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Annah Watkinson
South Africa
World Rank
46
Weight
63kg
Height
1.71m
Age
40
DOB
07/24/81
Swim: SailfishBike: CerveloRun: Nike
74%Swim77%Bike89%Run83%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%.
Biography More

Annah Watkinson

Annah Watkinson splits her time between elite triathlon competition and a highly successful career in investment banking.

She has enjoyed plenty of success on home soil in South Africa, and was was unrivalled in her national long-distance championships between 2015 and 2017 as she claimed a hat-trick of titles.

Locally Annah was also victorious at IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa (one of her favourite races), in early 2019 while her third place at IRONMAN South Africa in March 2019 earned her a spot at the World Championship in Kona.

Not only is ‘Annah Banana’ - as she is affectionately known - a world-class triathlete, she is also Head of Global Finance Coastal at Absa Corporate and Investment Bank. Clearly competing at the highest level in both disciplines.

Annah’s transition into triathlon was an unlikely one. She started her sporting life as an artistic gymnast before her then boyfriend introduced her to the sport. After beating him in her first IRONMAN, she was hooked.

Her favourite discipline is the run, although she admits the swim is her focus and it is tough to gain a huge advantage in the water.

Work ethic is the key to Annah’s success in both her athletic and business careers. She “doesn’t tolerate laziness” and she is driven by “the magic of achieving the impossible”.

Despite excelling both in sport and in business, Annah tries to find the time to relax and she uses the Cape mountains as her sanctuary. Hikes up Table Mountain and The Twelve Apostles are a regular early Sunday morning ritual.

Her advice for any budding triathletes out there is simple - patience and consistency are the keys.

She also adds: “Give it a go, prepare to have the most fun you have ever had! Forget about everyone else during a race, and if you are feeling good, go hard”.

