Pieter Heemeryck announces 2022 race program: “Chasing Kona”

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“Only one month to go before my season will start.” Belgium’s Pieter Heemeryck, who recently returned to his former coach and therefor split with Frederik van Lierde, just shared his race program for the first months of 2022. The goal is clear: “Kona”. But he hasn’t yet qualified for the Ironman World Championship on Hawaii.

Heemeryck kicks off his season on Mar. 6 with Ironman 70.3 Dubai. One month later, Challenge Salou (Apr. 3) is on the schedule. These two Middle Distances form a part of his ‘warming up’ for the Ironman World Championship in St. George on May 7. Only two weeks after this Long Distance, Heemeryck will start Challenge Family The Championship in Samorin. In 2019, he earned himself a silver medal in Samorin after a hard battle with Sebastian Kienle, who ended up winning.

So far, there’s only one Ironman on the agenda for Heemeryck: the Ironman World Championship in St. George. With two World Championships in one year, it means Heemeryck also has a chance of earning his slot for Hawaii in St. George. For that, he will need to perform at his best within the strongest field, though. In case Heemeryck doesn’t succeed at earning a Hawaii slot in St. George, he will likely add another Ironman to the 2022 program.

“Healthy, motivated and ready for a new start”, Heemeryck ends his announcement.