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Laura Zimmermann

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52
World Rank
6
National
130
Swim
39
Bike
46
Run
Germany
Weight
-
Height
1.80m
Age
33
Born
1990
Swim
Huub
Bike
Scott
Run
Hoka One One
Biography More

Laura Zimmermann

Geman triathlete Laura Zimmermann was a former age-group European Champion over the 70.3 distance in 2014, before she turned professional ahead of the 2016 season.

Her first triumph in the paid ranks followed in 2017 when she was victorious in the Mainfrankentriathlon - over the Olympic Distance - in a season where she earned six podiums in total. That haul included a silver medal in the ETU Middle Distance Duathlon European Championships.

Laura’s first victory over the middle-distance since turning pro came a year later at the ICAN Half Nordhause, and she earned her first podium on the IRONMAN 70.3 circuit on home soil at Rügen.

Further middle-distance success came in 2019 when Laura won the Frankfurt City Triathlon before she impressed on her debut over the full distance with a fine second place at IRONMAN Barcelona.

Laura had begun her career at the age of 16 as a biathlete - a combination of running, swimming and running once more - before moving to triathlon in 2011.

Away from the course, Laura studied both sports science and dentistry. When she was studying she met a man while out running, and he asked if she’d like to join the triathlon sports club. She did, and was immediately hooked.

Laura’s biggest rival is the alarm clock (she is not a morning person) and the one thing she can’t live without is her pillow.

Zimmermann’s favourite discipline is the run as it doesn’t require much equipment and you can do it anywhere. Although she doesn’t have a least favourite discipline, she is not a fan of strength training.

Her training motto is “hard work always pays off, and today’s pain is the victory of tomorrow” while the best advice she has been given for racing is: “trust in your strengths, never give up, and go get what you've worked so hard for”.

Current PTO World Ranking Points
52
Ironman South Africa 2024
Bonus +5%
84.48
Ironman Hawaii 2023
70.73
Ironman Austria 2023
67.58
Sum / 3
74.26
Ranking History
#28#137#246#355#4642017201820192020202120222023*20242017Overall16.41 pts#295Swim1.01 pts#462Bike34.68 pts#322Run55.19 pts#1532018Overall33.35 pts#216Swim7.04 pts#393Bike60.34 pts#197Run67.22 pts#962019Overall56.12 pts#117Swim18.53 pts#320Bike83.59 pts#74Run68.28 pts#902020Overall56.12 pts#96Swim18.53 pts#271Bike83.59 pts#53Run66.78 pts#742021Overall73.27 pts#39Swim64.69 pts#99Bike74.42 pts#60Run85.17 pts#332022Overall58.38 pts#88Swim62.39 pts#148Bike78.49 pts#55Run62.71 pts#1142023Overall71.98 pts#57Swim47.74 pts#124Bike76.16 pts#48Run72.28 pts#512024Overall74.26 pts#52Swim47.47 pts#130Bike79.32 pts#39Run75.30 pts#46

* New PTO World Ranking System implemented.

Results

27 Races2
1
1
2
5
3

2024

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
21 Apr
3
GoldIronman South Africa1:00:595:07:153:05:169:19:12
80.46
77.78
80.46
Swim1:00:59
Bike5:07:15
Run3:05:16

2023

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
14 Oct
22
DiamondIronman Hawaii1:02:024:50:423:08:499:07:45
70.73
93.35
70.73
Swim1:02:02
Bike4:50:42
Run3:08:49
02 Sep
6
SilverGerardmer XL30:533:05:051:28:525:09:43
59.14
75.01
59.14
Swim30:53
Bike3:05:05
Run1:28:52
19 Aug
4
SilverIronman Sweden1:05:074:42:143:06:408:58:39
66.24
68.59
66.24
Swim1:05:07
Bike4:42:14
Run3:06:40
18 Jun
3
SilverIronman Austria1:00:544:49:143:06:009:04:03
67.58
65.39
67.58
Swim1:00:54
Bike4:49:14
Run3:06:00
05 Mar
4
GoldIronman South Africa12:094:54:553:08:368:20:56
73.93
73.88
73.93
Swim12:09
Bike4:54:55
Run3:08:36

