Competitor Radio: 70.3 World Champion Sebastian Kienle

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  • Published Nov 27, 2012
  • Updated Dec 18, 2012 at 5:00 PM UTC
Photo: Kurt Hoy

In his first-ever iron-distance event, Germany’s Sebastian Kienle went sub-eight hours. He was introduced to the sport of triathlon at the ripe old age of eight, told his third grade teacher that he wanted to grow up to be a professional triathlete and knew in his heart early on that the Ironman was for him. 2012 turned out to be a huge breakout year for Sebastian as he rode away from a stacked field, ran 1:16 off the bike and won the Ironman 70.3 World Championship at Lake Las Vegas, and followed that up with a strong fourth-place debut in Kona despite losing about five minutes with a flat tire.

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