History is Made by the two “Rudy’s” at Ironman 70.3 Worlds

Pro Son Rudy von Berg gets Top 15 & Father Rodolphe von Berg Runner-up AG 60-64

Indeed, by just finishing the race in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the 2 “Rudy’s” made history since it was the first time that a Pro Son and his Father participated together in a World 70.3 Championship. Conscious of this family achievement, they had expected better results.

In his first World 70.3, Rudy Jr, member of the Maverick Multisport Team, was aiming at a Top 10. He finished a very respectable but disappointing 13th place due to a 5min “slotting in” penalty. To put his result in perspective, the 2016 IM 70.3 World Champion Tim Reed, finished 15th.

His father, Rudy Sr, had expected to retain his 2016 AG 60-64 world title. He ended up in 2nd place even though he had been leading the race during most of the bike and during a very short period on the run. A tactical error – a fast downhill attack in the first part of the run – followed by numerous muscles spasms and hardened legs during the second part of the run put an end to his hope of victory.

They will now look forward to the 2018 IM 70.3 World Championship in South Africa, not only to redeem themselves in their own eyes and to get some kind of revenge, but also to share an emotional experience.


Maverick Multisport was formed in 2013 in the United States of America and enters its 5th season as a professional triathlon team. With its office based outside of Louisville Kentucky and athletes located across the US and Canada, the Maverick organization has grown to include 7 professionals, including Lesley Smith, Dan Wilson, Rudy von Berg, Clayton Fettell, and Jon Shearon in addition to 20 age group athletes. In the last 3 seasons the Maverick Elite squad has accounted for 23 top 5 finishes with multiple professional wins on both the Ironman and Challenge Family race circuits while also placing athletes at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships and Ironman World Championships in Kona. Find out more about the Maverick Multisport team at maverickmultisport.com

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