Kienle on IM World Champs: “Then you think of your family… The sacrifices they had to make”

Sebastian Kienle on last time Ironman Hawaii: "It would be emotional, for sure". (Photo: Screenshot Sebastian Kienle YouTube)

“Then you think of your family… who also made some sacrifices. And then you’d better finish.” Former Ironman World Champion Sebastian Kienle didn’t have the race that he hoped for last Saturday. The German star athlete, who announced to retire after 2023, had a rough day at the Ironman World Championship in St. George, but still finished in 14th place. That was not the top five that Kienle had hoped for, though. From the comfort of a well-deserved bath, he takes us along on his race day; from start to finish.