Rob Woestenborghs

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Rob Woestenborghs (August 2008)
Rob Woestenborghs (August 2008)
Personal information
Date of birth 30th August 1976 (age 44)
place of birth Turnhout, Belgium
size 187 cm
Weight 73 kg
2009-2015 Cycling Club Bourgas
2008, 2013 2 × World Champion Duathlon short distance
2010 National Duathlon Champion
2013 World champion duathlon long distance
2014 European champion duathlon short distance
2014 European champion duathlon long distance

Rob Woestenborghs (born August 30, 1976 in Turnhout , Belgium ) is a former Belgian duathlete . He is a two-time duathlon world champion in the short distance (2008, 2013) and in the long distance (2013) and European duathlon champion in the short distance (2014) and long distance (2014).


Rob Woestenborghs began his athletic career in athletics . After his sporting beginnings in athletics he started cycling and took in the years to various competitions, especially in the Duathlon , Cross Duathlon and Winter Duathlon part.

World Champion Duathlon short distance 2008

His first major international success was winning the Duathlon World Championship on the short distance in Rimini in September 2008, although he had to wait a year for the world title to be awarded: Rob Woestenborghs collided with his compatriot Jurgen Dereere on the bike course . Rob Woestenborghs finished ahead of Briton Paul Amey . After the race Jurgen Dereere challenged the result, whereupon both Woestenborghs and Dereere were disqualified by the International Triathlon Union for dangerous driving without the possibility of objection and Paul Amey initially received the world title. The disqualification of Rob Woestenborghs was objected to in October 2009 by the International Sports Court , whereupon the International Triathlon Union again corrected its result lists and Rob Woestenborghs ultimately awarded the world title.

In 2009 Rob Woestenborghs switched temporarily to cycling. For the Bulgarian team Cycling Club Bourgas he took part in races for the UCI Europe Tour . A serious fall at the Kempen Omloop forced him to take a longer injury break and ended his excursion into professional cycling.

World Champion Duathlon Short Distance 2013

With a second place at Powerman Zofingen , Rob Woestenborghs returned to the top of the world duathlon at the end of 2012 and in July 2013 he became Duathlon World Champion on the short distance for the second time in the Netherlands.

Rob Woestenborghs was supported as an athlete by the Flemish sports authority Bloso and is now an osteopath . He has two children and lives with his family in Oudenaarde .

Sporting successes

(DNF - Did Not Finish)

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Amey takes Duathlon World Champs . Retrieved January 15, 2013.
  2. 2008 Rimini ITU Duathlon World Championships: Elite Men: Results . Retrieved January 15, 2013.
  3. Nyström and Woestenborghs siegen, Silver for viellehner (September 10, 2013)