The Austrian Michael Weiss is fighting in his home race till the very end, before he notices his bruised knee. "In this season I want to achieve a lot and therefore I shift down a gear", reasoned the 34 - year-old. The mission home victory is only postponed, not canceled.
The race day began for Michael Weiss shortly before 4 O'clock. Three hours later started the 9th edition of the Ironman 70.3 Austria at the perfect conditions. Michael Weiss completed the 1.9 k swim in Viehofner and Ratzersdorfer See in 28:11 minutes and got as 14th out of the water.
The already traditional pursuit race on the 90 kilometers brought Weiss with the third fastest time of the day up on the 3rd place.
3:56:56 hours after the start Weiss finished fourth, the victory went like the 70.3 Pays d' Aix two weeks ago at Andreas Böcherer from Germany.