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Maja Stage Nielsen

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40
World Rank
2
National
54
Swim
26
Bike
56
Run
Denmark
Weight
60kg
Height
1.75m
Age
35
Born
1988
 
Bike
Cervelo
Run
Hoka One One
Biography

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”.

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Current PTO World Ranking Points
40
Ironman Hamburg 2024
Bonus +5%
91.47
Ironman 70.3 Les Sables D'Olonne 2024
75.35
Ironman 70.3 World Championship 2023
74.13
Sum / 3
80.32
Ranking History
#21#104#187#270#3532014201520162017201820192020202120222023*20242014Overall35.59 pts#137Swim11.96 pts#299Bike9.54 pts#349Run29.51 pts#2032015Overall43.25 pts#140Swim30.34 pts#267Bike49.05 pts#238Run60.66 pts#1112016Overall59.21 pts#93Swim50.36 pts#189Bike67.98 pts#127Run72.69 pts#792017Overall77.32 pts#51Swim53.71 pts#172Bike86.45 pts#53Run81.61 pts#472018Overall81.83 pts#45Swim50.26 pts#177Bike86.45 pts#57Run81.51 pts#482019Overall83.90 pts#41Swim64.36 pts#93Bike80.99 pts#79Run85.16 pts#362020Overall81.37 pts#38Swim64.36 pts#79Bike80.99 pts#60Run85.16 pts#322021Overall47.78 pts#93Swim59.54 pts#110Bike57.06 pts#107Run68.49 pts#692022Overall76.22 pts#52Swim87.57 pts#58Bike80.13 pts#49Run79.57 pts#622023Overall80.13 pts#32Swim76.57 pts#34Bike80.83 pts#30Run74.75 pts#362024Overall80.32 pts#40Swim73.77 pts#54Bike85.30 pts#26Run73.36 pts#56

* New PTO World Ranking System implemented.

Results

50 Races2
1
8
2
8
3

2024

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
29 Jun
7
GoldIronman 70.3 Les Sables D'Olonne23:312:17:111:23:204:09:54
75.35
82.91
75.35
Swim23:31
Bike2:17:11
Run1:23:20
02 Jun
2
GoldIronman Hamburg53:264:25:402:55:458:21:54
87.11
84.07
87.11
Swim53:26
Bike4:25:40
Run2:55:45
27 Apr
7
GoldIronman Texas55:484:49:293:10:249:00:14
73.17
83.32
73.17
Swim55:48
Bike4:49:29
Run3:10:24

2023

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
14 Oct
21
DiamondIronman Hawaii56:434:49:363:13:289:04:26
72.42
93.35
72.42
Swim56:43
Bike4:49:36
Run3:13:28
26 Aug
14
PlatinumIronman 70.3 World Championship26:412:17:181:23:564:11:10
74.13
91.29
74.13
Swim26:41
Bike2:17:18
Run1:23:56
05 Aug
20
DiamondPTO US Open30:162:05:251:13:133:51:48
70.73
90.77
70.73
Swim30:16
Bike2:05:25
Run1:13:13
02 Jul
5
GoldIronman Frankfurt58:454:56:263:10:409:11:26
74.56
78.36
74.56
Swim58:45
Bike4:56:26
Run3:10:40
28 May
1
SilverApfelland Triathlon24:332:32:051:20:514:20:24
75.85
68.59
75.85
Swim24:33
Bike2:32:05
Run1:20:51
06 May
21
DiamondPTO European Open29:292:12:311:13:463:58:15
69.22
92.23
69.22
Swim29:29
Bike2:12:31
Run1:13:46
22 Apr
2
GoldIronman Texas55:254:33:443:00:048:34:50
85.69
76.98
85.69
Swim55:25
Bike4:33:44
Run3:00:04
01 Apr
7
SilverIronman 70.3 Oceanside27:012:30:121:22:184:25:27
62.3
87.17
62.30
Swim27:01
Bike2:30:12
Run1:22:18

