Great relief for the triathlon pro Michael Weiss. After magnetic resonance imaging and medical examination by specialist Dr. Lukas Brandner, himself also a former athlete, on Wednesday the Austrian gets the green light for his home race. "There are no obstacles for the start at the Ironman 70.3 St. Pölten," said Weiss already looking forward to the half-distance (1.9 km swimming, 90 km cycling, 21.1 km running) on 17th of May 2015.
After the scene in Aix-en-Provence, where one false step hunting the leader and eventual winner Andreas Böcherer from Germany stopped abruptly, plagued the 34-year-old some doubts as whether the start at the Ironman 70.3 in St. Pölten is possible.
On Wednesday night, Weiss got from Dr. Lukas Brandner (www.sportmedic.at), who is among others the Team physician of Vienna Capitals and the Austrian Ski Federation, the diagnosis: joint blockage in his left knee. "Adipose tissue in the knee has hardened in an attenuated form, but I am completely free of pain. With physiotherapy we will get back on track", embarks Weiss on Thursday at IMSB in Maria Enzersdorf in the hands of another specialist in order to be fit for the home race on 17th of May.