SUP TEAM – 2015


Jiri Vilppola | see the achievements

”Jiri Vilppola is an age-group triathlete from Nokia, Finland. He has been
competing and dominating national AG35-39 and 40-44 for a last few years
and has achieved 30 national championship medals. He is known as a
”do-it-all” triathlete, who likes to test himself also in winter triathlon,
cross country triathlon and duathlon.

Last season (2014) he won Finnish championships in his AG f.e. in duathlon,
winter triathlon and sprint distance triathlon. Vilppola’s best
international achievements this far are 4th place in winter triathlon World
championships (2012 M35) and bronze medal in European Long distance
Triathlon championships (2011 M35).

2015 Vilppola is making his way back from a long-term hip injury. Target is
set on World Long Distance championships held in Sweden 2015. ”



  • Finnish champion Ironman-distance triathlon (2012 m35)
  • Finnish champion Half-ironman distance triathlon (2012 m35)
  • Finnish champion Sprint distance triathlon (2012 m35)
  • Finnish champion Duathlon (2012 m35)
  • European Long distance triathlon Bronze medalist (2011 m35)
  • And many more to come…

Kai Söderdahl | see the achievements

Kai Söderdahl is an age-group triathlete with professional triathlon career from 1997 to 2008.

His goal is to win age-group 45-49 in Hawaii World Championships 2014.

Kai Söderdahl has completed 24 Ironman Distance races during his triathlon career. He is well experienced triathlete with strong professional attitude. The goal is high, but so is the effort he puts in his Kona-project.




  • World Championships in Hawaii 11th M45-49
  • European half-distance Championships in Spain 2nd M45-49
  • Ironman Zurich 1st  M45-49


  • TriStar111 Estonia professional 13th
  • Ironman 70.3 Italy, age group M40-44 7th


  • European Championships ETU LD 40-44 3rd
  • Finnish Championships Ironman distance 3rd
  • Finnish half distance 5th


  • Ironman Lanzarote professional 15th
  • Ironman UK professional 7th
  • Hawaii World Championships professional 55th (time 9:37)
  • Finnish Championships half distance 3rd
  • Finnish Championships Winter Triathlon 3rd


  • Ironman Florida professional 15th (PB 8:49)
  • Finnish Championships Ironman distance 2nd
  • Finnish Championships half distance 3rd
  • Finnish Campionship duathlon 2nd
  • Finnish Winter Triathlon 1st


  • Finnish Championships Ironman distance 2nd, 2nd, 3rd, 5th


  • Hawaii World Championships professional 55th
  • Ironman Roth professional 16th

Tuukka Miettinen | see the achievements

I’m 33-year old ex-cross-country skier and my main focus has been in triathlon during the last 7 years. My strength has been cycling, and due to that I’m competing in long distance triathlons.

I have a plenty of top 10 places in international triathlons, and my best
moment was to win Finntriathlon (National Championships) in Joroinen 2011.
I think I can do even better results in future.

My goal is to compete Finntriathlon series and some long distance races.



  • 1st Finntriathlon Tahko, half, 2014
  • 4th Finntriathlon Joroinen, half, 2014
  • 4th Challenge Henley-On-Thames, full, 2013
  • 5th Finntriathlon Joroinen, half, 2013
  • 3rd Challenge Henley-On-Thames, full, 2012
  • 3rd Triathlon de Elche, half, 2012
  • 1st Finntriathlon, half, 2011
  • 7th Ironman New Zealand, full, 2011
  • 11th European Championships, Tampere, long, 2011
  • 7th Challenge Barcelona (8.32.29), full, 2010
  • 5th Ironman Lanzarote, full, 2010
  • 18th World Championships, Immenstadt, long, 2010

Lauri Seppä

I am a 27-year-old cyclist from Finland, living in Turku with my wife Titta. I also study economics in Turku School of Economics.

I started competitive level cycling in 2011 at the age of 23. I have spent the whole career in the same club – Turun Urheiluliitto. My race calendar consists mostly of road races but I also take part to criteriums and time trials. So far, my best results are from the season 2014 including the 3rd place in Finnish National Criterium Championship and the 1st place in a road race in Lieto, Finland (part of Finnish Road Race Cup).

In the season 2015, I will participate at least in major competitions in Finland and also some ”Kermesse” -races in Belgium. The main goal for next season is a podium place for my club in The Finnish National Road Race Championship.



Marco Niemi




Joel Jokinen

I’m 26 years old amateur triathlete from Lahti city. I work at the Sport School of the Finnish Defence Forces coaching young elite level triathletes, swimmers and cyclists during their military service. I also compete in military triathlon world cups and world championchips.

I have been doing triathlons for ten years now and have achieved numerous finnish age group championchips in triathlon & duathlon. My best achievements as an age group triathlete have been 4th at AG Long Distance European Championchips and 1st at AG Half Challenge Barcelona.

Right now I’m racing at PRO level. So far my best achievements at PRO level are 1st at cross country triathlon finnish championchips and 7th at TriSmile 111 Estonia. My strongest dicipline is cycling so my long term goals are to perform well at longer distances and race in Kona some day.



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