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Mathias Lyngsoe Petersen

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41
World Rank
4
National
46
Swim
58
Bike
30
Run
Denmark
Weight
78kg
Height
1.86m
Age
29
DOB
25 Jan 1995
Swim
Orca
Bike
Cipollini
Run
Hoka One One
Biography More

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”.

Current PTO World Ranking Points
41
Ironman South Africa 2023
Best FD +5%
85.98
Ironman Austria 2023
81.26
Ironman World Championships - Nice 2023
74.55
Sum / 3
80.60
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#302024Overall80.60 pts#41Swim79.78 pts#46Bike76.66 pts#58Run79.86 pts#30

* New PTO World Ranking System implemented.

Results
31 Races2
1
2
2
3
3
2023
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallSOFPoints
08 Dec
10
Ironman 70.3 Bahrain
23:22
1:58:09
1:13:34
3:38:31
69.1
82.2769.10
10 Sep
17
Ironman World Championships - Nice
47:54
4:49:21
2:57:28
8:40:11
74.55
91.5274.55
09 Jul
DNF
Ironman Switzerland
52:07
4:27:09
--:--
--:--
0
70.99-
18 Jun
1
Ironman Austria
47:36
4:17:46
2:45:06
7:56:38
81.26
75.2281.26
06 May
20
PTO European Open
23:50
1:55:42
1:03:24
3:25:21
73.67
90.7673.67
05 Mar
3
Ironman South Africa
9:52
4:20:38
2:45:56
7:20:54
81.89
80.6481.89
2022
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallSOFPoints
29 Oct
31
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
23:31
2:13:15
1:18:13
3:57:34
61.62
91.7661.62
08 Oct
16
Ironman Hawaii
48:24
4:24:54
2:48:15
8:06:44
77.28
91.4577.28
26 Jun
6
Ironman Frankfurt
48:58
4:19:49
2:50:42
8:05:19
71.89
73.8171.89
21 May
2
Ironman Lanzarote
50:45
4:56:56
2:48:46
8:42:44
65.34
62.4865.34
07 May
4
Ironman 70.3 Mallorca
22:10
2:21:14
1:11:37
4:00:25
66.67
67.8266.67
2021
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
21 Nov
7
Ironman South Africa
22:26
4:33:29
2:52:54
7:52:40
56.6105
07:23:4756.61
16 Oct
7
Challenge Peguera Mallorca
24:44
2:12:21
1:10:38
3:51:25
70.7813
03:41:4270.78
19 Sep
6
Ironman Austria
47:30
4:21:50
2:49:12
8:04:57
72.8154
07:45:5772.82
22 Aug
5
Ironman Copenhagen
46:15
4:14:44
2:50:21
7:55:37
82.2523
07:43:1782.25
27 Jun
DNF
Ironman 70.3 Elsinore
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--:--
--:--
--:--
03:34:46-
23 May
17
Ironman Tulsa
47:10
4:35:22
2:52:59
8:19:33
60.539
07:51:3860.54
12 Mar
20
Ironman 70.3 Dubai
24:09
2:00:14
1:13:03
3:42:19
58.539
03:29:1858.54
2020
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
06 Sep
6
Ironman 70.3 Gdynia
23:17
2:06:51
1:13:12
3:48:01
78.3664
03:40:5178.37
07 Mar
9
Ironman New Zealand
47:34
4:35:32
2:58:58
8:27:46
57.0741
07:57:0357.07
2019
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
06 Oct
DNF
Ironman Barcelona
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--:--
--:--
--:--
07:39:21-
17 Aug
3
Ironman Sweden
45:27
4:16:24
2:47:32
7:52:29
77.5639
07:37:0677.56
07 Jul
3
Ironman 70.3 Sweden
24:18
2:10:14
1:14:19
3:53:48
64.828
03:42:0564.83
08 Jun
1
Challenge Denmark Half
24:28
2:07:10
1:13:54
3:49:53
66.0698
03:38:4566.07
04 May
DNF
ITU Long Distance
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
04:59:21-
07 Apr
11
Challenge Salou
24:05
2:10:51
1:18:02
3:56:37
53.7511
03:41:1653.75
2018
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
09 Sep
8
Ironman 70.3 Ruegen
28:16
2:09:20
1:16:45
3:59:30
53.2852
03:43:4953.29
14 Jul
6
ITU Long Distance
37:21
2:50:41
1:56:55
5:29:19
64.8356
05:12:4964.84
09 Jun
2
Challenge Denmark Half
22:41
2:08:07
1:17:43
3:51:54
65.0556
03:40:2165.06
27 May
5
Challenge Salou
23:24
2:08:11
1:21:06
3:52:41
52.8046
03:37:1852.80
2017
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
29 Oct
8
Challenge Sardinia
23:52
2:22:56
1:15:25
4:05:36
52.9207
03:49:2452.92
Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2024
80
41
2023
80
41
2022
83
50
2021
75
60
2020
74
67
2019
69
104
2018
61
152
2017
17
470
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2024
79
46
2023
79
45
2022
99
26
2021
92
30
2020
86
54
2019
87
70
2018
84
74
2017
37
506
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2024
76
58
2023
76
58
2022
79
96
2021
69
120
2020
68
133
2019
65
208
2018
56
299
2017
24
608
Run
Year
Points
Position
2024
79
30
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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