Episode 266: Rudy Von Berg – Professional Triathlete Is Doing What He Loves, The Way He Loves Doing It

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We believe it’s important to remember that each of us is here on purpose for a purpose. We founded the YTP on sharing stories of purpose, and today’s episode is more of the same.

Rudy Von Berg found his purpose at the young age of five when his dream was born to win Kona as a professional triathlete.

He was on the big island watching his dad, who remains one of the best in the world in his age group, compete at the Ironman World Championship.

After graduating college in 2017, Rudy went right into triathlon as his singular focus. Although he is not even racing the Ironman distance yet, his dream remains very much alive, and I’d say he’s well on his way to attaining it.

At the age of 27, he’s already gained serious street cred with several memorable performances, including ending Jesse Thomas’s six-year win streak at Wildflower in 2018, a third-place finish at the 2019 Ironman 70.3 worlds in Nice France, as well as many podium finishes along the way and a spectacular 5th place at Challenge Daytona at the end of 2020.

He is currently ranked 8th in the world by the Professional Triathletes Organization, and indeed we are to see him in the number one spot in the future.

Although this conversation was the first time we met, we knew going into it that Rudy has a relentless fire to attain his goal and be the absolute best in whatever he pursues.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • why IM 70.3 St. George set a fire like no other race
  • does Rudy think he can beat Sam and Lionel?
  • PTO is a game-changer
  • showing us the real Rudy
  • it’s ok to have an awesome life
  • going after your dreams
  • visualizing but not too much
  • feeling bad in training is more common than not
  • Collins Cup will be a show to watch
  • doing what you love and the way you love to do it
  • going to the end of what you start
  • how to train your mental toughness



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