Daniela Ryf is not the brakes. In her first race of the season in the Californian city of Oceanside, the solo proves thurnern that she is back in remarkable shape. At the Ironman 70.3 wins in 4:09:19 hours. A New Track Record! And with a lead of 4:47 minutes to Holly Lawrence.

Because Ryf is starting earlier than usual in the season, piling them up before the race properly deep. The Start of the serving, rather, the determination of the location, she said at the beginning of the week. Now she knows exactly where she is already far ahead of the competition.

“Had problems with the lung,”

Not even a cold can change that. “I haven’t been so good. I was still a bit of a cold from Switzerland and the flight has not improved,” will notify you the evening before the race. “As a result, I had this week a bit of a problem with the lungs.”

Even a cancellation had not been in the room. However, the 31-year-old Swiss Athlete of the year occurs – and can be sniffed then all the way.

After the Swim, 1.9 km comes as the third out of the water. 27 seconds behind Holly Lawrence, her character’s world champion in the Half-Ironman in 2016. The Welsh woman is the most dangerous opponent for Ryf, especially with her she is looking for the comparison in Oceanside.

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But on the bike route Lawrence of the game. For the first time after nearly 20 km, with 4 seconds in front of her opponent. After 62 km sinds then, about 4 minutes. And as Ryf climbs to 90 kilometers from the wheel, leads the race with 6:30 minutes.

On the final run to send the route over 21.1 km makes Ryf then nothing more to burn. (sme)