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Els Visser

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18
World Rank
1
National
70
Swim
14
Bike
26
Run
Netherlands
Weight
53kg
Height
1.70m
Age
34
Born
1990
Swim
Blueseventy
Bike
Cervelo
Run
Hoka One One
Contract
Contract
SeasonContract
2024
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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
18
Singapore T100 2024
93.62
Ironman 70.3 Philippines 2024
Bonus +5%
86.66
Challenge "The Championship" Samorin 2024
79.53
Sum / 3
86.60
Ranking History
#9#69#129#189#249201820192020202120222023*20242018Overall59.44 pts#107Swim53.64 pts#160Bike94.76 pts#29Run34.30 pts#2472019Overall81.00 pts#54Swim58.31 pts#124Bike103.43 pts#16Run64.08 pts#1042020Overall81.00 pts#39Swim56.57 pts#109Bike100.24 pts#15Run64.08 pts#812021Overall62.25 pts#61Swim78.27 pts#63Bike56.59 pts#109Run72.71 pts#622022Overall83.29 pts#36Swim78.30 pts#87Bike80.70 pts#46Run87.08 pts#342023Overall78.04 pts#36Swim63.90 pts#69Bike81.95 pts#27Run73.49 pts#432024Overall86.60 pts#18Swim66.19 pts#70Bike89.44 pts#14Run82.31 pts#26

* New PTO World Ranking System implemented.

Results

46 Races8
1
11
2
6
3

2024

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFT100 LogoPts
19 May
5
GoldChallenge "The Championship" Samorin26:122:07:401:23:224:01:56
79.53
84.57
-
79.53
Swim26:12
Bike2:07:40
Run1:23:22
27 Apr
1
SilverChallenge Taiwan Half27:402:10:151:24:304:08:37
75.48
65.42
-
75.48
Swim27:40
Bike2:10:15
Run1:24:30
21 Apr
1
SilverIronman 70.3 Philippines29:532:18:231:28:284:21:29
82.53
76.48
-
82.53
Swim29:53
Bike2:18:23
Run1:28:28
13 Apr
3
DiamondSingapore T10030:022:02:371:16:323:51:38
93.62
93.53
25
93.6225
Swim30:02
Bike2:02:37
Run1:16:32
02 Mar
2
SilverIronman New Zealand1:01:114:47:463:03:298:57:34
76.41
81.88
-
76.41
Swim1:01:11
Bike4:47:46
Run3:03:29
17 Feb
1
BronzeChallenge Wanaka28:512:28:341:33:274:34:46
68.77
58.57
-
68.77
Swim28:51
Bike2:28:34
Run1:33:27
20 Jan
3
BronzeTauranga Half27:242:08:141:25:354:03:22
63.27
74.83
-
63.27
Swim27:24
Bike2:08:14
Run1:25:35

2023

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
03 Dec
4
SilverIronman Western Australia1:02:204:36:073:06:358:50:13
63.34
73.45
63.34
Swim1:02:20
Bike4:36:07
Run3:06:35
26 Nov
1
SilverChallenge Canberra28:172:25:161:24:364:21:48
79.19
75.02
79.19
Swim28:17
Bike2:25:16
Run1:24:36
14 Oct
15
DiamondIronman Hawaii56:484:43:533:14:028:59:16
77.68
93.35
77.68
Swim56:48
Bike4:43:53
Run3:14:02
09 Sep
1
SilverChallenge Almere58:504:23:343:09:438:36:24
73.2
61.37
73.20
Swim58:50
Bike4:23:34
Run3:09:43
19 Aug
17
DiamondPTO Asian Open31:372:11:351:29:514:15:30
60.81
91.28
60.81
Swim31:37
Bike2:11:35
Run1:29:51
06 Aug
3
SilverChallenge London28:482:08:471:26:284:09:25
67.32
69.35
67.32
Swim28:48
Bike2:08:47
Run1:26:28
16 Jul
3
SilverIronman Vitoria-Gasteiz56:364:41:163:26:399:08:59
65.18
72.48
65.18
Swim56:36
Bike4:41:16
Run3:26:39
02 Jul
4
SilverChallenge Walchsee28:302:28:371:21:364:23:12
66.89
75.12
66.89
Swim28:30
Bike2:28:37
Run1:21:36
21 May
9
SilverIronman 70.3 Kraichgau28:372:29:551:25:294:28:02
58.69
84.14
58.69
Swim28:37
Bike2:29:55
Run1:25:29
06 May
22
DiamondPTO European Open30:092:12:551:17:114:02:39
65.1
92.23
65.10
Swim30:09
Bike2:12:55
Run1:17:11
04 Mar
1
SilverIronman New Zealand57:014:50:203:13:209:05:43
73.57
64.68
73.57
Swim57:01
Bike4:50:20
Run3:13:20
18 Feb
2
BronzeChallenge Wanaka Half27:092:30:281:33:354:34:59
62.17
63.1
62.17
Swim27:09
Bike2:30:28
Run1:33:35

