Ben Kanute impresses with hardcore indoor ride: “1200+ watts”

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Most triathletes know what it’s like to dig deep during an indoor training session, but “giving your all” to this level is unusual. Olympic triathlete Ben Kanute pushed over 1,200 (peak) watts – his followers were blown away by the performance, as proven by the response to the video below:

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Funny comments and replies

“Was it as good for the bike as it was for you?” asked Instagram-user “run_bike_mo.” Kanute replied that it wasn’t a problem for a Trek bike. “They hold up to all kinds of training abuse and are still fast.”

“I think the caption should’ve just been “AAAAaaaRRRRgggGgHHHH!!!!!,” wrote “eculbs,” who does a good job at expressing what it must feel like to push over 1,200 watts.

“Christianflee” found a way to use this video to address a completely different topic. “This is how baby bikes are made,” he jokes.

“You’re worse than Lionel Sanders,” reads a comment by user “Migzone5.” Being compared to Sanders is never be an insult – Kanute took it as a compliment: “I mean Lionel is pretty damn good, so…”

Kanute excels in a variety of distances

The American triathlete has shown his power in a variety of different race distances as well as in training. He’s excelled at everything from the extremely short mixed team relay to the middle distance. In 2017 the athlete finished second at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga, took seventh at the 2019 ITU World Triathlon Edmonton, third at the 2019 ITU World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series in Tokyo, and finished 29th at the Summer Olympics of 2016.