Sebastian Kienle

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Sebastian Kienle
Sebastian Kienle 2016 Ironman European Championship Frankfurt 1.jpeg
Kienle racing at Ironman Germany in 2016
Personal information
Born (1984-07-06) 6 July 1984 (age 34)[1]
Height1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Weight73 kg (161 lb)[1]
TeamTri-Team Heuchelberg[1]
Coached byPhilipp Seipp

Sebastian Kienle (born 6 July 1984) is a German long-distance triathlete. He is the winner of the 2014 Ironman World Championship,[2] as well as the 2012 and 2013 Ironman 70.3 World Championship.[3][4]

Athletic career[edit]

Kienle was exposed to the sport of triathlon for the first time at the age of 8 and then knew that he wanted to grow up to be a professional triathlete.[5] He began competing in triathlons at the age of 12. Kienle competed in his first XTERRA Triathlon in 2005 in Germany, in which he won and had "an absolutely great race." That race prompted him to return the next year where he defended his title.[6]

In 2009, he won Ironman 70.3 Germany in Wiesbaden, holding off 70.3 World Champion Michael Raelert. In 2010, he placed second behind Rasmus Henning at the 2010 Challenge Roth triathlon.[7]

In 2012, Kienle was able to use his strong bike talent to propel himself to a victory in 2012 at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships.[8][9] He placed 4th a month later at the 2012 Ironman World Championships, posting the second fastest bike split of the day - despite incurring a flat tire.[10] The following year, in 2013, he posted somewhat lackluster results during the season;[11] however, Kienle defended his Ironman 70.3 title by winning the 2013 World Championship race. He turned out the second fastest bike split of the day to help him win by two minutes over Terenzo Bozzone.[4]

Notable results[edit]

Some of Kienle's notable achievements include:


  1. ^ a b c d "Biography". Sebastian Kienle – Triathlet. Retrieved 28 December 2012.
  2. ^ "2014 Results: Hawaii". World Triathlon Corporation. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  3. ^ "2012 Results: Las Vegas". World Triathlon Corporation. Retrieved 28 December 2012.
  4. ^ a b "2013 Results: Las Vegas". World Triathlon Corporation. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
  5. ^ Babbitt, Bob (26 November 2012). "The Competitors Radio Show: Sebastian Kienle". Competitor Group, Inc. Retrieved 28 December 2012.
  6. ^ Polloreno, Julia (27 October 2012). "Sebastian Kienle: Another World Title In Reach". Competitor Group, Inc. Retrieved 28 December 2012.
  7. ^ Krabel, Herbert (14 September 2010). "A day with Sebastian Kienle". Retrieved 28 December 2012.
  8. ^ Carlson, Timothy (12 October 2012). "Sebastian Kienle talks strategy". Retrieved 28 December 2012.
  9. ^ Prasuhn, Jay (10 September 2012). "Gambler's Paradise: Kienle, Cave Claim Ironman 70.3 World Titles". LAVA Magazine. Retrieved 28 December 2012.
  10. ^ Krabel, Herbert (8 November 2012). "The more patient Sebastian Kienle". Retrieved 28 December 2012.
  11. ^ Carlson, Timothy (6 September 2013). "Las Vegas Men's Favorites". Retrieved 9 September 2013.

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