2022

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
04 Dec
2
SilverIronman Western Australia59:164:44:463:01:498:50:48
73.14
71.1
73.14
Swim59:16
Bike4:44:46
Run3:01:49
23 Oct
1
BronzeIbiza Half Triathlon29:102:28:241:30:164:30:44
57.6
38.8
57.60
Swim29:10
Bike2:28:24
Run1:30:16
28 Aug
6
SilverIronman 70.3 Zell am See27:352:29:291:25:454:28:39
62.35
71.11
62.35
Swim27:35
Bike2:29:29
Run1:25:45
12 Jun
DNF
SilverChallenge Geraardsbergen27:232:39:43--:----:--
51.01
-
Swim27:23
Bike2:39:43
Run--:--
21 May
2
BronzeIronman Lanzarote1:02:025:24:313:06:209:39:10
61.14
57.75
61.14
Swim1:02:02
Bike5:24:31
Run3:06:20
07 May
10
SilverIronman 70.3 Mallorca27:202:38:261:28:084:45:18
48.1
70.46
48.10
Swim27:20
Bike2:38:26
Run1:28:08
23 Apr
2
SilverChallenge Mogan-Gran Canaria30:242:22:211:19:414:16:33
63.95
54.67
63.95
Swim30:24
Bike2:22:21
Run1:19:41
03 Apr
2
SilverChallenge Salou15:292:11:161:22:173:52:36
70.85
65.2
70.85
Swim15:29
Bike2:11:16
Run1:22:17
19 Mar
5
SilverIronman 70.3 Lanzarote29:022:38:301:22:114:35:16
59.61
71.88
59.61
Swim29:02
Bike2:38:30
Run1:22:11

2021

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
10 Oct
3
Challenge Budva29:032:30:061:19:574:21:41
59.6055
04:06:44
59.61
Swim29:03
Bike2:30:06
Run1:19:57
03 Oct
2
Challenge Salou15:422:14:171:26:083:59:01
64.9149
03:47:04
64.91
Swim15:42
Bike2:14:17
Run1:26:08
29 Jul
7
Alpe D'Huez L32:564:55:241:36:097:07:46
9.65801
06:16:43
9.66
Swim32:56
Bike4:55:24
Run1:36:09
04 Jul
4
Ironman 70.3 Andorra28:193:16:071:28:275:17:55
62.2203
05:00:52
62.22
Swim28:19
Bike3:16:07
Run1:28:27

2020

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
13 Sep
4
Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast27:362:16:441:28:124:17:09
69.972
04:06:04
69.97
Swim27:36
Bike2:16:44
Run1:28:12

2019

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
12 Oct
16
Ironman Hawaii1:02:444:51:433:19:429:18:42
79.1628
09:01:46
79.16
Swim1:02:44
Bike4:51:43
Run3:19:42
01 Sep
2
Ironman 70.3 Zell am See28:402:22:521:30:374:27:40
68.7093
04:15:40
68.71
Swim28:40
Bike2:22:52
Run1:30:37
07 Jul
7
Challenge Roth58:214:49:103:17:319:07:49
78.8436
08:50:58
78.84
Swim58:21
Bike4:49:10
Run3:17:31
09 Jun
5
Ironman Cairns59:274:59:253:12:449:14:29
84.9807
09:02:16
84.98
Swim59:27
Bike4:59:25
Run3:12:44
19 May
2
Challenge Heilbronn30:262:24:071:26:534:28:16
50.4772
04:09:43
50.48
Swim30:26
Bike2:24:07
Run1:26:53
24 Mar
3
Ironman 70.3 Taiwan29:002:26:041:25:494:30:38
56.9018
04:14:12
56.90
Swim29:00
Bike2:26:04
Run1:25:49

2018

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
17 Nov
4
Ironman Malaysia57:545:17:333:43:4610:02:48
43.4296
09:15:39
43.43
Swim57:54
Bike5:17:33
Run3:43:46
21 Oct
2
Challenge Kanchanaburi31:171:36:171:33:313:43:28
15.7706
03:18:24
15.77
Swim31:17
Bike1:36:17
Run1:33:31
08 Sep
2
Challenge Almere1:00:294:53:033:19:129:16:29
57.3415
08:43:01
57.34
Swim1:00:29
Bike4:53:03
Run3:19:12
05 Aug
1
Ironman Netherlands1:00:255:00:543:25:289:31:06
77.5566
09:12:30
77.56
Swim1:00:25
Bike5:00:54
Run3:25:28
17 Jun
DNF
Ironman 70.3 Luxembourg--:----:----:----:--
04:03:56
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
06 May
4
Ironman Australia55:505:11:493:44:539:56:31
23.2742
08:54:57
23.27
Swim55:50
Bike5:11:49
Run3:44:53

2017

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
03 Dec
10
Ironman Western Australia--:--4:53:264:17:069:14:25
0
07:53:37
-
Swim--:--
Bike4:53:26
Run4:17:06

Ranking per Season

Overall

Year
Points
Pos
2024
86
18
2023
78
36
2022
83
36
2021
62
61
2020
80
39
2019
80
54
2018
59
107

Swim

Year
Points
Pos
2024
66
70
2023
63
69
2022
78
87
2021
78
63
2020
56
109
2019
58
124
2018
53
160

Bike

Year
Points
Pos
2024
89
14
2023
81
27
2022
80
46
2021
56
109
2020
100
15
2019
103
16
2018
94
29

Run

Year
Points
Pos
2024
82
26
2023
73
43
2022
87
34
2021
72
62
2020
64
81
2019
64
104
2018
34
247
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