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Mathias Lyngsoe Petersen
Denmark
World Rank
55
Weight
78kg
Height
1.86m
Age
26
DOB
01/25/95
Swim: OrcaBike: CipolliniRun: Hoka One One
92%Swim84%Bike86%Run85%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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Mathias Lyngsoe Petersen

Mathias Lyngsoe Petersen hadn’t even considered a career in triathlon until 2011, but he is now a respected competitor on the world circuit.

Petersen was injured as a swimmer in that year, when his swimming coach said he should try a local triathlon race just to have something to train for. It ended up changing his life.

He borrowed a wetsuit and bike for that first triathlon and has never looked back since, becoming one of Denmark’s finest triathletes over the past decade.

Petersen has quickly improved and developed, winning the Danish Half Distance National Triathlon Championships twice at Challenge Herning. He did so by finishing second to German Andreas Dreitz in 2018 and first overall in 2019.

Meanwhile on the world stage he notched a top-10 finish at IRONMAN New Zealand in 2019 and claimed a podium via a third at IRONMAN Kalmar.

When on form, Petersen says running is his favourite of the three disciplines while swimming is his least favourite, because he says it is very repetitive and only fun when at full speed.

Outside of competing in triathlons, Petersen is very interested in history and spends a lot of his free time reading about various time periods.

He sees his legacy as having been kind and humble off the course, but a fierce racer and competitor when the gun goes off and the race is under way.

Some of his favourite foods include peanut butter and pizza, his favourite training location is the Bavarian Alps, his heroes growing up included Javier Gomez and Jan Frodeno and his favourite genre of music is indie rock.

Petersen’s favourite piece of training advice is to find a way where you can perform on both the good and bad days, and don't have a setup where you only perform on your good days.

He also says: “You have to be able to allow yourself to make mistakes and learn from them”.

Current PTO World Ranking Points
55
2021 IM Copenhagen
82.25
2021 IM Austria
72.82
2021 Challenge Peguera Mallorca
70.78
Average
75.28
Ranking History
#32#177#322#467#612201720182019202020212017Overall52.92 pts#470Swim75.48 pts#506Bike48.35 pts#608Run54.95 pts#4842018Overall183.18 pts#152Swim169.81 pts#74Bike112.74 pts#299Run122.05 pts#1852019Overall208.69 pts#104Swim174.02 pts#70Bike130.78 pts#208Run147.31 pts#952020Overall222.00 pts#67Swim173.34 pts#54Bike136.67 pts#133Run153.11 pts#542021Overall75.28 pts#55Swim88.83 pts#37Bike69.52 pts#108Run76.79 pts#75
Rivals
wins / races
Results
19 Races1
1
1
2
2
3
2021
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
16 Oct
7
Challenge Peguera Mallorca
24:44
2:12:21
1:10:38
3:51:25
70.7813
03:41:4270.78
19 Sep
6
IM Austria
47:30
4:21:50
2:49:12
8:04:57
72.8154
07:45:5772.82
22 Aug
5
IM Copenhagen
46:15
4:14:44
2:50:21
7:55:37
82.2523
07:43:1782.25
27 Jun
DNF
IM 70.3 Elsinore
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
03:34:46-
23 May
17
IM Tulsa
47:10
4:35:22
2:52:59
8:19:33
60.539
07:51:3860.54
12 Mar
20
IM 70.3 Dubai
24:09
2:00:14
1:13:03
3:42:19
58.539
03:29:1858.54
2020
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
6 Sep
6
IM 70.3 Gdynia
23:17
2:06:51
1:13:12
3:48:01
78.3664
03:40:5178.37
7 Mar
9
IM New Zealand
47:34
4:35:32
2:58:58
8:27:46
57.0741
07:57:0357.07
2019
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
6 Oct
DNF
IM Barcelona
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
07:39:21-
17 Aug
3
IM Sweden
45:27
4:16:24
2:47:32
7:52:29
77.5639
07:37:0677.56
7 Jul
3
IM 70.3 Sweden
24:18
2:10:14
1:14:19
3:53:48
64.828
03:42:0564.83
8 Jun
1
Challenge Denmark Half
24:28
2:07:10
1:13:54
3:49:53
66.0698
03:38:4566.07
4 May
DNF
ITU Long Distance
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
04:59:21-
7 Apr
11
Challenge Salou
24:05
2:10:51
1:18:02
3:56:37
53.7511
03:41:1653.75
2018
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
9 Sep
8
IM 70.3 Ruegen
28:16
2:09:20
1:16:45
3:59:30
53.2852
03:43:4953.29
14 Jul
6
ITU Long Distance
37:21
2:50:41
1:56:55
5:29:19
64.8356
05:12:4964.84
9 Jun
2
Challenge Denmark Half
22:41
2:08:07
1:17:43
3:51:54
65.0556
03:40:2165.06
27 May
5
Challenge Salou
23:24
2:08:11
1:21:06
3:52:41
52.8046
03:37:1852.80
2017
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
29 Oct
8
Challenge Sardinia
23:52
2:22:56
1:15:25
4:05:36
52.9207
03:49:2452.92
Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2021
75
55
2020
222
67
2019
208
104
2018
183
152
2017
52
470
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2021
88
37
2020
173
54
2019
174
70
2018
169
74
2017
75
506
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2021
69
108
2020
136
133
2019
130
208
2018
112
299
2017
48
608
Run
Year
Points
Position
2021
76
75
2020
153
54
2019
147
95
2018
122
185
2017
54
484
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