Martine Hoaas was born and raised in one of Norway's northernmost towns called Alta. She had always been passionate about physical activities and overcoming her limits has been rewarding for her. Despite growing up in winter paradise and with skis under her feet, she fell in love with the summer sports triathlon in 2013. After supporting her older brother in his first triathlon, Martine felt the urge to do it herself. The challenge of practicing three sports in one seemed perfect for her.
In 2014 Martine participated in her first triathlon and took home remarkably results for a beginner. Two years later her name was on the stating list for Norseman. The triathlon her brother competed in and that brought her into the sport. It was her first time taking part in a full distance.
Martine got her pro license in 2019 and steadily continues her quest to become even faster and stronger. She states: "One of my big goals is clearly to qualify for Kona and perform well at an international level. For now my main focus lays on half ironman distance, in order to build a good and strong base I can take with me into full distance ironman."