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Sara Svensk

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171
World Rank
3
National
249
Swim
144
Bike
201
Run
Sweden
Weight
-
Height
1.70m
Age
35
Born
1989
 
 
 
Biography

Sara Svensk

It is one of the most select lists in triathlon, and Sara Svensk is now part of it.

The fastest female iron-distance athletes of all-time are Chrissie Wellington, Daniela Ryf, Anne Haug (all three of them Kona winners), Lucy Charles-Barclay (when winning Challenge Roth) and Sara Svensk.

The Swede is there thanks to her 8:34:10 at IRONMAN Barcelona in 2019, a result which catapulted her into the limelight. She won by more than 15 minutes in a course-record time to qualify for Kona.

It rounded off a breakthrough season which had earlier seen her first major 70.3 win. That had come at St. Pölten when she overcame a 4:43 deficit after the swim.

Sara then finished 10th (with the fastest run split) at the 70.3 World Championship in Nice.

All of the above was achieved while working as a part-time doctor.

"I now do two days per week at the hospital, but I like working as a medical doctor and try to do my recovery when I'm there. It's working at the moment, and gives you a sense of perspective."

Svensk was relatively late into the sport, and all three of its components.

It was only when she joined a running club in her 20s that she started to get competitive. And the cycling came next after a running injury saw her buy a bike so that she could maintain her fitness.

Her first triathlon was in 2014 when she was 25, and Sara was Swedish champion the following year.

By 2018, she was on the podium at the 70.3 European Championship, fifth at the IRONMAN North America Championship, and sixth at IRONMAN Austria before that landmark 2019 campaign.

Now Kona is the big target, which is why she lined up in Barcelona. And the 8:34 that day underlines just what a future threat she could be in Hawaii.

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Current PTO World Ranking Points
171
Ironman 70.3 Mallorca 2024
Bonus +5%
84.40
Ironman Hawaii 2023
64.64
Ironman Hamburg 2024
0.00
Sum / 3
49.68
Ranking History
#3#88#173#258#34320162017201820192020202120222023*20242016Overall33.89 pts#194Swim24.93 pts#339Bike54.22 pts#224Run74.03 pts#752017Overall48.61 pts#147Swim32.94 pts#297Bike62.01 pts#174Run74.03 pts#772018Overall69.00 pts#78Swim51.17 pts#173Bike85.59 pts#58Run70.78 pts#752019Overall90.83 pts#29Swim60.76 pts#108Bike94.56 pts#31Run98.31 pts#162020Overall90.83 pts#22Swim68.07 pts#72Bike94.45 pts#25Run98.31 pts#82021Overall81.79 pts#27Swim71.94 pts#75Bike88.58 pts#27Run89.89 pts#232022Overall48.38 pts#104Swim64.37 pts#143Bike75.51 pts#69Run80.49 pts#562023Overall76.22 pts#42Swim56.32 pts#98Bike89.99 pts#13Run60.87 pts#912024Overall49.68 pts#171Swim32.65 pts#249Bike56.98 pts#144Run41.57 pts#201

* New PTO World Ranking System implemented.

Results

29 Races4
1
3
2
4
3

2024

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
02 Jun
DNF
GoldIronman Hamburg55:454:31:53--:----:--
0
84.07
-
Swim55:45
Bike4:31:53
Run--:--
11 May
3
GoldIronman 70.3 Mallorca27:302:29:081:21:164:23:47
80.38
80.44
80.38
Swim27:30
Bike2:29:08
Run1:21:16

2023

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
14 Oct
27
DiamondIronman Hawaii59:344:39:493:32:409:17:55
64.64
93.35
64.64
Swim59:34
Bike4:39:49
Run3:32:40
02 Jul
6
GoldIronman Frankfurt1:02:004:46:483:17:579:12:32
72.73
78.36
72.73
Swim1:02:00
Bike4:46:48
Run3:17:57
07 May
2
PlatinumWT Long Distance Championships45:583:10:481:58:486:02:10
87.65
79.56
87.65
Swim45:58
Bike3:10:48
Run1:58:48

2022

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
06 Oct
DNF
DiamondIronman Hawaii--:----:----:----:--
87.07
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
07 Aug
2
BronzeIronman 70.3 Gdynia27:252:17:401:19:044:09:58
58.98
52.86
58.98
Swim27:25
Bike2:17:40
Run1:19:04
03 Jul
2
BronzeChallenge Vansbro27:452:14:061:23:424:07:48
50.62
36.71
50.62
Swim27:45
Bike2:14:06
Run1:23:42

