Rudy Von Berg
Country
World Rank
8
Weight
75kg
Height
1.88m
Age
27
DOB
10/4/93
Swim: SailfishBike: TrekRun: Nike
94%Swim97%Bike88%Run94%Overall
Athletes are measured as a percentage (for each discipline and overall) based on a relative comparison to the #1 ranked athlete who's rated at 100%.
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Rodolphe Von Berg

2019 saw a breakthrough performance and a World Championship podium for the fast-rising Rodolphe Von Berg. But, when you are already part of a triathlon dynasty long before you turn 30, there are still a plenty more chapters to be written in the sporting history of RVB.

The sport of triathlon truly runs through the veins of the Von Berg family. Rodolphe Sr continues to be one of the best in the world in his category, still racing with success into his 60s. With his son’s progress to date, the dynasty has many years to run yet.

“My earliest memory of him racing was in Kona at the IRONMAN World Championship in 1998 when I was 5 years old” says ‘Junior’, who is now doing a fine job of forging his own direction in the sport, a path which he hopes in due course will lead him to the top step of the podium on the Big Island.

“As a kid, you definitely tell yourself, ‘One day I’ll be here with the top pros to try and win it!’ Kona will always be the number one race to win for me in my career.”

While success on Alii’ Drive may be a few years off yet - he’s yet to even start over the iron-distance - his rapid progress, race wins and Championship titles over the Middle Distance confirm that his career path is heading firmly in the right direction.

Hard work and dedication lead to success

After winning the U.S. Collegiate Nationals twice during his undergraduate years, Rodolphe committed to a full-time professional triathlon career on completion of his University of Colorado Business Marketing degree in 2017.

While many would consider that a risk, Von Berg’s approach marks him out as a man likely to achieve success in whatever career path he chooses. “I am driven by the fact that whatever I do in life, I want to do it extremely well, to my fullest capability, and discover how well I can do it. That is triathlon for me. A challenge every day to try to become better.”

Hard work and commitment is essential, yet still no guarantee of success - but Rodolphe wasted little time in displaying that his decision was a wise one. 2017 saw a string of top results at IRONMAN 70.3 events in Buenos Aires (2nd), Texas (3rd) and a fifth place at the European Championships in Elsinore, Denmark.

Thirteenth at the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship - 10 seconds in front of defending champion Tim Reed - was a solid debut at the event, while finishing the year with another podium at Challenge Sardinia completed the perfect springboard year.

2018 would truly see Von Berg start to hit the top step of the podium on a regular basis. He was the athlete to finally end the six-race winning streak of Jesse Thomas at Wildflower Triathlon, before perhaps his true breakthrough at the IRONMAN 70.3 European Championship.

Fifth just 12 months earlier in Elsinore, Rodolphe found himself stride-for-stride on the run with Great Britain’s Adam Bowden, one of the sport’s top runners. The Brit had closed a deficit of almost two minutes at T2, took the lead and pulled clear… only for Von Berg to fight back, close the gap and eventually cross the line 30 seconds clear.

“I never really lost hope, it was a mental game. I kept telling myself that I could still win. It is so easy to settle for second.”

That performance seemed to open the floodgates, and Von Berg then collected a string of Continental Championship wins; South America (2018 and 2019), North America (2019) and a repeat victory in Elsinore (2019) for another European title.

Tenth at the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in 2018 was progress, but his long-term focus was already on Nice, France, site of the 2019 edition. Having grown up near Cannes on the French Riviera, Von Berg excels in the twisty, technical terrain that the 2019 World’s would provide. “I just love going fast downhill,” he explains.

He duly won the IRONMAN 70.3 Nice test event in 2018 - by almost six minutes - and was ‘all in’ on performing at the 2019 World Championship.

His descent off the Col de Vance took even Alistair Brownlee by surprise, and he would lead the double Olympic Champion into T2 in only his third World Championship start. Von Berg showed he could run too, finishing up with the Bronze medal on the Promenade des Anglais, where he had spent much of his youth.

Brick-by-brick…

Despite his rapid progress to the upper echelons of the sport and his drive to be the best at whatever he does, Rudy has a refreshing approach to achieving great results.

He describes the best piece of training advice he can offer as: “Slow down, you don’t need to push your limits in any training day. It’s a brick-by-brick process… and no brick should be too heavy to handle.”

While his racing confirms that he loves using his biking prowess in races, you get the feeling that he will still be riding his bike long after his Professional triathlon career is done, simply because, as he says: “You can discover so much on two wheels!” The same may not be true of all three disciplines as he admits: “I could probably not swim and not miss it too much.”

Having achieved so much already - and with the world’s triathlon media predicting his best is still yet to come - Von Berg Jr isn’t ready just yet to relax as part of the family dynasty. “I don’t think I really have a legacy yet. I hope that people will just look up to me as someone who worked hard to achieve his dreams, someone who is honest, kind, respectful, hard working, and who inspires others to give 100% in what they do and to pursue their passions.”

For now, you’ll find him following his dreams… while listening to Trance and Deep House music!

