X-BIONIC® fan Irene Gambaro from Zurich is one of the most successful Swiss female triathlon athletes. This year she became the vice world champion of the Half Ironman and took part for the third time in the legendary Hawaii Ironman, the long-distance World Championship for professionals and age groups. Irene had her sights set on a top ten finish in this year’s World Championship. In spite of some difficulties, she ultimately landed a sensational eighth place in her age group – once again a top result this year! Shortly after her finish on Big Island, she gave us an interview and told us what it was like for her crossing the finish line. In her personal race report from Hawaii, she further details the difficulties she had to overcome during this year’s tournament. You can see her impressive report from Kona after the interview in the info box. Enjoy the ...

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The 31st edition of the legendary Challenge Roth (GER) last Sunday was another successful competition for X-BIONIC® Athlete Timo Bracht. He finished 31 seconds behind his last years victory time in 7:56:31h – only 5 minutes behind winner Nils Frommhold who showed an outstanding bike performance and was unbeatable this year. The race started early in the morning at 6:30 am. Timo was in the leading swim group and started very fast on the bike. During the cycling, the later winner showed an extraordinary performance with one of the best long distance bike times ever and Timo lost about 11 minutes to him. But Timo did not give up the fight and got 6 minutes back during the final run. Timo ran the fastest marathon but was not able to close the gap to the leader. Although he could not defend his title, Timo was happy with his race performance: “Today ...

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Today the IRONMAN World Championships take place on Big Island. We found some interesting Kona stats for you, for example: $3,729,800 is the average amount of money spent on bikes waiting on the Kailua-Kona pier. Find more information about the event and a link to the live coverage at www.ironman.com. Read our 2013 race report here. ...

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The Challenge Roth timer displayed 7:56h last Sunday when one man crossed the finish line before all the others – Timo Bracht! His 7th attempt at the Challenge Roth was finally successful. Timo set one clear goal this year: Win this race! For this goal skips the World Championships at Hawaii this autumn and set his focus on the classic triathlon competition around the Bavarian city: “Dreaming alone is not enough! Roth is my Hawaii this year” he said before the race. During the hard race conditions with unpredictable weather conditions he never needed to worry about his clothing: “With this kind of gear you never need to worry about the heat and changing weather conditions. With the high functional clothing of X-BIONIC® and X-SOCKS® I am able to extract the best performance out of my body. My victory showed that everything worked perfectly together today” mentioned Timo after the race. This year was the 30th anniversary of the Challenge Roth and ...

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Last weekend the SWISSMAN Xtreme Triathlon 2014 took place for the second time in the beautiful Swiss Alps. In the early Saturday morning 239 athletes started into one of their biggest adventures and became a part of one of the hardest long distance triathlons worldwide. Luckily the weather was very fine and much better than last year at the first edition when the athletes had to get along with the rain and low temperatures. The competition lasted until the next day 00:50 am when the last athlete reached the finish at the kleine Scheidegg. Last years winner Markus Stierli was also there and cheered to all finishers, his track record was not beaten. Markus Stierli celebrated the SWISSMAN 2014 winner Andreas Wolpert: Post by SWISSMAN Xtreme Triathlon. Our camera team was also there to get some footage of the event. We will publish a new film about the competition very soon. Check out ...

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