Schoeman Honest over Podium Finish in Power Up Debut

Henri Schoeman is taking the positives from his first step up to middle distance racing but told The Power Up Show that inexperience cost him.

The Super League star and Olympic bronze medallist tackled a debut 70.3 in his native South Africa and finished on the podium with a solid third place.

Schoeman led out of the swim and pushed hard on the bike but paid the price on the run as he finished behind countrymen Matt Trautman and Bradley Weiss.

Schoeman sent in a special video message to be broadcast on the first edition of The Power Up Show and said:

I’m pretty happy with it.
I’m a little bit disappointed in that I felt like I could have done a lot better but my inexperience cost me quite a bit. I thought I was going easy enough but it wasn’t as easy as I should have and I found that I blew up before I even hit the run and I was running in survival mode instead of racing.
I learnt a lot from it. It was a really tough race with some really great athletes that were racing – Matt Trautman and Bradley Weiss were phenomenal on the day so congrats to them and everyone racing.
I am really happy I got this under my belt and next time I am going to do even better.

The Power Up Show’s debut episode has been hailed as a success with other guests including the ‘pedalling Picasso’ Anthony Hoyte and winter tri guru Jason Lameroux joining presenters Dave Rogers and Raya Hubbell.

The fortnightly magazine show also featured triathlon legend and Super League co-founder Chris McCormack dialling in from Rwanda in the ‘Where TF is Macca’ segment while the transition challenge leaderboard is up and running – and inviting viewers to get involved.

You can watch the show and see Schoeman’s video below. The next edition will be broadcast live from Super League’s London offices on 11 February.

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