Home win for triathlon pro Michael Weiss. The Lower Austrian wins the anniversary edition of the XeNTiS triathlon in Piberstein. With completely new tactics surprised the long-distance specialist its competitors and also himself.
The 34-year-old swam his personal best over the 750-meter. "My opponents were surprised and so was I," said Michael Weiss and was pleased with a very special premiere.
"I've noticed in the last few weeks that I've made a step forward with swimming, but that was not expected with so many short-distance specialists."
Thus the material test for the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii was a great success. About the skintight cut and aerodynamically optimized time trial suit wore "Torpedo" Weiss the Blueseventy PZ4TX, a high-tech swimsuit, with which he wants to swim in October in Kona up front.
That cycling and running fits demonstrated Austria's most successful triathlon professional already at Ironman Austria, where he finished second. In Piberstein Weiss was in all three disciplines (750 m swimming, 20 km cycling, 5 km running), the measure of all things, celebrated at the 20th edition of the XeNTiS triathlon a superior start-finish victory.
On Sunday the three-time Ironman champion inspected together with XeNTiS marketing chief Fritz Sackl and an illustrious circle of fans, customers and retailers the demanding cycling routes in the home of Lipzzaner, gave tips and gave away tricks for his specialty discipline and about wheels and Bike Setup.
Next Weekend his futuristic Falco V will be racing again. On Saturday Michael Weiss returns back to the longer distance at the Ironman 70.3 Budapest.
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