Sweating before the triathlon premiere

For some new athletes the preperations for the KnappenMan get really tough.

For some newcomers, the preparations for the KnappenMan are becoming more intensive.excerpt Sächsische Zeitung, 19.05.2017 (text and photo Hagen Linke)The men and women who plough through the water of the Lausitzbad twice a week are no longer the youngest. But they are up to something that many untrained mid-twenties cannot imagine. The Sparkassen-KnappenMan triathlon brings them together on Tuesdays and Thursdays. In just over three months’ time they have to pass the endurance triathlon at the Dreiweiberner See. Coach Jan Frobart is standing on the sidelines, looking at correct hip extension and elbow holds and says that the three months should be enough. “You’re on your way to doing the swim distance well.” But triathlon is more. Those who want to do it on their own, get on their bikes in the Wechselgarten and put on running shoes at the end of the race. The final discipline should not be a problem, says Renee Kusnik, who managed the Oberelbe Marathon a few weeks ago – a good 42 kilometres. Now, in August, it will be the Olympic distance in triathlon – 1.5 kilometres in water, 40 on the bike and another ten on foot. The goal is to get through sensibly, says Renee Kusnik. “I am not putting pressure on myself. I want to smile at the finish line.” This was initially difficult during training. In the swimming pool it was important not to cramp up. Since autumn the training group of about ten has been meeting. All were beginners. Coach Jan Frobart attaches importance to correct technique. But if you learn the crawl style in your early 50s, you won’t be gliding through the water like record Olympic champion Michael Phelps after half a year.

Liebe Triathleten,

leider ändern sich die Dinge manchmal relativ schnell und kurzfristig.
In den letzten eineinhalb Jahren wurden Teilbereiche des Sports in
Hoyerswerda auf den Prüfstand gestellt – mit drastischen Konsequenzen für
uns als Sportbund Lausitzer Seenland – Hoyerswerda e.V., dem Ausrichter des
schnellen Triathlons im Lausitzer Seenland.

Kurzum wir müssen den 34. Sparkassen KnappenMan leider absagen.

Die bereits geleistete Teilnehmergebühr wird euch selbstverständlich zu 100%
erstattet. Für besondere Anliegen wendet euch bitte direkt an uns.
Wir sind unendlich traurig darüber, dass wir die Pandemie überstanden haben
und uns nun andere Gründe zu einer Absage zwingen.
Danken möchten wir allen Sponsoren, Partnern, Unterstützern, Helfern und
Teilnehmern sowie der Gemeinde Lohsa und des Landkreises Bautzen für 33
wundervolle Jahre.

Das Präsidium des Sportbundes Lausitzer Seenland – Hoyerswerda e.V.