This weekend Eric Hübsch, one of our triathletes, wetted the new CAD all-in-one suit for our club at the National Triathlon Championship in Echternach over the Olympic distance (1,5km swimming; 40km cycling; 10km running). At tremendously high temperatures, which pouched the body to its limits, not even the swimming part was refreshing with a water temperature of 28.5°C.
After a mediocre swimming split, Eric came out of the water in the middle of the field but was able to fight his way back towards the front on stronger bike and run splits. His time of 2:15:20 was worth the 26th place out of 90 finishers and he ranked as 11th Luxembourger.
This result confirms his ascendant physical shape, already proven during his successful participation at the Ironman 70.3 Switzerland in Rapperswil-Jona, which took place one month ago and was one of his major objectives of the season. Eric matched his goal and was able to stay underneath the magic 5 hours for his first half Ironman (1,9km swimming; 90km cycling; 21,1km running).
His time of 4:58:04 was worth the 42nd place among 282 participants in his age group (M30-34) and he ranked 200th out of 1’922 finishers.
With this ranking he was one of the four fortunate Luxembourgers who qualified at that race for the Ironman 70.3 World championship in Clearwater (Florida) on November 13th. Here are some pictures of the big ride:
The next races scheduled for this year are:
Good Luck to Eric on his road to Clearwater!