How proud are we of MD John Krause, who recently represented GB in the 2016 ETU Challenge Long Distance Triathlon European Championships held in Poznan, Poland.
John was representing GB in the 55-59 age group, in which he came 3rd out of British competitors, and 8th out of the whole of Europe. He was 153rd overall, in a field that included professional athletes.
John swam 3.8km in 1 hour 13 minutes, cycled 180km in 6 hours and 40 minutes. Immediately after the cycle and in temperatures reaching 28 degrees, John had to start the marathon. Even so, he managed to run the 42.195km in 4 hours 20 mins, only slightly slower than his very first London Marathon.
John’s total time was 12 hours 20 minutes and 53 seconds.
He has now completed 130 marathons, and tells us his next target is to take part in the World Championships Duathlon in Canada in 2017, which means training to ensure he can reach speeds of over 20 miles an hour on the bike for a distance of 25 miles.
John says that the other athletes taking part in Posnan trained for over 30 hours a week. He’s not sure he can manage this on top of all the hours a week he puts into his passion, the growing success of Diespeker & Co.
He said: “Representing Britain this weekend was unquestionably one the best and proudest moments of my life. I made sure I had a British flag to wave as I crossed the line.”
Well done John!