As in previous years he came to the island 5 weeks prior to the race to adapt early to race conditions and to use the optimal training environment for his final preparation. His training team is the same as in previous years.
The Kienle Crew
Lubos – His coach since the beginning of his career. The Czech native and Swiss resident follows every one of his star athlete’s training session on the big island, either via paddle board during the ocean swims or following by car during his bike sessions.
Tine – Mrs. Kienle makes sure that her husband feels relaxed and comfortable in the weeks leading into the race and coordinates his media requests. The former runner also joins for most of the run sessions.
Petr – his physiotherapist for years and also one of the main favorites for the age group overall title in Kona this year.
Ronnie – the veteran of the sport is not only a great training partner for Sebastian, but also one of his favorite guys to hang out with. The two have been friends and fierce competitors since the beginning of his career.
Maurice – The young gun is for the first time on the big island and has been coached by Lubos for many years. Sebastian enjoys showing the newbie around the island.