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18. February 2022

World Cham­pion Gustav Iden Starts in hep Green

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The hep sports team gets a top-class addi­tion. Gustav Iden, two-time Norwe­gian Ironman 70.3 world cham­pion, will start in hep green this season. Besides Imogen Simmonds and Daniel Bække­gård, Gustav is the third inter­na­tional world-class athlete of the German triathlon team from the sunny southwest.

hep sports team is Thrilled
The Swiss hep sports team manager Schild­knecht is pleased: “hep is a German, but inter­na­tio­nally strongly growing company in the field of photo­vol­taics. Gustav is very hard-working and down-to-earth. This is an ideal match. I am very happy to welcome Gustav to our team.“

Gustav Iden, a Talent With Clear Goals
The 25-year-old from Bergen, Norway, is consi­dered one of the biggest talents in triathlon. Despite his young age, he already has two world cham­pionship titles and an Olympic appearance to his name. In 2019, he won the Ironman 70.3 world title for the first time in Nice and after the cancel­la­tion of the 2020 world cham­pions­hips, he defended the title last year.

Gustav’s next goal is to win the title of “Ironman World Cham­pion“ and he cannot wait to compete in the hep jersey: “I am incredibly happy to be part of hep. The menta­lity of the people who work here and the work they do fit perfectly with my beliefs.

As a passio­nate nature lover, I am convinced that rene­wable ener­gies are indis­pensable. As a global expert in solar energy, hep helps us all move in the right direc­tion — “because there is no planet b.“

In the hep sports team he has the best prere­qui­sites for this and will follow in the foots­teps of his future team­mate Sebas­tian Kienle. Kienle, himself a former Ironman world cham­pion, will end his profes­sional sports career at the end of next year.

2022 – a Season With two Ironman World Cham­pions­hips
In general, the moti­va­tion among the hep sports team pros is high: the declared goal this year is to be right at the top of the field at two Ironman world cham­pions­hips. This unique oppor­tu­nity arises because the 2021 Ironman world cham­pionship has been post­poned to May 7, 2022, due to the pandemic. The venue will be St. George in the US state Utah.

With Sebas­tian Kienle, Daniel Bække­gård, Gustav Iden, Imogen Simmonds and Laura Philipp, five hep sports team athletes have quali­fied. For the second world cham­pionship 2022 in Hawaii in October the quali­fi­ca­tion is not yet completed. But already today a large part of the hep sports team has the ticket for Hawaii in the bag.

One thing is already certain shortly before the start of the season: 2022 will have a lot to offer. More infor­ma­tion will follow soon.