
03:34:14
81.69
Swim22:44
Bike1:59:57
Run1:13:56

2019

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
07 Dec
2
Ironman 70.3 Bahrain22:231:52:001:10:403:29:15
86.7317
03:25:10
86.73
Swim22:23
Bike1:52:00
Run1:10:40
12 Oct
15
Ironman Hawaii47:354:37:182:49:508:19:38
77.0416
08:03:00
77.04
Swim47:35
Bike4:37:18
Run2:49:50
08 Sep
16
Ironman 70.3 World Championship23:212:28:581:11:554:08:28
67.0562
03:56:46
67.06
Swim23:21
Bike2:28:58
Run1:11:55
07 Jul
1
Ironman Austria47:014:28:222:53:108:14:26
86.2382
08:04:26
86.24
Swim47:01
Bike4:28:22
Run2:53:10
29 Jun
1
Ironman 70.3 Finland23:202:04:141:13:213:45:38
85.8177
03:40:56
85.82
Swim23:20
Bike2:04:14
Run1:13:21
23 Jun
DNF
Ironman 70.3 Elsinore--:----:----:----:--
03:36:06
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
04 May
6
ITU Long Distance20:342:59:291:49:405:15:04
64.9982
04:59:21
65.00
Swim20:34
Bike2:59:29
Run1:49:40

2018

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
28 Oct
6
Challenge Sardinia15:352:19:191:23:244:00:17
50.5787
03:43:42
50.58
Swim15:35
Bike2:19:19
Run1:23:24
20 Oct
4
Challenge Peguera Mallorca23:422:10:501:22:514:01:00
56.119
03:46:07
56.12
Swim23:42
Bike2:10:50
Run1:22:51
02 Sep
3
Challenge Walchsee22:522:08:311:20:033:54:44
63.3985
03:42:31
63.40
Swim22:52
Bike2:08:31
Run1:20:03
12 Aug
3
Challenge Finland24:232:02:531:14:213:44:41
65.2984
03:33:34
65.30
Swim24:23
Bike2:02:53
Run1:14:21
09 Jun
DNF
Challenge Denmark Half--:----:----:----:--
03:40:21
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
29 Apr
7
Ironman 70.3 Marbella--:----:----:--4:05:26
51.7429
03:48:52
51.74
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--

Ranking per Season

Overall

Year
Points
Pos
2024
88
12
2023
89
11
2022
102
11
2021
99
6
2020
86
27
2019
86
34
2018
61
149

Swim

Year
Points
Pos
2024
92
7
2023
92
5
2022
102
13
2021
101
6
2020
99
10
2019
99
9
2018
89
38

Bike

Year
Points
Pos
2024
88
16
2023
85
19
2022
98
11
2021
85
33
2020
77
65
2019
77
85
2018
75
106

Run

Year
Points
Pos
2024
88
11
2023
91
5
2022
91
41
2021
94
13
2020
83
30
2019
83
44
2018
44
312
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