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Paul Schuster
Germany
World Rank
87
Height
1.91m
Age
33
DOB
09/30/88
Swim: SailfishBike: BMC
90%Swim86%Bike80%Run81%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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Paul Schuster

Paul Schuster was born in Darmstadt, Germany to two triathlon-loving parents, so a career in the sport was always a strong possibility.

He grew up watching his parents train and compete and was soon taking part in children’s races in Germany, improving all the time.

After several top-10 finishes in Challenge races, Schuster sprung onto the international stage with a big success in Heinerman Darmstadt in 2015 and then repeated the trick in 2016.

Paul also put in some excellent performances in IRONMAN events as he finished in the top 10 over the full distance at Hamburg in 2018 and Hamburg again (third) and Cozumel (fifth) in 2019. That Cozumel performance saw him become one of six men to finish in under eight hours, and one place ahead of 2013 IRONMAN World Champion Frederik Van Lierde in the process.

He also prospered at middle distance with a third at Liuzhou in 2018 followed by a third at Xi’an and a fourth at Shanghai in 2019.

‘Schusterman’ also secured a top-10 finish at Challenge Roth in 2018, a race he describes as his favourite event of all on the triathlon circuit.

Schuster enjoys each of the three disciplines for different reasons. He says he loves to swim in the sun, whilst running is great if in shape and cycling is ideal when training with a group of friends. He prepares for races alongside two of his good friends in Patrick Lange and Sean Donnelly.

Paul’s favourite training location is Stellenbosch, a beautiful area in the Western Cape province of South Africa and around 50km east of Cape Town.

Schuster says he looks close to home for inspiration, admitting that alongside Roger Federer, his sisters are his role models in life. He describes them as ‘superheroes’.

Paul’s favourite sport outside of triathlon is darts, his favourite cheat meal is pizza and he says he can’t live without his sleep.

Although he enjoys all sorts of tunes depending on his mood, his favourite genre is old-school German rap music.

Current PTO World Ranking Points
87
2021 IM Germany
85.56
2021 IM Austria
57.72
2021 Apfelland Triathlon
56.46
Average
66.58
Ranking History
#42#163#284#405#526201420152016201720182019202020212014Overall66.43 pts#251Swim81.67 pts#289Bike45.03 pts#407Run25.57 pts#4592015Overall127.17 pts#193Swim160.10 pts#117Bike95.79 pts#279Run86.51 pts#2562016Overall146.73 pts#184Swim154.03 pts#158Bike106.50 pts#269Run105.71 pts#2082017Overall115.86 pts#289Swim145.88 pts#201Bike101.51 pts#340Run105.71 pts#2362018Overall113.20 pts#300Swim72.80 pts#505Bike68.76 pts#511Run44.26 pts#5232019Overall198.74 pts#130Swim160.49 pts#130Bike142.22 pts#149Run124.57 pts#1822020Overall196.39 pts#105Swim160.49 pts#89Bike135.44 pts#136Run124.57 pts#1322021Overall66.58 pts#87Swim86.30 pts#47Bike73.79 pts#80Run63.88 pts#152
Results
21 Races2
2
3
3
2021
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
19 Sep
11
IM Austria
47:35
4:25:01
2:56:44
8:15:30
57.7208
07:45:5757.72
15 Aug
7
IM Germany
49:36
4:25:13
2:51:26
8:11:22
85.561
08:00:5785.56
20 Jun
2
Apfelland Triathlon
23:52
2:15:51
1:12:52
3:54:04
56.4591
03:39:4356.46
30 May
25
Challenge St Pölten
25:35
2:12:07
1:15:02
3:57:57
54.0815
03:42:3754.08
2019
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
24 Nov
5
IM Cozumel
39:32
4:16:16
2:59:14
7:58:37
74.1484
07:40:4574.15
20 Oct
4
IM 70.3 Shanghai
24:04
2:05:02
1:15:45
3:48:53
54.688
03:34:1954.69
15 Sep
3
IM 70.3 Xi'an
--:--
2:05:30
1:15:34
3:23:08
50.147
03:09:0050.15
28 Jul
3
IM Hamburg
50:05
4:25:32
3:02:37
8:24:25
63.1076
07:57:5863.11
30 Jun
DNF
IM Germany
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
08:06:34-
14 Apr
3
IM 70.3 Liuzhou
22:25
2:07:07
1:15:10
3:51:07
59.1306
03:37:4659.13
2018
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
29 Jul
8
IM Hamburg
19:53
4:07:13
3:02:08
7:34:05
51.7155
07:03:2551.72
1 Jul
10
Challenge Roth
47:48
4:24:58
2:59:19
8:14:55
61.4814
07:47:5361.48
2016
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
4 Sep
20
IM 70.3 World Championship
22:56
2:15:03
1:17:01
3:59:22
54.7955
03:44:1054.80
14 Aug
17
IM 70.3 Wiesbaden
24:31
2:29:13
1:19:11
4:16:30
34.0189
03:53:2434.02
10 Jul
17
IM 70.3 Sweden
23:39
2:25:59
1:16:01
4:10:48
10.3337
03:41:0410.33
3 Jul
10
IM 70.3 Norway
20:49
2:14:55
1:22:01
4:02:08
27.0459
03:38:1527.05
22 May
13
IM 70.3 Austria
26:25
2:23:03
1:18:36
4:12:10
18.5641
03:44:4318.56
2015
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
25 Oct
2
IM 70.3 Turkey
21:56
2:15:54
1:16:42
3:57:53
50.4203
03:41:2550.42
9 Aug
14
IM 70.3 Wiesbaden
25:10
2:28:56
1:19:54
4:17:29
41.5147
03:56:4341.51
2014
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
14 Sep
6
IM 70.3 Ruegen
17:12
2:17:20
1:21:18
4:01:44
31.1884
03:39:0731.19
25 May
16
IM 70.3 Austria
25:36
2:17:28
1:16:36
4:03:57
35.2372
03:42:2135.24
Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2021
66
87
2020
196
105
2019
198
130
2018
113
300
2017
115
289
2016
146
184
2015
127
193
2014
66
251
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2021
86
47
2020
160
89
2019
160
130
2018
72
505
2017
145
201
2016
154
158
2015
160
117
2014
81
289
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2021
73
80
2020
135
136
2019
142
149
2018
68
511
2017
101
340
2016
106
269
2015
95
279
2014
45
407
Run
Year
Points
Position
2021
63
152
2020
124
132
2019
124
182
2018
44
523
2017
105
236
2016
105
208
2015
86
256
2014
25
459
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