Van Lierde, Luc

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Name
Van Lierde, Luc Gender: M
Luc Lionel Annie Van Lierde
born on 14 April 1969 at 23:15 (= 11:15 PM )
Place Bruges, Belgium, 51n13, 3e14
Timezone CET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Mandl
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 24°47' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 02°46 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 03°34'



Luc Van Lierde (at the Knokke triathlon, 2 September 2008)
photo: Steven Fruitsmaak, license gfdl

Biography

Belgian athlete, who has been competing in triathlon since 1990 and who has been a professional triathlon coach since 2009.

In 1996 he won the European Championships and came second in the World Championships in the Olympic Distance Triathlon. He won the Nice Triathlon and became World Long Course Triathlon Champion. Luc Van Lierde became the first European ever to win the Ironman World Championship, beating the existing record by three minutes.

Luc Van Lierde went on to clock the fastest Ironman Triathlon ever in 1997, doing 7:50:27 (0:44, 4:28, 2:36, plus transition) in Ironman Europe.

Van Lierde has successfully coached several professional athletes, including Frederik Van Lierde (not related), Marino Vanhoenacker, Iván Raña, Will Clarke, Michelle Vesterby, and Saleta Castro.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Michaël Mandl quotes birth record [1].

Categories

  • Vocation : Sports : Track and Field (Triathlon)
  • Vocation : Sports Business : Coach/ Manager/ Owner (Triathlon coach)
  • Vocation : Sports Business : Personal Trainer (Triathlon coach)
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship