Last weekend, Daniela Ryf won the IRONMAN World Championship in Hawaii for the third time in a row.
Daniela Ryf has a reputation in the triathlon scene for being a fighter. The recipe for success: “I accept the pain.”
Giving up is no alternative for Daniela Ryf.
Her training shoes fly over the asphalt. With each bound, the V-Class parked at the end of the path is a little closer. Just like coming into the home straight at a competition, the black Mercedes V-Class represents the end of a hard workout. But suddenly the runner’s step slow down. Sweat runs from her brow, her calves are burning; there’s only one step between her and giving up. But the idea of breaking off the race at a time like this is not an option for Daniela Ryf. Instead she moves up a gear and sprints the last few metres to the V-Class.
Read the full portrait about the world champion here.