Ironman Coeur d’Alene Winner Ben Hoffman Interview
The 29-year-old finished with an overall time of 8:17:31, 8 minutes ahead of second placed Viktor Zyemtsev. Not only did Hoffman dominate the field, he also broke Crowie’s 2011 course record by about 2 minutes. Talking about his victory Hoffman gave credit to his family who supported him and helped with his preparation.
“You know what you need to do to be competitive for the win, and I had incredible support. Not just my sponsors, but also my family came up to the race, and that includes my parents and my sister and her husband.”
Hoffman now has bragging rights over Craig having broken his record. No doubt he’ll let his Australian friend know about that one.
About breaking the record: “There was a point during the race where I was doing some quick math: “If I run this, I should be kind of close to it.”I was able to hold my form all the way.”
“It was something that was on my mind. It wasn’t a motivating factor all day, but it was a cherry on top.”
About his career goals: “In the long term, my focus has always been to win Ironman Hawaii (world championships) and that’s the crown jewel of our sport.”
“That’s where I’ve been putting my focus.”
We’re sure he’s going to win a bunch more Ironmans and do himself proud in the World Champions. Not as good as Crowie, hopefully!
You can read the full interview by the Colorado Daily here.