Tag: Sebastian Kienle
The day after the Accenture Ironman 70.3 in Oceanside, we set up a Q&A with three-time XTERRA World Champion and 2009 Ironman 70.3 World Champion Julie Dibens and two-time Ironman 70.3 World Champion Sebastian Kienle for the Tri Club of San Diego. The conversation was awesome.
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?
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.