Rutger Beke

Triathlete Rutger Beke Returns To Wildflower, Kona

Belgian triathlete Rutger Beke returns to Saturday’s Avia Wildflower Triathlon after a six-year absence. “I love it here. It’s a beautiful course,” said Beke on Friday afternoon, a day before the Wildflower long-course race. “It’s really tough, but it’s the way a triathlon should be. The best guy definitely wins here.” Beke (pronounced like the […]

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Beke, Van Vlerken Post Fast Times To Win Inaugural Ironman Cozumel

Former Kona podium finishers Belgian Rutger Beke and the Netherlands’ Yvonne Van Vlerken added to their respective trophy cases with Ironman victories—Beke his second and Van Vlerken her first—as each won the inaugural Ironman Cozumel Sunday.