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katrien-verstuyft

Katrien Verstuyft

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139
World Rank
2
National
202
Swim
129
Bike
161
Run
Belgium
Weight
-
Height
1.70m
Age
42
Born
1982
 
 
 
Biography

Katrien Verstuyft

Antwerp-born Katrien Verstuyft did not get into triathlon until she was 25, but she has made up for lost time at elite level with an impressive career - including appearances at two Olympic Games (London 2012 and Rio 2016).

It is those Olympic appearances for Belgium of which Katrien is proudest when it comes to her sporting achievements. Something she reminds herself of regularly.

“An average swimmer who scored good in running at school”, Verstuyft said her reticence to go into athletics came mainly because her friends were in the swimming club.

But when she decided to give up swimming as a single discipline, triathlon seemed an obvious transition and it would allow her to keep swimming for fun. The rest is history.

At local level Katrien was National Triathlon Champion in Belgium in 2013 and 2015 and after stepping up in distance she was also runner-up in Belgium’s Middle Distance National Championships in 2019.

Verstuyft claimed victory at IRONMAN 70.3 Weymouth on the UK and Ireland tour back in 2017, took top spot at Challenge Prague in 2018 and registered top-10 finishes at Vichy and Cascais in 2018 and Pays d’Aix, Kraichgau and Elsinore in 2019.

Katrien has also displayed her ability at full distance by taking third at IRONMAN Barcelona in 2019. The 140.6 distance has also accounted for the worst pain she has ever suffered in her career - as side stitches literally reduced her to walking part of the marathon on her debut.

Despite that agony, the run remains Katrien’s favourite discipline while the swim - despite her past – is her least from a triathlon perspective. She enjoys a long ride if the weather is good, no surprise then that her hype song is ‘I’m Walking On Sunshine’.

In slightly softer news, Verstufyt is a massive fan of cookies (all types) when it comes to cheat meals, and while she is introvert by nature, she says she is a joker once she gets to know people well.

In terms of what drives Katrien, it’s pretty simple - she wants to be a better person today than she was yesterday.

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Current PTO World Ranking Points
139
Ironman 70.3 Knokke-Heist 2023
61.06
Menen Middle Distance 2023
56.26
Ironman Portugal 2023
Bonus +5%
52.16
Sum / 3
56.49
Ranking History
#57#125#193#261#32920162017201820192020202120222023*20242016Overall24.89 pts#235Swim26.12 pts#326Bike35.85 pts#307Run38.96 pts#2322017Overall60.95 pts#91Swim50.48 pts#198Bike60.56 pts#184Run75.81 pts#682018Overall73.04 pts#69Swim71.49 pts#86Bike71.57 pts#129Run74.86 pts#622019Overall74.73 pts#71Swim71.49 pts#76Bike82.99 pts#75Run74.86 pts#622020Overall58.90 pts#90Swim59.88 pts#97Bike79.15 pts#66Run59.42 pts#952021Overall33.55 pts#116Swim58.18 pts#113Bike60.43 pts#97Run37.88 pts#1532022Overall26.86 pts#161Swim31.35 pts#264Bike56.61 pts#136Run48.60 pts#1562023Overall60.10 pts#115Swim43.96 pts#139Bike61.13 pts#116Run55.73 pts#1172024Overall56.49 pts#139Swim38.66 pts#202Bike60.58 pts#129Run48.69 pts#161

* New PTO World Ranking System implemented.

Results

31 Races2
1
5
2
3
3

2024

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
22 Jun
6
BronzeETU Championships Middle Distance29:492:20:061:29:294:22:34
47.51
66.89
47.51
Swim29:49
Bike2:20:06
Run1:29:29

2023

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
21 Oct
11
SilverIronman Portugal56:335:09:173:17:599:32:57
49.68
77.23
49.68
Swim56:33
Bike5:09:17
Run3:17:59
17 Sep
7
SilverIronman 70.3 Knokke-Heist24:232:21:301:24:264:18:12
61.06
70.54
61.06
Swim24:23
Bike2:21:30
Run1:24:26
27 Aug
6
SilverMenen Middle Distance30:302:20:161:25:144:21:12
56.26
61.58
56.26
Swim30:30
Bike2:20:16
Run1:25:14
11 Jun
4
SilverChallenge Geraardsbergen29:042:37:211:30:564:41:06
62.99
66.29
62.99
Swim29:04
Bike2:37:21
Run1:30:56

2022

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
15 Oct
8
SilverChallenge Peguera Mallorca28:092:29:501:29:554:32:07
57.47
71.88
57.47
Swim28:09
Bike2:29:50
Run1:29:55
03 Apr
8
SilverChallenge Salou16:112:19:061:26:274:06:19
48.65
65.2
48.65
Swim16:11
Bike2:19:06
Run1:26:27

