Kristian Blummenfelt wins half-marathon in preparation for Ironman 70.3 world championship

(Photo: World Triathlon/ Tommy Zaferes

In three weeks time, Kristian Blummenfelt will toe the line of the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in St. George. The Olympic champion and World Triathlon Championship Series winner aims to add another two world-titles to his palmares: the win of the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in St. George and the win of the Ironman World Championship on Kona. Of course, it would be out of this world if the Norwegian athlete actually managed to do so, but at least for the Middle Distance he seems ready, as he took a strong win in a half-marathon in Bergen (Norway) on Saturday, running 1:06:28 hour on a hilly course.

Just running that half-marathon wasn’t even enough to call it a day for Blummenfelt. He also went out for a two-hour ride and swam 1700 meters. No surprise given the tough approach that Norwegian athletes generally prefer when it comes to training.

On Strava Blummenfelt shared the data behind his half-marathon, however he wasn’t too bothered with keeping track on his watch, as he included a warm-up and cool-down. Still, it saw him achieve his best estimated half-marathon effort, fastest estimated ten-mile effort and best estimated 15 km effort.