It’s over twenty years ago that Sebastian started his Long Distance career in Roth, and in 2022 it could very well be that he will race Challenge Roth for the last time as a pro triathlete, since Kienle announced to retire after the season of 2023. This week, with three months to go until Challenge Roth, the start list was announced, and Kienle made it clear that he will return to the holy grounds. That makes it the perfect time for some nice throwback photos to 2010 and 2011, when Kienle discovered his life for the Long Distance and finished in second position.
On Facebook, he shares some nice photos by Kerstin Winterkamp, and writes: “Racing Challenge Roth in 2010 and 2011 was not only the basis for my Long-Distance triathlon career, but also for my love for Roth. I’m happy to return to Roth this year. Hopefully with a Solarer Hill (which returns after being left out due to roadworks in 2021, ed.) in the best ‘Roth mood’.”
Kienle didn’t only race for silver in Roth, in 2018 he managed to win the event in a time of 7:47:53 hours.