The native Austrian had an outstanding performance overall, finishing 2nd behind the Champion, Marino Vanhoenacker.
Weiss was more than happy with his day on course, recapping with “this race is a very promising testament to what I will be able to do in Kona. This season I have worked a great deal on measuring my performance, especially on the bike, and discovering new ways to improve power, speed, and efficiency.”
Michael’s SRM race file was analyzed by Garth Fox: http://www.srm.de/news/triathlon/ironman-austria/
The final version of the “road map to Kona" will be developed in the upcoming days. It promises to include several 70.3 events and a final lead-up in the U.S.
Ironman recently announced the amended swim start times for the World Championships. The pros start, as in the previous years, at 6:25am (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run). The professional women start five minutes later. The amateur field will start 30 minutes later.