Tag: Ironman 70.3 World Championship
Germany’s Sebastian Kienle is coming off his second Ironman 70.3 World Championship title in a row. After a fourth place in his first Kona attempt last year, is he ready to win the big one this time around?
Mel Hauschildt just won her second Ironman 70.3 World Championship. For a former steeplechaser – her steeple stories were hilarious! – who ended up taking a gold at the 2000 Goodwill Games and a silver at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, this triathlete-come-lately certainly is an unbelievable talent. She started cycling to help recover from one of her 13 running-induced stress fractures. Next up was swim training, and in 2011 she won her first Ironman 70.3 World Championship title.
Terenzo Bozzone took second place at the 2013 Ironman 70.3 World Championship behind Germany’s Sebastian Kienle. For someone who is only 28 years old, the man they call T has already had an amazing career with a total of five world championships under his belt. For some great athletes, a second place might be considered a disappointment. For T, after coming back from Achilles tendon surgery, second place was pretty damn sweet.
In his first ever Ironman distance event, Germany’s Sebastian Kienle went sub 8:00 hours. He was introduced to the sport of triathlon at the ripe old age of eight, told his third grade teacher that he wanted to grow up to be a professional triathlete and knew in his heart early on that the Ironman was for him. 2012 turned out to be a huge breakout year for Sebastian as he rode away from a stacked field, ran 1:16 off the bike, and won the Ironman 70.3 World Championship at Lake Las Vegas and followed that up with a strong fourth place debut in Kona despite losing about five minutes with a flat tire.
Greg Bennett is one of the most successful short course triathletes in history, took fourth at the Olympics back in 2004, and has probably won more prize money in his career than any other multisport athlete. His goal for 2012 is to race the 5150, 70.3 and Ironman World Championships later this fall. You can tell from the interview that the man still loves what he does.
Lesley Paterson is coming off a huge win at the XTERRA World Championship in Maui. Heather Jackson took fourth at the 70.3 Worlds in Vegas and second in Oceanside last spring to 2010 Ironman champion Mirinda Carfrae. Paterson, from Scotland, was the only girl on her rugby team growing up and Jackson played ice hockey at Princeton before trying to make the 2006 Olympic team. They came in studio with Huddle and me to talk triathlon, rugby, hockey and much, much more……
It’s been twelve days since Craig Alexander won his third Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. Now back home in Australia with his family, Crowie took time out to reflect on his season and how he was able to win two world titles in a span of only four weeks.
Eight weeks before the 2011 Ford Ironman World Championship, we sat down with Craig Alexander in Boulder, Colorado to discuss his plans for both the Ironman 70.3 World Championship at Lake Las Vegas in four weeks and Kona in eight. The man they call Crowie ended up winning both World Titles. You can also check out the Training Day video feature that we did with Craig that same day on www.triathlete.com