Ian Benejkamp is the Dutch triathlon champion for the third time

Bossum – Ian Benekamp of Bossum has become the Dutch champion for the third time in a row. He has now qualified for the U23 World Triathlon Championships to be held in Edmonton (Canada) on August 21, 2021.

“what or what One day,” the Dutch champion looks back. “I was finally allowed to race again. It was like the Olympic NK distance. Despite the fact that a lot of extra action was taken the night before the race, the TRI HARD Series still managed to put together a great event. Besides 3athlon.nl, there was a live broadcast, so everyone could cheer us up. And it happened, absolutely wonderful.”

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Foto: Saskia Pennekamp Snatterse

Bussumer knows his weaknesses and therefore has worked hard with Sebastiaan Verschuren to improve his swimming style. with results. “I swam really well in a triathlon for the first time,” he says. “I got out of the water in the pursuit group 30 seconds later than the leading group. Very happy with the steps I took. Also good to see that it must have been more difficult.”

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Pennekamp got his bike at a disadvantage. “That was true from the start, but I couldn’t close the gap. Fortunately, Jorik van Egdom, one of the best cyclists in the world of triathlon, passed me with difficulty. I only managed to connect with him. In the end we were a group of eleven and after a bike part quickly Ultra We were allowed to start the last part.”

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Foto: Saskia Pennekamp Snatterse

He’s agreed with his running coach Frank Heldorn to run his own race, without being fooled by others. Benecamp: “The run was really fast from the start. From the 7th place and then I walked slowly across the field. That gave me so much energy that after 2.5km I actually ran to 2nd and 1st U23! Only Jurek was still ahead of me. Then I probably even tried to walk Here, but that was still a long way off. So cool to finally be on stage with the next Olympian.”

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