Bob Babbitt chats with Belgium's Frederik Van Lierde before the 2018 Ironman World Championship.
We chat with 2013 Ironman world champion Frederik Van Lierde of Belgium ahead of Saturday's race.
Frederik Van Lierde chats about his race strategy and what it's like to come in to the Ironman World Championship as the defending champion.
Recall Frederik Van Lierde's championship day.
Belgium's Frederik Van Lierde is the second person from that country to take the Ironman world title.
Frederik Van Lierde had a steady day across swim, bike and run, while Mirinda Carfrae dominated the marathon and earned a new course record.
Recently crowned GoPro Ironman world champion Frederik Van Lierde joined Bob Babbitt on Breakfast with Bob and Paul.
It was a record-setting day at Ironman France in Nice, despite weather conditions that went from sunny to rainy to cool to windy.
Belgium's Frederik Van Lierde and Australia's Melissa Hauschildt turned in the top early-season performances against tough fields.
The favorites face the media and the looming 200km bike leg.
The hot and windy conditions of the 2011 Abu Dhabi International Triathlon meant that just finishing the 3km swim, 200km bike and 20km run was an accomplishment.
Both Belgium’s Frederik Van Lierde and Great Britain’s Jodie Swallow took the leads early on and held them throughout the race in Buffalo City to claim the Ironman 70.3 South Africa titles on Sunday afternoon.