Kinetic Trainers Help Frederik Van Lierde to Ironman World Championship
Kinetic-sponsored Belgian triathlete wins Kona crown
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – October 22, 2013 – The final step at the Ironman World Championship was the easiest for Kinetic athlete Frederik Van Lierde; it was the big one to the top of the podium.
The Belgian bested the field in calm but muggy conditions, coming from behind on the final run leg for the win. Van Lierde was signed as a Kinetic athlete earlier this year and trained last winter with a Rock and Roll fluid trainer.
“The Rock and Roll is the only trainer that gets close to the feeling you have on the road,” Van Lierde said. “Like last year, my Kinetic trainer will be a great help this winter to execute specific exercises in the build up toward the new season.”
With a consistent performance across the three legs in Hawaii – including a Top-5 cycling leg – Van Lierde capped off his already impressive resume, which includes three wins at the French Nice Ironman and a pair of victories at the Ironman in Abu Dhabi. The 34-year-old became the second Belgian to win the World Championship, joining his coach, Luc Van Lierde (no relation), who won twice.
“When we signed Freddy earlier this year we knew the upside was limitless with his athleticism and incredible commitment to training,” said Kinetic Division Manager Paul Carlsen. “We’re so proud to be associated with this amazing competitor and congratulate him on becoming World Champion.”
Van Lierde uses a Kinetic Rock and Roll trainer for his indoor training program, taking advantage of the fluid resistance unit’s realistic power curve to mimic outdoor workouts and the side-to-side movement to build core and leg strength for grueling Ironman-length bike legs.
“It’s the only trainer you can train on for hours without any kind of pain or friction,” Van Lierde said.
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