2022

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
25 Nov
5
SilverIronman Israel59:364:44:583:09:589:01:53
65.04
74.83
65.04
Swim59:36
Bike4:44:58
Run3:09:58
06 Oct
12
DiamondIronman Hawaii57:494:55:293:16:029:14:03
76.1
87.07
76.10
Swim57:49
Bike4:55:29
Run3:16:02
07 Aug
5
BronzeIronman 70.3 Gdynia26:402:20:411:21:474:14:31
48.35
52.86
48.35
Swim26:40
Bike2:20:41
Run1:21:47
03 Jul
DNF
PlatinumChallenge Roth58:47--:----:----:--
74.59
-
Swim58:47
Bike--:--
Run--:--
07 May
10
DiamondIronman St. George World Championships54:485:08:583:07:499:14:31
74.96
79.03
74.96
Swim54:48
Bike5:08:58
Run3:07:49
11 Mar
3
SilverClash Miami25:261:34:151:06:453:08:07
62.99
59.42
62.99
Swim25:26
Bike1:34:15
Run1:06:45

2021

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
27 Jun
4
Ironman 70.3 Elsinore26:092:22:201:21:374:16:17
51.5904
03:58:56
51.59
Swim26:09
Bike2:22:20
Run1:21:37
30 May
3
Challenge St Pölten29:502:32:511:21:114:29:36
56.7259
04:13:10
56.73
Swim29:50
Bike2:32:51
Run1:21:11
24 Apr
9
Challenge Gran Canaria26:052:29:591:24:584:25:58
35.0343
04:02:21
35.03
Swim26:05
Bike2:29:59
Run1:24:58

2020

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
05 Sep
2
Ironman 70.3 Tallinn27:582:14:591:26:064:13:15
65.0945
04:00:39
65.09
Swim27:58
Bike2:14:59
Run1:26:06

2019

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
24 Nov
2
Ironman Cozumel48:574:51:403:07:538:52:26
79.8332
08:36:48
79.83
Swim48:57
Bike4:51:40
Run3:07:53
12 Oct
11
Ironman Hawaii59:045:00:473:05:479:10:28
89.2943
09:01:46
89.29
Swim59:04
Bike5:00:47
Run3:05:47
18 Aug
3
Ironman Copenhagen54:274:51:033:12:129:02:49
74.5854
08:42:53
74.59
Swim54:27
Bike4:51:03
Run3:12:12
23 Jun
7
Ironman 70.3 Elsinore30:002:21:301:20:034:17:42
58.9913
04:02:46
58.99
Swim30:00
Bike2:21:30
Run1:20:03
25 May
2
Ironman Lanzarote54:555:50:033:12:5110:03:41
74.984
09:41:51
74.98
Swim54:55
Bike5:50:03
Run3:12:51
04 May
5
ITU Long Distance25:313:20:332:06:085:57:13
68.5006
05:41:06
68.50
Swim25:31
Bike3:20:33
Run2:06:08
07 Apr
7
Challenge Salou29:302:28:151:25:044:26:09
52.7929
04:08:33
52.79
Swim29:30
Bike2:28:15
Run1:25:04

2018

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
13 Oct
15
Ironman Hawaii58:264:59:543:06:599:10:23
71.2773
08:47:39
71.28
Swim58:26
Bike4:59:54
Run3:06:59
29 Jul
3
Ironman Hamburg23:594:46:263:05:398:21:23
82.5812
08:08:37
82.58
Swim23:59
Bike4:46:26
Run3:05:39
14 Jul
5
ITU Long Distance44:473:11:052:08:566:08:29
53.1048
05:44:16
53.10
Swim44:47
Bike3:11:05
Run2:08:56
15 Apr
9
Ironman South Africa58:065:17:113:16:599:37:21
54.4165
09:00:24
54.42
Swim58:06
Bike5:17:11
Run3:16:59

