Dec 18, 2021
Last week we reported on out on the Clash Daytona pro results and this week we have Rudy von Berg joining us to talk about his podium performance. We'll also talk about his recovery from Epstein Barr Virus and his race plans for 2022.
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Feature Interview with Rudy von Berg
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.”
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.”
In 2020 Rudy finished Challenge Daytona in 5th place with a time of 3:06:40 just behind Lionel Sanders.
94.42 August 8th of 2021 Rudy wins IRONMAN 70.3 Switzerland in a time of 3:42:17 and then came down with mono. While scheduled to race against Gustav Iden and Kyle Smith in The Collins Cup, he pulled out and let Collin Chartier take his place.
Fast forward to Clash Daytona 2021 where he battled the likes of Kristian Blummenfelt, Magnus Ditlev, Matt Hansen and Ben Kanute.
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The Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) has today announced the launch of the PTO Tour revealing dates and locations for the first ever PTO US Open, PTO Canadian Open and the 2nd edition of the game-changing team competition – The Collins Cup.
The PTO Tour is a consolidation of PTO events into a ‘Tour’ concept where each event will see the world’s greatest non-drafting professional male and female triathletes competing for a prize purse of $1,000,0000 for each Open and $1,500,000 for The Collins Cup. With a full complement of events the PTO Tour will consist of a US Open, a Canadian Open, Asian Open, European Open and The Collins Cup. Professional Races in 2022 will see a men’s race and women’s race each a 100km distance to determine the ultimate athlete: 2km swim, 80km bike leg and a 18km run.
As well as professional racing, the PTO Tour will, for the first time, introduce age group racing, giving amateurs the opportunity to meet and race alongside the professionals, a hallmark of the sport of Triathlon. In addition to sprint (25 km) and middle distance (100km) age group triathlons, the PTO Tour events will include additional racing opportunities in the component sports of the Triathlon – Swim, Bike, Run, making the PTO Tour events a festival-like celebration of multisport. Age Group registration will open on 25th January.
Just like The Collins Cup, each PTO Tour event will have world class TV production broadcast live to a global audience and high-quality shoulder programming showcasing the stories of the PTO Professionals. In 2022, the PTO Tour will consist of the PTO Canadian Open in Edmonton, Canada on 23rd-24th July, The Collins Cup in Bratislava, Slovakia on 20th-21st August and the PTO US Open in Dallas, Texas on 17th-18th September with The Asian Open and European Open following in 2023.
This means the PTO will be putting up a total of $5,500,000 when the PTO rankings bonus pool of $2,000,000 is included in 2022, making it the highest prize purse in the sport.
World Triathlon sanctions Russian Triathlon Federation
World Triathlon’s Executive Board has decided to sanction the Russian Triathlon Federation due to… ‘the significant number of doping cases in Russia.’ The sanction will be effective for one year, and World Triathlon will review quarterly that necessary measures are being followed. The sanctions approved by the Executive Board, consist of the following:
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