Peter Ellis (GBR), number 2 of the current Powerman World Ranking 2018/19
“I want to be among the top ten in Zofingen”
In a series we present the top favourites of the 2019 Zofingen ITU Powerman Long Distance Duathlon World Championships. We started with the defending champion Petra Eggenschwiler from Solothurn a few days ago. Whether Gaël Le Bellec will be able to defend his title on 8 September 2019 in Zofingen is completely unclear. The French world number one was shot down by a car on May 5th at the Powerman Michigan in Frankenmuth on the second bike lap and is still injured. Thus the English world rank second Peter “Oz” Ellis moves into the spotlight.
“Yes, I plan to start at the 31st Powerman Zofingen,” confirms Peter “Oz” Ellis on request. However, the Englishman, born on the 16th of August 1983, is relatively modest with regard to 8 September 2019. “I want to finish in the top 10 in Zofingen.” The Powerman world ranking second place is in top form: “I proved this with my two victories at the Powerman Hawaii and at the Powerman Michigan”. Ellis now wants to strike again at the UK Armed Forces Triathlon Championships on 24 July, where he will compete for the Royal Air Force. In the Age Group category, the Englishman has won everything there is to win: World and European Champion, plus British and English Champion. “I’m happy with the season so far, but I know there will be a lot more to come.” Anyway, Ellis wants to do better in Zofingen this time than at his premiere two years ago. “That’s when I ended up in a disappointing 23rd place.”
Text: Raphael Galliker
Here you can find more info about the registration for Powerman Zofingen 2019.
The soon 36-year-old Englishman Peter Ellis wants to crown his very good season in Zofingen on 8 September 2019. Photo: zVg