ABOUT EVERT SCHELTINGA

Evert Scheltinga (Huissen, the Netherlands, 1987) started endurance sports when he was only eight years old. It didn’t take too long before his passion for running grew into a passion for triathlon. In 2000 Scheltinga completed his first sprint-distance triathlon. He got more serious in his training, but – most of all – he had a great time practicing triathlon. It saw him grow as an athlete and in a few years time he started winning his first national titles.

As Evert met André Kwakernaat in 2011 and Team4talent was established, he started living like a professional triathlete. After many successful years racing short- and middle distances, he took the plunge and started his first full-distance triathlon in 2017. After spending half a year in Stellenbosch, South Africa, Scheltinga felt like the time was right. He debuted with a thirteenth place at the Ironman African Championships in Port Elizabeth. That his finish time of 8:31:04 hours would be beaten by 26 minutes only a few months later, he would  have never dared to dream. At the Ironman European Championships in Frankfurt, Scheltinga realized this was what he was made for: the full distance. He finished in 8:05:13 and took an eight place. When he got close to the “magic” eight-hour mark again in 2018 – with 7th place at Challenge Roth in 8:04:13 hours – he sat a big goal: going sub-8 and breaking Jan van der Marel’s Dutch national record of 1999. On September 12, 2021, his dream came true: Scheltinga finished with a 4th place at the ITU World Championships Long Distance in Almere and set a new Dutch record, 7:49:32.

In 2017 Scheltinga started working as a certified (TTN3) triathlon coach, helping athletes achieve their goals, chase their dreams and – most importantly – turning the journey to get there into a fun ride. With passion and enthusiasm, he shares his own experience as a professional triathlete, but maybe even more so, he likes to share and apply the lessons that he learned from the many swim-, run-, bike- and triathlon- coaches that he has had the privilege to work with.

LONG-DISTANCE PALMARES:

Date Place Race Time
10-7-2022 5 Ironman Vitoria 8:06:25
12-9-2021 4 ITU Long Distance Championship 7:49:32
3-7-2021 5 Ironman Lanzarote 8:49:38
7-10-2018 7 Ironman Barcelona 8:19:58
8-9-2018 4 Challenge Almere 8:10:31
1-7-2018 7 Challenge Roth 8:04:28
10-6-2018 3 Challenge Geraardsbergen 3:58:37
28-1-2018 3 IM 70.3 South Africa 4:12:13
22-10-2017 4 Challenge Kanchanaburi 4:25:32
10-9-2017 5 Challenge Almere 8:12:37
9-7-2017 8 Ironman Germany 8:05:13
18-6-2017 4 Ironman 70.3 Luxembourg 3:52:46
21-8-2016 1 Challenge Samorin 3:58:14
6-8-2016 4 Challenge Fredericia Half 3:52:51
18-6-2016 3 IM 70.3 Luxembourg 3:51:06
30-8-2015 13 IM 70.3 World Championship 4:03:11
20-9-2014 7 IM 70.3 Lanzarote 4:10:40
31-8-2014 6 IM 70.3 Zell am See 4:09:16

ABOUT EVERT SCHELTINGA

Evert Scheltinga (Huissen, the Netherlands, 1987) started endurance sports when he was only eight years old. It didn’t take too long before his passion for running grew into a passion for triathlon. In 2000 Scheltinga completed his first sprint-distance triathlon. He got more serious in his training, but – most of all – he had a great time practicing triathlon. It saw him grow as an athlete and in a few years time he started winning his first national titles.

As Evert met André Kwakernaat in 2011 and Team4talent was established, he started living like a professional triathlete. After many successful years racing short- and middle distances, he took the plunge and started his first full-distance triathlon in 2017. After spending half a year in Stellenbosch, South Africa, Scheltinga felt like the time was right. He debuted with a thirteenth place at the Ironman African Championships in Port Elizabeth. That his finish time of 8:31:04 hours would be beaten by 26 minutes only a few months later, he would  have never dared to dream. At the Ironman European Championships in Frankfurt, Scheltinga realized this was what he was made for: the full distance. He finished in 8:05:13 and took an eight place. When he got close to the “magic” eight-hour mark again in 2018 – with 7th place at Challenge Roth in 8:04:13 hours – he sat a big goal: going sub-8 and breaking Jan van der Marel’s Dutch national record of 1999. On September 12, 2021, his dream came true: Scheltinga finished with a 4th place at the ITU World Championships Long Distance in Almere and set a new Dutch record, 7:49:32.

In 2017 Scheltinga started working as a certified (TTN3) triathlon coach, helping athletes achieve their goals, chase their dreams and – most importantly – turning the journey to get there into a fun ride. With passion and enthusiasm, he shares his own experience as a professional triathlete, but maybe even more so, he likes to share and apply the lessons that he learned from the many swim-, run-, bike- and triathlon- coaches that he has had the privilege to work with.

LONG-DISTANCE PALMARES:

Date Place Race Time
12-9-2021 4 ITU Long Distance Championship 7:49:32
3-7-2021 5 Ironman Lanzarote 8:49:38
7-10-2018 7 Ironman Barcelona 8:19:58
8-9-2018 4 Challenge Almere 8:10:31
1-7-2018 7 Challenge Roth 8:04:28
10-6-2018 3 Challenge Geraardsbergen 3:58:37
28-1-2018 3 IM 70.3 South Africa 4:12:13
22-10-2017 4 Challenge Kanchanaburi 4:25:32
10-9-2017 5 Challenge Almere 8:12:37
9-7-2017 8 Ironman Germany 8:05:13
18-6-2017 4 Ironman 70.3 Luxembourg 3:52:46
21-8-2016 1 Challenge Samorin 3:58:14
6-8-2016 4 Challenge Fredericia Half 3:52:51
18-6-2016 3 IM 70.3 Luxembourg 3:51:06
30-8-2015 13 IM 70.3 World Championship 4:03:11
20-9-2014 7 IM 70.3 Lanzarote 4:10:40
31-8-2014 6 IM 70.3 Zell am See 4:09:16
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