2021

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
16 Oct
9
Ironman Mallorca54:535:11:383:34:419:47:23
23.8487
08:47:10
23.85
Swim54:53
Bike5:11:38
Run3:34:41
08 Aug
3
Ironman 70.3 Gdynia30:192:26:291:27:264:30:30
37.2612
04:07:14
37.26
Swim30:19
Bike2:26:29
Run1:27:26
04 Jul
6
Ironman 70.3 Les Sables D'Olonne28:462:25:511:33:064:31:34
39.5319
04:08:59
39.53
Swim28:46
Bike2:25:51
Run1:33:06

2019

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
06 Oct
4
Ironman Barcelona55:134:41:253:16:028:58:10
70.3038
08:35:13
70.30
Swim55:13
Bike4:41:25
Run3:16:02
27 Jul
5
Challenge Prague--:----:----:--4:37:04
46.0303
04:16:19
46.03
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
23 Jun
8
Ironman 70.3 Elsinore28:412:20:391:24:574:19:45
53.3617
04:02:46
53.36
Swim28:41
Bike2:20:39
Run1:24:57
15 Jun
5
Challenge Geraardsbergen26:562:32:271:27:564:29:38
53.0206
04:11:53
53.02
Swim26:56
Bike2:32:27
Run1:27:56
02 Jun
3
Ironman 70.3 Kraichgau27:002:38:021:29:034:38:03
49.4884
04:18:28
49.49
Swim27:00
Bike2:38:02
Run1:29:03
12 May
6
Ironman 70.3 Pays d'Aix28:042:42:391:27:534:44:45
19.4384
04:14:03
19.44
Swim28:04
Bike2:42:39
Run1:27:53
05 May
9
Challenge Riccione29:332:41:171:34:204:50:19
0
04:10:26
-
Swim29:33
Bike2:41:17
Run1:34:20
07 Apr
9
Challenge Salou29:362:30:311:24:494:28:16
47.1155
04:08:33
47.12
Swim29:36
Bike2:30:31
Run1:24:49

2018

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
28 Oct
2
Challenge Sardinia17:562:33:271:25:224:18:50
80.015
04:11:18
80.02
Swim17:56
Bike2:33:27
Run1:25:22
20 Oct
3
Challenge Peguera Mallorca28:262:35:271:25:514:33:17
49.4346
04:14:01
49.43
Swim28:26
Bike2:35:27
Run1:25:51
30 Sep
2
Ironman 70.3 Cascais26:372:31:151:22:564:27:16
62.6849
04:13:06
62.68
Swim26:37
Bike2:31:15
Run1:22:56
25 Aug
8
Ironman 70.3 Vichy28:492:31:161:21:444:26:38
42.2672
04:05:23
42.27
Swim28:49
Bike2:31:16
Run1:21:44
28 Jul
1
Challenge Prague25:462:21:301:28:204:21:30
73.8597
04:11:38
73.86
Swim25:46
Bike2:21:30
Run1:28:20
10 Jun
2
Challenge Geraardsbergen--:----:----:--4:26:09
65.2567
04:12:58
65.26
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
03 Jun
8
Challenge "The Championship" Samorin29:402:21:561:28:444:25:53
59.2479
04:10:34
59.25
Swim29:40
Bike2:21:56
Run1:28:44
19 May
2
Challenge Lisboa--:----:----:--4:04:51
58.6496
03:50:33
58.65
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
15 Apr
4
Challenge Roma Half--:----:----:--3:53:53
31.4157
03:32:04
31.42
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--

2017

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
29 Oct
7
Challenge Sardinia28:352:49:011:23:114:43:43
32.6477
04:17:41
32.65
Swim28:35
Bike2:49:01
Run1:23:11
15 Oct
2
Challenge Peguera Mallorca--:----:----:--4:29:10
61.4881
04:14:28
61.49
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
16 Sep
1
Ironman 70.3 Weymouth31:032:41:261:23:424:42:35
46.7091
04:21:40
46.71
Swim31:03
Bike2:41:26
Run1:23:42

2016

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
23 Oct
5
Ironman 70.3 Miami32:492:18:481:24:084:18:57
74.657
04:09:28
74.66
Swim32:49
Bike2:18:48
Run1:24:08

Ranking per Season

Overall

Year
Points
Pos
2024
56
139
2023
60
115
2022
26
161
2021
33
116
2020
58
90
2019
74
71
2018
73
69
2017
60
91
2016
24
235

Swim

Year
Points
Pos
2024
38
202
2023
43
139
2022
31
264
2021
58
113
2020
59
97
2019
71
76
2018
71
86
2017
50
198
2016
26
326

Bike

Year
Points
Pos
2024
60
129
2023
61
116
2022
56
136
2021
60
97
2020
79
66
2019
82
75
2018
71
129
2017
60
184
2016
35
307

Run

Year
Points
Pos
2024
48
161
2023
55
117
2022
48
156
2021
37
153
2020
59
95
2019
74
62
2018
74
62
2017
75
68
2016
38
232
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