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Mathias Lyngsoe Petersen

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42
World Rank
5
National
43
Swim
63
Bike
45
Run
Denmark
Weight
78kg
Height
1.86m
Age
29
Born
1995
Swim
Orca
Bike
Cipollini
Run
Hoka One One
Biography

Mathias Lyngsoe Petersen

Mathias Lyngsoe Petersen hadn’t even considered a career in triathlon until 2011, but he is now a respected competitor on the world circuit.

Petersen was injured as a swimmer in that year, when his swimming coach said he should try a local triathlon race just to have something to train for. It ended up changing his life.

He borrowed a wetsuit and bike for that first triathlon and has never looked back since, becoming one of Denmark’s finest triathletes over the past decade.

Petersen has quickly improved and developed, winning the Danish Half Distance National Triathlon Championships twice at Challenge Herning. He did so by finishing second to German Andreas Dreitz in 2018 and first overall in 2019.

Meanwhile on the world stage he notched a top-10 finish at IRONMAN New Zealand in 2019 and claimed a podium via a third at IRONMAN Kalmar.

When on form, Petersen says running is his favourite of the three disciplines while swimming is his least favourite, because he says it is very repetitive and only fun when at full speed.

Outside of competing in triathlons, Petersen is very interested in history and spends a lot of his free time reading about various time periods.

He sees his legacy as having been kind and humble off the course, but a fierce racer and competitor when the gun goes off and the race is under way.

Some of his favourite foods include peanut butter and pizza, his favourite training location is the Bavarian Alps, his heroes growing up included Javier Gomez and Jan Frodeno and his favourite genre of music is indie rock.

Petersen’s favourite piece of training advice is to find a way where you can perform on both the good and bad days, and don't have a setup where you only perform on your good days.

He also says: “You have to be able to allow yourself to make mistakes and learn from them”.

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Current PTO World Ranking Points
42
Ironman South Africa 2024
Bonus +5%
87.84
Ironman Austria 2023
81.26
Ironman World Championships - Nice 2023
74.55
Sum / 3
81.22
Ranking History
#21#169#317#4652017201820192020202120222023*20242017Overall17.64 pts#470Swim37.74 pts#506Bike24.17 pts#608Run27.48 pts#4842018Overall61.06 pts#152Swim84.91 pts#74Bike56.37 pts#299Run61.03 pts#1852019Overall69.56 pts#104Swim87.01 pts#70Bike65.39 pts#208Run73.66 pts#952020Overall74.00 pts#67Swim86.67 pts#54Bike68.34 pts#133Run76.56 pts#542021Overall75.28 pts#60Swim92.61 pts#30Bike69.52 pts#120Run76.79 pts#812022Overall83.43 pts#50Swim99.60 pts#26Bike79.47 pts#96Run81.48 pts#932023Overall80.60 pts#41Swim79.78 pts#45Bike76.66 pts#58Run79.86 pts#302024Overall81.22 pts#42Swim81.74 pts#43Bike76.69 pts#63Run77.44 pts#45

* New PTO World Ranking System implemented.

Results

33 Races2
1
3
2
3
3

2024

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
11 May
10
GoldIronman 70.3 Mallorca22:242:12:361:15:453:56:22
72.1
90.11
72.10
Swim22:24
Bike2:12:36
Run1:15:45
21 Apr
2
GoldIronman South Africa48:564:28:572:43:538:06:50
83.66
79.52
83.66
Swim48:56
Bike4:28:57
Run2:43:53

2023

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
08 Dec
10
GoldIronman 70.3 Bahrain23:221:58:091:13:343:38:31
69.1
82.27
69.10
Swim23:22
Bike1:58:09
Run1:13:34
10 Sep
17
DiamondIronman World Championships - Nice47:544:49:212:57:288:40:11
74.55
91.52
74.55
Swim47:54
Bike4:49:21
Run2:57:28
09 Jul
DNF
SilverIronman Switzerland52:074:27:09--:----:--
0
70.99
-
Swim52:07
Bike4:27:09
Run--:--
18 Jun
1
SilverIronman Austria47:364:17:462:45:067:56:38
81.26
75.22
81.26
Swim47:36
Bike4:17:46
Run2:45:06
06 May
20
DiamondPTO European Open23:501:55:421:03:243:25:21
73.67
90.76
73.67
Swim23:50
Bike1:55:42
Run1:03:24
05 Mar
3
GoldIronman South Africa9:524:20:382:45:567:20:54
81.89
80.64
81.89
Swim9:52
Bike4:20:38
Run2:45:56