Current PTO World Ranking Points
8
Average best 3 races 2019/2020
96.65
2021 IM 70.3 St. George
94.98
Average
95.82
Ranking History
#2#29#56#83#1102016201720182019202020212016Overall234.419 pts#51Swim166.67 pts#100Bike153.956 pts#82Run156.142 pts#552017Overall248.062 pts#44Swim166.872 pts#108Bike157.458 pts#90Run161.222 pts#462018Overall263.377 pts#29Swim179.596 pts#36Bike172.804 pts#44Run155.389 pts#642019Overall291.25 pts#7Swim192.854 pts#20Bike187.92 pts#26Run157.484 pts#612020Overall293.852 pts#8Swim192.854 pts#16Bike189.112 pts#19Run153.901 pts#532021Overall95.8174 pts#8Swim93.9583 pts#22Bike98.466 pts#7Run78.3635 pts#56
Results
32 Races9
1
5
2
5
3
2021
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
1 May
4
IM 70.3 St. George
23:13
2:02:39
1:15:54
3:45:27
94.9849
03:43:4694.98
12 Mar
5
Challenge Miami
20:46
1:23:06
56:27
2:42:10
89.8442
02:39:4489.84
2020
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
6 Dec
5
Challenge Daytona
23:39
1:39:30
1:01:26
3:06:40
94.4179
03:05:0794.42
16 Oct
1
TriGames Mandelieu
29:05
2:38:00
1:10:34
4:21:07
73.2218
04:11:0273.22
6 Sep
1
IM 70.3 Les Sables D'Olonne
23:34
2:05:48
1:11:58
3:44:12
87.4785
03:40:0487.48
2019
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
3 Nov
1
IM 70.3 Buenos Aires
--:--
--:--
--:--
3:37:38
99.3868
03:37:2699.39
29 Sep
2
IM 70.3 Cozumel
--:--
--:--
--:--
3:52:21
81.1168
03:45:5781.12
8 Sep
3
IM 70.3 World Championship
23:31
2:17:24
1:12:15
3:56:45
100.047
03:56:46100.05
23 Jun
1
IM 70.3 Elsinore
21:45
2:01:36
1:11:23
3:39:35
89.2539
03:36:0689.25
2 Jun
3
Challenge Samorin
23:41
1:57:09
1:13:48
3:39:49
90.5157
03:36:4490.52
4 May
1
IM 70.3 St. George
23:52
2:04:39
1:17:14
3:49:10
83.9118
03:43:4683.91
6 Apr
2
IM 70.3 California
22:43
2:10:35
1:12:19
3:49:37
84.8057
03:44:3084.81
2018
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
4 Nov
1
IM 70.3 Buenos Aires
--:--
--:--
--:--
3:46:16
83.3396
03:40:4583.34
16 Sep
1
IM 70.3 Nice
26:16
2:21:26
1:17:12
4:09:50
81.8165
04:03:1281.82
2 Sep
10
IM 70.3 World Championship
22:55
2:10:59
1:14:04
3:51:36
76.3023
03:43:3976.30
24 Jun
2
IM 70.3 Mont Tremblant
23:10
2:05:14
1:12:47
3:44:02
91.8167
03:41:1991.82
17 Jun
1
IM 70.3 Elsinore
22:12
2:01:35
1:12:23
3:40:22
86.5226
03:36:0086.52
5 May
1
Wildflower
--:--
--:--
--:--
4:00:41
85.0373
03:55:2485.04
7 Apr
5
IM 70.3 California
23:45
2:12:06
1:16:33
3:56:48
69.3244
03:46:2369.32
18 Mar
3
IM 70.3 Campeche
23:17
2:10:41
1:18:27
3:54:21
75.3687
03:46:0075.37
2017
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
19 Nov
10
Island House
--:--
--:--
--:--
2:09:31
0
--
29 Oct
3
Challenge Sardinia
23:45
2:20:20
1:14:44
4:01:15
65.5623
03:49:2465.56
10 Sep
13
IM 70.3 World Championship
25:06
2:16:22
1:17:34
4:01:32
66.4686
03:49:5866.47
5 Aug
6
IM 70.3 Boulder
25:04
1:58:00
1:21:22
3:46:58
72.8972
03:38:0672.90
18 Jun
5
IM 70.3 Elsinore
22:02
2:07:08
1:13:23
3:47:00
64.858
03:35:3864.86
2 Apr
3
IM 70.3 Texas
24:39
2:05:53
1:16:17
3:49:01
73.8315
03:40:2273.83
12 Mar
2
IM 70.3 Buenos Aires
24:03
2:05:30
1:13:47
3:46:15
75.5104
03:38:1475.51
2016
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
23 Oct
2
IM 70.3 Miami
27:07
2:02:53
1:12:32
3:44:45
91.995
03:42:0592.00
4 Sep
42
WTS Edmonton (Sprint)
9:17
27:29
16:51
55:14
0
--
14 Aug
6
IM 70.3 Wiesbaden
24:14
2:26:09
1:12:40
4:06:45
61.868
03:53:2461.87
2 Jul
36
WTS Stockholm
19:11
1:03:58
32:40
1:57:09
0
--
11 Jun
4
IM 70.3 Boulder
24:50
1:57:18
1:20:00
3:45:15
80.5564
03:38:5280.56
Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2021
95
8
2020
293
8
2019
291
7
2018
263
29
2017
248
44
2016
234
51
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2021
93
22
2020
192
16
2019
192
20
2018
179
36
2017
166
108
2016
166
100
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2021
98
7
2020
189
19
2019
187
26
2018
172
44
2017
157
90
2016
153
82
Run
Year
Points
Position
2021
78
56
2020
153
53
2019
157
61
2018
155
64
2017
161
46
2016
156
55
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