Michelle Vesterby
Country
World Rank
101
Height
1.68m
Age
37
DOB
09/26/83
79%Swim84%Bike63%Run72%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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Michelle Vesterby

Michelle Vesterby is Denmark’s most successful triathletes, having finished in the top 10 of the IRONMAN World Championship on three different occasions.

The Danish star, known for her ‘Keep Smiling’ motto and positive attitude, began her professional career in 2012 and has four victories on the IRONMAN circuit since, with wins in Lanzarote (2012), Cozumel (2016) along with a pair of successes in her home race Copenhagen (2015 and 2017).

2015 was an exceptional year for Vesterby, as after that victory in Copenhagen she produced a stunning performance to finish fourth in the World Championship in Hawaii - the highest-placed Danish female in modern times.

Michelle enjoys putting the pedal to the metal in her favourite discipline - the bike - and it is no surprise to anyone, given her excellent results in Hawaii, that her favourite race is based in the Aloha state.

While many discover their love of the sport through excelling in one of the disciplines, Michelle simply wanted to impress her future husband Claus – and she certainly did that and more. The pair share a passion for the sport and are happily married with a son called Markus, who Michelle says she can’t live without. Along with candy that is.

A graduate of Syddansk University Odense, with a degree in health and sports, Michelle showcases her intellectual prowess alongside her exceptional athletic talent.

She is driven to be “the best she can be” and with the backing of her hero, her mother, she loves to train with “anyone and everyone.” Her keys to success are simple: “Believe in yourself” and always “follow your gut feelings,” a method she has been extremely successful with in her career, and life, to date.

One thing to be wary of though, Michelle doesn’t like to miss out on any anything, even if that means leaving the toilet door open!

