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Anne Haug
Germany
World Rank
5
Weight
52kg
Height
1.63m
Age
38
DOB
01/20/83
Swim: HuubBike: CerveloRun: Nike
88%Swim88%Bike99%Run99%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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Anne Haug

Getting into triathlon “just happened by accident” for Germany’s 2019 IRONMAN World Champion, Anne Haug.

Born in Bayreuth, the Sports Science graduate from the Technological University of Munich started playing tennis at the age of five, inspired by her compatriot Steffi Graf.

Skiing, Judo, Volleyball and Badminton were among the other sports she took part in, and she even became a World Champion in the sport of Indiaca.

Anne used her skiing ability within Winter Triathlon competition, raced at the World University Triathlon Championships and won National Duathlon Championships in 2008 and 2009.

Turning professional at the relatively late age of 27 coincided with a significant step up in her performances. A first ETU European Cup win in early 2011 was quickly followed by an ITU World Cup podium in Mexico. Then a month later she was racing in the top tier of short-course racing, the ITU World Championship Series.

Haug was consistently outside the top 20 through that 2011 season against the world’s best, but fast forward a year and she had significantly raised her game.

She finished in the top 10 in seven World Triathlon races through 2012, and ended the year with second in Yokohama before winning the Grand Final in Auckland. An ITU World Championship Silver medal was her reward.

2013 was arguably even better with wins in Auckland and Hamburg and a Mixed Relay World Championship with the German squad. A frustrating 35th at the London Grand Final though resulted in only a Bronze in the year-end rankings.

Another strong performance in Auckland (second) in 2014 would ultimately prove to be the highlight of the next three years on the ITU circuit. Meanwhile 36th at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games signalled a new direction in her career.

Going long

After a few relatively lean years, Haug announced herself to the international long-distance community in 2017 by winning her very first IRONMAN 70.3 race with a blistering run to push Lucy Charles into second place in Lanzarote.

Anne was second two months later at the Middle East Championship in Bahrain, just 10 seconds short of catching the 2016 World Champion Holly Lawrence with the finish line in sight. Early indications were that she had the tools to star in what was for her a new format.

2018 would do nothing to diminish that belief that Haug was going to be a huge success.

Big wins at 70.3 Dubai and Oceanside, California preceded her first start over the full distance. Choosing home ground and the IRONMAN European Championship in Frankfurt, she, like everyone else, was humbled by a truly exceptional performance from Switzerland’s Daniela Ryf.

It was a painful education perhaps, but fourth place was still enough to secure her debut at the World Championship in Hawaii.

Haug would face Ryf, Lucy Charles and the best long-distance athletes twice before the end of 2018. And both the 70.3 World Championship (South Africa) and at the big one in Kona would see a Ryf / Charles / Haug podium. There could be no doubt now that the German was challenging the best.

There is a consistent history across endurance sport of athletes being injured and then subsequently producing their best on their return. That trend may have worked for Haug in 2019.

Another close second to Holly Lawrence in the Middle East, this time in Dubai, kicked off Anne’s season in early February. Injury frustration followed however, and she headed to IRONMAN Copenhagen in August in need of a full-distance finish to validate her Kona start.

An incredibly impressive 8:31:32 course record in Denmark provided an 18-minute winning margin, along with the confidence that her injury worries were a thing of the past. Skipping the 70.3 World Championship, all eyes were now on Hawaii.

In Kona, Anne would arrive at T2 with a select chase group, almost eight minutes down on the pace-setting Brit, Charles-Barclay. With four-time champion Ryf out of contention, Haug was going to need her proven run speed if she was to win the day.

Haug wasted little time in making second place her own, and set off in pursuit of the Brit. Haug’s running had been consistently brilliant through her long-distance career, and it was not about to let her down. A blistering 2:51:07 marathon saw her take the lead at the 25km mark and Charles-Barclay had no response.

Anne’s famous victory completed a German double alongside Jan Frodeno, and for good measure, both share the same coach in Dan Lorang. It was a day none of them will forget.

Happy at home

In a global sport where travel is a necessary evil for some, Haug admits that she welcomes time at home. “Maybe it will change after my career,” she says.

Recalling that debut IRONMAN in Frankfurt brings back memories of Anne’s most painful experience in the sport. “I absolutely blew up after 10km on the run and thought I would never see the finish line,” she explains.

Not surprisingly, Haug loves running and admits: “I have a love-hate relationship with the water!” Perhaps that is due to one of her fears?

