Helle Frederiksen

Helle Frederiksen ( born March 5, 1981 in Odense, Funen ) is a Danish professional triathlete and since 2006 member of the Danish national team. In the International Triathlon Union of 2009, Europe ranking Frederiksen was number 2 and had the highest number (7) on disputed race.

  • 2.1 ITU competitions


Frederiksen was a famous swimmer and from 12 to 18 years a member of the Danish national swimming team. Until her provisional withdrawal from professional sports in 1999, she had won several Danish Swimming Championships. Five years then worked Frederiksen as a spinning instructor and freelance model and took up university studies until she attended a women's triathlon in 2004 Odense ( Piger med power) and won it. In 2005 she went to the Danish state championship and was on the sprint distance or Olympic distance Second Third. After an intensive training period on the Gold Coast in Australia Frederiksen was 2006, the first Danish Triathlon Champion Olympic distance and defended that title in 2007, 2008 and 2009. 2010 Frederiksen resigned due to a puncture in the state championship in Nykøbing from.

The year 2010 should be Frederiksens accident year. After the involuntary bicycle crash in Madrid she suffered consistently from back and hip pain, especially as a herniated disc in 2007 made ​​itself felt again. However, it was Frederiksen 2010, with an Olympic scholarship (Olympic Scholarship for Athletes London 2012) considered that enables it to target to prepare for the 2012 Olympics.

Frederiksens Danish Club is Tri4Elite. Since 2014, it starts team for the Uplace BMC Pro Triathlon.

Studies and career

At the University of Southern acquired Frederiksen 2005, a bachelor's degree in health and sports ( Idræt above Sundhed ). After moving to Farum she continued her studies at the University of Copenhagen, graduating in 2008 with a Master in Sport and Nutrition from ( Cand Scient. I Human Ernæring ). Helle Frederiksen working in Denmark as a coach and nutritionist.


Helle Frederiksen is with the British or Welsh triathletes Ben Powell, a former member of Swansea High Performance Squad, romantically involved. Ben Powell is the son of former Welsh Ironman record holder Martin Powell and works on triathlon training center Lasanta Club in Lanzarote, where Frederiksen spends their training periods. .

Sporting successes

ITU competitions

In the five years from 2006 to 2010 Helle Frederiksen took part in 36 ITU competitions and achieved 18 top ten courses, including 10 medals.

The following list is based on the official ITU rankings and the Athlete 's Profile Page. Unless specifically noted, are triathlons ( Olympic Distance ) and the elite category.

BG = the sponsor British Gas · DNS = did not start · DNF = did not finish