Welcome to the Team
Camino would like to welcome to the team Tim Van Berkel another athlete that resonates with our brand motto of nothing comes for free. Berks a self described “Aussie larrikin” is a quite achiever boasting triathlon’s youngest 3-time Ironman-distance champion he is fiercely competitive leaving no stone unturned. There is no doubt that Berks is one of Australia’s top Ironman triathletes and a rising star on the global stage and at Camino we a pumped to have him on our side and share his journey.
Berks remembers watching Hawaiian Ironman on TV and thinking, “That’s cool… I want to do that!” It wasn’t until age 18 when Berks found triathlon in his AFL off season as a way to keep fit that he started to get serious with his early racing form showing a great deal of promise he fell in love with the sport. At 21 Berks took out his professional license after a string of impressive results over the Olympic and 70.3 distances. In his debut Ironman at the infamous Ironman Port Macquarie Berks finished 7th, qualifying for Kona, however he did not take to the start line claiming he wasn’t ready to mix it with the worlds best and wanted to keep developing what was working for him. Nothing comes for free. Pure hard work.
7 years later after dominating races around the world Berks finally headed to Kona for the World Triathlon Championships where he finished 7th fulfilling a teenage dream being duped a Hawaiian Ironman.
Last year Tim and his beautiful partner Belinda welcomed their son Hendrix into the world.
Berks mindset, dedication and love for the sport has seen him become one of Australia’s most successful Ironman athletes. We are excited to head out on some brew/beer rides with him this year and work together to bring you the best apparel to help you feed your own dedication and desire.
Welcome to the team legend.
3rd Ironman Western Australia – Busselton, Western Australia, Australia
2nd Ironman 70.3 Thailand – Phuket, Thailand
15th Ironman World Championship – Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, USA
2nd Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast – Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia
4th Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship – Cairns, Queensland, Australia
1st Ironman 70.3 Vietnam – Danang, Vietnam
5th Ironman 70.3 Taiwan – Taitung, Taiwan
6th Ironman 70.3 Subic Bay – Subic Bay, Philippines
7th Ironman 70.3 Geelong Geelong, Victoria, Australia