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Svenja Thoes
Germany
World Rank
91
Height
1.67m
Age
30
DOB
06/30/91
Bike: Cube
72%Swim78%Bike84%Run71%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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Svenja Thoes

Svenja Thoes is riding high on and off the triathlon course, for in addition to catching the eye with her IRONMAN performances she is also a flight attendant with Condor Airlines.

Indeed, Condor played a part in the German getting into IRONMAN in 2012, when she won a competition organised by the airline to take part in the 70.3 in Mallorca.

“I didn't know how to swim or how to ride a road bike,” she recalls.

“However, I did run a bit with my dog once in a while.

“I joined a triathlon club to get a bit deeper into swimming and to learn more about the sport in general. I liked it right away, even if it was hard and difficult! Swimming was a big struggle for me and it felt like drowning at the beginning.

Svenja, who prides herself on being a positive thinker, has put that hatred of swimming behind her, along with her fear of jellyfish - she is hypersensitive to them - to build a fine career in the sport.

“At the 2012 70.3 World Championship I won my age group (18-24), which was the biggest surprise ever,” she says. “On that day I fell in love with the sport.”

Thoes had to wait until 2015 for her first full distance IRONMAN, though, when she won her age group in the Mallorca event and so clinched her place for Kona in Hawaii the following year.

“2016 was the year,” she says. “I won my age group with average preparation (I was still working as a flight attendant and studying). All my friends and family told me that I should turn professional, so here I am! It's a gift to work in an area you love.”

Since turning professional Thoes has had some excellent moments, notably when winning by 45 seconds over the full distance at Cozumel in 2018 in a winning time of 8:56:17 and taking Challenge Sardinia three weeks earlier.

Svenja has suffered only one major blip in her career to date, in 2019. She had a bad crash on her bike, which she rode into a sign at Cozumel.

Current PTO World Ranking Points
91
2021 IM 70.3 Andorra
73.63
2021 IM Finland
66.33
2021 Challenge Walchsee
13.65
Average
51.20
Ranking History
#25#128#231#33420162017201820192020202120222016Overall29.07 pts#327Swim14.35 pts#432Bike30.32 pts#423Run63.08 pts#2652017Overall59.86 pts#98Swim52.94 pts#180Bike60.22 pts#186Run63.36 pts#1132018Overall87.23 pts#32Swim60.60 pts#130Bike83.16 pts#67Run87.99 pts#302019Overall87.23 pts#33Swim55.19 pts#139Bike88.22 pts#57Run87.99 pts#312020Overall219.36 pts#50Swim104.47 pts#123Bike159.78 pts#64Run143.92 pts#652021Overall51.20 pts#80Swim56.36 pts#123Bike66.85 pts#78Run80.63 pts#422022Overall51.20 pts#91Swim56.36 pts#138Bike66.85 pts#86Run80.63 pts#53
Results
25 Races3
1
4
2
5
3
2022
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
15 May
1
Challenge Malta
30:41
2:23:01
1:20:31
4:17:17
--
2021
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
29 Aug
DNF
IM Hamburg
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
08:43:19-
15 Aug
6
IM Finland
58:36
5:04:04
3:10:23
9:17:43
66.3255
08:50:5466.33
4 Jul
2
IM 70.3 Andorra
28:23
3:13:13
1:25:17
5:12:46
73.6317
05:00:5273.63
27 Jun
15
Challenge Walchsee
30:48
2:25:54
1:28:43
4:29:28
13.651
03:58:3413.65
2019
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
24 Nov
DNF
IM Cozumel
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
08:36:48-
12 Oct
20
IM Hawaii
59:07
5:02:16
3:23:49
9:30:50
64.2322
09:01:4664.23
29 Sep
2
IM 70.3 Cozumel
--:--
--:--
--:--
4:20:54
81.3951
04:13:4981.40
8 Sep
DNF
IM Wisconsin
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
09:07:42-
30 Jun
3
Challenge Walchsee
29:39
2:25:20
1:28:18
4:26:45
67.2697
04:14:1667.27
16 Jun
2
IM 70.3 Luxembourg
28:26
2:23:56
1:22:11
4:18:50
70.691
04:07:5670.69
2 Jun
3
IM 70.3 Switzerland
28:54
2:25:34
1:25:17
4:23:43
64.7792
04:10:2964.78
5 May
8
Challenge Riccione
31:47
2:35:17
1:30:28
4:43:39
11.5755
04:10:2611.58
2018
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
18 Nov
1
IM Cozumel
51:03
4:51:47
3:08:49
8:56:17
91.863
08:49:4991.86
28 Oct
1
Challenge Sardinia
18:00
2:33:23
1:24:04
4:17:44
82.9332
04:11:1882.93
30 Sep
2
IM 70.3 Cozumel
25:10
2:22:01
1:25:58
4:16:44
86.8935
04:11:4786.89
2 Sep
6
Challenge Walchsee
28:31
2:28:22
1:25:59
4:28:55
49.4599
04:09:5849.46
25 Aug
7
IM 70.3 Vichy
28:55
2:27:26
1:21:16
4:23:10
51.6856
04:05:2351.69
2017
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
25 Nov
9
IM 70.3 Bahrain
28:46
2:20:47
1:30:00
4:23:06
56.5931
04:07:0156.59
24 Sep
3
IM 70.3 Cozumel
29:02
--:--
--:--
4:25:00
66.1644
04:12:1266.16
2 Sep
7
IM 70.3 Lanzarote
28:10
3:04:02
1:28:52
5:07:03
0
04:10:06-
23 Jul
3
IM 70.3 Calgary
24:46
2:12:01
1:25:36
4:05:02
56.8366
03:50:0856.84
16 Jul
4
IM 70.3 Racine
--:--
2:19:53
1:23:02
3:43:58
50.4317
03:28:2850.43
18 Jun
3
Challenge Heilbronn
--:--
--:--
--:--
4:50:48
29.2974
04:22:5529.30
2016
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
4 Sep
7
Challenge Walchsee
30:08
2:33:42
1:27:23
4:34:42
29.0685
04:08:1729.07
Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2022
51
91
2021
51
80
2020
219
50
2019
87
33
2018
87
32
2017
59
98
2016
29
327
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2022
56
138
2021
56
123
2020
104
123
2019
55
139
2018
60
130
2017
52
180
2016
14
432
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2022
66
86
2021
66
78
2020
159
64
2019
88
57
2018
83
67
2017
60
186
2016
30
423
Run
Year
Points
Position
2022
80
53
2021
80
42
2020
143
65
2019
87
31
2018
87
30
2017
63
113
2016
63
265
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