Maja Stage Nielsen
Maja Stage Nielsen
Country
World Rank
56
Weight
60kg
Height
1.75m
Age
32
DOB
07/24/88
Bike: CerveloRun: Skechers
78%Swim79%Bike84%Run79%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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Maja Stage Nielsen

After proving herself at the very top in domestic competition in Denmark, it was inevitable that Maja Stage Nielsen would take the next step to professional triathlon on the world stage.

And if recent years are anything to go by, the future is very bright for the former golfer from Denmark.

Maja’s favourite race is the World Championship at Kona, and it isn’t just the surroundings she is fond of. After placing 12th in 2017, 15th in 2018 and 11th in 2019 she is knocking very firmly on the door for the rarified surroundings of the top 10.

The love affair with triathlon began when Maja was a golf instructor at Club La Santa in Lanzarote, and wanted a change from golf. She tried all the sports the resort had to offer, but once triathlon popped up the Dane was hooked. From then on, all her spare time was devoted to swimming, cycling and running.

Maja has racked up a number of podium finishes in full-distance IRONMAN events since 2016, including fittingly in Lanzarote in 2019.

She has also claimed a number of ETU European Championship podiums at Middle Distance in recent years.

Maja still admits to having a love of golf despite effectively choosing triathlon over it, and not surprisingly her hero growing up was the great Tiger Woods.

Maja says the one thing she cannot do without is sunshine, so no wonder Lanzarote (“full of adventures”) is her favourite holiday spot as well as pivotal in her career. Meanwhile ice cream is her ideal cheat meal.

The physical pain associated with triathlon is very real, but so is the mental, as Maja explains while also admitting that her biggest rival is her own head.

“I think the biggest pain during a race has been mental, by trash talking myself into a black hole. That’s worse than the physical pain I have ever experienced IN a race.”

The best training advice Maja can pass on to budding triathlete meanwhile is “enjoy the process”, while on race day the best mantra is “stay patient and race to the finish line”.