Current PTO World Ranking Points
101
Average best 3 races 2019/2020
70.49
2020 Challenge Daytona
33.85
Average
52.17
Ranking History
#4#62#120#178#236201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212011Overall69.2207 pts#78Swim73.7452 pts#89Bike85.9788 pts#112Run40.9582 pts#1212012Overall204.895 pts#22Swim163.371 pts#14Bike167.126 pts#22Run91.0439 pts#672013Overall241.044 pts#15Swim169.664 pts#10Bike191.7 pts#9Run121.067 pts#502014Overall260.557 pts#20Swim181.573 pts#14Bike191.7 pts#16Run131.682 pts#752015Overall272.791 pts#16Swim180.559 pts#22Bike185.912 pts#26Run144.158 pts#692016Overall274.075 pts#13Swim165.864 pts#43Bike189.792 pts#23Run151.654 pts#642017Overall258.724 pts#27Swim164.533 pts#43Bike189.495 pts#27Run133.929 pts#962018Overall252.34 pts#38Swim162.401 pts#46Bike187.552 pts#33Run127.938 pts#1142019Overall233.187 pts#68Swim151.932 pts#64Bike179.688 pts#52Run127.938 pts#1082020Overall211.459 pts#61Swim133.544 pts#74Bike178.157 pts#42Run88.2823 pts#1492021Overall52.1688 pts#101Swim65.897 pts#82Bike79.2489 pts#52Run27.8467 pts#233
Results
48 Races6
1
5
2
6
3
2020
Points: NaN
DateResultRaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPoints
6 Dec
37
Challenge Daytona26:531:58:511:19:593:48:46
33.8512
03:28:0733.85
2019
Points: NaN
DateResultRaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPoints
24 Nov
3
IM Cozumel47:024:46:293:18:268:56:12
74.9742
08:36:4874.97
21 Sep
4
IM Italy54:144:49:133:14:009:04:40
70.251
08:41:2470.25
18 Aug
5
IM Copenhagen54:294:43:043:27:089:09:22
66.2342
08:42:5366.23
2018
Points: NaN
DateResultRaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPoints
18 Nov
DNF
IM Cozumel--:----:----:----:--
08:49:49-
13 Oct
27
IM Hawaii54:184:56:443:31:569:27:57
49.0824
08:47:3949.08
5 Aug
3
IM 70.3 Quijing28:352:26:151:46:244:44:35
27.873
04:16:4827.87
14 Jul
8
ITU Long Distance44:023:11:412:14:316:14:38
41.1955
05:44:1641.20
26 May
2
IM Lanzarote54:105:38:073:19:189:57:11
74.5811
09:35:1574.58
28 Apr
4
IM Texas56:054:33:113:11:208:45:47
83.6316
08:33:1183.63
2017
Points: NaN
DateResultRaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPoints
19 Nov
4
IM Arizona52:074:51:483:16:409:04:42
83.5502
08:51:3583.55
14 Oct
DNF
IM Hawaii--:----:----:----:--
09:11:39-
20 Aug
1
IM Copenhagen53:024:48:023:15:059:00:19
85.1586
08:48:3385.16
2 Jul
3
IM Austria53:525:00:113:17:199:16:44
71.5537
08:53:5771.55
10 Jun
5
Challenge Denmark Half26:002:25:241:30:584:25:21
45.8517
04:05:2545.85
7 May
7
Challenge Lisboa--:----:----:--4:26:54
21.188
03:58:4121.19
2016
Points: NaN
DateResultRaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPoints
27 Nov
1
IM Cozumel50:304:54:143:19:189:08:06
81.9268
08:53:3881.93
30 Oct
3
Challenge Sardinia27:182:39:081:27:414:36:02
51.23
04:17:1351.23
8 Oct
6
IM Hawaii52:535:09:053:12:279:19:05
90.0151
09:10:5090.02
27 Aug
1
Challenge Tonsberg Half27:052:28:271:41:594:39:35
43.6686
04:17:4843.67
17 Jul
6
Challenge Roth52:294:53:293:15:529:04:32
74.4926
08:44:2874.49
12 Jun
2
Challenge Denmark Half24:002:35:131:27:454:30:48
38.6118
04:07:5838.61
2 Apr
13
IM 70.3 California27:122:37:171:31:534:42:36
26.8761
04:14:4026.88
2015
Points: NaN
DateResultRaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPoints
15 Nov
5
IM Arizona52:524:54:343:19:459:11:31
62.3706
08:42:0362.37
10 Oct
4
IM Hawaii56:115:00:413:17:149:18:50
96.6429
09:16:0296.64
23 Aug
1
IM Copenhagen50:454:52:223:12:108:59:49
87.417
08:49:4987.42
9 Aug
5
IM 70.3 Wiesbaden28:332:48:591:28:424:49:53
39.9143
04:25:5539.91
19 Jul
DNF
IM UK--:----:----:----:--
09:21:05-
5 Jul
DNF
IM Germany--:----:----:----:--
08:58:39-
9 May
5
IM 70.3 Mallorca24:392:38:491:25:344:34:22
45.7874
04:13:4445.79
28 Mar
18
IM 70.3 California26:412:34:381:32:084:38:51
32.706
04:13:1732.71
2014
Points: NaN
DateResultRaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPoints
30 Nov
2
IM Cozumel49:085:11:023:13:089:17:30
88.7315
09:08:1488.73
11 Oct
14
IM Hawaii56:495:12:123:20:249:34:14
71.2585
09:10:3071.26
23 Aug
1
IM 70.3 Budapest24:212:25:181:25:454:19:21
40.2978
03:58:0240.30
20 Jul
7
Challenge Roth52:104:56:473:21:439:13:23
77.5647
08:55:2277.56
1 Jun
4
IM 70.3 Switzerland23:072:29:371:26:494:23:19
36.4485
04:00:2436.45
6 Apr
DNF
IM South Africa--:----:----:----:--
09:16:18-
15 Mar
3
Abu Dhabi Long Course--:----:----:--7:31:39
0
--
2013
Points: NaN
DateResultRaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPoints
17 Nov
3
IM Arizona53:304:42:573:16:438:57:24
81.6225
08:42:5981.62
12 Oct
8
IM Hawaii54:124:55:533:16:319:11:13
93.8974
09:06:1393.90
17 Mar
2
IM Los Cabos55:125:22:363:14:189:36:31
66.4794
09:08:5566.48
2 Mar
2
Abu Dhabi Long Course--:----:----:--7:27:52
0
--
2012
Points: NaN
DateResultRaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPoints
25 Nov
4
IM Cozumel54:345:02:173:22:269:23:49
69.219
08:58:5669.22
13 Oct
12
IM Hawaii57:445:16:573:22:479:42:22
68.4481
09:16:0368.45
19 May
1
IM Lanzarote51:435:39:253:20:169:58:06
54.5369
09:19:5554.54
24 Mar
9
IM Melbourne53:235:00:313:21:339:19:05
66.4558
08:52:1866.46
2011
Points: NaN
DateResultRaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPoints
19 Nov
5
IM Arizona53:524:51:273:22:019:11:23
69.2207
08:47:0369.22
5 Nov
8
ITU Long Distance--:--3:39:322:15:065:56:34
0
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Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2021
52
101
2020
211
61
2019
233
68
2018
252
38
2017
258
27
2016
274
13
2015
272
16
2014
260
20
2013
241
15
2012
204
22
2011
69
78
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2021
65
82
2020
133
74
2019
151
64
2018
162
46
2017
164
43
2016
165
43
2015
180
22
2014
181
14
2013
169
10
2012
163
14
2011
73
89
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2021
79
52
2020
178
42
2019
179
52
2018
187
33
2017
189
27
2016
189
23
2015
185
26
2014
191
16
2013
191
9
2012
167
22
2011
85
112
Run
Year
Points
Position
2021
27
233
2020
88
149
2019
127
108
2018
127
114
2017
133
96
2016
151
64
2015
144
69
2014
131
75
2013
121
50
2012
91
67
2011
40
121
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