It will be hot at the U23 Triathlon World Championships in Abu Dhabi, that much is already certain. And that’s not just due to the temperatures in the Middle East. In preparation for his first world title fights over the Olympic distance, the ambitious Tragweiner Peter Luftensteiner left nothing to chance in order to be ready on day X tomorrow.
“I’ve been going to the sauna a lot in the last few weeks and trained in the heat, for example indoor cycling without cooling,” says the 22-year-old, who has already shown up internationally this year in the European Cup and with 23rd place at the U23 European Championships and has climbed more than 800 places in the world rankings. The PSV Tri Linz athlete, who trains up to 28 hours a week, wants to really get going in the World Cup in the coming years.
With Georg Enzenberger from Eferding, another Upper Austrian triathlete is on a big mission tomorrow. At the Ironman in Israel, he is fighting for one of the coveted qualification places for the legendary long-distance world championships in Hawaii. “If I can wish for something from Christkind today, that would be a start ticket,” says Enzenberger.