Press release: 36-year-old Danish triathlete Rasmus Henning will compete in his last professional race at the 2012 Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii on October 13. This will be the end of a pro career that has lasted for 13 years amongst the World’s best triathletes in both ITU and long distance racing. The Dane has had some major results in his career.
In Olympic Distance racing he was European champion in 2004 and has 5 world cup titles and numerous podiums to his credit. Most significant are the two wins in the highly contested Hy-Vee races in Des Moines in 2007 and 2008. He is also a double Olympian with two top-8 finishes – 7th in Athens 2004 and 8th in Beijing 2008. Henning has won several iron distance titles and in 2010 he raced in the 5th fastest iron distance time ever (now 7th fastest) at Challenge Roth hitting the finish line in 7:52:36 with a very impressive marathon of 2:39. In March 2012 he won the Abu Dhabi International Triathlon after another splendid run performance.