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Rudy Von Berg

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11
World Rank
3
National
23
Swim
17
Bike
32
Run
United States
Weight
75kg
Height
1.88m
Age
30
Born
1993
Swim
Sailfish
Bike
Trek
Run
Nike
Contract
Contract
SeasonContract
2024
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Biography

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!

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Current PTO World Ranking Points
11
Ironman World Championships - Nice 2023
93.22
Ironman Florida 2023
Bonus +5%
90.84
Miami T100 2024
81.63
Sum / 3
88.56
Ranking History
#2#29#56#83#11020162017201820192020202120222023*20242016Overall78.14 pts#51Swim83.33 pts#100Bike76.98 pts#82Run78.07 pts#552017Overall82.69 pts#44Swim83.44 pts#108Bike78.73 pts#90Run80.61 pts#462018Overall87.79 pts#29Swim89.80 pts#36Bike86.40 pts#44Run77.69 pts#642019Overall97.08 pts#7Swim96.43 pts#20Bike93.96 pts#26Run78.74 pts#612020Overall97.95 pts#8Swim96.43 pts#16Bike94.56 pts#19Run76.95 pts#532021Overall94.21 pts#10Swim90.16 pts#39Bike97.66 pts#7Run85.20 pts#382022Overall96.13 pts#19Swim101.34 pts#17Bike91.94 pts#26Run84.65 pts#742023Overall90.48 pts#7Swim85.82 pts#15Bike88.57 pts#11Run83.80 pts#182024Overall88.56 pts#11Swim85.98 pts#23Bike87.36 pts#17Run79.49 pts#32

* New PTO World Ranking System implemented.

Results

46 Races13
1
7
2
8
3

2024

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFT100 LogoPts
14 Apr
11
DiamondSingapore T10025:281:52:341:13:063:33:13
80.16
91.68
10
80.1610
Swim25:28
Bike1:52:34
Run1:13:06
09 Mar
11
DiamondMiami T10024:241:45:381:06:143:18:02
81.63
92.46
10
81.6310
Swim24:24
Bike1:45:38
Run1:06:14

2023

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
04 Nov
1
SilverIronman Florida50:444:00:312:38:247:34:41
86.51
87.21
86.51
Swim50:44
Bike4:00:31
Run2:38:24
10 Sep
4
DiamondIronman World Championships - Nice47:504:37:232:42:448:12:57
93.22
91.52
93.22
Swim47:50
Bike4:37:23
Run2:42:44
06 May
22
DiamondPTO European Open23:421:53:041:07:123:25:56
72.05
90.76
72.05
Swim23:42
Bike1:53:04
Run1:07:12
22 Apr
1
GoldIronman Texas48:574:05:262:45:357:44:50
87.34
80.26
87.34
Swim48:57
Bike4:05:26
Run2:45:35

2022

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
20 Nov
8
SilverIronman Cozumel41:464:11:003:05:148:01:30
62.32
78.49
62.32
Swim41:46
Bike4:11:00
Run3:05:14
08 Oct
20
DiamondIronman Hawaii49:424:15:233:02:168:12:46
72.65
91.45
72.65
Swim49:42
Bike4:15:23
Run3:02:16
18 Sep
20
DiamondPTO US Open27:341:55:031:03:003:27:28
73.83
87.17
73.83
Swim27:34
Bike1:55:03
Run1:03:00
20 Aug
10
DiamondCollins Cup24:051:48:281:05:363:20:50
79.49
87.97
79.49
Swim24:05
Bike1:48:28
Run1:05:36
26 Jun
1
SilverIronman Nice50:094:38:112:48:328:24:25
76.98
67.11
76.98
Swim50:09
Bike4:38:11
Run2:48:32
22 May
3
GoldIronman 70.3 Chattanooga24:442:00:461:11:503:39:52
80.91
78.02
80.91
Swim24:44
Bike2:00:46
Run1:11:50
02 Apr
3
SilverIronman 70.3 Oceanside22:342:08:041:10:543:45:32
75.14
79.85
75.14
Swim22:34
Bike2:08:04
Run1:10:54

2021

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
04 Dec
3
Clash Daytona24:521:43:421:01:033:11:28
87.8874
03:08:03
87.89
Swim24:52
Bike1:43:42
Run1:01:03
08 Aug
1
Ironman 70.3 Switzerland22:312:03:451:13:053:42:17
93.2339
03:40:03
93.23
Swim22:31
Bike2:03:45
Run1:13:05
04 Jul
2
Ironman 70.3 Les Sables D'Olonne25:022:05:211:16:063:49:41
76.1493
03:41:45
76.15
Swim25:02
Bike2:05:21
Run1:16:06
27 Jun
2
Ironman 70.3 Elsinore22:002:03:011:09:333:39:20
85.8244
03:34:46
85.82
Swim22:00
Bike2:03:01
Run1:09:33
01 May
4
Ironman 70.3 St. George23:132:02:391:15:543:45:27
94.9849
03:43:46
94.98
Swim23:13
Bike2:02:39
Run1:15:54
12 Mar
5
Challenge Miami20:461:23:0656:272:42:10
89.8442
02:39:44
89.84
Swim20:46
Bike1:23:06
Run56:27