2017

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
14 Oct
12
Ironman Hawaii1:00:105:08:103:12:519:25:38
83.1012
09:11:39
83.10
Swim1:00:10
Bike5:08:10
Run3:12:51
27 Aug
4
Ironman 70.3 Zell am See28:132:35:581:30:074:40:11
50.9547
04:20:59
50.95
Swim28:13
Bike2:35:58
Run1:30:07
05 Aug
2
Ironman 70.3 Estonia33:102:30:351:29:554:37:17
38.9366
04:14:01
38.94
Swim33:10
Bike2:30:35
Run1:29:55
18 Jun
10
Ironman 70.3 Elsinore28:322:24:461:24:024:22:52
43.2136
04:02:14
43.21
Swim28:32
Bike2:24:46
Run1:24:02
10 Jun
3
Challenge Denmark Half28:422:27:171:22:314:21:10
57.2156
04:05:25
57.22
Swim28:42
Bike2:27:17
Run1:22:31
22 Apr
3
Ironman Texas1:01:024:47:313:07:459:01:00
79.8134
08:45:06
79.81
Swim1:01:02
Bike4:47:31
Run3:07:45
02 Apr
5
Ironman 70.3 Texas31:372:18:401:29:024:22:18
60.2298
04:07:32
60.23
Swim31:37
Bike2:18:40
Run1:29:02

2016

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
24 Sep
2
Ironman Mallorca58:595:06:063:13:199:23:40
66.5683
08:56:45
66.57
Swim58:59
Bike5:06:06
Run3:13:19
04 Sep
2
Challenge Walchsee27:032:25:501:23:244:19:49
69.0318
04:08:17
69.03
Swim27:03
Bike2:25:50
Run1:23:24
06 Aug
3
Challenge Fredericia Half--:----:----:--4:23:56
42.023
04:02:49
42.02
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
12 Jun
1
Challenge Denmark Half26:082:36:211:24:064:30:07
40.449
04:07:58
40.45
Swim26:08
Bike2:36:21
Run1:24:06

2015

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
05 Jul
7
Ironman 70.3 Norway29:182:33:181:22:494:28:19
41.1433
04:06:33
41.14
Swim29:18
Bike2:33:18
Run1:22:49
17 May
10
Ironman 70.3 Barcelona32:042:51:581:26:364:53:23
26.0334
04:24:05
26.03
Swim32:04
Bike2:51:58
Run1:26:36
15 Mar
4
Ironman 70.3 Puerto Rico30:292:26:511:32:464:34:38
38.486
04:11:26
38.49
Swim30:29
Bike2:26:51
Run1:32:46

2014

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
14 Sep
3
Ironman 70.3 Ruegen18:482:31:491:27:204:24:33
50.1174
04:06:08
50.12
Swim18:48
Bike2:31:49
Run1:27:20
10 Aug
10
Ironman 70.3 Wiesbaden28:512:54:271:25:234:52:40
18.8758
04:20:55
18.88
Swim28:51
Bike2:54:27
Run1:25:23
08 Jun
DNF
Ironman 70.3 Cairns--:----:----:----:--
04:08:34
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
26 Apr
6
Challenge Fuerteventura31:08--:----:--4:43:38
37.7664
04:19:25
37.77
Swim31:08
Bike--:--
Run--:--

Ranking per Season

Overall

Year
Points
Pos
2024
80
40
2023
80
32
2022
76
52
2021
47
93
2020
81
38
2019
83
41
2018
81
45
2017
77
51
2016
59
93
2015
43
140
2014
35
137

Swim

Year
Points
Pos
2024
73
54
2023
76
34
2022
87
58
2021
59
110
2020
64
79
2019
64
93
2018
50
177
2017
53
172
2016
50
189
2015
30
267
2014
11
299

Bike

Year
Points
Pos
2024
85
26
2023
80
30
2022
80
49
2021
57
107
2020
80
60
2019
80
79
2018
86
57
2017
86
53
2016
67
127
2015
49
238
2014
9
349

Run

Year
Points
Pos
2024
73
56
2023
74
36
2022
79
62
2021
68
69
2020
85
32
2019
85
36
2018
81
48
2017
81
47
2016
72
79
2015
60
111
2014
29
203
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