Rutger Beke

2011 Uplace Belgian Pro Triathlon Team Announced

After weeks of anticipation, the 2011 Uplace Belgian Pro Triathlon Team was announced today, Jan. 13.

After weeks of anticipation, the 2011 Uplace Belgian Pro Triathlon Team was announced today, Jan. 13. The 2011 team will feature Rutger Beke, Tine Deckers, Bert Jammaer, Axel Zeebroek, Bart Aernouts, Sofie Goos and Bruno Clerbout.

The announcement was made with the following video:

Letters From Kona: Wednesday, Oct. 6

Notes from the ground at in the buildup to the 2010 Hawaii Ironman.

Notes from the ground at in the buildup to the 2010 Hawaii Ironman. (more…)

Wellington Returns To Site Of Record-Breaking Performance

It was nearly a year ago that three-time Ironman World Champion Chrissie Wellington set the world record for fastest iron-distance performance by a female. (more…)

Triathlete Rutger Beke Returns To Wildflower, Kona

Rutger Beke at Wildflower 2010.
Rutger Beke at Wildflower 2010. Photo: Kurt Hoy

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 English word, “baker,” without the “r” on the end) is in form again after a foot injury sidelined him in early September 2009.

The injury occurred during a regional race in Belgium, when Beke’s foot slipped off the top of his shoe and into the spokes of his front wheel as he left T1. (more…)

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. (more…)