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When triathlete Alexander Berggren debuted at Ironman Kalmar in 2018 he crushed the swim record. Alexander won his age group and qualified for the World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.

 

Alexander is aiming for more than swim records. In 2019 he raced his first year in the PRO division with one goal in mind: winning the World Championships.

Swimmer turned triathlete

Alexander Berggrens athletic background starts with swimming. At age 8 Alexander begins swimming with his home town swimming club in Herrljunga, Sweden and at age 15 Alexander transfers to Elfsborg Swim Club in BorÄs.

 

From 2015 to 2017 Alexander spends 2 years in Florida, Fort Pierce, and studying and competing for Indian River State College. In 2014, reaching what Alexander believes was his limits in pool swimming, Alexander begins competing in open water swimming.

 

Alexanders biggest merits in swimming include two 3rd place finishes at the Swedish Open Water national championships, a second place at the Scandinavian countries open water championships 10k race and two back to back NJCAA national championship titles together with Indian River State College between 2015 and 2017.

Alexander once again felt like he wasn’t using his full potential, and in 2017 he made the switch to triathlon.

 

In 2018, at his first Ironman race in Kalmar, Alexander broke the overall swim course record with over two and a half minutes (45:34), led the race for the first 113k, won his age group and qualified for the World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.

 

In 2019, now racing in the PRO division, Alexander once gain broke the Ironman Kalmar swim course record finishing the swim in 43:52 – establishing himself as one of the fastest triathlon swimmers in the world.

Alexander Berggrens Merits & Results

2017

NJCAA national champion 1650 yards freestyle

 

Two time top 15 finisher at the Swimrun World Series

 

Fourth finisher at the Scandinavian countries championship in open water

2018

8th finisher at the Swimrun World Series in Hvar

 

Qualifier for the Swimrun World Championship

 

1st finisher age group 18-24 Ironman Kalmar

 

Swim course record Ironman Kalmar

 

Qualifier for the Ironman World Championship

2019

First year racing in the Ironman PRO division

 

First out of the water and into transition at the IRONMAN Texas North American Championship

 

38th overall finish at Ironman Kalmar, with a 9:02:26 finish

 

19th male PRO at Ironman Florida, with an 8:58:38 finish

2020

4th place at the Swimrun World Series in Engadin

2nd place at the Swimrun World Series in Cannes