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In honor of what would have been Ironman World Championship race week, we're checking in with former podium finishers to find out some of their Kona favorites.
The 2014 Ironman World Champion had a great day, getting on the podium in Kona again at the 2019 event. Sebi takes Bob Babbitt through his day, and gives us his impressions of the race.
"Ideal conditions for me would be the exact opposite from last year. Very windy and not very fast."
Germany's Sebastian Kienle finally earned the victory he had been after, while Great Britain's Lucy Charles-Barclay claimed the win for the third year in a row.
Sebastian Kienle finally broke through at Europe’s biggest race with a convincing win.
Expect a fast day of racing on Sunday.
"I can honestly say that I don’t remember a single other event in my sporting career that made me feel this way."
The main event, the first of 35 majors on the 2018 XTERRA World Tour, combines a 1.5-kilometer swim, 26K mountain bike, and 12K trail run.
2014 Ironman world champion Sebastian Kienle (GER) and Lisa Roberts (USA) were victorious on the always-tough Ironman Cozumel course.
Germany's Sebastian Kienle chats about the weight of being a former winner at this Kona race.
Germany's Patrick Lange ran his way to victory, crossing the finish line in a record 8:01:40.
Germany's Sebastian Kienle discusses the unique race tactics of Kona and what it will take to earn the victory.
Germany's Sebastian Kienle and Australia's Sarah Crowley punched their Kona tickets with victories in Frankfurt.
2014 Ironman world champion Sebastian Kienle didn't get the finish he was hoping for, finishing second to fellow countryman Jan Frodeno.
Germans dominated the day in Kona.
2014 Ironman world champion Sebastian Kienle talks about the desire to get back on top and managing the tactics of the race.
Two athletes with multiple world championships to their names earned the victories on a dramatic day of racing in Frankfurt.
Strong racing leads to big rewards for Heather Jackson and Sebastian Kienle in Tennessee.
The story of how Sebastian Kienle became an Ironman world champion wearing a not-yet-final prototype running shoe.
Calling Jan Frodeno's Frankfurt win a "wake up call," Kienle says he knows he has to prove that he is strong across swim, bike and run.
Germany's Sebastian Kienle chats about being the "vice champion" (AKA runner up) at yesterday's Ironman 70.3 World Championship.
Both Sebastian Kienle and Mirinda Carfrae overcame significant deficits to claim the Ironman World Championship titles.
Triathlete.com's post-race interview with newly-crowned world champion Sebastian Kienle.
Kienle grabbed his first Ironman world title, while Carfrae turned in a course-record marathon to earn the crown for the third time.
Sebastian Kienle finished fourth in 2012 and third in 2013. What will 2014 bring?
Sebastian Kienle and Corinne Abraham solidified their spots as contenders for this fall’s Kona race at today's Ironman European Champs.
One of the top cyclists in the sport, Sebastian Kienle, shares his top tech tips for age groupers to use in training or racing.
Bob Babbitt interviewed super cyclists and world champions Julie Dibens and Sebastian Kienle.
Third-place Ironman 70.3 California finisher Sebastian Kienle chats about his race from Oceanside.
Sebastian Kienle answers the question "What is something about being a professional triathlete that most age groupers don't know about?"
2013 GoPro Ironman World Championship third-place finisher Sebastian Kienle joined Bob Babbitt on Breakfast with Bob and Paul.
Sebastian Kienle and Melissa Hauschildt each overcame slower swims, took the lead on the bike and then kept the top spots to the finish.
Sebastian Kienle talks about his decision to race St. George and if he'll duplicate the all-out strategy that gave him the world title.
Bob Babbitt and Paul Huddle chat with Sebastian Kienle about how he got into triathlon and his banner year.
Ironman 70.3 world champion Sebastian Kienle talks about his goals and strategies for Saturday's race.
Sebastian Kienle claimed his first-ever world title at today's Ironman World Championship 70.3 by dominating the bike portion in Vegas.
Germany's Sebastian Kienle and Great Britain's Leanda Cave turned in impressive performances to win today's Ironman 70.3 Miami triathlon.