We already published a preview and a race report about this great event. Now here is the official video about the race for you, it needs no words more to be explained. What else does it need to get to know yourself?
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!”
|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[toggle title=”Full results (www.ironman.com)”]LINK[/toggle][toggle title=”Timo´s statement after the race (German)”]LINK[/toggle][toggle title=”Official Pro race report”][/toggle][toggle title=”Hawaii TV report preview”]LINK[/toggle]
Ironman World Championship at Hawaii – the Mecca of all triathletes
The ultimate discipline in the triathlon is the Ironman: 3.8 kilometre swim, 180 kilometre cycle and a marathon over 42.195 kilometres are to be completed during an Ironman. Only a few athletes will make the leap to the World Championships for this racing distance in Hawaii in October. In total there are only 80 places for the pros (50 men and 30 women) and around 1700 for the age-group athletes, which for the most part will be assigned during the season through positions in different races. Three of the coveted slots for the pro-group 2013 were able to be secured by three athletes from the POWER HORSE Triathlon Team, newly founded in March 2013. On 12th October, Timo Bracht, Jan Raphael and Horst Reichel will race in the World Championships. More information about the team, training insights and the gear → www.x-bionic.com/ironman-hawaii-2013
The live stream
Last weekend SWISSMAN Xtreme Triathlon 2013 winner Markus Stierli added another big success to his sports career: he won the 11th edition of the Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon at the top of the Norwegian mountain Gaustatoppen. He finished the race in 11:25:16h and could leave his competitors behind him. All athletes had to fight with the special Norwegian elements: fog, headwind and rain made the race even harder.
The Norseman is like the SWISSMAN a very special race because of the difficult track with climbs, the finish at a steep mountain and the uncomfortable weather. The winner, X-BIONIC® athlete Markus Stierli, mentioned after the race: “The Isklar Norseman was the perfect race for me . Wet, cold and lots of wind” – Congratulations Markus!
1. Markus Stierli (SUI) 11:25:16
2. Dirk Wijnalda (NED) 11:41:33
3. Allan Hovda (NOR) 11:49:30
4. Lars Christian Vold (NOR) 11:50:07
5. Lasse Rypdal (NOR) 11:55:09
1. Inger Liv Bjerkreim Nilsen (NOR) 12:43:14
2. Lydia Waldmüller (AUT) 12:55:20
3. Line Foss (NOR) 13:01:34
4. Malin Lundvik (SWE) 13:54:59
5. Rebekka Trukenmüller (GER) 13:59:04
Find the complete results here.
Norseman 2013 finish line video
The Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon 10th anniversary film
SWISSMAN is a unique triathlon adventure over the Ironman distance with a total ascent of 5200 m. The journey begins in southern ambience at the lowest point of Switzerland at 196 m above sea level, crosses the Alps with three major hills and reaches its summit with the stunning scenery at the finish line just below the top of Europe at 2061 m. In June 2013 the first edition of the race started with 50 competitors. We gathered some videos that show the location and athletes before, during and after the triathlon:[Youtube_Channel_Gallery feed=”playlist” user=”PLwWK8UJyFanXrXB494QcnmAUAly3j3f5a” videowidth=”560″ ratio=”16×9″ theme=”light” color=”white” autoplay=”0″ rel=”0″ showinfo=”0″ maxitems=”16″ thumbwidth=”160″ thumbratio=”16×9″ thumbcolumns=”4″ title=”1″ description=”0″ thumbnail_alignment=”top” descriptionwordsnumber=”6″ link=”1″]