Triatlon

David Hauss: “I thought about giving up triathlon several times”

David Hauss: “I thought about giving up triathlon several times”

The Frenchman speaks to Pontoon on his return to the elite after a slump that began with the frustration of finishing fourth in the London Olympics and which could have ended his career prematurely.

“I pulled off a perfect race, I had no complaints. But even so... I was fourth. And even now when I think about that day it hurts. I finished fourth and that will stay with me for the rest of my life: the first to finish without a medal,” David admits bitterly to Pontoon almost three years after the Olympic triathlon in London.

Lisa Nordén: a new balance

Lisa Nordén: a new balance

The World Champion and Olympic silver medallist tells us how she felt she needed a change in order to continue performing at her level without completely sacrificing her personal life. 

Her calf tore. She felt it. But there were only a few metres left on the blue carpet to be crowned champion of the world for the first time. She crossed the finishing line in fourth place and claimed the points she needed to end a dream 2012 with Olympic silver. Lisa knew at that moment that it was a turning point in her life. Behind the smiles for the cameras, “I’d had enough of living on the road. I just wanted to go back home,” Lisa admits earnestly from the other end of the telephone line in Gold Coast, Australia.

Los 5 triatlones más emocionantes de las WTS de mujeres

Los 5 triatlones más emocionantes de las WTS de mujeres

 

Pontoon hace su Top 5 de las mejores carreras que han deparado las WTS de mujeres desde su inicio en 2009

5, 4, 3, 2, 1...  En este caso también empezamos por Londres, esta vez en 2013, donde la gran final dejó a Gwen Jorgensen, Anne Haug y Non Stanford con el mundial en sus manos. Anne Haug tuvo un día horrible dese el inicio de la natación y Gwen Jorgensen se cayó en bici. Ante la eliminación en cadena, Non Stanford supo hacer su trabajo y se coronó campeona del mundo justo un año después de haberlo sido en categoría sub-23.