Frederic Funk
Country
World Rank
44
Height
1.78m
Age
23
DOB
08/9/97
Swim: HuubBike: Cube
89%Swim92%Bike77%Run88%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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Frederic Funk

Frederic has been racing competitively in triathlon since 2011, and turned professional in 2018 to great effect. Four races brought four podiums, two of them in Challenge Family events.

2019 would be even better for the fast-improving Funk, who announced himself on the IRONMAN 70.3 scene with a victory in Lanzarote and a runner-up finish at Zell am See in Austria. Frederic also finished 11th in his first appearance at Challenge Family The Championship in Samorin.

The 2016 German Junior Champion and 2018 German Middle Distance Champion is also now a part of the ERDINGER Alkoholfrei team.

When you ask Frederic how he first became involved in triathlon, the answer adds to a rather common thread within the sport, his parents. They have been competing for 30 years and Funk has definitely inherited those endurance genes.

Funk though does admit he had a dream of being a professional footballer when he was younger and idolised Cristiano Ronaldo. Now his hero is very much triathlon-related, the great Andreas Raelert.

Frederic says his favourite race is Challenge Kaiserwinkl-Walchsee in Austria, where he finished a superb second behind Sebastian Kienle in 2018. The same race also accounted for the greatest pain he has suffered during a brutal run in 38-degree temperatures.

Funk, who says missing race starts is the thing that scares him most, is driven by future achievement and his dream goals. He adds: “I have so much fun in what I am doing for a living”.

When he is not training with up-and-coming German triathlete Simon Henseleit, Funk enjoys cross-country skiing and says he cannot live without coffee (like many other triathletes). As for the favourite cheat meal, a good burger is ideal.

When asked about his favourite triathlon discipline, Frederic says: “Bike because it's my strongest and I get to explore places all over the world. Swim is my least favourite just because the training is super boring”.

And as for race advice, it’s simple and sage in equal measures. “You won't win a race in the first half”.

Current PTO World Ranking Points
44
Average best 3 races 2019/2020
82.90
2020 Challenge Daytona
80.43
Average
81.67
Ranking History
#22#143#264#385#50620182019202020212018Overall203.528 pts#113Swim73.9527 pts#499Bike80.1167 pts#459Run47.4381 pts#5022019Overall247.581 pts#53Swim175.57 pts#65Bike176.058 pts#40Run116.683 pts#2152020Overall251.494 pts#41Swim175.57 pts#52Bike177.522 pts#32Run117.031 pts#1622021Overall81.6666 pts#44Swim83.8397 pts#58Bike88.1896 pts#27Run56.3882 pts#177
Results
15 Races1
1
3
2
4
3
2021
Points: NaN
DateResultRaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPoints
9 May
11
Challenge Riccione27:042:11:381:18:054:00:05
65.8469
03:48:2365.85
24 Apr
15
Challenge Gran Canaria22:462:05:331:19:393:52:23
54.2714
03:37:2854.27
2020
Points: NaN
DateResultRaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPoints
6 Dec
17
Challenge Daytona23:461:40:171:04:033:10:33
80.4328
03:05:0780.43
20 Sep
3
Ratingen12:3553:5833:361:40:09
77.6402
01:36:5477.64
25 Jul
5
MostiMan10:0326:3616:0755:01
0
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2019
Points: NaN
DateResultRaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPoints
19 Oct
DNF
Challenge Peguera--:----:----:----:--
03:47:10-
5 Oct
1
IM 70.3 Lanzarote--:--2:14:261:17:493:35:00
90.991
03:32:0890.99
1 Sep
2
IM 70.3 Zell am See23:372:09:011:18:213:55:54
75.6883
03:47:3675.69
27 Jul
4
Challenge Prague--:----:----:--3:59:33
66.7397
03:48:1066.74
30 Jun
2
Challenge Walchsee24:232:05:481:19:453:53:07
80.0702
03:46:2180.07
2 Jun
11
Challenge Samorin23:341:58:021:17:033:44:22
76.52
03:36:4476.52
5 May
3
Challenge Riccione24:402:09:561:14:213:53:45
67.6535
03:42:5667.65
2018
Points: NaN
DateResultRaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPoints
28 Oct
3
Challenge Sardinia15:342:16:021:19:123:52:50
72.781
03:43:4272.78
2 Sep
2
Challenge Walchsee23:472:07:411:16:553:51:27
73.2355
03:42:3173.24
6 May
3
Challenge Riccione--:----:----:--4:04:31
57.5116
03:49:5257.51
Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2021
81
44
2020
251
41
2019
247
53
2018
203
113
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2021
83
58
2020
175
52
2019
175
65
2018
73
499
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2021
88
27
2020
177
32
2019
176
40
2018
80
459
Run
Year
Points
Position
2021
56
177
2020
117
162
2019
116
215
2018
47
502
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