Texas, California, Port Elizabeth, Liuzhou were the arenas of the mythical race and our partner athletes rendered tremendous performances in their respective compression clothing taken out of Compressport range of products.
Mauricio Mendez – Young and Restless
At the edge of the Mexican coastline, on Galveston Island, the best triathlon professionals competed through rough conditions. However it was said that young Mexican triathlete Mauricio Mendez would be resilient and would not give in to discouragement. Keeping his rivals within reach after the swim and bike races he took full advantage of the run leg to mark his territory and never let go. The top spot of the Texan Ironman 70.3 podium was his at 3:45:35.
Ronnie Schildknecht – Fast and Furious
Other triathlon stars met in Oceanside, California, some to begin their season, others to confirm their form. With an early unfortunate exit of favourite Jan Frodero the competition opened up for a brand-new duel between Lionel Sanders, Chris Leiferman and our Ronnie Schildknecht. From an initial 11th position after the bike run, he managed his tireless legs through the pack to grasp the bronze title. Joe Gambles and Taylor Reid were 8th and 18th respectively.
Fréderik Van Lierde – The Gladiator
Port Elizabeth in South Africa was the scene of the first Ironman race of the year and the best athletes from all over the world would not miss that! Compressport South Africa did a great job on the event and contributed to its huge success.
Unquestionably, American Ben Hoffman was there to make history and he did so when he finished first and achieved the first sub-8 finish on the African soil.
Compressport`s teammate Frederik Van Lierde, though injured, persevered through his pain to bridge the gap and finished at the 7th place. He may have lost one battle but will sure fight and win the upcoming war!
He was followed by a tenacious Giulio Molinari at the 8th place.
In the women`s league, Spanish Gurutze Frades fought fiercely to place herself on the 5th rank of the table.
Liuzhou, China – Ironman braves The Dragon City
The encircling green mountains, rolling hills and a unique scenery would not deter Amelia Watkinson of BMC-Etixx Team to fight for an honourable 5th place and thus giving a sound and firm push to her season.
Other Ironman results on this page soon.
Next weeks fixtures will see our trail athletes head back to the Ultra Trail World Tour races, with 3 big races to be held including the start of the famous Marathon Des Sables.