Current PTO World Ranking Points
56
Average best 3 races 2019/2020
81.37
2021 Challenge St Polten
56.73
Average
69.05
Ranking History
#27#108#189#270#351201420152016201720182019202020212014Overall106.76 pts#137Swim23.921 pts#299Bike19.0809 pts#349Run59.0273 pts#2032015Overall129.747 pts#140Swim60.6715 pts#267Bike98.1082 pts#238Run121.326 pts#1112016Overall177.623 pts#93Swim100.712 pts#189Bike135.96 pts#127Run145.385 pts#792017Overall231.946 pts#51Swim107.429 pts#172Bike172.896 pts#53Run163.229 pts#472018Overall245.496 pts#45Swim100.517 pts#177Bike172.896 pts#57Run163.01 pts#482019Overall251.709 pts#41Swim128.718 pts#93Bike161.985 pts#79Run170.326 pts#362020Overall244.111 pts#38Swim128.718 pts#79Bike161.985 pts#60Run170.326 pts#322021Overall69.0482 pts#56Swim63.1922 pts#92Bike68.9077 pts#98Run78.4244 pts#47
Results
32 Races1
1
6
2
7
3
2021
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
30 May
3
Challenge St Pölten
29:50
2:32:51
1:21:11
4:29:36
56.7259
04:13:1056.73
24 Apr
9
Challenge Gran Canaria
26:05
2:29:59
1:24:58
4:25:58
35.0343
04:02:2135.03
2020
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
5 Sep
2
IM 70.3 Tallinn
27:58
2:14:59
1:26:06
4:13:15
65.0945
04:00:3965.09
2019
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
24 Nov
2
IM Cozumel
48:57
4:51:40
3:07:53
8:52:26
79.8332
08:36:4879.83
12 Oct
11
IM Hawaii
59:04
5:00:47
3:05:47
9:10:28
89.2943
09:01:4689.29
18 Aug
3
IM Copenhagen
54:27
4:51:03
3:12:12
9:02:49
74.5854
08:42:5374.59
23 Jun
7
IM 70.3 Elsinore
30:00
2:21:30
1:20:03
4:17:42
58.9913
04:02:4658.99
25 May
2
IM Lanzarote
54:55
5:50:03
3:12:51
10:03:41
74.984
09:41:5174.98
4 May
5
ITU Long Distance
25:31
3:20:33
2:06:08
5:57:13
68.5006
05:41:0668.50
7 Apr
7
Challenge Salou
29:30
2:28:15
1:25:04
4:26:09
52.7929
04:08:3352.79
2018
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
13 Oct
15
IM Hawaii
58:26
4:59:54
3:06:59
9:10:23
71.2773
08:47:3971.28
29 Jul
3
IM Hamburg
23:59
4:46:26
3:05:39
8:21:23
82.5812
08:08:3782.58
14 Jul
5
ITU Long Distance
44:47
3:11:05
2:08:56
6:08:29
53.1048
05:44:1653.10
15 Apr
9
IM South Africa
58:06
5:17:11
3:16:59
9:37:21
54.4165
09:00:2454.42
2017
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
14 Oct
12
IM Hawaii
1:00:10
5:08:10
3:12:51
9:25:38
83.1012
09:11:3983.10
27 Aug
4
IM 70.3 Zell am See
28:13
2:35:58
1:30:07
4:40:11
50.9547
04:20:5950.95
5 Aug
2
IM 70.3 Estonia
33:10
2:30:35
1:29:55
4:37:17
38.9366
04:14:0138.94
18 Jun
10
IM 70.3 Elsinore
28:32
2:24:46
1:24:02
4:22:52
43.2136
04:02:1443.21
10 Jun
3
Challenge Denmark Half
28:42
2:27:17
1:22:31
4:21:10
57.2156
04:05:2557.22
22 Apr
3
IM Texas
1:01:02
4:47:31
3:07:45
9:01:00
79.8134
08:45:0679.81
2 Apr
5
IM 70.3 Texas
31:37
2:18:40
1:29:02
4:22:18
60.2298
04:07:3260.23
2016
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
24 Sep
2
IM Mallorca
58:59
5:06:06
3:13:19
9:23:40
66.5683
08:56:4566.57
4 Sep
2
Challenge Walchsee
27:03
2:25:50
1:23:24
4:19:49
69.0318
04:08:1769.03
6 Aug
3
Challenge Fredericia Half
--:--
--:--
--:--
4:23:56
42.023
04:02:4942.02
12 Jun
1
Challenge Denmark Half
26:08
2:36:21
1:24:06
4:30:07
40.449
04:07:5840.45
2015
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
5 Jul
7
IM 70.3 Norway
29:18
2:33:18
1:22:49
4:28:19
41.1433
04:06:3341.14
17 May
10
IM 70.3 Barcelona
32:04
2:51:58
1:26:36
4:53:23
26.0334
04:24:0526.03
15 Mar
4
IM 70.3 Puerto Rico
30:29
2:26:51
1:32:46
4:34:38
38.486
04:11:2638.49
2014
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
14 Sep
3
IM 70.3 Ruegen
18:48
2:31:49
1:27:20
4:24:33
50.1174
04:06:0850.12
10 Aug
10
IM 70.3 Wiesbaden
28:51
2:54:27
1:25:23
4:52:40
18.8758
04:20:5518.88
8 Jun
DNF
IM 70.3 Cairns
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
04:08:34-
26 Apr
6
Challenge Fuerteventura
31:08
--:--
--:--
4:43:38
37.7664
04:19:2537.77
Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2021
69
56
2020
244
38
2019
251
41
2018
245
45
2017
231
51
2016
177
93
2015
129
140
2014
106
137
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2021
63
92
2020
128
79
2019
128
93
2018
100
177
2017
107
172
2016
100
189
2015
60
267
2014
23
299
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2021
68
98
2020
161
60
2019
161
79
2018
172
57
2017
172
53
2016
135
127
2015
98
238
2014
19
349
Run
Year
Points
Position
2021
78
47
2020
170
32
2019
170
36
2018
163
48
2017
163
47
2016
145
79
2015
121
111
2014
59
203
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