Sport/discipline: Triathlon - long distance
About Rasmus: A pro since 2000, Rasmus spent his first eight seasons racing Olympic Distance, and also finished top eight at two Olympic Games before changing over to Long Distance. Best Iron Distance performance was a 7:52:36 win at Challenge Roth in 2010.
Hometown: Copenhagen, Denmark
Current residence: Playitas, Canary Islands, Spain
SRAM® products used: SRAM RED with R2C shifters.
Zipp® products used: Sub-9 Disc, Super-9 Disc, 808 Firecrest®, 404 Firecrest, 303 Firecrests and 101 wheels for training.
Favorite SRAM product and why: The R2C Shifters.
Favorite Zipp product and why: Sub-9 Disc and 808 Firecrest Tubular front. This makes the fastest Time Trial wheel combo I can imagine.
Do you train with a SRAM-Quarq® power meter? Yes, and I love it!
What is one surprising or helpful thing you learned about yourself from training and/or racing with power? How much you actually need to push yourself on downhills and in tailwind in order to maintain an even power output.
You’re stranded on a desert island and you have to choose one of each of the following:
One album? Pink Floyd – The Wall
One candy? Chocholate
One vice? Training
Notable Race Results:
Long distance racing - most important results:
Winner Challenge Roth 2010 in 5th fastest Ironman® ever: 7:52:36 with 2:39 marathon split
5th in Ironman® Hawaii debut 2009
ITU European Long Course Champion 2009
Winner Ironman China 2009
Silver ITU World Championships 2001
Won in debut ironman in Fredericia at the open Danish championships in 2000
Olympic distance racing - most important results:
2004 European Champion
5 world cup titles, including Des Moines wins in 2008 and 2007
8th in Beijing Olympics 2008
7th in Athens Olympics 2004
Multiple European Cup winner
Multiple Danish Championships in triathlon on distances from sprint to Iron-distance.