26 YEARS OLD
NO. 11 ON THE WORLD RANKING
5x IRONMAN 70.3 CHAMPION
3rd AT IRONMAN 70.3 – WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Daniel Bækkegård is a 26-year-old professional triathlete. 2019 was Daniel’s first year as a professional triathlete. Despite his young age and inexperience on the full distance he managed to take the sport by storm by winning his debut ironman at the legendary Ironman Austria- Kärnsten, earning his Ironman World Championship qualification as the youngest professional athlete.
Daniel grew up in a small village in Denmark and started his education as an athlete early when he joined the local swimming team at age 7. Daniels background as an elite swimmer means that he is often racing from the front. We have seen this numerous times. Latest at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship where a good swim and a strong bike put him in the right position to secure his biggest result to date – 3rd at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship St. George.
The 2022 season has shown that Daniel is the definition of a winner. There is never a race with Daniel on the start line where he isn’t considered one of the favorits. In June Daniel showed his class when we won the Ironman 70.3 European Championship title in a dominant performance.
1st Ironman 70.3 European Championship Elsinore
2nd Ironman Middle Eastern Championship Israel
2nd Ironman 70.3 Dubai
7th Ironman World Championship St. George
3rd Ironman 70.3 World Championship St. George
1st Ironman 70.3 Dubai
3rd Ironman North American Championship
1st Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote
1st Ironman 70.3 Tallinn
1st Ironman Austria-Kärnsten
1st Ironman 70.3 Finland
2nd Ironman 70.3 Middle Easterne Championship
15th Ironman World Championship Hawaii