Feeling the Heat: Sebastian Kienle and Leanda Cave Survive Scorching Las Vegas Temperatures to Win Ironman 70.3 World Championship
With temperatures reaching upwards of 100 degrees in the Nevada desert, the world’s best triathletes took to the course with their eyes on the Ironman 70.3 World Championship. Germany’s Sebastian Kienle thinks he surprised a field of projected favorites, but runner up Craig Alexander seemed completely confident that Kienle deserved his title. Kienle broke away from the lead pack early in the bike portion of the race, citing it as the only way he was going to beat the stacked men’s field. Mission accomplished. On the women’s side Great Britain’s Leanda Cave conquered a world-class field of her own. Overcoming some early-year set backs, Cave dominated a stacked list of international competitors to claim the women’s Ironman 70.3 World Championship.