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Rasmus Petraeus

Posted on: Thursday 29th October 2015

Facts:

Born: 13 September 1989

Birthplace: Denmark

Residence: Birkerød, Denmark

Representing: Denmark

Personal

Started in triathlon: 2006

Trains: Birkerød; (formerly) Lanzarote

Profile

This carpenter-turned-triathlete built his career on a foundation as a youth swimmer. Within a year of entering the sport, he was already on the Danish national team and participated in the junior world championships. He took his first title in 2011 at home race Challenge Aarhus, which he described as a victory straight out of a fairy tale. After scoring the national championship in 2012, he announced himself on the international scene the following year by becoming the ITU Long-Distance Triathlon World Champion, and ended his year with the title at the inaugural Challenge Laguna Phuket.

Career Highlights

2011 1st Challenge Aarhus

2012 Danish National Triathlon Champion

2013 1st Challenge Laguna Phuket

2013 ITU Long-Distance Triathlon World Champion

2015 2nd Challenge Philippines


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