Sebastian Kienle: ‘definitely considered immediate retirement’

Sebastian Kienle (Picture: Instagram Kienle)

He finished 12th yesterday in 8:08:11, making Ironman Israel not the race he had hoped for. It is a bit painful for Sebastian Kienle, who just a few weeks back was incredible strong at the World Championship Ironman at Kona and wants to use the coming year – his last year as a professional athlete – to only do races he really enjoys.

“Definitely considered immediate retirement a couple of times today. But hey, that’s why we – or I – love the sport: it can be brutal and brutality wonderful. I was very well prepared but was not able to execute…”