2021

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
21 Nov
1
Ironman Cozumel47:004:33:092:58:018:22:40
94.8545
08:18:49
94.85
Swim47:00
Bike4:33:09
Run2:58:01
16 Oct
DNF
Ironman Mallorca--:----:----:----:--
08:47:10
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
12 Mar
3
Ironman 70.3 Dubai29:172:09:311:21:214:05:16
72.4994
03:55:33
72.50
Swim29:17
Bike2:09:31
Run1:21:21

2020

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
06 Dec
8
Challenge Daytona26:511:54:091:11:053:34:59
78.0038
03:28:07
78.00
Swim26:51
Bike1:54:09
Run1:11:05

2019

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
06 Oct
1
Ironman Barcelona56:144:36:502:56:098:34:10
101.359
08:35:13
101.36
Swim56:14
Bike4:36:50
Run2:56:09
07 Sep
10
Ironman 70.3 World Championship29:232:44:121:17:184:35:23
83.9686
04:28:55
83.97
Swim29:23
Bike2:44:12
Run1:17:18
11 Aug
DNF
Ironman 70.3 Gdynia--:----:----:----:--
04:04:43
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
23 Jun
5
Ironman 70.3 Elsinore28:422:17:121:21:044:12:34
73.088
04:02:46
73.09
Swim28:42
Bike2:17:12
Run1:21:04
08 Jun
1
Challenge Denmark Half27:502:15:231:22:324:10:28
87.1586
04:05:44
87.16
Swim27:50
Bike2:15:23
Run1:22:32
26 May
1
Ironman 70.3 Austria31:582:25:311:23:154:26:05
62.2766
04:11:50
62.28
Swim31:58
Bike2:25:31
Run1:23:15

2018

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
13 Oct
DNF
Ironman Hawaii--:----:----:----:--
08:47:39
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
29 Jul
DNF
Ironman Switzerland--:----:----:----:--
09:00:23
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
01 Jul
6
Ironman Austria55:465:06:233:18:469:26:26
64.6361
08:57:54
64.64
Swim55:46
Bike5:06:23
Run3:18:46
17 Jun
3
Ironman 70.3 Elsinore29:212:18:081:24:204:17:11
60.0705
04:02:39
60.07
Swim29:21
Bike2:18:08
Run1:24:20
28 Apr
5
Ironman Texas59:334:32:333:09:538:46:49
82.2892
08:33:11
82.29
Swim59:33
Bike4:32:33
Run3:09:53

2017

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
30 Sep
DNF
Ironman Barcelona--:----:----:----:--
08:42:19
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
10 Sep
3
Ironman 70.3 Ruegen31:252:20:281:28:454:25:59
44.1804
04:05:26
44.18
Swim31:25
Bike2:20:28
Run1:28:45
10 Jun
DNF
Challenge Denmark Half--:----:----:----:--
04:05:25
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
13 May
DNF
Ironman 70.3 Mallorca--:----:----:----:--
04:15:51
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--

2016

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
24 Sep
4
Ironman Mallorca1:00:355:13:533:09:009:28:58
59.9855
08:56:45
59.99
Swim1:00:35
Bike5:13:53
Run3:09:00
22 May
5
Ironman 70.3 Austria32:582:35:041:21:344:34:31
41.6788
04:12:26
41.68
Swim32:58
Bike2:35:04
Run1:21:34

Ranking per Season

Overall

Year
Points
Pos
2024
49
171
2023
76
42
2022
48
104
2021
81
27
2020
90
22
2019
90
29
2018
68
78
2017
48
147
2016
33
194

Swim

Year
Points
Pos
2024
32
249
2023
56
98
2022
64
143
2021
71
75
2020
68
72
2019
60
108
2018
51
173
2017
32
297
2016
24
339

Bike

Year
Points
Pos
2024
56
144
2023
89
13
2022
75
69
2021
88
27
2020
94
25
2019
94
31
2018
85
58
2017
62
174
2016
54
224

Run

Year
Points
Pos
2024
41
201
2023
60
91
2022
80
56
2021
89
23
2020
98
8
2019
98
16
2018
70
75
2017
74
77
2016
74
75
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