Kristian Blummenfelt and Gustav Iden provide updates earlier than the beginning of the season

Following the cancellation of WTCS Abu Dhabi, Kristian Blummenfelt has revealed which races he plans on attending sooner than the Olympic Games, as he appears to be like to catch assist-to-assist titles in Paris.

Used IRONMAN World Champion and teammate Gustav Iden has a extra delivery agenda, with the Bergen native trying to enhance from a elaborate 2023 and soar assist from an achilles break that has been plaguing him since final season.

In a video filmed by CADEX on YouTube, the duo discuss thru their off-season and part some thoughts earlier than a season stuffed with anticipation and expectation.

“I do know sport is awfully hard”

For Iden, 2023 presented a choice of challenges on and off the inch course, with the passing of his Mother dealing a prime blow to the Tokyo Olympian, who final competed on the PTO Tour Asian Open in August.

Gustav Iden on the race at WTCS Abu Dhabi 2023
Photograph Credit: Wagner Araujo / World Triathlon

“It’s been a difficult year as most of you who apply me know. I made up my thoughts to drag the race as my Achilles began to play up. I accurate are looking out for to fetch assist into form again, that is my number 1 precedence.

“The Achilles is aloof a neighborhood and it has been half a year, so for a man that has by no methodology been injured sooner than it is miles moderately stressful.

“But, I’m in triathlon for the long race, not decrease than ten extra years, so I will rob my time to fetch assist to being healthy. I do know sport is awfully hard and I am some distance from being in accurate form.” 

“Singapore used to be a relief”

Whereas the final notice PTO Tour inch of the year in 2023 used to be unsuccessful for Iden, the inch saw Blummenfelt sooner or later compose his long-term ambition of securing a catch over the 100km distance.

“To catch a PTO inch is something I felt esteem I’d been striving for after three years. I failed to originate it to the starting point in Daytona in 2020, I came 2d in Edmonton, 2d again in Ibiza and third on the US Open, so I felt esteem I had one extra shot sooner than Paris in Singapore.

“To originate it in Singapore used to be a relief, as I also secured the PTO Rating for the 2d year in a row and mixing that with also racing the test tournament used to be a moderately chilly skills.” 

Kristian Blummenfelt wins PTO Asian Open 2023
Photograph Credit: Darren Wheeler / ThatCameraMan / PTO

Targeted on Paris and Kona in 2024, Blummenfelt revealed within the video that his trying out numbers were amongst the highest recorded, ever, with the Norwegian in accurate spirits, joking that “it’s optional to work laborious, but I positively imply you to originate so.” 

His sights situation on gold within the French capital this summer, the 30-year-frail will seemingly be on every person’s radar when he takes to the Parisian streets in July. Prior to then, the PTO World #1 could maybe completely confirm that he would inch each and each WTCS Yokohama and WTCS Cagliari in May maybe maybe also.

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