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Kienle to race sold-out Challenge Davos

Former Ironman world champion to take on challenging race in the Swiss alps at the end of August

Photo by: Kevin Mackinnon

As he recovers from a recent broken collarbone, Sebastian Kienle has found a great way to stay motivated – he’s entered Challenge Davos at the end of August.

“The fact that I will be riding Challenge Davos and have to climb the Flüelapass keeps me motivated,” he told Challenge Family.

Kienle broke his collarbone during a high-altitude training camp in Switzerland  on June 30th, and had surgery within hours of the crash. Since then he appears to be in good spirits, training hard and also got some good news that he wouldn’t have to do a qualifying full-distance before Kona if it does take place in February.

Kienle will add some impressive name recognition to the pro field that includes defending champion Pieter Heemeryck from Belgium and his countryman Maurice Clavel – you can read more about the challenging event that features 1,770 m of climbing here.

The half-distance race in Davos has sold out and there are just a few slots still available for the Olympic-distance race, according to race organizers. The event will have a maximum of 700 participants.