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Els Visser
Netherlands
World Rank
52
Weight
53kg
Height
1.70m
Age
31
DOB
04/3/90
Swim: BlueseventyBike: CerveloRun: Hoka One One
83%Swim74%Bike82%Run79%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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Els Visser

Els Visser will admit that her road to becoming a professional triathlete is more unique than most.

She enjoyed various sports growing up but turned her full attention to studying medicine, allowing her to travel the world. But it also changed her life profoundly.

In 2014, while traveling in Indonesia, a boat she had taken with 24 other passengers sank in the middle of the night. Clinging for life to the wreckage, she swam for eight hours to a nearby island where she was finally rescued by a passing boat the next day.

The harrowing experience prompted her to live her life to the maximum and follow her dreams. She had never competed in a triathlon before but was keen to test herself over long distances.

She completed her first sprint triathlon in 2016 and her first IRONMAN in Switzerland in 2017. With an open mind, a "never look back" attitude and untapped potential, she officially entered the professional ranks in 2017. A year later, she started to win titles over the full distance.

It is a truly remarkable story, especially considering most of these achievements were completed whilst completing her medical stories in 2015 and her PhD in Surgery in 2019.

Els says that she doesn’t have a favourite discipline, enjoying some more than others and depending on the time of year.

“My favourite sessions are those that I surprise myself with my performance and achieve something that was impossible before,” Visser says.

“I like the really tough training. It's very hard, but the feeling afterwards is the best and it makes me feel stronger. But I can also enjoy a coffee ride and having a good chat. For me, the combination of sports in triathlon makes it so special.”

She trains alongside the likes of Sarah Crowley and Skye Moench and has picked out the Hills District in Australia as her favourite training location.

Current PTO World Ranking Points
52
2021 Challenge Salou
64.91
2021 IM 70.3 Andorra
62.22
2021 Challenge Budva
59.61
Average
62.25
Ranking History
#10#70#130#190#25020182019202020212018Overall178.33 pts#107Swim107.29 pts#160Bike189.52 pts#29Run68.59 pts#2462019Overall242.99 pts#54Swim116.62 pts#124Bike206.86 pts#16Run128.16 pts#1042020Overall242.99 pts#39Swim113.15 pts#109Bike200.49 pts#15Run128.16 pts#812021Overall62.25 pts#52Swim78.27 pts#55Bike56.59 pts#94Run72.71 pts#56
Rivals
wins / races
Results
18 Races1
1
5
2
2
3
2021
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
10 Oct
3
Challenge Budva
29:03
2:30:06
1:19:57
4:21:41
59.6055
04:06:4459.61
3 Oct
2
Challenge Salou
15:42
2:14:17
1:26:08
3:59:01
64.9149
03:47:0464.91
29 Jul
7
Alpe D'Huez L
32:56
4:55:24
1:36:09
7:07:46
9.65801
06:16:439.66
4 Jul
4
IM 70.3 Andorra
28:19
3:16:07
1:28:27
5:17:55
62.2203
05:00:5262.22
2020
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
13 Sep
4
IM 70.3 Sunshine Coast
27:36
2:16:44
1:28:12
4:17:09
69.972
04:06:0469.97
2019
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
12 Oct
16
IM Hawaii
1:02:44
4:51:43
3:19:42
9:18:42
79.1628
09:01:4679.16
1 Sep
2
IM 70.3 Zell am See
28:40
2:22:52
1:30:37
4:27:40
68.7093
04:15:4068.71
7 Jul
7
Challenge Roth
58:21
4:49:10
3:17:31
9:07:49
78.8436
08:50:5878.84
9 Jun
5
IM Cairns
59:27
4:59:25
3:12:44
9:14:29
84.9807
09:02:1684.98
19 May
2
Challenge Heilbronn
30:26
2:24:07
1:26:53
4:28:16
50.4772
04:09:4350.48
24 Mar
3
IM 70.3 Taiwan
29:00
2:26:04
1:25:49
4:30:38
56.9018
04:14:1256.90
2018
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
17 Nov
4
IM Malaysia
57:54
5:17:33
3:43:46
10:02:48
43.4296
09:15:3943.43
21 Oct
2
Challenge Kanchanaburi
31:17
1:36:17
1:33:31
3:43:28
15.7706
03:18:2415.77
8 Sep
2
Challenge Almere
1:00:29
4:53:03
3:19:12
9:16:29
57.3415
08:43:0157.34
5 Aug
1
IM Netherlands
1:00:25
5:00:54
3:25:28
9:31:06
77.5566
09:12:3077.56
17 Jun
DNF
IM 70.3 Luxembourg
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04:03:56-
6 May
4
IM Australia
55:50
5:11:49
3:44:53
9:56:31
23.2742
08:54:5723.27
2017
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
3 Dec
10
IM Western Australia
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4:53:26
4:17:06
9:14:25
0
07:53:37-
Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2021
62
52
2020
242
39
2019
242
54
2018
178
107
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2021
78
55
2020
113
109
2019
116
124
2018
107
160
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2021
56
94
2020
200
15
2019
206
16
2018
189
29
Run
Year
Points
Position
2021
72
56
2020
128
81
2019
128
104
2018
68
246
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