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Jan van Berkel
Switzerland
World Rank
24
Height
1.79m
Age
35
DOB
03/27/86
84%Swim90%Bike97%Run90%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%.
Biography More

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
24
2021 IM Tulsa
100.97
2021 IM Switzerland
94.91
2021 IM 70.3 Dubai
63.32
Average
86.40
Ranking History
#3#67#131#195#25920122013201420152016201720182019202020212012Overall84.11 pts#115Swim174.53 pts#26Bike110.53 pts#75Run53.33 pts#1972013Overall84.11 pts#132Swim174.53 pts#22Bike110.53 pts#75Run53.33 pts#2132014Overall142.55 pts#122Swim156.93 pts#97Bike134.89 pts#68Run73.01 pts#2572015Overall220.92 pts#52Swim168.88 pts#75Bike143.52 pts#86Run139.94 pts#822016Overall220.92 pts#68Swim168.32 pts#93Bike143.52 pts#108Run139.94 pts#982017Overall213.63 pts#83Swim158.80 pts#141Bike150.19 pts#111Run133.96 pts#1262018Overall253.50 pts#37Swim166.58 pts#99Bike151.01 pts#108Run181.37 pts#222019Overall260.85 pts#30Swim166.58 pts#102Bike145.12 pts#136Run181.37 pts#222020Overall186.19 pts#118Swim150.83 pts#123Bike139.58 pts#125Run175.81 pts#202021Overall86.40 pts#24Swim71.83 pts#146Bike83.23 pts#35Run98.83 pts#8
Results
42 Races3
1
3
2
5
3
2021
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
5 Sep
1
IM Switzerland
38:13
4:20:13
2:37:41
7:39:40
94.9095
07:36:1194.91
23 May
2
IM Tulsa
49:46
4:18:19
2:39:04
7:50:57
100.966
07:51:38100.97
12 Mar
15
IM 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
IM Hawaii
50:53
4:32:09
2:47:36
8:15:19
82.9998
08:03:0083.00
21 Jul
1
IM Switzerland
51:38
4:35:14
2:46:41
8:17:04
87.4979
08:07:5587.50
19 May
19
IM 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
IM Hawaii
50:32
4:30:49
3:01:21
8:27:03
64.0894
08:01:0864.09
29 Jul
1
IM Switzerland
50:25
4:29:50
2:45:18
8:09:18
89.5754
08:01:4689.58
28 Apr
5
IM Texas
49:28
4:10:14
2:44:17
7:48:40
83.7777
07:37:3283.78
3 Mar
4
IM 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
IM Hawaii
50:14
4:38:33
3:05:48
8:38:48
63.4236
08:11:4963.42
30 Jul
3
IM Switzerland
48:45
4:36:42
2:58:01
8:26:51
65.7505
08:02:0565.75
11 Jun
4
IM 70.3 Switzerland
23:55
2:07:54
1:19:32
3:54:21
68.9369
03:43:5568.94
14 May
6
IM 70.3 Pays d'Aix
23:50
2:17:22
1:15:55
4:02:06
54.1887
03:46:3254.19
2 Apr
5
IM 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
IM 70.3 Bahrain
25:49
2:06:19
1:21:32
3:58:17
41.4644
03:39:0341.46
8 Oct
DNF
IM Hawaii
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
08:11:05-
4 Sep
DNF
IM 70.3 World Championship
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
03:44:10-
24 Jul
3
IM Switzerland
52:56
4:33:37
2:59:23
8:29:12
63.7401
08:02:5663.74
5 Jun
4
IM 70.3 Switzerland
23:29
2:11:58
1:18:01
3:56:43
56.2858
03:42:0956.29
10 Apr
12
IM 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
IM Hawaii
53:35
4:50:03
3:39:56
9:27:59
2.83755
08:15:442.84
30 Aug
7
IM 70.3 World Championship
22:27
2:13:15
1:18:34
3:57:47
76.1888
03:49:3576.19
19 Jul
2
IM Switzerland
50:47
4:33:04
3:00:53
8:28:57
72.1151
08:08:3172.12
7 Jun
3
IM 70.3 Switzerland
23:53
2:09:50
1:16:55
3:53:38
61.3053
03:40:4961.31
17 May
3
IM 70.3 Austria
25:15
2:14:07
1:12:02
3:56:14
62.3335
03:43:3662.33
9 May
7
IM 70.3 Mallorca
22:40
2:18:48
1:18:39
4:04:40
44.51
03:45:5244.51
3 May
3
IM 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
IM 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
7 Dec
8
IM Western Australia
48:43
4:25:59
3:30:21
8:48:37
17.5995
07:50:2817.60
17 Aug
DNF
IM Mont Tremblant
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
08:00:49-
27 Jul
5
IM Switzerland
51:15
4:39:00
3:12:04
8:46:33
45.859
08:07:0045.86
1 Jun
5
IM 70.3 Switzerland
22:54
2:07:57
1:14:55
3:49:28
51.8172
03:34:0051.82
18 May
4
IM 70.3 Barcelona
23:17
2:22:01
1:20:37
4:08:33
44.872
03:49:3444.87
10 May
6
IM 70.3 Mallorca
23:29
2:15:05
1:16:42
4:00:21
39.7651
03:40:2639.77
30 Mar
7
IM Los Cabos
47:46
4:36:25
3:18:30
8:46:31
36.8885
08:00:5936.89
16 Feb
11
IM 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
8 Sep
25
IM 70.3 World Championship
25:00
2:20:23
1:23:17
4:12:03
0
--
14 Apr
DNF
IM South Africa
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
07:59:16-
2012
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
18 Nov
13
IM Arizona
48:30
4:24:31
3:23:45
8:40:23
32.8798
07:52:4732.88
15 Jul
2
IM 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
2021
86
24
2020
186
118
2019
260
30
2018
253
37
2017
213
83
2016
220
68
2015
220
52
2014
142
122
2013
84
132
2012
84
115
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2021
71
146
2020
150
123
2019
166
102
2018
166
99
2017
158
141
2016
168
93
2015
168
75
2014
156
97
2013
174
22
2012
174
26
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2021
83
35
2020
139
125
2019
145
136
2018
151
108
2017
150
111
2016
143
108
2015
143
86
2014
134
68
2013
110
75
2012
110
75
Run
Year
Points
Position
2021
98
8
2020
175
20
2019
181
22
2018
181
22
2017
133
126
2016
139
98
2015
139
82
2014
73
257
2013
53
213
2012
53
197
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