Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Brands

Events

2017 Ironman European Championships

It was a fast day of racing in Frankfurt.

For access to all of our training, gear, and race coverage, plus exclusive training plans, FinisherPix photos, event discounts, and GPS apps, sign up for Outside+.

The Sebastian Kienle train is rolling, and it shows no signs of stopping. The German pro handily took his third Ironman European Championship title on a hot and fast day of racing in Frankfurt. His 50:11 swim, 4:02:22 bike and 2:45:09 run combined for a jaw-dropping 7:41:42, his fifth sub-8 hour performance of his career and was just over a minute slower than the fastest Ironman ever recorded.

Blistering-fast bike and run splits were also the theme of the day in the women’s professional race, as Aussie Sarah Crowley flew through Frankfurt in a sub-9 hour performance to take her second regional championship title in as many months. Crowley, who won the Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship in Cairns only 4 weeks ago, showed no signs of fatigue as she checked off a 56:17 swim, 4:40:34 bike and 3:05:12 run to take another top podium spot. Read the complete recap here.