PHOTO: Yannick Wettstein provided by Jan van Berkel
Jan van Berkel wins Ironman Switzerland 2019
In the final edition of Zurich hosting Ironman Switzerland, home country star Jan Van Berkel defended his title. The SPONSER athlete controlled the race from the very beginning: «First out of water, first off the bike, first over the finish line», he wrote on his social media accounts after the finish. Van Berkel led the swim and the bike by a few seconds, then expanded his lead with a race-best 2:46:41 marathon which gave him a 6:57 margin of victory over Sven Riederer and 13:59 over 3rd place Cyril Viennot of France.
«Sponser has won the Ironman Switzerland!»
Jan van Berkel is trusting on SPONSER® sports nutrition for years. After the competition he writes a euphoric mail to the SPONSER employees at the company headquarter in Wollerau: «Sponser has won the Ironman Switzerland! Thank you very much for your support». Asked about his nutrition on race day Jan reveals: «On my menu was WAXY MAIZE STARCH for breakfast, COMPETITION COOL MINT and LIQUID ENERGY ULTRA Gels for lunch and Coke as an afternoon snack.»
With his victory in Zurich Jan van Berkel qualified for the Ironman World Championships 2019 in Hawaii.