Daniela Ryf  - Ironman World Champion, 2x Ironman 70.3 World Champion

Daniela Ryf Switzerland

Motto Success doesn't mean to win everything, but to make the best out of every situation
Birthdate 29 May 1987
Height 154 cms / 61 inches
Weight 56 kgs / 125 lbls
Marital Status Single
Nationality Switzerland
Represents Switzerland
Residence Switzerland
Languages English, Swiss
Started Triathlon 2000
Professional Since 2009
Coach Brett Sutton
Inspirational Quotes Success doesn't mean to win everything, but to make the best out of every situation

Career Higlights


  • Nassar Bin Hamad Triple Crown
    Daniela created history at Ironman 70.3 Bahrain when she won the third and final race of the series to take home the biggest prize purse (USD$1 million) in triathlon history.

  • Ironman World Championship
    Daniela crushed the opposition to win her first Ironman World Championship title after finished second on debut in 2014.

  • Ironman 70.3 World Championship
    In Zell am See-Kaprun Daniela successfully defended her Ironman 70.3 World Championship title.

  • Ironman European Championship
    Daniela claimed this title in what would become an undefeated 2015 season
Ironman World Champion, 2x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Ironman World Champion, 2x Ironman 70.3 World Champion

Daniela Ryf is a titan in the sport of triathlon, accomplishing the feat of being the only woman to defend the Ironman 70.3 World Championship title and one of only five women to defend the Ironman World Championship title.

Daniela was a mainstay on the ITU circuit and represented Switzerland at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics. In 2014 she burst onto the long-course scene in a big way after coming under Brett Sutton’s tutelage and shifting her focus to half-ironman and ironman racing. In a span of four months racing long-course almost every two weeks, she scored a streak of 8 race wins including her debut Ironman in Switzerland, defense of her title at Ironman 70.3 Wiesbaden, another Ironman win in Copenhagen, and the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Mont Tremblant, Canada.

In 2015 she won the Ironman European Championship and became the first woman to win back-to-back Ironman 70.3 World Championships. She became a double world champion at the Ironman World Championship, winning by over 13 minutes.

The Swiss star also scored a million-dollar bonus for winning all three races of the 2015 Nasser Bin Hamad Triple Crown series, becoming triathlon’s first “million-dollar baby.”

Daniela defended her Ironman world championship crown in 2016 in even more convincing fashion, breaking the tape over 20 minutes clear of the runner-up and setting a new course record by five minutes.

 


Results

Date Event Athlete Media Status Position
2017 Apr 22
Challenge Mogan-Gran Canaria ES Morgan-Gran Canaria, Spain
Daniela Ryf Ironman World Champion, 2x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 3rd
2017 Apr 02
Ironman South Africa - African Championships ZA Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Daniela Ryf Ironman World Champion, 2x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st
2017 Jan 27
Ironman 70.3 Dubai AE dubai, United Arab Emirates
Daniela Ryf Ironman World Champion, 2x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st
2016 Oct 08
Ironman World Championship - Kona US Kona, United States
Daniela Ryf Ironman World Champion, 2x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st
2016 Sep 04
Ironman 70.3 World Championship AU mooloolaba, Australia
Daniela Ryf Ironman World Champion, 2x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 4th
2016 Jul 24
Ironman Switzerland CH zurick, Switzerland
Daniela Ryf Ironman World Champion, 2x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st
2016 Jul 17
Challenge Roth DE Roth, Germany
Daniela Ryf Ironman World Champion, 2x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st
2016 Jun 05
Ironman 70.3 Switzerland CH Switzerland, Switzerland
Daniela Ryf Ironman World Champion, 2x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st
2016 Jan 29
Ironman 70.3 Dubai AE Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Daniela Ryf Ironman World Champion, 2x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st
2015 Dec 05
Daniela Ryf Ironman World Champion, 2x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st
2015 Oct 10
Ironman World Championship US Hawaii, United States
Daniela Ryf Ironman World Champion, 2x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st
2015 Aug 26
Ironman 70.3 World Championship AT Zell Am See, Austria
Daniela Ryf Ironman World Champion, 2x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st
2015 Jul 12
Challenge Roth DE Roth, Germany
Daniela Ryf Ironman World Champion, 2x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st
2015 Jul 12
Challenge Roth DE Roth, Germany
Daniela Ryf Ironman World Champion, 2x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st
2015 Jul 05
Ironman European Championship DE Frankfurt, Germany
Daniela Ryf Ironman World Champion, 2x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st
2015 Jun 07
Ironman 70.3 Switzerland CH Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland
Daniela Ryf Ironman World Champion, 2x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st
2015 May 09
Ironman 70.3 Mallorca ES Mallorca, Spain
Daniela Ryf Ironman World Champion, 2x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st
2015 Apr 25
Challenge Fuerteventura ES Fuerteventura, Spain
Daniela Ryf Ironman World Champion, 2x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st
2015 Feb 27
Challenge Dubai AE Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Daniela Ryf Ironman World Champion, 2x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st

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2017 Apr 24

Brownlee impressive on debut

Monday, April 24, 2017

Alistair Brownlee had plenty to celebrate on his birthday weekend as he topped the podium on his first half distance outing at Challenge Mogan Gran Canaria.
2017 Apr 19
Racing royalty in Spain

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

This weekend the spotlight is on Spain as Alistair Brownlee makes his debut at the long distance format at Challenge Mogan-Gran Canaria alongside team captain His Highness Shaikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa and Daniela Ryf. Jan Frodeno also toes the line in Spain at Chia Sardinia Triathlon.
2017 Apr 03
Commanding wins for Hoffman, Ryf & Lawrence

Monday, April 3, 2017

Bahrain Endurance 13 celebrated a triple triumph this weekend, with Ben Hoffman and Daniela Ryf taking top honors at the Ironman African Championship and Holly Lawrence in her first race on the team winning Ironman 70.3 Oceanside.
2017 Mar 30
Bahrain Endurance 13 - Five take flight this weekend

Thursday, March 30, 2017

A big weekend of racing is on the horizon for Bahrain Endurance 13 at the Ironman African Championship, Ironman 70.3 Oceanside and Ironman 70.3 Liuzhou.

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