70.3 European Championships - Denmark
Claus Crone continued his good form from 70.3 St. Poelten by taking the wire-to-wire win at 70.3 Denmark this past weekend! Not only did he win the 40-44 Male race, he came in 20th place overall including the Pro athletes as well! There have been some injury issues the last couple years that we have had to overcome and Claus has shown great poise in "hurrying slowly" in the rehab and making sure not to do too much too soon. What a huge mental and physical boost to the fitness/confidence ahead of our final push to the 70.3 World Championships in Nice later this summer.
Rothsee Triathlon - Germany
Andi Hering got his start to the summer season at the Rothsee triathlon in Germany this past weekend. With very warm water temperatures, the non-wetsuit swim definitely adds a bit of extra effort to the race. A very solid bike and run leg shows that we are on the right path ahead of our long and slow build up to Ironman Italy later this summer! Well done, Andi! The form comes.
Wuerzburg Middle Distance Triathlon - Germany
Patrick Jung smashed it this weekend, taking the Age Group win and 6th overall at the Wuerzburg Middle Distance triathlon in Germany. Having an injury to deal with this Spring, Patrick hadn't been able to truly show off his form until now, and he really didn't dissapoint. A swim that brought him out with the leaders, a strong bike and then being able to run all 21km for the first time ever shows that he is really on the right track ahead of Ironman Hamburg in a couple months. It is truly a process that takes time and consistency! Rarely will anything happen overnight, and all athletes must have the confidence to take things slow and as they come. Great work, Pat!
Austriaman Extreme Triathlon - Austria
Bernard Ockerse completed his main goal for this year this past weekend at the Iron-distance extreme triathlon in Austria. Being the first male out of the water in 55min really set him up for a good day and this was great to see. The bike was 185km and had 3400m of climbing, making it much more of a Tour de France type stage than a triathlon! The name of the game was not overpacing early on and staying on top of hydration and nutrition, which Bernard did perfectly. After a bike like that, Bernard then had to run 42km of road/trail finishing on top of the Dachsteiner glacier! But as this is an EXTREME triathlon, Bernard decided that he would add on an additional 8km of running to make it an even 50km on the day in order to give his competition a better chance! So at the end of 50km, Bernard could come across the finish line to finish probably the most epic sporting day of his career! We are so pleased of his heart, dedication, and perseverance on this day.
Erding Stadt-Triathlon - Germany
Fabian Kral finished his final preps for Ironman Frankfurt at the Erding Stadt-Triathlon in Germany this past weekend! A non-wetsuit swim this year due to high temperatures didn't matter as Fabian swam faster than last year with a wetsuit! The rest of the day was also very strong and controlled as a last good speed work day. It's always good to get a nice confidence booster the weekend before a big goal race. Excited to see how your hard work this whole Winter/Spring will pay off this weekend in Frankfurt!
American Forks Half-Marathon - USA
James Bramble completed a very solid half-marathon in Utah, USA this past weekend. The perfect pacing and running with a buddy all while raising awareness for cancer led to a great day! We salute you for overcoming cancer and continuing to live life to the fullest, James!
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