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Daniel Baekkegard
Denmark
World Rank
12
Weight
78kg
Height
1.90m
Age
25
DOB
04/26/96
95%Swim90%Bike92%Run93%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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Daniel Baekkegard

Daniel Baekkegard raised, or 'smashed', the bar in 2019 for how to make your mark in a first full season as a triathlon pro.

Born in 1996, the Dane's background is in elite swimming, with a total of 20 National Championship medals. But he switched to triathlon in 2015 via the Danish Triathlon Federation's youth programme, and took part in his first 70.3 event in 2018.

That was Marbella, and quite a jump given his previous longest race had only taken a quarter of the time out on course. It didn't bother him though as he led on the bike at one point from the likes of Andi Dreitz and David McNamee, before eventually finishing seventh.

"It was the toughest thing I've ever tried," he admitted afterwards. "I was exhausted - but elated!"

That promise was underlined later that year with a first podium when third behind triathlon legend Sebastian Kienle at Challenge Kaiserwinkl-Walchsee.

And then in 2019, in the space of just eight days, he really announced his arrival in style with two impressive victories.

First up was 70.3 Finland in Lahti, where he was part of a leading trio alongside Nick Kastelein and Manuel Kueng. But it was Daniel who blew his rivals away on the run with a 1:13:20 half marathon.

The following weekend came his IRONMAN debut at Austria-Kärnten, amid stormy conditions in Klagenfurt. The distance may have doubled but the pattern was similar as it was nip and tuck until the run, with Daniel's 2:53:11 marathon seeing him surge more than 10 minutes clear of his rivals, crossing the line in 8:14:26.

If the victory itself wasn't eye-catching enough, he then produced one of the celebrations of the season. Triathlete magazine dubbed it the 'Baekkegard Smash' and awarding it their 'Best Finish' of the year!

Those two wins qualified Da

Current PTO World Ranking Points
12
2021 IM Tulsa
98.12
2021 IM 70.3 Dubai
88.16
Average
93.14
Ranking History
#4#82#160#238#31620182019202020212018Overall184.82 pts#149Swim179.34 pts#38Bike151.08 pts#106Run88.84 pts#3122019Overall258.79 pts#34Swim198.09 pts#9Bike155.92 pts#85Run167.59 pts#442020Overall258.79 pts#27Swim198.09 pts#10Bike155.92 pts#65Run167.59 pts#302021Overall93.14 pts#12Swim93.73 pts#18Bike83.95 pts#38Run87.42 pts#18
Results
17 Races4
1
1
2
3
3
2021
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
23 May
3
IM Tulsa
46:33
4:17:51
2:44:34
7:52:58
98.1153
07:51:3898.12
12 Mar
1
IM 70.3 Dubai
23:20
1:55:44
1:10:00
3:33:01
88.1616
03:29:1888.16
2020
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
6 Dec
DNF
Challenge Daytona
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
03:05:07-
5 Sep
1
IM 70.3 Tallinn
22:44
1:59:57
1:13:56
3:40:07
81.6918
03:34:1481.69
2019
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
7 Dec
2
IM 70.3 Bahrain
22:23
1:52:00
1:10:40
3:29:15
86.7317
03:25:1086.73
12 Oct
15
IM Hawaii
47:35
4:37:18
2:49:50
8:19:38
77.0416
08:03:0077.04
8 Sep
16
IM 70.3 World Championship
23:21
2:28:58
1:11:55
4:08:28
67.0562
03:56:4667.06
7 Jul
1
IM Austria
47:01
4:28:22
2:53:10
8:14:26
86.2382
08:04:2686.24
29 Jun
1
IM 70.3 Finland
23:20
2:04:14
1:13:21
3:45:38
85.8177
03:40:5685.82
23 Jun
DNF
IM 70.3 Elsinore
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
03:36:06-
4 May
6
ITU Long Distance
20:34
2:59:29
1:49:40
5:15:04
64.9982
04:59:2165.00
2018
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
28 Oct
6
Challenge Sardinia
15:35
2:19:19
1:23:24
4:00:17
50.5787
03:43:4250.58
20 Oct
4
Challenge Peguera
23:42
2:10:50
1:22:51
4:01:00
56.119
03:46:0756.12
2 Sep
3
Challenge Walchsee
22:52
2:08:31
1:20:03
3:54:44
63.3985
03:42:3163.40
12 Aug
3
Challenge Finland
24:23
2:02:53
1:14:21
3:44:41
65.2984
03:33:3465.30
9 Jun
DNF
Challenge Denmark Half
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
03:40:21-
29 Apr
7
IM 70.3 Marbella
--:--
--:--
--:--
4:05:26
51.7429
03:48:5251.74
Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2021
93
12
2020
258
27
2019
258
34
2018
184
149
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2021
93
18
2020
198
10
2019
198
9
2018
179
38
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2021
83
38
2020
155
65
2019
155
85
2018
151
106
Run
Year
Points
Position
2021
87
18
2020
167
30
2019
167
44
2018
88
312
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