Triathlete Clavel aims for the top ten of the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii
Kailua-Kona (dpa / lsw) – Despite a mixed season so far, triathlete Maurice Clavel will take part in the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii on Saturday with big ambitions. “My goal: the Top 10,” said the 34-year-old from Freiburg in an interview with the “Badische Zeitung” (Wednesday). “As always, the starting field is top notch,” said Clavel. “Although this year the multiple winner Jan Frodeno is missing, there is Kristian Blummenfelt, the reigning world champion, a Magnus Ditlev, the winner of the Challenge Roth, a Patrick Lange, who has already won here twice”. A “great race” is expected.
For Clavel, who had to deal with a severe blow of fate in the family and a crown infection earlier this year, it is already the third World Cup start in Hawaii. When he last competed three years ago, he had been in the lead for a long time, but then he lost his strength on the bike. “I exaggerated, I didn’t divide my forces well,” said Clavel. “I won’t make that mistake again this time.” This time he wants to approach the race “more cautiously and more controlled”, “ultimately smarter”.