Current PTO World Ranking Points
46
2021 IM South Africa
85.79
2021 Challenge Almere
68.20
2021 Sun City Ultra
56.12
Average
70.04
Ranking History
#19#67#115#1632016201720182019202020212016Overall172.60 pts#104Swim109.15 pts#165Bike157.42 pts#76Run113.44 pts#1352017Overall189.11 pts#88Swim109.15 pts#169Bike175.05 pts#45Run130.39 pts#1052018Overall162.50 pts#128Swim86.87 pts#206Bike144.39 pts#124Run133.29 pts#1002019Overall239.89 pts#57Swim104.63 pts#151Bike157.34 pts#88Run164.10 pts#472020Overall239.89 pts#42Swim112.94 pts#111Bike157.34 pts#67Run164.10 pts#382021Overall70.04 pts#46Swim57.73 pts#111Bike63.55 pts#85Run89.78 pts#24
Results
38 Races3
1
4
2
5
3
2021
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
21 Nov
2
IM South Africa
28:09
5:08:20
2:59:26
8:40:42
85.7906
08:29:5085.79
12 Sep
7
World Triathlon Long Distance Championship
1:00:45
4:47:11
2:58:43
8:51:07
68.1966
08:26:5668.20
2 May
1
Sun City Ultra
28:44
2:20:15
1:26:55
4:18:16
56.118
04:02:1956.12
21 Mar
3
Free State Triathlon
23:43
1:02:46
42:06
2:10:26
26.0942
01:57:2526.09
2020
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
15 Nov
2
People's Triathlon
28:20
2:26:41
1:20:57
4:17:31
68.0796
04:05:4568.08
7 Feb
6
IM 70.3 Dubai
28:42
2:14:40
1:23:43
4:12:19
48.9404
03:54:2248.94
26 Jan
5
IM 70.3 South Africa
29:59
2:42:36
1:30:35
4:48:38
48.1371
04:27:4848.14
2019
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
1 Dec
9
IM Western Australia
58:58
4:55:06
3:19:10
9:20:29
58.2478
08:47:2758.25
10 Nov
2
Challenge Capetown
--:--
--:--
--:--
4:21:20
67.1195
04:09:0367.12
12 Oct
18
IM Hawaii
59:14
5:05:19
3:16:09
9:26:03
70.1183
09:01:4670.12
7 Sep
21
IM 70.3 World Championship
29:28
2:53:42
1:22:34
4:50:23
46.7824
04:28:5546.78
11 Aug
5
IM 70.3 Gdynia
28:57
2:27:09
1:21:17
4:21:31
54.2328
04:04:4354.23
7 Apr
3
IM South Africa
30:44
5:12:17
2:55:02
8:43:18
90.1533
08:35:4190.15
1 Feb
7
IM 70.3 Dubai
--:--
--:--
--:--
4:18:46
51.2487
04:01:0851.25
27 Jan
1
IM 70.3 South Africa
17:38
2:34:15
1:24:48
4:21:14
79.6173
04:13:2979.62
2018
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
8 Dec
5
IM 70.3 Bahrain
25:43
2:18:35
1:24:00
4:13:17
42.4827
03:53:1042.48
1 Sep
21
IM 70.3 World Championship
28:10
2:34:29
1:27:32
4:34:53
35.594
04:10:4035.59
17 Jun
8
IM 70.3 Luxembourg
27:54
2:32:01
1:33:54
4:38:33
5.39309
04:03:565.39
26 May
9
IM Lanzarote
1:00:26
5:58:02
5:34:03
12:39:58
0
09:35:15-
15 Apr
10
IM South Africa
59:17
5:20:44
3:12:15
9:38:30
52.9978
09:00:2453.00
2 Feb
10
IM 70.3 Dubai
29:18
2:26:33
1:30:48
4:31:53
18.0377
04:02:0718.04
28 Jan
5
IM 70.3 South Africa
29:52
2:45:11
1:29:32
4:49:45
32.2392
04:23:0132.24
2017
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
1 Oct
DNF
IM Taiwan
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
09:22:23-
2 Sep
6
IM 70.3 Lanzarote
28:15
2:41:14
1:26:40
4:40:53
17.9439
04:10:0617.94
5 Aug
3
IM 70.3 Estonia
30:11
2:36:02
1:28:13
4:38:16
36.3559
04:14:0136.36
29 Jul
8
Challenge Prague
26:12
2:29:10
1:28:22
4:29:44
44.0538
04:08:5144.05
2 Jul
5
Challenge Geraardsbergen
--:--
--:--
--:--
4:37:46
38.3849
04:14:1638.38
28 May
7
IM Brasil
55:35
4:53:44
3:10:04
9:04:59
65.4529
08:38:0865.45
2 Apr
DNF
IM South Africa
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
08:55:35-
29 Jan
5
IM 70.3 South Africa
32:35
2:46:12
1:29:12
4:53:30
29.0441
04:25:1629.04
2016
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
2 Oct
3
IM Barcelona
58:28
4:42:46
3:25:06
9:12:13
66.7945
08:46:0166.79
24 Jul
2
IM Lake Placid
59:41
5:21:17
3:18:45
9:45:00
56.866
09:09:2756.87
10 Jul
9
IM 70.3 Vineman
28:47
2:29:40
1:27:23
4:29:52
48.9362
04:10:4048.94
19 Jun
1
IM 70.3 Durban
30:14
2:28:30
1:30:43
4:35:41
40.0848
04:12:5740.08
10 Apr
8
IM South Africa
1:03:20
5:17:58
3:17:42
9:44:11
46.0532
09:00:2746.05
29 Jan
8
IM 70.3 Dubai
21:57
2:29:20
1:27:15
4:22:12
0
--
24 Jan
3
IM 70.3 South Africa
29:09
2:39:20
1:29:25
4:43:35
27.9279
04:15:5527.93
2013
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
1 Jun
15
ITU Long Distance
39:05
3:14:08
1:35:02
5:36:18
0
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Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2021
70
46
2020
239
42
2019
239
57
2018
162
128
2017
189
88
2016
172
104
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2021
57
111
2020
112
111
2019
104
151
2018
86
206
2017
109
169
2016
109
165
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2021
63
85
2020
157
67
2019
157
88
2018
144
124
2017
175
45
2016
157
76
Run
Year
Points
Position
2021
89
24
2020
164
38
2019
164
47
2018
133
100
2017
130
105
2016
113
135
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