Daniela Ryf  - 4 x Ironman World Champion, 4 x 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 144 cms / 57 inches
Weight 52 kgs / 116 lbls
Marital Status Single
Nationality Switzerland
Represents Switzerland
Residence Switzerland
Languages English, Swiss
Started Triathlon 2002
Professional Since 2011
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
4 x Ironman World Champion, 4 x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
4 x Ironman World Champion, 4 x 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
2019 Oct 12
Ironman World Championship, Kailua-Kona US Kailua-Kona, United States
Daniela Ryf 4 x Ironman World Champion, 4 x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 13th
2019 Sep 07
Daniela Ryf 4 x Ironman World Champion, 4 x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st
2019 Jul 07
Ironman Austria AT Austria, Austria
Daniela Ryf 4 x Ironman World Champion, 4 x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st
2019 Jun 02
Ironman 70.3 Rapperswil-Jona CH Rapperswil, Switzerland
Daniela Ryf 4 x Ironman World Champion, 4 x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st
2019 Apr 27
Daniela Ryf 4 x Ironman World Champion, 4 x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st
2019 Apr 06
Ironman 70.3 Oceanside US California, United States
Daniela Ryf 4 x Ironman World Champion, 4 x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st
2018 Oct 13
Ironman World Championship - Kona US Kona, United States
Daniela Ryf 4 x Ironman World Champion, 4 x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st
2018 Sep 01
Ironman 70.3 World Championship - Women ZA Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Daniela Ryf 4 x Ironman World Champion, 4 x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st
2018 Aug 05
Ironman 70.3 Gdynia PL Gdynia, Poland
Daniela Ryf 4 x Ironman World Champion, 4 x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st
2018 Jul 08
Daniela Ryf 4 x Ironman World Champion, 4 x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st
2017 Nov 25
Daniela Ryf 4 x Ironman World Champion, 4 x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 3rd
2017 Oct 14
Ironman World Championship - Kona US Kona, United States
Daniela Ryf 4 x Ironman World Champion, 4 x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st
2017 Sep 09
Ironman 70.3 World Champ Chattanooga Women US Chattanooga, United States
Daniela Ryf 4 x Ironman World Champion, 4 x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st
2017 Aug 20
Allgau Triathlon DE , Germany
Daniela Ryf 4 x Ironman World Champion, 4 x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st
2017 Jul 09
Challenge Roth DE Roth, Germany
Daniela Ryf 4 x Ironman World Champion, 4 x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st
2017 Jun 11
Ironman 70.3 Switzerland CH , Switzerland
Daniela Ryf 4 x Ironman World Champion, 4 x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st
2017 Apr 22
Challenge Mogan-Gran Canaria ES Morgan-Gran Canaria, Spain
Daniela Ryf 4 x Ironman World Champion, 4 x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 3rd
2017 Apr 02
Ironman South Africa - African Championships ZA Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Daniela Ryf 4 x Ironman World Champion, 4 x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st
2017 Jan 27
Ironman 70.3 Dubai AE dubai, United Arab Emirates
Daniela Ryf 4 x Ironman World Champion, 4 x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st
2016 Oct 08
Ironman World Championship - Kona US Kona, United States
Daniela Ryf 4 x Ironman World Champion, 4 x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st
2016 Sep 04
Ironman 70.3 World Championship AU mooloolaba, Australia
Daniela Ryf 4 x Ironman World Champion, 4 x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 4th
2016 Jul 24
Ironman Switzerland CH zurick, Switzerland
Daniela Ryf 4 x Ironman World Champion, 4 x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st
2016 Jul 17
Challenge Roth DE Roth, Germany
Daniela Ryf 4 x Ironman World Champion, 4 x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st
2016 Jun 05
Ironman 70.3 Switzerland CH Switzerland, Switzerland
Daniela Ryf 4 x Ironman World Champion, 4 x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st
2016 Jan 29
Ironman 70.3 Dubai AE Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Daniela Ryf 4 x Ironman World Champion, 4 x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st
2015 Dec 05
Daniela Ryf 4 x Ironman World Champion, 4 x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st
2015 Oct 10
Ironman World Championship US Hawaii, United States
Daniela Ryf 4 x Ironman World Champion, 4 x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st
2015 Aug 26
Ironman 70.3 World Championship AT Zell Am See, Austria
Daniela Ryf 4 x Ironman World Champion, 4 x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st
2015 Jul 12
Challenge Roth DE Roth, Germany
Daniela Ryf 4 x Ironman World Champion, 4 x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st
2015 Jul 12
Challenge Roth DE Roth, Germany
Daniela Ryf 4 x Ironman World Champion, 4 x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st
2015 Jul 05
Ironman European Championship DE Frankfurt, Germany
Daniela Ryf 4 x Ironman World Champion, 4 x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st
2015 Jun 07
Ironman 70.3 Switzerland CH Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland
Daniela Ryf 4 x Ironman World Champion, 4 x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st
2015 May 09
Ironman 70.3 Mallorca ES Mallorca, Spain
Daniela Ryf 4 x Ironman World Champion, 4 x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st
2015 Apr 25
Challenge Fuerteventura ES Fuerteventura, Spain
Daniela Ryf 4 x Ironman World Champion, 4 x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st
2015 Feb 27
Challenge Dubai AE Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Daniela Ryf 4 x Ironman World Champion, 4 x Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Switzerland
Finished 1st

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2019 Oct 13

King of Kona - Frodeno wins third Ironman World Championship in record time

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Jan Frodeno has once again written history, taking the 2019 Ironman World Championship in a new course record time of 7:51:13. He is now also the first German to win three Kona titles, overtaking Normann Stadler and Patrick Lange with two wins apiece.
2019 Oct 09
Ryf chasing history, Brownlee to make Kona debut

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Four Bahrain Endurance 13 warriors have arrived in Kona, Hawaii ready for the Ironman World Championship. This race above all others has been their focus for the year. Saturday’s race will show if their labor will bear golden fruit.
2019 Sep 08
Ryf wins fifth 70.3 title, Lawrence & Brownlee silver

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Bahrain Endurance 13 added to the trophy case again this weekend as Daniela Ryf claimed an historic fifth consecutive Ironman 70.3 world championship in Nice, France. Teammates Holly Lawrence and Alistair Brownlee also took twin silvers, pushed to their limits in highly competitive fields. Vincent Luis and Lauren Parker backed up from winning the ITU world titles in triathlon and paratriathlon in Lausanne last week with golden finishes at the Banyoles World Cup.
2019 Sep 04
BE13 Champions chasing more 70.3 titles

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

All eyes are on Nice at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship this weekend as the Bahrain Endurance 13 fly the racing red on the notoriously tough course. Daniela Ryf, Holly Lawrence, and Javier Gomez aim to add another 70.3 world title to their collection, while Alistair Brownlee and Ben Kanute seek the title for the first time.

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