KONA BLOG: 15 Athletes – 15 Visions

15 professional triathletes racing on DT Swiss wheels have qualified to race for the Ironman world championship crown. They are more than ready to give it their all, below you can read about their ambitions and goals.

KONA BLOG – Unfortunately just a “usual Boris day”

In sports, there are days when everything runs almost automatically. You surpass your own expectation, come into a flow and grow beyond yourself. When I was able to keep up with the swim group around Sebastian Kienle for the first time, my legs felt good on the bike, worked together managed to catch up with the guys in the front; I thought I had caught the day I was dreaming of.

KONA BLOG – RUEDI WILD

KONA BLOG – RUEDI WILD

While some athletes put the hammer down right from the start, others try to understand the race, their competitors, and the conditions before deciding how to race.With a very keen sense for the racing situation, Ruedi Wild is one of those athletes you probably won’t see doing anything kamikaze-like during a long-distance race.

KONA BLOG – BORIS STEIN

KONA BLOG – BORIS STEIN

If you transfer the results of Boris Stein at the Ironman World Championships into a pivot chart, the trend line has a clear direction. Being among the favorites for the 2017 edition, we would like to take a closer look at the constant development of Boris over the last few years.

KONA BLOG – DIANA RIESLER

KONA BLOG – DIANA RIESLER

Triathlon has always been a sport full of extroverted athletes. Nevertheless, there are some exceptions; athletes who’d rather attract attention through their performance than through talking. Diana Riesler is one of these exceptions.

KONA BLOG – ANJA BERANEK

KONA BLOG – ANJA BERANEK

This year things have changed: Anja Beranek is one of the Ironman world champioship favorites, even though her season hasn’t been that satisfying until now. While other athletes may start to doubt their upcoming performances, Anja uses those feelings to fuel a positive mindset.

KONA BLOG – Daniela Ryf

KONA BLOG – Daniela Ryf

“Angry Bird“, “The Queen of Kona“. However you’d like to refer to Daniela Ryf, it is obvious that the third consecutive victory in Hawaii is the clear goal for the incumbent world champion. The triathlon world is expecting nothing less than the win from her, but what about Daniela herself? What drives the “Angry Bird” in her Kona campaign?

KONA BLOG – Tine Holst

KONA BLOG – Tine Holst

The IRONMAN Hawaii. A myth, a legendary event and one of the greatest challenges in triathlon sport. For the first time DT Swiss will be on Big Island for the race together with our brand ambassadors and pro athletes. Reason enough to take a closer look behind the scenes and introduce you to our six qualified pro athletes. The first portrayed athlete is Tine Holst. A story of bad luck, motivation and the power of thoughts.