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Ironman victory

25.07.2019
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.

Fitting products

Waxy Maize Starch
Waxy Maize Starch Short info
CHF CHF 17.00
  • 100% native starch, practically without flavour and sweetness
  • Long-chain carbohydrate source = low insulin effect, increased fat metabolism
  • For an individual dosage and supplementation
  • Also suitable for carboloading
Liquid Energy ULTRA
Liquid Energy ULTRA Short info
CHF CHF 0.00
  • Liquid energy concentrate developed for very long endurance performances of low intensity
  • With a special carbohydrate mix as well as a high quality fat source based on MCT-oil, coconut and macadamia
  • Enriched with BCAA and salt
Competition
Competition Short info
CHF CHF 0.00
  • For maximum endurance and performance
  • Non-acidic and mildly flavoured sports drink to enhance tolerance
  • Multi-carb formula: High energy density & hypotonic
  • Lactose and gluten free, no additives or free fructose