Article: Last Weekend Now: Face-Off in Kraichgau, Off-Road in Alabama, and Stellar 70.3s in Chattanooga and Europe
– The 70.3 Kraichgau saw an intense face-off between world champions Jan Frodeno and Sebastian Kienle, with Frodeno coming out on top.
– In the XTERRA Oak Mountain, triathlete Josiah Middaugh claimed his fourth consecutive victory.
– The Chattanooga 70.3 saw a new course record set by Canadian Lionel Sanders.
– Challenge St. Polten featured a major meltdown by Sebastian Kienle, who lost his lead in the bike section and was eventually forced to withdraw from the race due to crashing and breaking his collarbone.
Trifindr’s hot take:
Last weekend was a mixed bag of successes and setbacks for some of triathlon’s top competitors. While Frodeno emerged victorious in the challenging 70.3 Kraichgau race against Kienle, Kienle’s unfortunate injury and withdrawal in the St. Polten race showcased the risks and challenges that come with the sport. Middaugh’s continued success in the off-road XTERRA series and Sanders’ impressive course record in the Chattanooga 70.3 remind us of the diverse nature of the sport and the many different ways athletes can excel.