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Paul Schuster

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213
World Rank
29
National
184
Swim
263
Bike
179
Run
Germany
Weight
79kg
Height
1.91m
Age
35
Born
1988
Swim
Sailfish
Bike
BMC
 
Biography

Paul Schuster

Paul Schuster was born in Darmstadt, Germany to two triathlon-loving parents, so a career in the sport was always a strong possibility.

He grew up watching his parents train and compete and was soon taking part in children’s races in Germany, improving all the time.

After several top-10 finishes in Challenge races, Schuster sprung onto the international stage with a big success in Heinerman Darmstadt in 2015 and then repeated the trick in 2016.

Paul also put in some excellent performances in IRONMAN events as he finished in the top 10 over the full distance at Hamburg in 2018 and Hamburg again (third) and Cozumel (fifth) in 2019. That Cozumel performance saw him become one of six men to finish in under eight hours, and one place ahead of 2013 IRONMAN World Champion Frederik Van Lierde in the process.

He also prospered at middle distance with a third at Liuzhou in 2018 followed by a third at Xi’an and a fourth at Shanghai in 2019.

‘Schusterman’ also secured a top-10 finish at Challenge Roth in 2018, a race he describes as his favourite event of all on the triathlon circuit.

Schuster enjoys each of the three disciplines for different reasons. He says he loves to swim in the sun, whilst running is great if in shape and cycling is ideal when training with a group of friends. He prepares for races alongside two of his good friends in Patrick Lange and Sean Donnelly.

Paul’s favourite training location is Stellenbosch, a beautiful area in the Western Cape province of South Africa and around 50km east of Cape Town.

Schuster says he looks close to home for inspiration, admitting that alongside Roger Federer, his sisters are his role models in life. He describes them as ‘superheroes’.

Paul’s favourite sport outside of triathlon is darts, his favourite cheat meal is pizza and he says he can’t live without his sleep.

Although he enjoys all sorts of tunes depending on his mood, his favourite genre is old-school German rap music.

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Current PTO World Ranking Points
213
Ironman Texas 2024
Bonus +5%
81.33
Ironman 70.3 Mallorca 2024
76.94
Sum / 3
52.76
Ranking History
#23#149#275#401#5272014201520162017201820192020202120222023*20242014Overall22.14 pts#251Swim40.83 pts#289Bike22.51 pts#407Run12.79 pts#4592015Overall42.39 pts#193Swim80.05 pts#117Bike47.89 pts#279Run43.25 pts#2562016Overall48.91 pts#184Swim77.02 pts#158Bike53.25 pts#269Run52.85 pts#2082017Overall38.62 pts#289Swim72.94 pts#201Bike50.76 pts#340Run52.85 pts#2362018Overall37.73 pts#300Swim36.40 pts#505Bike34.38 pts#511Run22.13 pts#5232019Overall66.25 pts#130Swim80.25 pts#130Bike71.11 pts#149Run62.29 pts#1822020Overall65.46 pts#105Swim80.25 pts#89Bike67.72 pts#136Run62.29 pts#1322021Overall74.09 pts#63Swim92.83 pts#28Bike81.41 pts#55Run75.71 pts#892022Overall52.47 pts#171Swim79.03 pts#170Bike70.86 pts#172Run84.21 pts#782023Overall27.02 pts#449Swim25.24 pts#444Bike24.45 pts#478Run24.42 pts#4572024Overall52.76 pts#213Swim51.87 pts#184Bike47.40 pts#263Run54.73 pts#179

* New PTO World Ranking System implemented.

Results

26 Races2
2
4
3

2024

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
11 May
8
GoldIronman 70.3 Mallorca22:222:13:091:12:333:53:19
76.94
90.11
76.94
Swim22:22
Bike2:13:09
Run1:12:33
27 Apr
6
GoldIronman Texas48:574:16:032:44:277:53:23
77.46
84.04
77.46
Swim48:57
Bike4:16:03
Run2:44:27

2022

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
26 Jun
4
GoldIronman Frankfurt48:154:20:432:45:147:59:11
77.21
73.81
77.21
Swim48:15
Bike4:20:43
Run2:45:14
29 May
7
SilverIronman 70.3 Kraichgau23:362:17:251:12:153:57:13
55.35
61.41
55.35
Swim23:36
Bike2:17:25
Run1:12:15

