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Jan van Berkel

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484
World Rank
13
National
527
Swim
540
Bike
426
Run
Switzerland
Weight
-
Height
1.79m
Age
38
Born
1986
 
 
 
Biography

Jan van Berkel

Jan van Berkel has enjoyed a long and successful triathlon career so far since taking part in his first event back in 1998 at the age of just 12. Today he continues to showcase his prowess at the highest level.

After missing out on qualification for the 2012 Olympic Games in London by a matter of seconds, the Swiss ace decided to focus on the longer distances of the IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 circuits.

His first podiums came almost immediately during the 2012 season, as he earned a second-place finish at IRONMAN Switzerland in Zurich and a third at IRONMAN 70.3 Miami.

IRONMAN Switzerland remains Jan’s favourite race, and it is easy to see why. After finishing third in the 2017 race, the Swiss triathlete lifted the title at both the 2018 and 2019 renewals - his first professional victories.

Jan has also competed three times at the World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, with a very creditable best of 11th in 2019.

His most painful experience occurred during one of his early attempts at full distance, when he went off far too aggressively. He was unable to run the final 30km and had to walk it instead.

Away from the professional circuit, Jan’s favourite cheat meal is rather specific - six-hour smoked spareribs from his own smoker - while he says he cannot live without olive oil.

Van Berkel hopes to be remembered as someone who never looked down on those who looked up to him, as a hard worker and as a fair competitor. Meanwhile he is not the biggest music fan and prefers silence much more than hearing a song.

The best advice he has received about the sport was from Heiko Salzwedel, who said: “Endurance sports needs endurance, in every aspect,” and the best advice he has had in terms of the race is: "When the gun goes off, the bulls**t stops”.

Athletic talent definitely runs through the van Berkel family as Jan’s sister, Martina, was a Swiss Olympic swimmer who competed at both the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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Current PTO World Ranking Points
484
Ironman Switzerland 2023
Bonus +5%
81.57
Sum / 3
27.19
Ranking History
#5#140#275#410201220132014201520162017201820192020202120222023*20242012Overall28.04 pts#115Swim87.27 pts#26Bike55.27 pts#75Run26.66 pts#1972013Overall28.04 pts#132Swim87.27 pts#22Bike55.27 pts#75Run26.66 pts#2132014Overall47.52 pts#122Swim78.46 pts#97Bike67.44 pts#68Run36.51 pts#2572015Overall73.64 pts#52Swim84.44 pts#75Bike71.76 pts#86Run69.97 pts#822016Overall73.64 pts#68Swim84.16 pts#93Bike71.76 pts#108Run69.97 pts#982017Overall71.21 pts#83Swim79.40 pts#141Bike75.09 pts#111Run66.98 pts#1262018Overall84.50 pts#37Swim83.29 pts#99Bike75.50 pts#108Run90.69 pts#222019Overall86.95 pts#30Swim83.29 pts#102Bike72.56 pts#136Run90.69 pts#222020Overall62.06 pts#118Swim75.42 pts#123Bike69.79 pts#125Run87.91 pts#202021Overall86.40 pts#24Swim71.83 pts#158Bike83.23 pts#43Run98.83 pts#102022Overall43.77 pts#216Swim82.39 pts#144Bike63.74 pts#230Run57.20 pts#2492023Overall49.69 pts#246Swim41.10 pts#263Bike41.99 pts#315Run54.17 pts#1782024Overall27.19 pts#484Swim21.58 pts#527Bike22.83 pts#540Run28.19 pts#426

* New PTO World Ranking System implemented.

Rivals
wins / races

Results

48 Races4
1
4
2
6
3

2023

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
09 Jul
1
SilverIronman Switzerland54:034:25:162:40:488:05:01
77.69
70.99
77.69
Swim54:03
Bike4:25:16
Run2:40:48
04 Mar
3
SilverIronman New Zealand50:294:32:542:41:598:10:21
67.49
70.14
67.49
Swim50:29
Bike4:32:54
Run2:41:59

2022

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
20 Nov
2
SilverIronman Cozumel43:364:15:572:50:097:53:19
77.02
78.49
77.02
Swim43:36
Bike4:15:57
Run2:50:09
08 Oct
43
DiamondIronman Hawaii51:424:49:263:13:129:00:17
44.56
91.45
44.56
Swim51:42
Bike4:49:26
Run3:13:12
07 May
23
DiamondIronman St. George World Championships51:554:41:133:19:238:55:59
53.58
80.09
53.58
Swim51:55
Bike4:41:13
Run3:19:23
05 Mar
DNF
BronzeIronman 70.3 Dubai--:----:----:----:--
72.35
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--