2022

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
29 Oct
31
PlatinumIronman 70.3 World Championship23:312:13:151:18:133:57:34
61.62
91.76
61.62
Swim23:31
Bike2:13:15
Run1:18:13
08 Oct
16
DiamondIronman Hawaii48:244:24:542:48:158:06:44
77.28
91.45
77.28
Swim48:24
Bike4:24:54
Run2:48:15
26 Jun
6
GoldIronman Frankfurt48:584:19:492:50:428:05:19
71.89
73.81
71.89
Swim48:58
Bike4:19:49
Run2:50:42
21 May
2
BronzeIronman Lanzarote50:454:56:562:48:468:42:44
65.34
62.48
65.34
Swim50:45
Bike4:56:56
Run2:48:46
07 May
4
SilverIronman 70.3 Mallorca22:102:21:141:11:374:00:25
66.67
67.82
66.67
Swim22:10
Bike2:21:14
Run1:11:37

2021

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
21 Nov
7
Ironman South Africa22:264:33:292:52:547:52:40
56.6105
07:23:47
56.61
Swim22:26
Bike4:33:29
Run2:52:54
16 Oct
7
Challenge Peguera Mallorca24:442:12:211:10:383:51:25
70.7813
03:41:42
70.78
Swim24:44
Bike2:12:21
Run1:10:38
19 Sep
6
Ironman Austria47:304:21:502:49:128:04:57
72.8154
07:45:57
72.82
Swim47:30
Bike4:21:50
Run2:49:12
22 Aug
5
Ironman Copenhagen46:154:14:442:50:217:55:37
82.2523
07:43:17
82.25
Swim46:15
Bike4:14:44
Run2:50:21
27 Jun
DNF
Ironman 70.3 Elsinore--:----:----:----:--
03:34:46
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
23 May
17
Ironman Tulsa47:104:35:222:52:598:19:33
60.539
07:51:38
60.54
Swim47:10
Bike4:35:22
Run2:52:59
12 Mar
20
Ironman 70.3 Dubai24:092:00:141:13:033:42:19
58.539
03:29:18
58.54
Swim24:09
Bike2:00:14
Run1:13:03

2020

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
06 Sep
6
Ironman 70.3 Gdynia23:172:06:511:13:123:48:01
78.3664
03:40:51
78.37
Swim23:17
Bike2:06:51
Run1:13:12
07 Mar
9
Ironman New Zealand47:344:35:322:58:588:27:46
57.0741
07:57:03
57.07
Swim47:34
Bike4:35:32
Run2:58:58

2019

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
06 Oct
DNF
Ironman Barcelona--:----:----:----:--
07:39:21
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
17 Aug
3
Ironman Sweden45:274:16:242:47:327:52:29
77.5639
07:37:06
77.56
Swim45:27
Bike4:16:24
Run2:47:32
07 Jul
3
Ironman 70.3 Sweden24:182:10:141:14:193:53:48
64.828
03:42:05
64.83
Swim24:18
Bike2:10:14
Run1:14:19
08 Jun
1
Challenge Denmark Half24:282:07:101:13:543:49:53
66.0698
03:38:45
66.07
Swim24:28
Bike2:07:10
Run1:13:54
04 May
DNF
ITU Long Distance--:----:----:----:--
04:59:21
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
07 Apr
11
Challenge Salou24:052:10:511:18:023:56:37
53.7511
03:41:16
53.75
Swim24:05
Bike2:10:51
Run1:18:02

2018

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
09 Sep
8
Ironman 70.3 Ruegen28:162:09:201:16:453:59:30
53.2852
03:43:49
53.29
Swim28:16
Bike2:09:20
Run1:16:45
14 Jul
6
ITU Long Distance37:212:50:411:56:555:29:19
64.8356
05:12:49
64.84
Swim37:21
Bike2:50:41
Run1:56:55
09 Jun
2
Challenge Denmark Half22:412:08:071:17:433:51:54
65.0556
03:40:21
65.06
Swim22:41
Bike2:08:07
Run1:17:43
27 May
5
Challenge Salou23:242:08:111:21:063:52:41
52.8046
03:37:18
52.80
Swim23:24
Bike2:08:11
Run1:21:06

2017

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
29 Oct
8
Challenge Sardinia23:522:22:561:15:254:05:36
52.9207
03:49:24
52.92
Swim23:52
Bike2:22:56
Run1:15:25

Ranking per Season

Overall

Year
Points
Pos
2024
81
42
2023
80
41
2022
83
50
2021
75
60
2020
74
67
2019
69
104
2018
61
152
2017
17
470

Swim

Year
Points
Pos
2024
81
43
2023
79
45
2022
99
26
2021
92
30
2020
86
54
2019
87
70
2018
84
74
2017
37
506

Bike

Year
Points
Pos
2024
76
63
2023
76
58
2022
79
96
2021
69
120
2020
68
133
2019
65
208
2018
56
299
2017
24
608

Run

Year
Points
Pos
2024
77
45
2023
79
30
2022
81
93
2021
76
81
2020
76
54
2019
73
95
2018
61
185
2017
27
484
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