Daniela Schwarz (SUI), number 13 of the current Powerman World Ranking 2018/19
«I want to do a hell of a job»
In a series we present the top favourites of the 2019 Zofingen ITU Powerman Long Distance Duathlon World Championships. It’s Daniela Schwarz’s turn today. The Winterthur woman, who celebrates her 34th birthday one day after this year’s Powerman Zofingen, is the current number 13 in the Powerman World Ranking 2018/19. The single winner of this year’s Gigathlon starts at the Powerman Zofingen for the third time. After two starts over the short distance (2016 and 2017) Schwarz finished fifth last year at her debut over the long distance.
Asked about her goal at the 31st Powerman Zofingen, Daniela Schwarz says like out of a gun: «I want to deliver a great performance.» This was done by the 34-year-old from Winterthur, who will be 34 on 9 September 2019 when she makes her debut last year with rank 5, making her the fourth best Swiss woman behind Petra Eggenschwiler (1st place), Melanie Maurer (2nd place) and Nina Zoller (4th place). Also this season Schwarz has shown a big trump: Gigathlon victory in the women’s singles category, 4th place in the interval duathlon in Zofingen, age class victory in the Ironman Switzerland 70.3 and 2nd place in her age group in the Ironman Switzerland 140.6. «The season could hardly have gone better so far! And most importantly, I’m symptom-free and injury-free.»
Text: Raphael Galliker
Here you can find more information about the registration for the Powerman Zofingen 2019