Defending champion at the start

The reigning world champion Merle Brunnée (Germany) is also sure to be part of the team at the 33rd Powerman Zofingen, the Long Distance Duathlon World Championships, on 4 September 2022. «The World Championship title in Zofingen, by the way my first duathlon of my career, means a lot to me, not only because it was a great honour and an unforgettable event, but also because I associate so many memories with it.»

The 28-year-old from Heidelberg, can’t wait until she can compete again at the Powerman Zofingen. «Zofingen is a unique event that is organised very successfully with a lot of know-how and effort», says Brunnée. «The fact that there were multiple laps for both the run and the bike made it possible to keep passing places where spectators were motivating and cheering you on. That was great!» At home, she said, the whole family was cheering along. «For my friends and family, it was especially nice that there was a livestream of the event.» As a doctor at the university hospital, she works full time and rotates shifts, so she has to stay flexible and plan the training around her workday, she said. «So I end up trying to fit in at least 15 hours of training a week.»
Here is the livestream of the Powerman Zofingen 2021: