Berks the blithe champion

Tim Van Berkel is naturally a larrikin. He loves joking around, having a laugh and not taking life too seriously. Last year at Kona he was so hell-bent on success that he stepped away from his natural persona, instead choosing an intensely focused preparation. Ultimately it led to him burning out late in the race. This year Tim’s embracing his jovial character in the hope of producing his best ever result at the Ironman World Championship.