Babson Magazine

Winter 2017

News, Notes + Nods


Rodolphe von Berg '83

Rodolphe von Berg emails, “Turning 60, I thought it would be a nice challenge to win in 2016 both the Ironman 70.3 and Ironman World Championships in age group 60–64. After winning the 70.3 Worlds in Australia, I went to Hawaii for the ‘double.’ Eighth after the swim, 4m20 from first, I gained six places on the bike and started the marathon 4m30 back. Running 30 seconds per mile faster than the leader, I caught him at mile 6 and, despite a ‘nightmare’ in the last 20km, crossed the finish with a 31-minute lead for a 10h33 total. Mission accomplished!”