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Triathlon - Gumpoldskirchner Michael Weiss enjoyed the sweltering heat in Klagenfurt

Triathlon – Gumpoldskirchner Michael Weiss enjoyed the sweltering heat in Klagenfurt

Created on July 06, 2022 | 03:02

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Hard work reward. Michael Weiss is finally at Wörthersee, surrounded by many fans cheering Gumpoldskirchner.

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APA / Dominik Angerer

BIn the 30 degree shade, pro triathlon Michael Weiss swam, and ran second at Ironman Austria in Klagenfurt.

30 degrees in the shade. About 3,800 athletes have completed the Ironman Austria race in Carinthia in conditions that not many would even consider going for a walk.

3.8 km of swimming, 180 km of cycling and 42.2 km of running, this is the typical “Ironman procedure” that Michael Weiss of the Gumboldskirch has successfully completed many times in his life. This was also the case recently in Lake Wörthersee. The 41-year-old was beaten only by Kazakh Ivan Totokin (8:17:21 hours). The Austrian triathlon routine was just 6:35 minutes away from winning. Weiss was celebrated as the winner. Weiss crossed the finish line to thunderous applause from a number of fans and amidst a sea of ​​Austrian flags. “I really enjoyed crossing the finish line.”

Weiss was far from giving up, at least based on the race track. On the contrary: The Ironman multiplayer fought his way to the silver medal after finishing sixth on the bike.

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