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Els Visser
Netherlands
World Rank
60
Weight
53kg
Height
1.70m
Age
32
DOB
04/3/90
Swim: BlueseventyBike: CerveloRun: Hoka One One
81%Swim82%Bike81%Run78%Overall
Athletes are measured as a percentage (for each discipline and overall) based on a relative comparison to the #1 ranked athlete who's rated at 100%.
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Els Visser

Els Visser will admit that her road to becoming a professional triathlete is more unique than most.

She enjoyed various sports growing up but turned her full attention to studying medicine, allowing her to travel the world. But it also changed her life profoundly.

In 2014, while traveling in Indonesia, a boat she had taken with 24 other passengers sank in the middle of the night. Clinging for life to the wreckage, she swam for eight hours to a nearby island where she was finally rescued by a passing boat the next day.

The harrowing experience prompted her to live her life to the maximum and follow her dreams. She had never competed in a triathlon before but was keen to test herself over long distances.

She completed her first sprint triathlon in 2016 and her first IRONMAN in Switzerland in 2017. With an open mind, a "never look back" attitude and untapped potential, she officially entered the professional ranks in 2017. A year later, she started to win titles over the full distance.

It is a truly remarkable story, especially considering most of these achievements were completed whilst completing her medical stories in 2015 and her PhD in Surgery in 2019.

Els says that she doesn’t have a favourite discipline, enjoying some more than others and depending on the time of year.

“My favourite sessions are those that I surprise myself with my performance and achieve something that was impossible before,” Visser says.

“I like the really tough training. It's very hard, but the feeling afterwards is the best and it makes me feel stronger. But I can also enjoy a coffee ride and having a good chat. For me, the combination of sports in triathlon makes it so special.”

She trains alongside the likes of Sarah Crowley and Skye Moench and has picked out the Hills District in Australia as her favourite training location.

Current PTO World Ranking Points
60
2022 Challenge Salou
70.99
2022 Challenge Mogan-Gran Canaria
67.76
2021 Challenge Salou
64.91
Average
67.89
Ranking History
#10#70#130#190#250201820192020202120222018Overall59.44 pts#107Swim53.64 pts#160Bike94.76 pts#29Run34.30 pts#2472019Overall81.00 pts#54Swim58.31 pts#124Bike103.43 pts#16Run64.08 pts#1042020Overall242.99 pts#39Swim113.15 pts#109Bike200.49 pts#15Run128.16 pts#812021Overall62.25 pts#61Swim78.27 pts#63Bike56.59 pts#109Run72.71 pts#622022Overall67.89 pts#60Swim78.27 pts#78Bike75.40 pts#63Run72.71 pts#68
Rivals
wins / races
Results
22 Races1
1
7
2
2
3
2022
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
7 May
10
IM 70.3 Mallorca
27:20
2:38:26
1:28:08
4:45:18
33.5774
04:19:2733.58
23 Apr
2
Challenge Mogan-Gran Canaria
30:24
2:22:21
1:19:41
4:16:33
67.7632
04:04:4367.76
3 Apr
2
Challenge Salou
15:29
2:11:16
1:22:17
3:52:36
70.9885
03:42:5470.99
19 Mar
5
IM 70.3 Lanzarote
29:02
2:38:30
1:22:11
4:35:16
59.9487
04:19:4059.95
2021
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
10 Oct
3
Challenge Budva
29:03
2:30:06
1:19:57
4:21:41
59.6055
04:06:4459.61
3 Oct
2
Challenge Salou
15:42
2:14:17
1:26:08
3:59:01
64.9149
03:47:0464.91
29 Jul
7
Alpe D'Huez L
32:56
4:55:24
1:36:09
7:07:46
9.65801
06:16:439.66
4 Jul
4
IM 70.3 Andorra
28:19
3:16:07
1:28:27
5:17:55
62.2203
05:00:5262.22
2020
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
13 Sep
4
IM 70.3 Sunshine Coast
27:36
2:16:44
1:28:12
4:17:09
69.972
04:06:0469.97
2019
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
12 Oct
16
IM Hawaii
1:02:44
4:51:43
3:19:42
9:18:42
79.1628
09:01:4679.16
1 Sep
2
IM 70.3 Zell am See
28:40
2:22:52
1:30:37
4:27:40
68.7093
04:15:4068.71
7 Jul
7
Challenge Roth
58:21
4:49:10
3:17:31
9:07:49
78.8436
08:50:5878.84
9 Jun
5
IM Cairns
59:27
4:59:25
3:12:44
9:14:29
84.9807
09:02:1684.98
19 May
2
Challenge Heilbronn
30:26
2:24:07
1:26:53
4:28:16
50.4772
04:09:4350.48
24 Mar
3
IM 70.3 Taiwan
29:00
2:26:04
1:25:49
4:30:38
56.9018
04:14:1256.90
2018
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
17 Nov
4
IM Malaysia
57:54
5:17:33
3:43:46
10:02:48
43.4296
09:15:3943.43
21 Oct
2
Challenge Kanchanaburi
31:17
1:36:17
1:33:31
3:43:28
15.7706
03:18:2415.77
8 Sep
2
Challenge Almere
1:00:29
4:53:03
3:19:12
9:16:29
57.3415
08:43:0157.34
5 Aug
1
IM Netherlands
1:00:25
5:00:54
3:25:28
9:31:06
77.5566
09:12:3077.56
17 Jun
DNF
IM 70.3 Luxembourg
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04:03:56-
6 May
4
IM Australia
55:50
5:11:49
3:44:53
9:56:31
23.2742
08:54:5723.27
2017
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
3 Dec
10
IM Western Australia
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4:53:26
4:17:06
9:14:25
0
07:53:37-
Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2022
67
60
2021
62
61
2020
242
39
2019
80
54
2018
59
107
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2022
78
78
2021
78
63
2020
113
109
2019
58
124
2018
53
160
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2022
75
63
2021
56
109
2020
200
15
2019
103
16
2018
94
29
Run
Year
Points
Position
2022
72
68
2021
72
62
2020
128
81
2019
64
104
2018
34
247
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