2021

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
21 Nov
3
Ironman Cozumel39:384:12:022:46:177:41:31
78.9905
07:27:25
78.99
Swim39:38
Bike4:12:02
Run2:46:17
19 Sep
11
Ironman Austria47:354:25:012:56:448:15:30
57.7208
07:45:57
57.72
Swim47:35
Bike4:25:01
Run2:56:44
15 Aug
7
Ironman Frankfurt49:364:25:132:51:268:11:22
85.561
08:00:57
85.56
Swim49:36
Bike4:25:13
Run2:51:26
20 Jun
2
Apfelland Triathlon23:522:15:511:12:523:54:04
56.4591
03:39:43
56.46
Swim23:52
Bike2:15:51
Run1:12:52
30 May
25
Challenge St Pölten25:352:12:071:15:023:57:57
54.0815
03:42:37
54.08
Swim25:35
Bike2:12:07
Run1:15:02

2019

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
24 Nov
5
Ironman Cozumel39:324:16:162:59:147:58:37
74.1484
07:40:45
74.15
Swim39:32
Bike4:16:16
Run2:59:14
20 Oct
4
Ironman 70.3 Shanghai24:042:05:021:15:453:48:53
54.688
03:34:19
54.69
Swim24:04
Bike2:05:02
Run1:15:45
15 Sep
3
Ironman 70.3 Xi'an--:--2:05:301:15:343:23:08
50.147
03:09:00
50.15
Swim--:--
Bike2:05:30
Run1:15:34
28 Jul
3
Ironman Hamburg50:054:25:323:02:378:24:25
63.1076
07:57:58
63.11
Swim50:05
Bike4:25:32
Run3:02:37
30 Jun
DNF
Ironman Frankfurt--:----:----:----:--
08:06:34
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
14 Apr
3
Ironman 70.3 Liuzhou22:252:07:071:15:103:51:07
59.1306
03:37:46
59.13
Swim22:25
Bike2:07:07
Run1:15:10

2018

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
29 Jul
8
Ironman Hamburg19:534:07:133:02:087:34:05
51.7155
07:03:25
51.72
Swim19:53
Bike4:07:13
Run3:02:08
01 Jul
10
Challenge Roth47:484:24:582:59:198:14:55
61.4814
07:47:53
61.48
Swim47:48
Bike4:24:58
Run2:59:19

2016

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
04 Sep
20
Ironman 70.3 World Championship22:562:15:031:17:013:59:22
54.7955
03:44:10
54.80
Swim22:56
Bike2:15:03
Run1:17:01
14 Aug
17
Ironman 70.3 Wiesbaden24:312:29:131:19:114:16:30
34.0189
03:53:24
34.02
Swim24:31
Bike2:29:13
Run1:19:11
10 Jul
17
Ironman 70.3 Sweden23:392:25:591:16:014:10:48
10.3337
03:41:04
10.33
Swim23:39
Bike2:25:59
Run1:16:01
03 Jul
10
Ironman 70.3 Norway20:492:14:551:22:014:02:08
27.0459
03:38:15
27.05
Swim20:49
Bike2:14:55
Run1:22:01
22 May
13
Ironman 70.3 Austria26:252:23:031:18:364:12:10
18.5641
03:44:43
18.56
Swim26:25
Bike2:23:03
Run1:18:36

2015

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
25 Oct
2
Ironman 70.3 Turkey21:562:15:541:16:423:57:53
50.4203
03:41:25
50.42
Swim21:56
Bike2:15:54
Run1:16:42
09 Aug
14
Ironman 70.3 Wiesbaden25:102:28:561:19:544:17:29
41.5147
03:56:43
41.51
Swim25:10
Bike2:28:56
Run1:19:54

2014

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
14 Sep
6
Ironman 70.3 Ruegen17:122:17:201:21:184:01:44
31.1884
03:39:07
31.19
Swim17:12
Bike2:17:20
Run1:21:18
25 May
16
Ironman 70.3 Austria25:362:17:281:16:364:03:57
35.2372
03:42:21
35.24
Swim25:36
Bike2:17:28
Run1:16:36

Ranking per Season

Overall

Year
Points
Pos
2024
52
213
2023
27
449
2022
52
171
2021
74
63
2020
65
105
2019
66
130
2018
37
300
2017
38
289
2016
48
184
2015
42
193
2014
22
251

Swim

Year
Points
Pos
2024
51
184
2023
25
444
2022
79
170
2021
92
28
2020
80
89
2019
80
130
2018
36
505
2017
72
201
2016
77
158
2015
80
117
2014
40
289

Bike

Year
Points
Pos
2024
47
263
2023
24
478
2022
70
172
2021
81
55
2020
67
136
2019
71
149
2018
34
511
2017
50
340
2016
53
269
2015
47
279
2014
22
407

Run

Year
Points
Pos
2024
54
179
2023
24
457
2022
84
78
2021
75
89
2020
62
132
2019
62
182
2018
22
523
2017
52
236
2016
52
208
2015
43
256
2014
12
459
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