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 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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2016 Oct 09

Frodeno, Ryf - King and Queen of Kona

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Defending the Ironman World Championship is notoriously difficult; in its storied history only 4 men and 4 women had accomplished the feat. Today Daniela Ryf and Jan Frodeno claimed their place among those titans of the sport as the two took victory once again in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
2016 Oct 04
Brave eight chasing Kona dreams

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Eight brave warriors of the Bahrain Endurance 13 are set to shine among the world’s best when the sun rises on the Kona pier this Saturday at the Ironman World Championship.
2016 Sep 29
Bahrain Endurance 13 - #KonaGame Series

Thursday, September 29, 2016

He is the 'man' the defending champion Jan Frodeno.
2016 Sep 29
Bahrain Endurance 13 - #KonaGame Series

Thursday, September 29, 2016

She is the reining Queen of Kona and brings a rock solid #KonaGame in 2016

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