The two-time Olympian and podium finisher in Kona last year has signed with Cervelo.
January 29, 2019 | GEAR|
Germany's two-time Olympian, Anne Haug, made a dramatic move to long-distance racing in 2017, taking Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote and then finishing second at Ironman 70.3 Bahrain. In 2018 she continued her move to longer-distance racing with wins at Ironman 70.3 Dubai and California and a runner-up finish to Lucy Charles at the Championship.
Haug made her full-distance debut at the Ironman European Championship, finishing fourth. She took the bronze medal at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in South Africa, finishing behind Daniela Ryf and Charles again. She joined the Swiss and British stars on the podium once again when she did her Frankfurt finish one better in Kona, taking third at the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
Haug's goals for 2019 are pretty simple:
"I want to change the color of my World Championship medals from last year and improve my performance in general," she says in her bio on the Cervelo website.
Haug enjoyed an impressive short-distance career that included representing Germany at both the 2012 (11th) and 2016 (36th) Olympic games and a win at WTS Hamburg, followed a day later with a team win at the ITU Mixed Relay World Championship, also in Hamburg. In 2012 she took the ITU Grand Final, too.
Haug has some prestigious company in the coaching department - she works with Dan Lorang, who also coaches two-time Kona champ Jan Frodeno and American Sarah True. The American also made her full-distance debut in Frankfurt last year, finishing one spot ahead of the German. Haug ended up edging her teammate from the podium in Hawaii as True ended up fourth in her Kona debut.