Sebastian Kienle is a German triathlete and an absolute machine on the bike. While it is not his lone skill in the three-discipline sport of triathlon, the bike is definitely where Kienle sets himself apart from the field. He's often cranking such powerful wattage on the bike that his competitors can only hope they can remain within a reasonable distance in hopes of catching him on the run.
Kienle began his triathlon career competing in XTerra events, winning his first-ever competitive race. In 2009, he won Ironman 70.3 Germany, holding off 70.3 World Champion Michael Raelert.
In 2012, Kienle made a real name for himself amongst triathlon’s elite when he took the Ironman 70.3 World Championship title in Las Vegas and 4th place at Ironman World Championships in Kona a month later. The German would repeat his 70.3 Ironman World Championship in 2013 and move up a spot in Kona, to take third for his first podium at the big race. He finally landed atop the podium in Kona in 2014.