DEFENDING DOUBLE X IRONMAN 70.3 WORLD CHAMPION
Born in Bergen, Norway in 1996, Gustav won his first national titles in 2014, winning both the triathlon and duathlon, and went on to score a top 10 finish in the Junior World Championships the following year. After a testing transition into the world of Elite racing, Gustav found consistency in 2017 and a first World Cup gold in Karlovy Vary thanks to a brilliant ride and run.
The 2018 season was certainly one to remember, opening with a top 10 finish in Abu Dhabi before landing bronze in Bermuda and sharing the podium with his teammates, the first time a country had swept the men’s WTS podium. World Cup wins in Lausanne and Weihai with a second-place finish at the Ironman 70.3 Middle East Championships in Bahrain cemented the young Norwegian’s reputation as one to watch for 2019.
Gustav certainly didn’t disappoint with a third place at the ITU World Triathlon Bermuda and fourth place finish at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Lausanne but his biggest moment of his career undoubtedly came at the 2019 Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Nice where he beat a truly world class field to become the youngest ever Ironman World Champion. Gustav then followed this victory up by winning the 2021 Ironman 70.3 World Championships and at the same time was crowned the world no.1 triathlete. Gustav also won the 2020 PTO Championships, Daytona, seen as the world championships in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions.
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Favourite Quote - "Winning is a Choice"