Shape continues to improve.
Triathlon professional, Michael Weiss, placed a very close 2nd overall at the Ironman 70.3 Timberman in New Hampshire. The Austrian, known for his cycling strength, laid down a new course record on the bike, as well as earning the fastest bike split on his Diamondback Serios Triathlon bike.
"That was probably my best 70.3 race ever,” Weiss exclaimed at the finish line.
Michael was more than happy with his 1.2 mile swim in 26:20, saying "I felt sensational, the swim was great for me.” He started the 56 mile bike a few minutes behind the leaders, but soon was able to overtake the field and move into first position. Weiss grabbed the fastest bike split of the day and set the new 70.3 Timberman bike course record. His SRM PowerMeter and PC8 showed 360 average watts on the hilly route with a total of 3,116 feet of climbing.
Michael successfully tested some modifications to the set-up of its Diamondback triathlon bike as well as a new Giro aero helmet. "The first helmet prototypes were at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. I am thrilled and thankful that Giro gave me the opportunity to ride the helmet in Timberman and leading up to Kona."
On the 13.1 mile run Tyler Butterfield, Bermuda's Olympian, made decisive attack running side-by-side with Michi and was able to pull just ahead in the second lap for the win.
"Tyler races the 70.3 World Championships in 2 weeks, we have different shapes building right now, but I'm pleased with my performance today and more than satisfied. Looking at the overall race, it was certainly my best 70.3 ever!"