Steady performance by Claude Wurth in Switzerland during the amazing IM70.3 Rapperswil, one of the most spectator-friendly events across the entire IRONMAN European Tour with its consolidated event area and all locations within a short walking distance. The race boasts a 1.9k swim in the beautiful Upper Lake Zurich and a truncated bike course, which leads athletes along the lake shore and through picturesque villages. On the almost infinite descent from Goldingen back to the lake, athletes can relieve their tired legs, before the course leads them back to Rapperswil-Jona. To conclude, the castle stairs with its 53 steps, famously known as the “Stairway to Heaven.” This iconic feature also makes for an unforgettable highlight of the run course.
Claude managed to race steadily and finished on 135th rank in M40-44 with an final time of 5:36:50. His split times : 45:25min (1.9km swim) – 2:50:34h (90km bike segment) – 1:51:41h (half-marathon)