Will Clarke Third Place at Challenge Denmark13. June 2016 — Triathlon Team
Despite a difficult start to the season, Will Clarke showed once again that he is one of the best triathletes in the world when it comes to the half Ironman distance. The BMC-Etixx Pro Triathlon Team athlete delivered an impressive performance at Challenge Denmark to finish in third place.
The day couldn’t have started better for Clarke. He exited the water in 6th place, right in the middle of the lead group. On the bike leg he moved his way up to 3rd place for the first part of stage, dropping slightly back to 4th place by the time T2 came around. Clarke topped the day off with an impressive run split of 1:12:02 to finish in third place behind Andreas Dreitz and Henrik Hyldelund.
Pleased with the result
Will Clarke was pleased to take another podium finish: "I am happy with the result today, if you finish on the podium you have to be pleased. It was definitely not a perfect race. I didn't feel super strong on the bike but I was happy with my run, that was very good considering… it was probably one of my fastest IM70.3 runs. So after IM Brazil it feels like I have turned a corner and can take a lot of positives out of today's race. I am leaving to Sands Beach resort in Lanzarote later today to start my final preparation for Ironman Frankfurt. It is always good to go into your final build up with a podium finish".
Romain Guillaume 8th at the Asian and Pacific Ironman Championship in Cairns
After a rough swim due to strong currents, Guillame exited the water in 12th place, 4'30 down on leader Luke McKenzie. The BMC-Etixx athlete held on to this position until mid-way through the bike stage. In the second part of the bike leg Guillaume moved his way up through the field to eventually dismount his bike in 9th place. Another push on the run meant he could climb one spot higher to finish eventually in 8th place. A tough day down under for Romain Guillaume, but he hung in there for 8th and some valuable qualification points for the World Championship in Kona.