“I’m always scared of fish. I got attacked by one during my open-water swim and it was a nightmare!”

When asked if victory in Kona would change her life, Anne responded: “I don’t know… I hope not, I love my life like it is!”

Talented, determined, dedicated and content, she has found the keys to her personal success. And that suggests there is yet more to come.

Current PTO World Ranking Points
5
2021 Challenge Roth
118.47
2020 Challenge Daytona
101.92
2021 IM 70.3 Lanzarote
93.24
Average
104.54
Ranking History
#1#20#39#58#77201720182019202020212017Overall204.81 pts#74Swim161.65 pts#48Bike165.95 pts#64Run209.43 pts#52018Overall327.52 pts#3Swim169.32 pts#34Bike180.69 pts#43Run236.37 pts#12019Overall349.83 pts#3Swim169.67 pts#30Bike202.20 pts#19Run239.83 pts#12020Overall342.97 pts#5Swim162.19 pts#33Bike202.20 pts#14Run237.25 pts#12021Overall104.54 pts#5Swim89.97 pts#30Bike89.76 pts#21Run112.39 pts#2
Results
22 Races9
1
5
2
2
3
2021
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
9 Oct
1
IM 70.3 Lanzarote
28:39
2:35:19
1:20:47
4:30:30
93.2367
04:27:4793.24
5 Sep
1
Challenge Roth
52:11
4:14:14
2:43:54
7:53:48
118.469
08:07:18118.47
28 Aug
7
Collins Cup
30:30
1:58:37
1:04:39
3:37:49
89.1654
03:34:2089.17
27 Jun
2
Challenge Walchsee
29:07
2:15:07
1:15:34
4:03:03
87.4715
03:58:3487.47
30 May
1
Challenge St Pölten
29:52
2:28:13
1:14:07
4:20:17
81.2596
04:13:1081.26
2020
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
6 Dec
2
Challenge Daytona
25:53
1:54:25
1:05:00
3:27:31
101.922
03:28:07101.92
16 Oct
1
TriGames Mandelieu
32:53
3:04:21
1:12:30
4:54:34
70.2916
04:42:0070.29
2019
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
12 Oct
1
IM Hawaii
54:09
4:50:17
2:51:07
8:40:10
126.58
09:01:46126.58
18 Aug
1
IM Copenhagen
51:04
4:37:28
2:57:26
8:31:32
114.471
08:42:53114.47
1 Feb
2
IM 70.3 Dubai
--:--
--:--
--:--
4:01:42
98.4333
04:01:0898.43
2018
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
13 Oct
3
IM Hawaii
54:21
4:47:45
2:55:20
8:41:58
107.181
08:47:39107.18
1 Sep
3
IM 70.3 World Championship
24:27
2:23:16
1:15:11
4:07:22
108.777
04:10:40108.78
8 Jul
4
IM Germany
56:28
5:08:08
3:04:32
9:14:06
84.6555
09:01:3884.66
3 Jun
2
Challenge Samorin
29:44
2:16:17
1:15:59
4:07:59
106.873
04:10:34106.87
7 Apr
1
IM 70.3 California
26:31
2:24:13
1:16:23
4:12:03
105.899
04:14:18105.90
2 Feb
1
IM 70.3 Dubai
25:51
2:15:46
1:14:11
4:00:25
104.681
04:02:07104.68
2017
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
25 Nov
2
IM 70.3 Bahrain
25:30
2:16:05
1:17:27
4:02:44
111.56
04:07:01111.56
2 Sep
1
IM 70.3 Lanzarote
24:36
2:25:23
1:18:14
4:12:38
93.2471
04:10:0693.25
2016
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
20 Aug
36
Olympic Games
21:11
1:04:50
35:18
2:02:56
0
--
24 Apr
4
WTS Cape Town
9:47
32:21
16:36
1:00:07
0
--
5 Mar
38
WTS Abu Dhabi
20:39
1:03:57
35:08
2:00:58
0
--
2012
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
4 Aug
11
Olympic Games
19:44
1:06:59
33:42
2:01:35
0
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Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2021
104
5
2020
342
5
2019
349
3
2018
327
3
2017
204
74
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2021
89
30
2020
162
33
2019
169
30
2018
169
34
2017
161
48
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2021
89
21
2020
202
14
2019
202
19
2018
180
43
2017
165
64
Run
Year
Points
Position
2021
112
2
2020
237
1
2019
239
1
2018
236
1
2017
209
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