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Mahalo Timo, Horst & Jan!

The IRONMAN World Championships on Hawaii are history: The POWER HORSE Triathlon Team showed a great performance and verified it´s leading role in the triathlon scene. Timo Bracht achieved another top ten result and finished on the 9th rank. The Hawaii “newbie” Horst Reichel also had a great start but a hard fight with the heat during his running part. The third athlete of the team, Jan Raphael, dropped out on the final marathon due to health problems. The new champion Frederik van Lierde (Belgium) showed the best performance in the heat of Big Island and finished the race in 08:12:29 hours. The new women´s champion Mirinda Carfrae (Australia) needed 8:52:14 hours for the Ironman. Congratulations to all finishers of this great competition!

Timo Bracht: “Everything given and happy with ninth place”

“It was a very emotional week. There were days when it ran great and days since it went so well. I then managed to get everything out of me when it counted. The result reflects not quite resist my good feeling. I’ve invested from beginning to end, over a period of 8:25 hours, very much and was constantly strong. Therefore, at the end perhaps lacked the power to still make up some places. Ninth place and the second best German – so I can live very well.”

Horst Reichel, “That was a hard thing”

“Unfortunately, I missed the connection while swimming one kilometer and could not prove my good form. The cycling was good and the top 15 were still possible after the change. On the run it was insanely hot. From kilometer 18, I had to take walk breaks. I am happy in spite of everything reached on such a tough day the goal. Because of the heat, I could not retrieve my performance simply, an absolute limit experience. But I’ll be back! “

Jan Raphael: “It seems as if Kona and I are not friends”

“It’s always disappointing not to reach the goal. If I had been able to finish the race, I would have done it anyway. Earlier this week, the discomfort of the hip have been felt, but I thought this to get through the good work of our physiotherapist Dirk Lederer at the handle. It certainly seems so, that Kona and I are not really friends. The disappointment is huge, but I’m happy with my season!”

Team results

Swim (3,8 km) Bike (180 km) Run (42,195 km) Finish Rank
Timo 51:21 min 04:43:46 h 02:56:07 h 08:26:32 h 9
Horst 53:43 min 04:45:49 h 03:30:01 h 09:14:30 h 34*
Jan 53:49 min 04:52:37 h DNF

* Division rank

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End of season TeamRide

The last TeamRide of 2013 is over: a small group of X-BIONIC® fans met at our headquarter in Wollerau. After a short meet and great and an introduction to our new products every TeamRider got his own The Trick® test set. The weather conditions became better and better during the ride. Ahead of the group was Swissman and Norseman winner Markus Stierli who gave us some insights to his great races and the training for these two outstanding Ironmans. After 30 kilometers we had a short break for a hot coffee/tea/chocolate. The tour lead over a few small mountains and we finally crossed the Seedamm near Rapperswill over the Lake of Zurich. We arrived again in Wollerau and had a final snack. The next ride will be in Spring 2014, but perhaps we will organise a Winter edition. See you next year!


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SWR visits X-BIONIC® at the Eurobike

The German TV channel SWR visited our booth at the Eurobike 2013 in Friedrichshafen. The video host Tina tried out our new Effektor Triathlon Power Suit with our new Cohesion Wrap technology. She mentioned, it is a nice suit that she would wear, not only because of the beautiful design but also the integrated technology for women´s tissue is really great. Check out the whole video (unfortunately only in German available):