Ironman World Championship Hawaii
The triathlon highlight of the year 2016 is history again and three of our athletes were part of it. Pro Stefan Schmid, Christian Hirner and John Macedo were qualified and on the starting line with 2.300 of the world`s best athletes.
Stefan was quite satisfied with his swim split but on the bike he felt very soon that this is not his day. The training the last weeks before the race was very good but on that day he had no power to reach the top ten. So at the end his trainer had really to motivate him to cross the finishline and so he did.
But the 25th place really was not the result he was looking for…
Christian Hirner had a solid race from the beginning on but wind and heat took a toll on him. After 11:05:28h he crossed the finishline and got the adventure Hawaii over with.
John Macedo just wanted to finish because he guessed that a new PB for him would not be possible on that island.
His short resumee after 12:02:48h: „The objective was to finish and here it is! Slowest Ironman to date, got cooked and had to walk the last 5k in, but Ironman World Championship completed!“
Congratulations to all finishers!!