2021

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
05 Sep
1
Ironman Switzerland38:134:20:132:37:417:39:40
94.9095
07:36:11
94.91
Swim38:13
Bike4:20:13
Run2:37:41
23 May
2
Ironman Tulsa49:464:18:192:39:047:50:57
100.966
07:51:38
100.97
Swim49:46
Bike4:18:19
Run2:39:04
12 Mar
15
Ironman 70.3 Dubai24:591:53:541:17:373:40:49
63.3169
03:29:18
63.32
Swim24:59
Bike1:53:54
Run1:17:37

2019

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
12 Oct
11
Ironman Hawaii50:534:32:092:47:368:15:19
82.9998
08:03:00
83.00
Swim50:53
Bike4:32:09
Run2:47:36
21 Jul
1
Ironman Switzerland51:384:35:142:46:418:17:04
87.4979
08:07:55
87.50
Swim51:38
Bike4:35:14
Run2:46:41
19 May
19
Ironman 70.3 Barcelona25:502:32:071:23:024:25:08
15.6871
03:55:22
15.69
Swim25:50
Bike2:32:07
Run1:23:02

2018

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
13 Oct
24
Ironman Hawaii50:324:30:493:01:218:27:03
64.0894
08:01:08
64.09
Swim50:32
Bike4:30:49
Run3:01:21
29 Jul
1
Ironman Switzerland50:254:29:502:45:188:09:18
89.5754
08:01:46
89.58
Swim50:25
Bike4:29:50
Run2:45:18
28 Apr
5
Ironman Texas49:284:10:142:44:177:48:40
83.7777
07:37:32
83.78
Swim49:28
Bike4:10:14
Run2:44:17
03 Mar
4
Ironman New Zealand49:054:31:272:45:298:10:27
80.1465
07:56:16
80.15
Swim49:05
Bike4:31:27
Run2:45:29
17 Feb
13
Challenge Wanaka Half25:202:23:281:29:154:23:10
4.58264
03:50:13
4.58
Swim25:20
Bike2:23:28
Run1:29:15

2017

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
14 Oct
22
Ironman Hawaii50:144:38:333:05:488:38:48
63.4236
08:11:49
63.42
Swim50:14
Bike4:38:33
Run3:05:48
30 Jul
3
Ironman Switzerland48:454:36:422:58:018:26:51
65.7505
08:02:05
65.75
Swim48:45
Bike4:36:42
Run2:58:01
11 Jun
4
Ironman 70.3 Switzerland23:552:07:541:19:323:54:21
68.9369
03:43:55
68.94
Swim23:55
Bike2:07:54
Run1:19:32
14 May
6
Ironman 70.3 Pays d'Aix23:502:17:221:15:554:02:06
54.1887
03:46:32
54.19
Swim23:50
Bike2:17:22
Run1:15:55
02 Apr
5
Ironman South Africa49:124:28:412:50:468:12:35
78.9412
07:57:30
78.94
Swim49:12
Bike4:28:41
Run2:50:46

2016

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
10 Dec
12
Ironman 70.3 Bahrain25:492:06:191:21:323:58:17
41.4644
03:39:03
41.46
Swim25:49
Bike2:06:19
Run1:21:32
08 Oct
DNF
Ironman Hawaii--:----:----:----:--
08:11:05
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
04 Sep
DNF
Ironman 70.3 World Championship--:----:----:----:--
03:44:10
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
24 Jul
3
Ironman Switzerland52:564:33:372:59:238:29:12
63.7401
08:02:56
63.74
Swim52:56
Bike4:33:37
Run2:59:23
05 Jun
4
Ironman 70.3 Switzerland23:292:11:581:18:013:56:43
56.2858
03:42:09
56.29
Swim23:29
Bike2:11:58
Run1:18:01
10 Apr
12
Ironman South Africa54:204:36:463:03:058:38:31
49.2448
08:01:50
49.24
Swim54:20
Bike4:36:46
Run3:03:05

