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Manuel Kueng
Switzerland
World Rank
82
Height
1.78m
Age
34
DOB
07/22/87
71%Swim68%Bike60%Run84%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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Manuel Kueng

Swimming’s loss was triathlon’s gain when Manuel Kueng switched to the latter in 2005 and he has not looked back since, winning a series of short-distance races before graduating to 70.3 in 2012 and the full IRONMAN distance soon afterwards.

The Swiss star had always shown an aptitude for sport from a young age and by 10 was active in karate, gymnastics, skiing, snowboarding and skating, as well as swimming.

He then focused on swimming and formed a training group with Chantal Strasser (who went on to compete in three successive Olympics).

“As a multiple Eastern Swiss champion in short and long-distance crawl, I was facing a promising swimming career,” he said.

However, in order to make further progress Manuel would have had to double his workload to 10-12 sessions a week.

“With the end of my school days and the start of my apprenticeship as a sports retail specialist, this effort was no longer feasible,” he explained.

Fortunately, the father of one of his swimming colleagues had noticed Manuel’s talent for different sports, and encouraged him to try triathlon.

“Without much preparation - two days before I sat on a racing bike with clipless pedals for the first time - it was enough back then to get on the podium,” he recalled.

“The competition was tough, but at the same time it gave me great pleasure. This was the trigger to swim a little less, but to do additional cycling and running training. Slowly but surely I switched to the sport of triathlon.”

Qualification for the Junior World Championships in 2006 followed and three years later he was crowned under-23 Swiss champion.

His first domestic senior successes arrived in 2012 as he became Swiss National Champion over the Sprint and Olympic events. He then made his presence felt on the international stage with a maiden IRONMAN 70.3 triumph in Luxembourg in 2015.

Manuel repeated the Luxembourg win in 2018 and the following year showed he was ready to contend for full-distance honours with fourth place in Cozumel.

