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Ronnie Schildknecht

Ronnie Schildknecht is mister Ironman Switzerland. The first man to ever win an Ironman seven times in a row, it is a title he has earned. He also knows how to maximize the hometown advantage in the half distance, winning the Ironman 70.3 Rapperswil-Jona in 2007, 2008 and 2009. A talented tennis player in his early days, Ronnie started his triathlon career in 2000. He has always combined triathlon and duathlon, collecting multiple Swiss championship titles in duathlon along the way. Ronnie has made his mark in the Ironman Hawaii as well, finishing 4th in 2008. In 2011, he was the first to record a sub-8 hour Ironman in Florida. In 2013, Ronnie demonstrated the best was still to come, winning the Heilbronn Triathlon, Ironman South Africa and Ironman Switzerland.  In 2014, he became 4th at the European Championship Ironman in Frankfurt, not racing Ironman Switzerland for the first time. In 2015 Ronnie decided to put his favorite Ironman back on the race calendar which resulted in an 8th victory in Ironman Switzerland. A record that probably will last for very very long time.

FACTS AND FIGURES

Date of birth:19/09/1979
Nationality:Swiss
Hometown:Samstagern, Switzerland
Family:Wife Christina and daughter Mila
Weight:79kg
Height:185cm
Trainer/coach:Lubos Bilek
Strength/stabilization:Maarten Thysen

GEAR

BIKE STATS: 
Time trial frame:BMC TM01
Frame size:M-long
Handlebars:Pro Missile
Power meter:SRM
Gearing:Shimano Di2 11/25
Components:Shimano Di 2 Dura-Ace
Saddle:fi'zi:k Arione
Pedals:Shimano Dura-Ace
Wheels:Shimano C75 
Tires/tubulars:Continental TT Clincher
Helmets:uvex race 2 pro for racing, race 5 for training
Bike clothes:Pearl Izumi
Bike shoes:Shimano TR9 and R321
Road bike:BMC TMR01, size 56
Turbo trainer:Tacx NEO
  
OTHER GEAR: 
Race clothes:Pearl Izumi
Leisure clothes:Lululemon
Heart rate monitor:Polar V800 and V650
Wetsuit:Speedo Super Elite 16
Sunglasses:uvex
Running shoes:Pearl Izumi
Nutrition:Etixx
Sports & travel bags:Ogio
Bike bag: Scicon Aerocomfort Triathlon
  
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT: 
Visor sponsor:ewz
Co-sponsor:IWC Schaffhausen
Co-sponsor:Raiffeisen Bank
Co-sponsor:Biestmilch
Partner: Job impuls
Partner: GNL Footwear 
Partner:SenseCore - Human High Performance Partner

2016 Race Schedule

4 September 2016

Locarno Triathlon (1/4 non-drafting)

8 October 2016

WC Ironman Hawaii

Results

2015  
RaceTypeResult
Oceanside - California70.38
TexasIM3
Rapperswil70.34
MotalaITU Ld WC6
ZurichIM1
   
2014  
RaceTypeResult
Abu Dhabi1.5/100/105
South AfricaIMDNF
LanzaroteIM DNF
SwitzerlandIM 70.34
KraichgauChallenge2
FrankfurtIM4
WiesbadenIM 70.37
BudapestIM 70.33
HawaiiIM WC12
   
2013  
RaceTypeResult
South AfricaIM1
SwitzerlandIM1
South AfricaIM 70.32
HeilbronnHalf1
   
2012  
RaceTypeResult
SCDuathlon1
TexasIM 70.33
SwitzerlandIM1
South AfricaIM 70.32
UsterOD1
   
2011  
RaceTypeResult
SCDuathlon1
SwitzerlandIM1
Rapperswil-JonaIM 70.32
SCTriathlon2
OceansideIM 70.34
WalchseeChallenge1
FloridaIM 1
   
2010  
RaceTypeResult
SCDuathlon1
SwitzerlandIM1
Rapperswil-JonaIM 70.32
WC IM HawaiiIM15
EC ETU Duathlon3
   
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