Born
Home town
Background
Started triathlon
Training squad
Teams

August 1990
Aabenraa, Denmark
Swimming
2010
Tri Team SDU (NTC), Odense
Rødekro Tri & Motion (Denmark)
Tri Val de Gray (Grand Prix, France)
Krefelder Kanu Klub (Bundesliga, Germany)

HI, I’M LINE THAMS

I fell in love with the daily routines of an elite athlete, when I was an elite swimmer at during high school. When I graduated high school and stopped swimming in 2009, I did my first triathlon – thinking it was my last sport event before I would go on to dedicate my life to Uni and focus on my academic career, but I couldn’t have been more wrong.

I was hooked by triathlon and I could not give up on the active life style. While I studied my Bachelor Degree in Sports Science at Aarhus University, I slowly learned how to bike and run and how to put all three disciplines together, coached by Casper Callesen and Jonathan Small.

Fast forward to 2014, I moved to the National Training Center in Odense to combine triathlon training and study my Masters Degree in Physical Education & Health. Coached by Kasper Gejl and Rasmus Stubager, I quickly developted into ”Olympic hopefull” and raced the World Cup circuit in the 2-year qualification period as well as Grand Prix and Bundesliga. I fell just short in the end and did not qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics. I was back-to-back Danish Sprint Champion from 2014 to 2017.

In 2017, I graduated my Masters Degree and Research Year in Performance Nutrition. I got a taste of the longer distances and at my first half ironman in Challenge Lisbon, I finished third. Shortly after – due to some family-crisis – triathlon took the back-seat in 2018-2020. I still haven’t raced my last triathlon, so I will be back – and I hope you will follow along 🙂

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