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Brilliant Kienle dominates in Kona
Posted by: John Levison
Posted on: Sunday 12th October 2014


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Germany's Sebastian Kienle exited the swim in Kona 3:42 seconds behind Andy Potts at the 2014 Ironman World Championships in Kona - and from that moment on, took control of the race with a performance that simply said "only one man is going to win today".

With conditions reported to be particularly windy out on the bike course versus previous years, Kienle was only around two minutes off the fastest bike time ever from Norman Stadler, to which he added a 2:54:36 marathon to complete dominate with an awesome display, one which left nobody in any doubt who the best man was today. A supreme effort from the man who adds another title to his two Ironman 70.3 Championships in 2012 and 2013.

The USA's Ben Hoffman produced by far the best performance of his career to take a surprise second place, while 2008 Olympic Champion Jan Frodeno overcame a flat tyre and a penalty to take third place on the podium in his Kona debut - a future champion, surely?

Lots more coming soon, check back later today and early in the week for more in depth reporting and images from an absolutely fantastic race from the 2014 World Championships, including a full review of all of the British performances, Pro and Age Group.

©RichardMelik/Tri247

Ironman World Championship, Saturday 11th October 2014
2.4miles / 112 miles / 26.2miles - Kona, Hawaii

Pos Men
1st Sebastian Kienle (GER) 8:14:18
2nd Ben Hoffman (USA) 8:19:23
3rd Jan Frodeno (GER) 8:20:32
4th Andy Potts (USA) 8:21:38
5th Cyril Viennot (FRA) 8:22:19
6th Nils Fromhold (GER) 8:22:29
7th Tim Van Berkel (AUS) 8:23:36
8th Frederik Van Lierde (BEL) 8:24:11
9th Bart Aernouts (BEL) 8:28:28
10th Romain Guillaume (FRA) 8:30:15

#GBKONA 2014 Coverage


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