Svenja Thoes
Svenja Thoes
Country
World Rank
46
Height
1.67m
Age
29
DOB
06/30/91
Bike: Cube
73%Swim84%Bike82%Run81%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
46
Average best 3 races 2019/2020
73.12
Average
73.12
Ranking History
#25#128#231#3342016201720182019202020212016Overall29.0685 pts#327Swim14.3473 pts#432Bike30.3188 pts#423Run63.0833 pts#2652017Overall179.594 pts#98Swim105.886 pts#180Bike120.43 pts#185Run126.72 pts#1132018Overall261.69 pts#32Swim121.207 pts#130Bike166.314 pts#67Run175.974 pts#302019Overall261.69 pts#33Swim110.381 pts#139Bike176.444 pts#57Run175.974 pts#312020Overall219.356 pts#50Swim104.468 pts#123Bike159.775 pts#64Run143.922 pts#652021Overall73.1186 pts#46Swim52.2342 pts#128Bike79.8874 pts#54Run71.9608 pts#58
Results
20 Races2
1
3
2
5
3
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
2021
73
46
2020
219
50
2019
261
33
2018
261
32
2017
179
98
2016
29
327
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2021
52
128
2020
104
123
2019
110
139
2018
121
130
2017
105
180
2016
14
432
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2021
79
54
2020
159
64
2019
176
57
2018
166
67
2017
120
185
2016
30
423
Run
Year
Points
Position
2021
71
58
2020
143
65
2019
175
31
2018
175
30
2017
126
113
2016
63
265
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