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Marcus Herbst
Germany
World Rank
80
Height
1.86m
Age
33
DOB
04/25/88
80%Swim90%Bike77%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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Marcus Herbst

Marcus Herbst’s triathlon journey is an incredible one, one born out of pain, but one which ultimately delivered him to a better place.

That journey for ‘Kalle’ began when he almost lost his left eye in an accident at the tender age of just 10. Afterwards the bullying he suffered pushed him to find a new identity. Triathlon was his salvation.

Whereas then just getting away from his peers was Marcus’ main goal, now he says his dreams are driven by running in a different direction - to Kona. A place which scares and excites him in equal measures.

Most of Herbst’s racing in recent years has been done at middle distance, with a string of top-10 finishes coming his way.

A sixth in Vichy and a fourth at Rugen in 2017 were followed in 2018 by a trio of fifth-place finishes at Pays d’Aix, Luxembourg and Jonkoping. He also finished an excellent 12th in the 70.3 World Championship in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Marcus did also make the step up to full IRONMAN competition in 2018, claiming sixth spot in Barcelona.

Back at middle distance in 2019, Kalle again produced a string of top-10 finishes, including fourth places in Pays d’Aix (now his favourite race), Finland and Weymouth as well as fifth in Peru and seventh in Bahrain.

Away from the course Marcus has a real love of the Alps as the drive is only a few hours from his home in Leipzig, while he adores training in Livigno, Italy. He also enjoys Nordic skiing when he is not competing in triathlons.

When he’s out training Marcus Is normally to be seen with Nils Frommhold (also his greatest rival he says), Alex Schilling, Christian Kramer and David Breuer.

Music is another love for Herbst and his favourite tunes come via Paul Kalkbrenner, Eminem and Coldplay. His favourite cheat meal is hot chocolate meanwhile, perfect for those winter days in the Alps.

Marcus, like most professional triathletes, is unbelievably driven and says his greatest embarrassment was the only DNF of his life at age 18. His greatest pain was mental meanwhile when he blew up completely during a middle-distance event and had to endure being frequently passed.

In terms of heroes Marcus immediately plumps for German triathlon great Andreas Raelert (along with the late NBA legend Kobe Bryant).

The best training advice Kalle ever received came courtesy of Raelert, when he was a wide-eyed 20-year-old in Offenburg. It was quite simple - however bad the session or the race, never lose belief in yourself.

Current PTO World Ranking Points
80
2021 IM 70.3 Texas
81.43
Average best 3 races 2019/2020
66.58
Average
74.00
Ranking History
#32#152#272#392#51220152016201720182019202020212015Overall112.82 pts#215Swim110.03 pts#263Bike110.74 pts#211Run42.74 pts#4482016Overall92.92 pts#297Swim110.03 pts#307Bike119.39 pts#206Run42.74 pts#5092017Overall171.15 pts#166Swim109.24 pts#345Bike142.46 pts#140Run100.48 pts#2552018Overall192.76 pts#135Swim121.48 pts#277Bike147.94 pts#121Run122.73 pts#1822019Overall210.47 pts#101Swim124.03 pts#261Bike151.49 pts#110Run126.08 pts#1762020Overall199.73 pts#99Swim110.24 pts#243Bike148.82 pts#93Run113.56 pts#1722021Overall74.00 pts#80Swim63.09 pts#154Bike84.35 pts#37Run56.28 pts#161
Rivals
wins / races
Results
26 Races1
3
2021
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
23 May
20
IM Tulsa
50:06
4:24:31
3:04:09
8:22:56
55.7566
07:51:3855.76
11 Apr
7
IM 70.3 Texas
26:41
2:01:47
1:15:10
3:46:21
81.4324
03:40:1381.43
12 Mar
27
Challenge Miami
21:59
1:27:14
1:03:27
2:54:40
37.6739
02:39:4437.67
2019
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
7 Dec
7
IM 70.3 Bahrain
24:59
1:52:36
1:16:24
3:38:04
58.0829
03:25:1058.08
22 Sep
4
IM 70.3 Weymouth
13:07
2:10:41
1:20:23
3:49:37
73.0131
03:40:4173.01
1 Sep
18
IM 70.3 Zell am See
25:27
2:12:45
1:34:37
4:17:49
11.4919
03:47:3611.49
29 Jun
4
IM 70.3 Finland
27:18
2:04:36
1:18:23
3:54:46
58.2579
03:40:5658.26
12 May
4
IM 70.3 Pays d'Aix
25:03
2:12:53
1:13:49
3:56:51
68.4575
03:46:0968.46
14 Apr
5
IM 70.3 Peru
--:--
--:--
--:--
3:49:24
53.4691
03:34:2653.47
2018
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
7 Oct
6
IM Barcelona
50:28
4:24:29
3:00:04
8:19:11
57.7001
07:49:2457.70
2 Sep
12
IM 70.3 World Championship
25:28
2:10:31
1:14:21
3:54:03
68.9992
03:43:3969.00
8 Jul
5
IM 70.3 Sweden
25:06
2:08:06
1:19:44
3:56:56
53.012
03:41:2053.01
17 Jun
5
IM 70.3 Luxembourg
24:24
2:08:59
1:21:21
3:57:00
39.059
03:37:0939.06
13 May
5
IM 70.3 Pays d'Aix
24:32
2:14:51
1:15:08
3:59:45
63.0717
03:47:1063.07
2017
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
10 Sep
4
IM 70.3 Ruegen
26:04
2:02:07
1:18:49
3:51:22
60.6886
03:38:2960.69
26 Aug
6
IM 70.3 Vichy
27:15
2:08:20
1:17:06
3:57:17
52.5493
03:41:3152.55
9 Jul
3
IM 70.3 Sweden
25:08
2:09:09
1:20:57
3:59:44
40.697
03:40:0940.70
14 May
5
IM 70.3 Pays d'Aix
24:45
2:15:50
1:15:25
4:00:50
57.9164
03:46:3257.92
2016
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
11 Sep
12
IM 70.3 Ruegen
25:02
2:05:51
1:29:26
4:03:49
20.4224
03:37:4920.42
14 Aug
31
IM 70.3 Wiesbaden
26:33
2:30:28
1:48:23
4:48:59
0
03:53:24-
10 Jul
15
IM 70.3 Sweden
25:33
2:13:45
1:22:48
4:06:41
22.7483
03:41:0422.75
1 May
20
IM 70.3 Pays d'Aix
--:--
2:16:47
1:26:41
3:45:33
0
--
2015
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
25 Oct
12
IM 70.3 Turkey
22:38
2:16:50
1:22:36
4:05:51
26.4333
03:41:2526.43
20 Jun
7
IM 70.3 Luxembourg
22:41
2:11:48
1:21:17
3:58:46
43.7338
03:40:1143.73
17 May
14
IM 70.3 Austria
26:39
2:17:15
1:22:11
4:11:20
17.3127
03:43:3617.31
2014
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
14 Sep
4
IM 70.3 Ruegen
17:11
2:11:55
1:23:20
3:57:58
42.6485
03:39:0742.65
Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2021
74
80
2020
199
99
2019
210
101
2018
192
135
2017
171
166
2016
92
297
2015
112
215
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2021
63
154
2020
110
243
2019
124
261
2018
121
277
2017
109
345
2016
110
307
2015
110
263
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2021
84
37
2020
148
93
2019
151
110
2018
147
121
2017
142
140
2016
119
206
2015
110
211
Run
Year
Points
Position
2021
56
161
2020
113
172
2019
126
176
2018
122
182
2017
100
255
2016
42
509
2015
42
448
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