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Sponsored Triathletes Update

Sponsored Triathletes Update

Planet X’s Sylwester Kuster is back healthy and hungry after suffering a bout of illness that digressed into having inflamed intestines and spending 5 days in the hospital.  He rested himself out of it and is back into full training.  The World Class short distance athlete has found riding on his Exocet 2 to be heaps of fun and has decided to have a crack at the Polish Middle Distance championships in a few weeks.  After that he will sharpen up and hit a few of the World Triathlon Series (WTS) races later this summer.

Irish Triathlon Superstar Aileen Reed has been solid so far this year and is currently ranked 8th in the world in the WTS.  She is doing an altitude camp in the French Alps at the moment and hoping to find that next level for the upcoming WTS races. 

Susa and Jo90 are still geared up for the Norseman Xtreme triathlon in August.  Susa (Susanne Buckenlei, 3x Norseman Xtreme Tri Champion) has been suffering, however, from chronic fatigue symptoms and has withdrawn from the Swissman Xtreme Triathlon which she was going to do as a ‘prep’ for Norseman.  Known for her grit and knowledge of training concepts we are sure Susanne will get healthy in time and be a big factor at Norseman.  The fleet-footed Jo90 (Hans Nilsson) has been showing some form at local events and may now have a crack at Swissman in Susa’s  stead  to see if he has what it takes for these Xtreme races. 

Eva Bohrer has also been having a really rough season not being able to shake a ITB/knee injury.  She was really hoping for a breakthrough season and we are confident she will come good and that her training will pay off later this year.

Our 50+ athlete Wolfgang Schmatz continues to impress.  He was 4th OVERALL in a the Steinberg Middle Distance Triathlon a few weeks back.  The reigning Kona AG50-54 champ will be racing a few other middle distance races but the main goal for this year is of course defending that title in Kona.

Finally, Luke Dragstra, the Canadian ex-pro who is managing these athletes has been dabbling a little bit with racing this season with some local successes.  He made a valiant attempt at the Outlaw half to come from behind after losing 15min with a self-inflicted mechanical problem, still finishing in the top 10.

We are well into the season but the big races are coming soon and we will keep you posted.


19 June 2013

Planet X Triathlon Essentials


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