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Kristian Blummenfelt wants to beat Yee and Wilde at the Paris Games

Kristian Blummenfelt, Olympic champion in Tokyo 2021, faces a difficult path in his attempt to retain the title at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Despite the difficulties he has experienced this year, he has the goal of winning the gold medal again in Paris.

Known for his ability to perform at his best in the most adverse conditions, Blummenfelt has won the IRONMAN World Championship and the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.

However, the challenge of returning to the Olympic distance and competing against the fast Alex Yee y Hayden Wilde is considerable.

This year has not been the best for Blummenfelt. He started with a tenth place at the WTCS Yokohama and a thirty-first in Cagliari, where a puncture ruined his hopes of being in the final fight.

Aware of the need to improve his running speed to compete with Yee, Savage y Morgan Pearson, Blummenfelt is adjusting his training intensively in these weeks leading up to the Games.

In a recent interview on 'The Norwegian Method' podcast, Blummenfelt expressed his dissatisfaction with his results in Yokohama and Cagliari, but also his firm belief in the possibility of beating his competitors in Paris. “I still believe there is a way to beat Alex, Hayden y Morgan and to the French boys at the Games,” he stated.

To achieve this, Blummenfelt is combining a high-volume, high-intensity approach to his training, living “on the edge.” “It will be risky, but we have to take risks if we want to win. We didn't travel to Paris to be in the top 5 or top 10, or even for a bronze. We are going for victory,” she declared with determination.

In addition to changes to his training, Blummenfelt is implementing more structure into his daily life. She has reduced her use of social media and has focused on optimizing her time. “I try to be less on the phone and more present in my training,” she said.

The results in Yokohama and Cagliari have been a learning experience for Blummenfelt.

 In Yokohama, he realized the need to adjust his training, while in Cagliari, despite the puncture, he felt he was in better shape. These experiences have allowed him to adjust his strategy and better prepare for the challenges of Paris.

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