Athlete Biography

Was a track athlete for 13 years, turned to triathlon in 2003 after injuries. Competed in the ITU-circuit in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, with 5 top10 finishes in European cups. Won the Alpe d’Huez short course in 2009 and 2010. Made a switch to longer distances in 2009. Was 3rd in Wiesbaden Ironman 70.3, won Gerardmer XL, 12th in World Championships O2. In 2010, 3rd in Lisbon 70.3, 5th in Rapperswill Ironman 70.3, 3rd in Gerardmer XL. Raced first full distance in Elbaman and got 2nd place.

Athlete Sponsors: Orbea (www.orbea.com ), Orca (www.orca.com ), Nexct (www.nexct.nl ), K-Swiss (www.kswiss.com ), SportEmotion (www.sportemotion.com ), Powerbar (www.powerbar.nl ), Extra Hands t Gooi, FFWD Wheels (www.ffwdwheels.com ), IT2day (www.it2day.nl )

Athlete Language: Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish

Athlete Tri Entry Year: 2005

Athlete Education: Communications, university

Athlete Coach: Chris Brands, www.cb-consultancy.nl

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