2020

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
06 Dec
5
Challenge Daytona23:391:39:301:01:263:06:40
94.4179
03:05:07
94.42
Swim23:39
Bike1:39:30
Run1:01:26
16 Oct
1
TriGames Mandelieu29:052:38:001:10:344:21:07
73.2218
04:11:02
73.22
Swim29:05
Bike2:38:00
Run1:10:34
06 Sep
1
Ironman 70.3 Les Sables D'Olonne23:342:05:481:11:583:44:12
87.4785
03:40:04
87.48
Swim23:34
Bike2:05:48
Run1:11:58

2019

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
03 Nov
1
Ironman 70.3 Buenos Aires--:----:----:--3:37:38
99.3868
03:37:26
99.39
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
29 Sep
2
Ironman 70.3 Cozumel--:----:----:--3:52:21
81.1168
03:45:57
81.12
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
08 Sep
3
Ironman 70.3 World Championship23:312:17:241:12:153:56:45
100.047
03:56:46
100.05
Swim23:31
Bike2:17:24
Run1:12:15
23 Jun
1
Ironman 70.3 Elsinore21:452:01:361:11:233:39:35
89.2539
03:36:06
89.25
Swim21:45
Bike2:01:36
Run1:11:23
02 Jun
3
Challenge "The Championship" Samorin23:411:57:091:13:483:39:49
90.5157
03:36:44
90.52
Swim23:41
Bike1:57:09
Run1:13:48
04 May
1
Ironman 70.3 St. George23:522:04:391:17:143:49:10
83.9118
03:43:46
83.91
Swim23:52
Bike2:04:39
Run1:17:14
06 Apr
2
Ironman 70.3 Oceanside22:432:10:351:12:193:49:37
84.8057
03:44:30
84.81
Swim22:43
Bike2:10:35
Run1:12:19

2018

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
04 Nov
1
Ironman 70.3 Buenos Aires--:----:----:--3:46:16
83.3396
03:40:45
83.34
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
16 Sep
1
Ironman 70.3 Nice26:162:21:261:17:124:09:50
81.8165
04:03:12
81.82
Swim26:16
Bike2:21:26
Run1:17:12
02 Sep
10
Ironman 70.3 World Championship22:552:10:591:14:043:51:36
76.3023
03:43:39
76.30
Swim22:55
Bike2:10:59
Run1:14:04
24 Jun
2
Ironman 70.3 Mont Tremblant23:102:05:141:12:473:44:02
91.8167
03:41:19
91.82
Swim23:10
Bike2:05:14
Run1:12:47
17 Jun
1
Ironman 70.3 Elsinore22:122:01:351:12:233:40:22
86.5226
03:36:00
86.52
Swim22:12
Bike2:01:35
Run1:12:23
05 May
1
Wildflower--:----:----:--4:00:41
85.0373
03:55:24
85.04
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
07 Apr
5
Ironman 70.3 Oceanside23:452:12:061:16:333:56:48
69.3244
03:46:23
69.32
Swim23:45
Bike2:12:06
Run1:16:33
18 Mar
3
Ironman 70.3 Campeche23:172:10:411:18:273:54:21
75.3687
03:46:00
75.37
Swim23:17
Bike2:10:41
Run1:18:27

2017

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
29 Oct
3
Challenge Sardinia23:452:20:201:14:444:01:15
65.5623
03:49:24
65.56
Swim23:45
Bike2:20:20
Run1:14:44
10 Sep
13
Ironman 70.3 World Championship25:062:16:221:17:344:01:32
66.4686
03:49:58
66.47
Swim25:06
Bike2:16:22
Run1:17:34
05 Aug
6
Ironman 70.3 Boulder25:041:58:001:21:223:46:58
72.8972
03:38:06
72.90
Swim25:04
Bike1:58:00
Run1:21:22
18 Jun
5
Ironman 70.3 Elsinore22:022:07:081:13:233:47:00
64.858
03:35:38
64.86
Swim22:02
Bike2:07:08
Run1:13:23
02 Apr
3
Ironman 70.3 Texas24:392:05:531:16:173:49:01
73.8315
03:40:22
73.83
Swim24:39
Bike2:05:53
Run1:16:17
12 Mar
2
Ironman 70.3 Buenos Aires24:032:05:301:13:473:46:15
75.5104
03:38:14
75.51
Swim24:03
Bike2:05:30
Run1:13:47

2016

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
23 Oct
2
Ironman 70.3 Miami27:072:02:531:12:323:44:45
91.995
03:42:05
92.00
Swim27:07
Bike2:02:53
Run1:12:32
14 Aug
6
Ironman 70.3 Wiesbaden24:142:26:091:12:404:06:45
61.868
03:53:24
61.87
Swim24:14
Bike2:26:09
Run1:12:40
11 Jun
4
Ironman 70.3 Boulder24:501:57:181:20:003:45:15
80.5564
03:38:52
80.56
Swim24:50
Bike1:57:18
Run1:20:00

Ranking per Season

Overall

Year
Points
Pos
2024
88
11
2023
90
7
2022
96
19
2021
94
10
2020
97
8
2019
97
7
2018
87
29
2017
82
44
2016
78
51

Swim

Year
Points
Pos
2024
85
23
2023
85
15
2022
101
17
2021
90
39
2020
96
16
2019
96
20
2018
89
36
2017
83
108
2016
83
100

Bike

Year
Points
Pos
2024
87
17
2023
88
11
2022
91
26
2021
97
7
2020
94
19
2019
93
26
2018
86
44
2017
78
90
2016
76
82

Run

Year
Points
Pos
2024
79
32
2023
83
18
2022
84
74
2021
85
38
2020
76
53
2019
78
61
2018
77
64
2017
80
46
2016
78
55
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