2022

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
06 Oct
23
DiamondIronman Hawaii1:04:505:05:293:20:389:37:22
61.72
87.07
61.72
Swim1:04:50
Bike5:05:29
Run3:20:38
03 Sep
1
BronzeAustria Triathlon Half28:352:07:491:25:044:05:21
64.16
55.04
64.16
Swim28:35
Bike2:07:49
Run1:25:04
14 Aug
3
SilverIronman Ireland59:045:08:043:16:259:28:44
66.23
60.19
66.23
Swim59:04
Bike5:08:04
Run3:16:25
07 May
16
DiamondIronman St. George World Championships1:01:455:16:223:25:049:47:34
59.9
79.03
59.90
Swim1:01:45
Bike5:16:22
Run3:25:04
03 Apr
10
SilverChallenge Salou16:122:19:141:28:504:08:08
44.5
65.2
44.50
Swim16:12
Bike2:19:14
Run1:28:50

2021

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
06 Nov
3
Ironman Florida1:13:124:43:283:05:029:08:00
83.7368
08:54:57
83.74
Swim1:13:12
Bike4:43:28
Run3:05:02
29 Aug
1
Ironman Hamburg59:514:42:053:05:428:54:30
85.7533
08:43:19
85.75
Swim59:51
Bike4:42:05
Run3:05:42
27 Jun
12
Challenge Walchsee31:362:18:261:28:244:22:24
33.3985
03:58:34
33.40
Swim31:36
Bike2:18:26
Run1:28:24
30 May
6
Challenge St Pölten33:552:28:371:23:564:32:02
50.3182
04:13:10
50.32
Swim33:55
Bike2:28:37
Run1:23:56
09 May
8
Challenge Riccione35:152:35:481:28:394:43:30
25.2964
04:14:56
25.30
Swim35:15
Bike2:35:48
Run1:28:39

2019

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
06 Oct
2
Ironman Barcelona1:02:064:36:283:05:128:49:12
81.9062
08:35:13
81.91
Swim1:02:06
Bike4:36:28
Run3:05:12
24 Aug
5
Ironman 70.3 Vichy30:282:40:231:22:054:38:23
42.0403
04:16:07
42.04
Swim30:28
Bike2:40:23
Run1:22:05
16 Jun
8
Ironman 70.3 Luxembourg32:292:31:151:25:014:34:25
28.7891
04:07:56
28.79
Swim32:29
Bike2:31:15
Run1:25:01
26 May
4
Ironman 70.3 Austria32:372:28:391:25:494:32:50
44.4077
04:11:50
44.41
Swim32:37
Bike2:28:39
Run1:25:49

2018

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
09 Sep
3
Ironman 70.3 Ruegen38:412:21:091:28:004:33:21
41.8407
04:11:25
41.84
Swim38:41
Bike2:21:09
Run1:28:00
17 Jun
5
Ironman 70.3 Luxembourg30:432:25:351:27:024:27:18
36.1392
04:03:56
36.14
Swim30:43
Bike2:25:35
Run1:27:02
15 Apr
10
Challenge Roma Half--:----:----:--4:04:06
0
03:32:04
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--

2017

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
11 Jun
5
Ironman 70.3 Kraichgau31:592:48:231:27:114:51:24
22.0646
04:20:54
22.06
Swim31:59
Bike2:48:23
Run1:27:11

2016

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
16 Oct
10
Challenge Peguera Mallorca33:472:42:511:31:334:51:25
13.5061
04:17:57
13.51
Swim33:47
Bike2:42:51
Run1:31:33
04 Sep
12
Challenge Walchsee32:212:31:371:32:544:40:26
13.6739
04:08:17
13.67
Swim32:21
Bike2:31:37
Run1:32:54
06 Aug
4
Challenge Fredericia Half--:----:----:--4:36:11
8.38996
04:02:49
8.39
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--

Ranking per Season

Overall

Year
Points
Pos
2024
74
52
2023
71
57
2022
58
88
2021
73
39
2020
56
96
2019
56
117
2018
33
216
2017
16
295

Swim

Year
Points
Pos
2024
47
130
2023
47
124
2022
62
148
2021
64
99
2020
18
271
2019
18
320
2018
7
393
2017
1
462

Bike

Year
Points
Pos
2024
79
39
2023
76
48
2022
78
55
2021
74
60
2020
83
53
2019
83
74
2018
60
197
2017
34
322

Run

Year
Points
Pos
2024
75
46
2023
72
51
2022
62
114
2021
85
33
2020
66
74
2019
68
90
2018
67
96
2017
55
153
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