2019: 7th European Cup, Estonia
2019: 5th Continental Cup, Morocco
2019: 12th Stockholm 1/2 Marathon, Sweden
2018: 6th Continental Cup, Hong Kong
2018: 4th European Cup, Macedonia
2018: 4th Nordic Championships, Denmark
2012-2013:Swedish National Champion (Olympic)
2010-2013:Swedish National Champion (sprint)
2013:ITU World Triathlon Grand Final - 40th
2010:Nordic Champion (sprint)
2010:Tabor ETU Junior European Cup - 6th
Home Town: Falun, SWEDEN
Current Town: Stockholm, SWEDEN
Birthday: 9th July 1991
Passions: Cross-country skiing, ice-skating, finance, traveling, reading, cooking/baking
Current Activities: Management Consulting
Hello from Per
Thank you very much for visiting my website – I hope you will enjoy it!
My name is Per Wangel. I am a Swedish Triathlete based in the UK.
Here, I want to tell you a little bit about who I am and how I came to do triathlon today.
I was born in Falun, Sweden in the summer of 1991. I was a very active boy and I always had a very big interest in sports. Born in Falun, the four-time host city for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, My favorite sport in my childhood was not triathlon but cross-country skiing. As I grew older into teens, I started to take skiing seriously – I joined a local club in Falun and competed in local and international games. How I ended up from skiing to triathlon is a story of luck and coincidence; my skiing coach introduced swimming and running in our training in the summer of 2006, and although I only knew breaststroke, I entred myself for a local triathlon race at the end of summer. Even though I finished in the second-to-last position, I instantly became fond of triathlon for the thrill and excitement it made me feel. I tried to maintain the two sports at high levels, but as I began high school in 2007, I chose to pursue a professional career in triathlon. After high school graduation in 2010, I spent all my time on triathlon, training and competing across the world. Ending the season of 2011 with a 3rd place in the USA and beginning the 2012 season with an 8th place in Australia, I felt that I achieved to be a high-performing athlete. But now, I want to take my career and life to the next step. I am currently reading a finance degree and training in the UK. My future plan is to continue triathlon training with a long-term goal of participating in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and study a masters degree in the UK or Sweden.
My road to winning the Nordic championship in triathlon has been everything but straightforward.
My triathlon story begins with my cross country skiing background. Over the summer of 2006, our cross country skiing coach was looking for a supplement for the summer training, which mostly consisted of running and mountain biking. The coach suggested that we start with swimming and he quickly found a coach who was willing to help us with our swimming practice. My swimming background was very limited, so it was very difficult for me at first, but I learned quickly. So at the end of that summer, I decided to participate in my first triathlon competition, and I wouldn’t say I was off to a great start as I finished second to last. Despite this, I continued training for triathlon and in 2007 as I began my high school studies, I was accepted to the elite triathlon Dala Sports Academy. The rest as they say is history.
Clean sportsmanship is very important to me. Since 2009, I have been included in the Swedish Sports Federation, WADA ( World Anti-Doping Agency) and the ADAMS reporting system promoting clean sportsmanship and competition.