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Katrien Verstuyft
Belgium
World Rank
109
Height
1.70m
Age
39
DOB
07/21/82
78%Swim72%Bike67%Run66%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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Katrien Verstuyft

Antwerp-born Katrien Verstuyft did not get into triathlon until she was 25, but she has made up for lost time at elite level with an impressive career - including appearances at two Olympic Games (London 2012 and Rio 2016).

It is those Olympic appearances for Belgium of which Katrien is proudest when it comes to her sporting achievements. Something she reminds herself of regularly.

“An average swimmer who scored good in running at school”, Verstuyft said her reticence to go into athletics came mainly because her friends were in the swimming club.

But when she decided to give up swimming as a single discipline, triathlon seemed an obvious transition and it would allow her to keep swimming for fun. The rest is history.

At local level Katrien was National Triathlon Champion in Belgium in 2013 and 2015 and after stepping up in distance she was also runner-up in Belgium’s Middle Distance National Championships in 2019.

Verstuyft claimed victory at IRONMAN 70.3 Weymouth on the UK and Ireland tour back in 2017, took top spot at Challenge Prague in 2018 and registered top-10 finishes at Vichy and Cascais in 2018 and Pays d’Aix, Kraichgau and Elsinore in 2019.

Katrien has also displayed her ability at full distance by taking third at IRONMAN Barcelona in 2019. The 140.6 distance has also accounted for the worst pain she has ever suffered in her career - as side stitches literally reduced her to walking part of the marathon on her debut.

Despite that agony, the run remains Katrien’s favourite discipline while the swim - despite her past – is her least from a triathlon perspective. She enjoys a long ride if the weather is good, no surprise then that her hype song is ‘I’m Walking On Sunshine’.

In slightly softer news, Verstufyt is a massive fan of cookies (all types) when it comes to cheat meals, and while she is introvert by nature, she says she is a joker once she gets to know people well.

In terms of what drives Katrien, it’s pretty simple - she wants to be a better person today than she was yesterday.

Current PTO World Ranking Points
109
2021 IM 70.3 Les Sables D'Olonne
39.53
2021 IM 70.3 Gdynia
37.26
2021 IM Mallorca
23.85
Average
33.55
Ranking History
#57#125#193#261#3292016201720182019202020212016Overall74.66 pts#235Swim52.24 pts#326Bike71.71 pts#307Run77.93 pts#2322017Overall182.85 pts#91Swim100.95 pts#198Bike121.12 pts#183Run151.61 pts#682018Overall219.13 pts#69Swim142.98 pts#86Bike143.15 pts#129Run149.72 pts#622019Overall224.18 pts#71Swim142.98 pts#76Bike165.98 pts#75Run149.72 pts#622020Overall176.69 pts#90Swim119.76 pts#97Bike158.29 pts#66Run118.85 pts#952021Overall33.55 pts#109Swim67.22 pts#82Bike53.02 pts#105Run38.40 pts#141
Results
30 Races2
1
5
2
3
3
2021
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
16 Oct
9
IM Mallorca
54:53
5:11:38
3:34:41
9:47:23
23.8487
08:47:1023.85
8 Aug
3
IM 70.3 Gdynia
30:19
2:26:29
1:27:26
4:30:30
37.2612
04:07:1437.26
4 Jul
6
IM 70.3 Les Sables D'Olonne
28:46
2:25:51
1:33:06
4:31:34
39.5319
04:08:5939.53
2019
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
6 Oct
4
IM Barcelona
55:13
4:41:25
3:16:02
8:58:10
70.3038
08:35:1370.30
27 Jul
5
Challenge Prague
--:--
--:--
--:--
4:37:04
46.0303
04:16:1946.03
23 Jun
8
IM 70.3 Elsinore
28:41
2:20:39
1:24:57
4:19:45
53.3617
04:02:4653.36
15 Jun
5
Challenge Geraardsbergen
26:56
2:32:27
1:27:56
4:29:38
53.0206
04:11:5353.02
2 Jun
3
IM 70.3 Kraichgau
27:00
2:38:02
1:29:03
4:38:03
49.4884
04:18:2849.49
12 May
6
IM 70.3 Pays d'Aix
28:04
2:42:39
1:27:53
4:44:45
19.4384
04:14:0319.44
5 May
9
Challenge Riccione
29:33
2:41:17
1:34:20
4:50:19
0
04:10:26-
7 Apr
9
Challenge Salou
29:36
2:30:31
1:24:49
4:28:16
47.1155
04:08:3347.12
2018
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
28 Oct
2
Challenge Sardinia
17:56
2:33:27
1:25:22
4:18:50
80.015
04:11:1880.02
20 Oct
3
Challenge Peguera
28:26
2:35:27
1:25:51
4:33:17
49.4346
04:14:0149.43
30 Sep
2
IM 70.3 Cascais
26:37
2:31:15
1:22:56
4:27:16
62.6849
04:13:0662.68
25 Aug
8
IM 70.3 Vichy
28:49
2:31:16
1:21:44
4:26:38
42.2672
04:05:2342.27
28 Jul
1
Challenge Prague
25:46
2:21:30
1:28:20
4:21:30
73.8597
04:11:3873.86
10 Jun
2
Challenge Geraardsbergen
--:--
--:--
--:--
4:26:09
65.2567
04:12:5865.26
3 Jun
8
Challenge Samorin
29:40
2:21:56
1:28:44
4:25:53
59.2479
04:10:3459.25
19 May
2
Challenge Lisboa
--:--
--:--
--:--
4:04:51
58.6496
03:50:3358.65
15 Apr
4
Challenge Roma Half
--:--
--:--
--:--
3:53:53
31.4157
03:32:0431.42
2017
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
29 Oct
7
Challenge Sardinia
28:35
2:49:01
1:23:11
4:43:43
32.6477
04:17:4132.65
15 Oct
2
Challenge Peguera
--:--
--:--
--:--
4:29:10
61.4881
04:14:2861.49
16 Sep
1
IM 70.3 Weymouth
31:03
2:41:26
1:23:42
4:42:35
46.7091
04:21:4046.71
2016
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
23 Oct
5
IM 70.3 Miami
32:49
2:18:48
1:24:08
4:18:57
74.657
04:09:2874.66
20 Aug
DNF
Olympic Games
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--:--
--:--
--:--
0
--
16 Jul
26
WTS Hamburg
10:10
30:19
16:56
58:35
0
--
14 May
36
WTS Yokohama
21:18
1:01:09
37:23
2:01:11
0
--
9 Apr
42
WTS Gold Coast
19:18
1:06:47
38:18
2:05:15
0
--
5 Mar
45
WTS Abu Dhabi
19:50
1:03:57
36:46
2:01:46
0
--
2012
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
4 Aug
28
Olympic Games
19:43
1:06:59
35:40
2:03:38
0
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Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2021
33
109
2020
176
90
2019
224
71
2018
219
69
2017
182
91
2016
74
235
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2021
67
82
2020
119
97
2019
142
76
2018
142
86
2017
100
198
2016
52
326
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2021
53
105
2020
158
66
2019
165
75
2018
143
129
2017
121
183
2016
71
307
Run
Year
Points
Position
2021
38
141
2020
118
95
2019
149
62
2018
149
62
2017
151
68
2016
77
232
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