2015

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
10 Oct
32
Ironman Hawaii53:354:50:033:39:569:27:59
2.83755
08:15:44
2.84
Swim53:35
Bike4:50:03
Run3:39:56
30 Aug
7
Ironman 70.3 World Championship22:272:13:151:18:343:57:47
76.1888
03:49:35
76.19
Swim22:27
Bike2:13:15
Run1:18:34
19 Jul
2
Ironman Switzerland50:474:33:043:00:538:28:57
72.1151
08:08:31
72.12
Swim50:47
Bike4:33:04
Run3:00:53
07 Jun
3
Ironman 70.3 Switzerland23:532:09:501:16:553:53:38
61.3053
03:40:49
61.31
Swim23:53
Bike2:09:50
Run1:16:55
17 May
3
Ironman 70.3 Austria25:152:14:071:12:023:56:14
62.3335
03:43:36
62.33
Swim25:15
Bike2:14:07
Run1:12:02
09 May
7
Ironman 70.3 Mallorca22:402:18:481:18:394:04:40
44.51
03:45:52
44.51
Swim22:40
Bike2:18:48
Run1:18:39
03 May
3
Ironman 70.3 Pays d'Aix23:352:16:041:15:103:59:30
72.6146
03:50:03
72.61
Swim23:35
Bike2:16:04
Run1:15:10
22 Mar
7
Ironman Melbourne46:534:29:073:01:538:21:41
58.5245
07:52:18
58.52
Swim46:53
Bike4:29:07
Run3:01:53

2014

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
07 Dec
8
Ironman Western Australia48:434:25:593:30:218:48:37
17.5995
07:50:28
17.60
Swim48:43
Bike4:25:59
Run3:30:21
17 Aug
DNF
Ironman Mont Tremblant--:----:----:----:--
08:00:49
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
27 Jul
5
Ironman Switzerland51:154:39:003:12:048:46:33
45.859
08:07:00
45.86
Swim51:15
Bike4:39:00
Run3:12:04
01 Jun
5
Ironman 70.3 Switzerland22:542:07:571:14:553:49:28
51.8172
03:34:00
51.82
Swim22:54
Bike2:07:57
Run1:14:55
18 May
4
Ironman 70.3 Barcelona23:172:22:011:20:374:08:33
44.872
03:49:34
44.87
Swim23:17
Bike2:22:01
Run1:20:37
10 May
6
Ironman 70.3 Mallorca23:292:15:051:16:424:00:21
39.7651
03:40:26
39.77
Swim23:29
Bike2:15:05
Run1:16:42
30 Mar
7
Ironman Los Cabos47:464:36:253:18:308:46:31
36.8885
08:00:59
36.89
Swim47:46
Bike4:36:25
Run3:18:30
16 Feb
11
Ironman 70.3 Panama17:122:12:381:24:423:58:53
15.0476
03:31:53
15.05
Swim17:12
Bike2:12:38
Run1:24:42

2013

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
08 Sep
25
Ironman 70.3 World Championship25:002:20:231:23:174:12:03
0
-
-
Swim25:00
Bike2:20:23
Run1:23:17
14 Apr
DNF
Ironman South Africa--:----:----:----:--
07:59:16
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--

2012

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
18 Nov
13
Ironman Arizona48:304:24:313:23:458:40:23
32.8798
07:52:47
32.88
Swim48:30
Bike4:24:31
Run3:23:45
15 Jul
2
Ironman Switzerland49:464:42:592:56:448:32:27
51.2292
07:57:31
51.23
Swim49:46
Bike4:42:59
Run2:56:44

Ranking per Season

Overall

Year
Points
Pos
2024
27
484
2023
49
246
2022
43
216
2021
86
24
2020
62
118
2019
86
30
2018
84
37
2017
71
83
2016
73
68
2015
73
52
2014
47
122
2013
28
132
2012
28
115

Swim

Year
Points
Pos
2024
21
527
2023
41
263
2022
82
144
2021
71
158
2020
75
123
2019
83
102
2018
83
99
2017
79
141
2016
84
93
2015
84
75
2014
78
97
2013
87
22
2012
87
26

Bike

Year
Points
Pos
2024
22
540
2023
41
315
2022
63
230
2021
83
43
2020
69
125
2019
72
136
2018
75
108
2017
75
111
2016
71
108
2015
71
86
2014
67
68
2013
55
75
2012
55
75

Run

Year
Points
Pos
2024
28
426
2023
54
178
2022
57
249
2021
98
10
2020
87
20
2019
90
22
2018
90
22
2017
66
126
2016
69
98
2015
69
82
2014
36
257
2013
26
213
2012
26
197
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