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Jan van Berkel

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245
World Rank
6
National
269
Swim
318
Bike
177
Run
Switzerland
Weight
-
Height
1.79m
Age
37
DOB
27 Mar 1986
 
 
 
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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.

Current PTO World Ranking Points
245
Ironman Switzerland 2023
Best FD +5%
81.57
Ironman New Zealand 2023
67.49
Sum / 3
49.69
Ranking History
#5#84#163#242#321201220132014201520162017201820192020202120222023*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#1782024Overall49.69 pts#245Swim41.10 pts#269Bike41.99 pts#318Run54.17 pts#177

* New PTO World Ranking System implemented.

Rivals
wins / races
Results
48 Races4
1
4
2
6
3
2023
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallSOFPoints
09 Jul
1
Ironman Switzerland
54:03
4:25:16
2:40:48
8:05:01
77.69
70.9977.69
04 Mar
3
Ironman New Zealand
50:29
4:32:54
2:41:59
8:10:21
67.49
70.1467.49
2022
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallSOFPoints
20 Nov
2
Ironman Cozumel
43:36
4:15:57
2:50:09
7:53:19
77.02
78.4977.02
08 Oct
43
Ironman Hawaii
51:42
4:49:26
3:13:12
9:00:17
44.56
91.4544.56
07 May
23
Ironman St. George World Championships
51:55
4:41:13
3:19:23
8:55:59
53.58
80.0953.58
05 Mar
DNF
Ironman 70.3 Dubai
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
72.35-
2021
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
05 Sep
1
Ironman Switzerland
38:13
4:20:13
2:37:41
7:39:40
94.9095
07:36:1194.91
23 May
2
Ironman Tulsa
49:46
4:18:19
2:39:04
7:50:57
100.966
07:51:38100.97
12 Mar
15
Ironman 70.3 Dubai
24:59
1:53:54
1:17:37
3:40:49
63.3169
03:29:1863.32
2019
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
12 Oct
11
Ironman Hawaii
50:53
4:32:09
2:47:36
8:15:19
82.9998
08:03:0083.00
21 Jul
1
Ironman Switzerland
51:38
4:35:14
2:46:41
8:17:04
87.4979
08:07:5587.50
19 May
19
Ironman 70.3 Barcelona
25:50
2:32:07
1:23:02
4:25:08
15.6871
03:55:2215.69
2018
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
13 Oct
24
Ironman Hawaii
50:32
4:30:49
3:01:21
8:27:03
64.0894
08:01:0864.09
29 Jul
1
Ironman Switzerland
50:25
4:29:50
2:45:18
8:09:18
89.5754
08:01:4689.58
28 Apr
5
Ironman Texas
49:28
4:10:14
2:44:17
7:48:40
83.7777
07:37:3283.78
03 Mar
4
Ironman New Zealand
49:05
4:31:27
2:45:29
8:10:27
80.1465
07:56:1680.15
17 Feb
13
Challenge Wanaka Half
25:20
2:23:28
1:29:15
4:23:10
4.58264
03:50:134.58
2017
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
14 Oct
22
Ironman Hawaii
50:14
4:38:33
3:05:48
8:38:48
63.4236
08:11:4963.42
30 Jul
3
Ironman Switzerland
48:45
4:36:42
2:58:01
8:26:51
65.7505
08:02:0565.75
11 Jun
4
Ironman 70.3 Switzerland
23:55
2:07:54
1:19:32
3:54:21
68.9369
03:43:5568.94
14 May
6
Ironman 70.3 Pays d'Aix
23:50
2:17:22
1:15:55
4:02:06
54.1887
03:46:3254.19
02 Apr
5
Ironman South Africa
49:12
4:28:41
2:50:46
8:12:35
78.9412
07:57:3078.94
2016
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
10 Dec
12
Ironman 70.3 Bahrain
25:49
2:06:19
1:21:32
3:58:17
41.4644
03:39:0341.46
08 Oct
DNF
Ironman Hawaii
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
08:11:05-
04 Sep
DNF
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
03:44:10-
24 Jul
3
Ironman Switzerland
52:56
4:33:37
2:59:23
8:29:12
63.7401
08:02:5663.74
05 Jun
4
Ironman 70.3 Switzerland
23:29
2:11:58
1:18:01
3:56:43
56.2858
03:42:0956.29
10 Apr
12
Ironman South Africa
54:20
4:36:46
3:03:05
8:38:31
49.2448
08:01:5049.24
2015
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
10 Oct
32
Ironman Hawaii
53:35
4:50:03
3:39:56
9:27:59
2.83755
08:15:442.84
30 Aug
7
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
22:27
2:13:15
1:18:34
3:57:47
76.1888
03:49:3576.19
19 Jul
2
Ironman Switzerland
50:47
4:33:04
3:00:53
8:28:57
72.1151
08:08:3172.12
07 Jun
3
Ironman 70.3 Switzerland
23:53
2:09:50
1:16:55
3:53:38
61.3053
03:40:4961.31
17 May
3
Ironman 70.3 Austria
25:15
2:14:07
1:12:02
3:56:14
62.3335
03:43:3662.33
09 May
7
Ironman 70.3 Mallorca
22:40
2:18:48
1:18:39
4:04:40
44.51
03:45:5244.51
03 May
3
Ironman 70.3 Pays d'Aix
23:35
2:16:04
1:15:10
3:59:30
72.6146
03:50:0372.61
22 Mar
7
Ironman Melbourne
46:53
4:29:07
3:01:53
8:21:41
58.5245
07:52:1858.52
2014
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
07 Dec
8
Ironman Western Australia
48:43
4:25:59
3:30:21
8:48:37
17.5995
07:50:2817.60
17 Aug
DNF
Ironman Mont Tremblant
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
08:00:49-
27 Jul
5
Ironman Switzerland
51:15
4:39:00
3:12:04
8:46:33
45.859
08:07:0045.86
01 Jun
5
Ironman 70.3 Switzerland
22:54
2:07:57
1:14:55
3:49:28
51.8172
03:34:0051.82
18 May
4
Ironman 70.3 Barcelona
23:17
2:22:01
1:20:37
4:08:33
44.872
03:49:3444.87
10 May
6
Ironman 70.3 Mallorca
23:29
2:15:05
1:16:42
4:00:21
39.7651
03:40:2639.77
30 Mar
7
Ironman Los Cabos
47:46
4:36:25
3:18:30
8:46:31
36.8885
08:00:5936.89
16 Feb
11
Ironman 70.3 Panama
17:12
2:12:38
1:24:42
3:58:53
15.0476
03:31:5315.05
2013
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
08 Sep
25
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
25:00
2:20:23
1:23:17
4:12:03
0
--
14 Apr
DNF
Ironman South Africa
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
07:59:16-
2012
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
18 Nov
13
Ironman Arizona
48:30
4:24:31
3:23:45
8:40:23
32.8798
07:52:4732.88
15 Jul
2
Ironman Switzerland
49:46
4:42:59
2:56:44
8:32:27
51.2292
07:57:3151.23
Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2024
49
245
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
Position
2024
41
269
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
Position
2024
41
318
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
Position
2024
54
177
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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