Frederik Van Lierde

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Frederik Van Lierde
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Frederik Van Lierde at the 2012 Melbourne Ironman
Personal information
Nationality Belgian
Born (1979-05-25) 25 May 1979 (age 35)[1]
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight 74 kg (163 lb)[1]
Spouse(s) Sofie Vandermeersch[1]
Country Belgium
Sport Triathlon
Team Leie Triatlon Team Latem (LTTL)
Coached by Luc Van Lierde

Frederik Van Lierde (born 25 May 1979) is a Belgian professional triathlete and the current Ironman triathlon world champion.

Van Lierde has been coached for two years by two-time Ironman champion and former world record holder Luc Van Lierde, to whom he is not related. He came in third in the 2012 Ironman World Championship. On 13 October 2013, Van Lierde won the same championship, becoming only the second Belgian to win the Ironman, after Luc Van Lierde. He finished the race with a 51:02 swim, a 4:25:37 bike and a 2:51:18 marathon to capture the win in total of 8:12:29. It was the eighth-fastest time in the 35-year history of the event.


  1. ^ a b c d e "Biography". Retrieved 15 October 2013. 

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