For the 2nd time won Sören BYSTRUP the POWERMAN AUSTRIA at the Nationalparkregion Ennstal. After 2013, the Dane was also able to win the competition in 2018.
Already in the first running round Søren Bystrup took the lead of the field. The leader of the POWERMAN World Ranking dominated the whole race. Under applause of the audience, he was the first to get on the bike and returned to the running track as the leader. Routinely he defeated the track with 10 km running – 76 km cycling – 10 km running. Second place went to Frenchman Gaël LE BELLEC. Third was Zoltan SENCZYSZYN Zoltan from Germany.
For the ladies, the Austrian Sandrina ILLES was the measure of all things. The reigning world champion led the women’s field from the start of the race and was able to maintain their position until the end. Second was local hero Viktoria SCHENK from Hollenstein. Third place went to Kristina NEC-LAPINOVA from Slovakia.
The new route and the relocation zone led the participants 9 times through the competition arena on the market square in Weyer. This meant that the spectators were in the middle of the duathlon event and experienced the athletes up close. That made a special atmosphere and goosebumps feeling at the 21st POWERMAN AUSTRIA.