Diespeker MD John Krause has again represented Great Britain in an international competition. This latest event found him in Slovakia, competing in a World Championship triathlon, Challenge Samorin.
The triathlon took place in the x-bionic® sphere in Samorin; a unique multipurpose complex with an area of over 100 hectares, one of the most remarkable facilities of its kind. The sphere’s state-of-the-art facilities offer professional conditions for 27 Olympic sport disciplines. John said: “It was an amazing venue, and felt rather like being at the Olympics.”
Challenge Samorin for John consisted of a 1.9km swim, 90km bike and 21.1km run. He was thrilled to come out of the race as the fastest Briton in his age group. Having met a fellow British competitor on the plane, he was equally delighted to discover that she had won her category outright.
Alistair Brownlee, who was competing at the event, pulled out before the run element. John likes to think it’s because Alistair thought he was catching him up!
Next up for John is a trip to Canada in August in the company of the entire British team. He will be competing in a duathlon (10km run, 40km bike, 5km run) on August 21. Just six days later, still in Canada, he will be competing again – this time in a championship Ironman.
John says that after his trip to Canada, he is likely to be returning to less challenging marathons and concentrating on moving Diespeker to the next stage.
“Competing for Britain has really helped my business focus. It has fired up my brain, helped me think more competitively and given me an even greater drive to success.
“We have definitely raised the bar at Diespeker & Co; rising to every challenge that clients have given us. Focus, effort and doing whatever it takes applies as much to Diespeker & Co as it does to my sporting achievements.”
We wish John good luck in Canada!