Nina Kraft

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Nina Kraft
Personal information
Born (1968-12-31) 31 December 1968 (age 45)
Braunschweig
Height 1.7 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 61 kilograms (134 lb)
Sport
Country Germany
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 8:58:43

Nina Kraft (born December 31, 1968) is a German professional triathlete.

Career[edit]

Before turning professional, Kraft worked as a draughtswoman. In addition to being a pro triathlete Kraft is also an artist. On her website she states that she "uses art to help her switch off and relax."

2004 Ironman World Championship[edit]

Following her win at Ironman Germany in July 2004 Kraft crossed the finish line in first place a few months later in October at the Ironman World Championship as the apparent Ironman World Champion. However, a month after being declared the winner, Kraft tested positive for Erythropoietin, better known as EPO. She and her coach, Martin Malleirer, admitted to the decision to take the performance enhancing drug. As a result, she was stripped of her title and the second place finisher Natascha Badmann was awarded her fifth Ironman world title.[1]

Kraft was banned by the German Triathlon Federation (DTU), for one year, after a positive drugs test.[2][3] This ban ended on November 12, 2005. The privately owned World Triathlon Corporation banned Kraft from all Ironman events worldwide until October 16, 2006. On November 3, 2007 Kraft won the Florida Ironman with a time of 9 hours 5 minutes and 35 seconds, breaking the course record by 20 minutes.

Notable results[edit]

  • First place
    • Ironman Louisville 2014 - (9:31:19)
    • Ironman Louisville 2011 - (9:38:14)
    • Ironman Louisville 2009 - (9:20:21)
    • Ironman Florida 2007 - (9:05:35)
    • Ironman Brazil 2007 - (9:12:39)
    • Opel Ironman Germany Frankfurt 2004 - (8:58:43)
    • Kohler Haardman Oer Erkenschwick 2004 - (3:56:21)
    • Half-Ironman St. Croix 2004 - (4:37:01)
    • Ironman Germany Frankfurt 2003 - (9:03:11)
    • Quelle Challenge Roth 2002 - (9:12:41)
    • Ironman Europe Roth 2001 - (9:24:29)
    • Ironman South Africa 2001 - (9:33:11)
  • Second place
    • Ironman Louisville 2007 (9:51:53)
    • Ironman Hawaii 2002 - (9:14:23)
    • UK Half-Ironman Llanberis 2002 - (4:25:48)
    • Ironman Europe Roth 1999 - (9:29:25)
    • Neuseeland WM Mitteldistanz 1999 - (4:33:08)
  • Third place
    • Ironman Hawaii 2003 - (9:17:16)
    • Ironman Hawaii 2000 - (9:41:01)
  • Fourth place
    • Ironman Europe Roth 2000 - (9:40:01)
  • Sixth place
    • Ironman Neuseeland 1999 - (9:38:51)
    • Ironman Europe Roth 1998 - (9:57:44)
  • 16th place
    • Ironman WM Hawaii 1999 - (9:52:37)
  • 50th place
    • Ironman WM Hawaii 1998 - (11:02:47)

Two 2009 marathon wins at Tallahassee (2:45) & Gasparilla (2:47) where Kraft claimed both the masters & overall female titles.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carlson, Timothy; Cameron Elford (12 November 2004). "Kraft’s EPO admission continues to rattle triathlon world". Velo News. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  2. ^ http://216.17.32.141/art.asp?3=593
  3. ^ http://www.duathlon.com/articles/3697

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