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Yvonne Van Vlerken loves racing
Posted by: John Levison
Posted on: Wednesday 21st January 2015

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Dutch athlete Yvonne Van Vlerken is one of the most successful long distance triathletes of all time. With seven sub-nine hour iron-distance finishes, she is second only to Chrissie Wellington (with nine) in that regard, on the all-time listings.

Yvonne regularly spends the early part of the year training in Lanzarote, at the base of one of her sponsors, Trisports Lanzarote (

Yvonne recently kicked off her 2015 season with another win at the Lanzarote international Duathlon, and shortly afterwards I spoke to her about her love of racing, training under coach Siri Lindley, her hopes to be racing on ‘home’ soil at the inaugural IRONMAN® Maastricht-Limburg in The Netherlnds... and not being able to do her ponytails due to injury!

Yvonne Van Vlerken (NED) – January 2015

Coverage from the Lanzarote International Duathlon

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