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Tessa Kortekaas
Netherlands
World Rank
82
Weight
61kg
Height
1.71m
Age
33
DOB
07/29/88
Swim: OrcaBike: CerveloRun: Hoka One One
68%Swim80%Bike77%Run72%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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Tessa Kortekaas

It hasn’t been an easy path for Tessa Kortekaas from Voorhout, a small village in the west of the Netherlands, to the world of elite triathlon.

Tessa was gifted in various sports at an early stage of her life, securing the National Youth Championships in cycling at the age of 13 and defending her title a year later.

She was soon taking part in marathons and looked set for a promising career. She was struck with Pfeiffer’s disease though - a virus that in the blood which made Tessa incredibly fatigued - at the age of 19 and for a while gave up on her dreams.

Kortekaas would return to her local triathlon club in 2016, and although her progress wasn’t immediate, she soon began to land podiums in regional events. She soon turned to half-distance triathlons, starting in the Dutch Championship and finishing fourth in her age group, but that wasn’t challenging enough for her.

With the long-term goal to qualify for the IRONMAN World Championship in Hawaii, she took in the full distance in Lanzarote. Although dehydration meant she did not finish, her next attempt at Maastricht in the Netherlands proved much more successful as she won her age group and qualified for Kona.

Her 2018 season followed a similar path as she failed to complete in Lanzarote before qualifying in Maastricht with a new personal best. The best was yet to come in Hawaii as she became world champion in the 30-34 age group.

Tessa decided to turn professional in 2019 and made a great start by finishing sixth in IRONMAN South Africa. After a tricky mid-season with injuries and stomach problems, she then headed to Malaysia.

This time, everything came together and in what Kortekaas calls a “dream”, she claimed a first professional victory over the full distance.

Current PTO World Ranking Points
82
Average best 3 races 2019/2020
56.20
2021 IM 70.3 Dubai
48.96
Average
52.58
Ranking History
#61#111#161#211#2612019202020212019Overall168.60 pts#116Swim65.10 pts#258Bike147.03 pts#108Run92.70 pts#1732020Overall168.60 pts#95Swim65.10 pts#213Bike147.03 pts#86Run92.70 pts#1392021Overall52.58 pts#82Swim41.55 pts#146Bike69.92 pts#66Run62.11 pts#77
Results
12 Races1
1
1
2
2021
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
3 Jul
6
IM Lanzarote
1:06:29
5:45:48
4:14:56
11:15:14
0
09:32:46-
6 Jun
6
TriGames Cagnes-Sur-Mer
30:14
2:56:36
1:23:20
4:53:56
40.2776
04:29:4640.28
30 May
DNF
1406Inn International Triathlon
1:00:12
5:49:48
--:--
--:--
09:22:20-
24 Apr
11
Challenge Gran Canaria
28:45
2:28:12
1:30:19
4:32:38
16.6953
04:02:2116.70
12 Mar
8
IM 70.3 Dubai
29:19
2:13:25
1:25:52
4:13:35
48.9611
03:55:3348.96
2019
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
26 Oct
1
IM Malaysia
1:00:53
5:02:56
3:35:01
9:43:20
55.6531
09:06:5755.65
5 Oct
5
IM 70.3 Lanzarote
--:--
2:39:09
1:34:26
4:17:08
57.3333
04:01:4057.33
14 Sep
DNF
Challenge Almere
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
08:39:42-
25 Aug
4
IM 70.3 Dun Laoghaire
31:42
2:51:08
1:29:55
4:58:04
28.9692
04:29:2228.97
25 May
8
IM Lanzarote
59:44
6:08:50
3:29:56
10:44:46
27.9119
09:41:5127.91
27 Apr
2
Challenge Gran Canaria
--:--
--:--
--:--
4:48:58
26.912
04:20:2526.91
7 Apr
6
IM South Africa
34:08
5:18:54
3:11:52
9:10:01
55.6144
08:35:4155.61
Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2021
52
82
2020
168
95
2019
168
116
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2021
41
146
2020
65
213
2019
65
258
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2021
69
66
2020
147
86
2019
147
108
Run
Year
Points
Position
2021
62
77
2020
92
139
2019
92
173
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