Current PTO World Ranking Points
82
Average best 3 races 2019/2020
73.82
Average
73.82
Ranking History
#3#127#251#375#499201420152016201720182019202020212014Overall134.96 pts#137Swim174.92 pts#34Bike101.14 pts#179Run89.27 pts#2062015Overall218.95 pts#55Swim189.38 pts#8Bike174.84 pts#23Run103.38 pts#1882016Overall218.95 pts#70Swim189.38 pts#16Bike174.84 pts#35Run103.38 pts#2162017Overall199.85 pts#103Swim183.65 pts#21Bike150.40 pts#109Run75.21 pts#3792018Overall215.90 pts#89Swim185.81 pts#19Bike153.09 pts#102Run111.25 pts#2182019Overall226.06 pts#81Swim190.27 pts#26Bike154.50 pts#95Run111.25 pts#2322020Overall221.45 pts#70Swim179.47 pts#39Bike145.98 pts#107Run86.85 pts#2652021Overall73.82 pts#82Swim44.87 pts#254Bike36.49 pts#304Run21.71 pts#496
Results
52 Races2
1
7
2
2
3
2019
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
24 Nov
4
IM Cozumel
39:19
4:13:32
2:57:26
7:54:59
79.4056
07:40:4579.41
5 Oct
17
IM 70.3 Lanzarote
--:--
2:25:31
1:33:42
4:02:27
4.72449
03:32:084.72
24 Aug
7
IM 70.3 Vichy
23:14
2:22:48
1:16:20
4:06:55
44.6881
03:48:0044.69
29 Jun
3
IM 70.3 Finland
23:17
2:03:51
1:18:11
3:50:07
72.2893
03:40:5672.29
16 Jun
7
IM 70.3 Luxembourg
23:33
2:10:27
1:19:47
3:57:12
50.2127
03:40:4350.21
2 Jun
6
IM 70.3 Switzerland
23:07
2:10:04
1:20:23
3:57:09
57.5921
03:42:5857.59
27 Apr
2
Challenge Gran Canaria
--:--
--:--
--:--
4:02:21
69.758
03:51:5069.76
2018
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
20 Oct
2
Challenge Peguera
23:41
2:12:22
1:16:23
3:56:09
70.4184
03:46:0770.42
6 Oct
5
IM 70.3 Lanzarote
22:50
2:12:03
1:23:57
4:03:03
47.4242
03:45:1747.42
2 Sep
4
Challenge Walchsee
23:46
2:11:32
1:19:35
3:58:00
53.6115
03:42:3153.61
26 Aug
14
IM 70.3 Zell am See
23:20
--:--
1:20:32
1:45:59
0
--
30 Jun
2
IM 70.3 Finland
24:19
2:07:57
1:21:20
3:57:46
58.7644
03:43:5558.76
17 Jun
1
IM 70.3 Luxembourg
23:07
2:08:15
1:17:04
3:51:59
54.4606
03:37:0954.46
10 Jun
2
IM 70.3 Switzerland
22:31
2:06:52
1:17:58
3:50:57
74.3705
03:42:2474.37
29 Apr
25
IM 70.3 Marbella
--:--
--:--
--:--
4:17:09
17.6134
03:48:5217.61
21 Apr
8
Challenge Gran Canaria
26:42
2:30:59
1:19:46
4:21:00
14.3427
03:51:1714.34
2 Feb
DNF
IM 70.3 Dubai
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
03:35:32-
2017
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
16 Sep
5
IM 70.3 Weymouth
24:17
2:20:17
1:22:17
4:13:00
42.5682
03:52:5642.57
26 Aug
9
IM 70.3 Vichy
24:46
2:05:50
1:26:40
4:02:03
38.2038
03:41:3138.20
6 Aug
4
IM 70.3 Gdynia
24:04
2:07:51
1:19:22
3:54:46
46.7444
03:37:2446.74
18 Jun
2
IM 70.3 Italy
14:40
2:13:28
1:19:56
3:53:08
71.1096
03:43:2771.11
11 Jun
5
IM 70.3 Switzerland
23:06
2:08:22
1:20:24
3:55:10
66.5054
03:43:5566.51
7 May
10
Challenge Lisboa
--:--
--:--
--:--
3:52:39
36.7271
03:32:2936.73
22 Apr
5
Challenge Gran Canaria
25:27
2:36:15
1:17:48
4:19:30
40.8433
03:58:2140.84
27 Jan
12
IM 70.3 Dubai
24:17
2:00:58
1:22:23
3:52:06
47.1998
03:35:0447.20
2016
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
10 Dec
18
IM 70.3 Bahrain
25:20
2:11:01
1:23:43
4:05:16
20.211
03:39:0320.21
23 Oct
21
IM 70.3 Miami
27:03
2:06:07
1:33:17
4:09:10
18.6992
03:42:0518.70
2 Oct
DNF
IM 70.3 Cozumel
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
03:40:56-
17 Sep
2
Challenge Gran Canaria
--:--
--:--
--:--
4:16:16
50.1876
03:58:2750.19
28 Aug
6
IM 70.3 Zell am See
24:01
2:20:19
1:26:50
4:16:40
30.6521
03:52:2930.65
14 Aug
13
IM 70.3 Wiesbaden
23:59
2:26:00
1:19:11
4:12:59
44.0636
03:53:2444.06
24 Jul
DNF
IM Switzerland
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
08:02:56-
5 Jun
3
IM 70.3 Switzerland
22:31
2:09:36
1:19:04
3:54:44
62.2377
03:42:0962.24
7 May
DNF
IM 70.3 St. George
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
03:48:26-
2 Apr
27
IM 70.3 California
23:39
2:20:01
1:32:43
4:22:02
0
03:46:42-
29 Jan
DNF
IM 70.3 Dubai
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
0
--
2015
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
30 Aug
DNF
IM 70.3 World Championship
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
03:49:35-
9 Aug
6
IM 70.3 Wiesbaden
24:20
2:25:05
1:18:40
4:11:36
58.084
03:56:4358.08
19 Jul
7
IM Switzerland
48:52
4:33:19
3:33:02
9:00:10
29.5145
08:08:3129.51
20 Jun
1
IM 70.3 Luxembourg
21:31
2:08:07
1:17:01
3:49:35
71.5389
03:40:1171.54
7 Jun
2
IM 70.3 Switzerland
22:08
2:08:47
1:18:31
3:52:38
64.3243
03:40:4964.32
9 May
8
IM 70.3 Mallorca
22:16
2:18:16
1:20:02
4:05:14
42.8375
03:45:5242.84
27 Feb
9
Challenge Dubai
22:20
2:03:05
1:17:11
3:49:39
83.0828
03:43:5883.08
2014
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
27 Sep
8
IM Mallorca
44:46
4:48:20
3:14:24
8:52:38
27.4372
08:00:2127.44
31 Aug
5
IM 70.3 Zell am See
23:33
2:17:50
1:21:53
4:08:41
34.2758
03:46:2234.28
10 Aug
6
IM 70.3 Wiesbaden
22:00
2:27:10
1:17:22
4:10:23
48.0004
03:52:1648.00
21 Jun
4
IM 70.3 Luxembourg
23:02
2:14:46
1:11:37
3:52:23
52.6845
03:36:5952.68
1 Jun
13
IM 70.3 Italy
15:16
2:17:20
1:20:25
3:58:23
33.1231
03:36:3933.12
18 May
11
IM 70.3 Pays d'Aix
22:53
2:20:22
1:22:15
4:10:16
29.1783
03:46:1429.18
26 Apr
13
Challenge Fuerteventura
23:10
--:--
--:--
4:17:13
24.1243
03:50:5624.12
16 Feb
10
IM 70.3 Panama
16:58
2:14:37
1:22:51
3:55:59
24.1721
03:31:5324.17
2012
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
15 Jul
19
IM Switzerland
49:42
4:57:41
3:54:35
9:45:06
0
07:57:31-
Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2021
73
82
2020
221
70
2019
226
81
2018
215
89
2017
199
103
2016
218
70
2015
218
55
2014
134
137
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2021
44
254
2020
179
39
2019
190
26
2018
185
19
2017
183
21
2016
189
16
2015
189
8
2014
174
34
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2021
36
304
2020
145
107
2019
154
95
2018
153
102
2017
150
109
2016
174
35
2015
174
23
2014
101
179
Run
Year
Points
Position
2021
21
496
2020
86
265
2019
111
232
2018
111
218
2017
75
379
2016
103
216
2015
103
188
2014
89
206
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