Daniela Ryf to race again on home soil in July
Following an impressive win at Ironman Frankfurt earlier this month, Daniela Ryf has confirmed her race schedule for this season, including Ironman 5150 in Zurich on July 28.
Daniela showed incredible form at Ironman Frankfurt, achieving her third European Championship title with one of the best Ironman races of her career. With a new course record and finishing 26 minutes ahead of second-placed Sarah True of the USA, Daniela said: "I was pretty exhausted afterwards, but during the race I felt strong and smooth and was able to enjoy the day."
Following the race, Daniela and her coach, Brett Sutton, confirmed her next races. She will take part in the 5150 Zurich, an Olympic distance race. "I am really happy to race again in Switzerland in front of my home crowed," she said. Choosing a shorter distance event - 1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run - enables Daniela will give her an opportunity to work on her speed.
Her next race, Ironman 70.3 in Gdynia, Poland, on August 5 will provide further competition practice. "In addition, such races help to improve my form," Daniela said. The race strategy should position her well to defend her 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Cup title in South Africa on September 1.
Timetable to the Ironman World Champions, Kona, Hawaii
- 28 July: Ironman 5150 Zurich
- 5 August: Enea Ironman 70.3 in Gydnia, Poland
- 1 September: Ironman 70.3 World Cup, South Africa
- 13 September - 4 October: Training camp Kihei, Maui, Hawaii
- 4 October onwards: Kona, Hawaii
Bike auction and autograph session with Daniela Ryf
28 July 2018, Expo Zurich 5150, Booth DT Swiss
Daniela Ryf auctions her victory bike from the 2017 Ironman in Hawaii (9 am to 3.45 pm). The proceeds will go to the triathlon and duathlon centre TLS in Solothurn.
Daniela Ryf herself will sign autographs from 13:00 to 13:45 and will attend the auction at 15:45.
In a tough race on the Côte d'Azur, Ryf distanced her competitors by more than two minutes.
Another start in 2019, another victory in 2019: Daniela Ryf wins the Trans Vorarlberg Triathlon.