On Saturday last weekend the downhill pro season was kicked off in Soelden/Austria. All athletes were motivated for this great event because it´s no start to a regular season: It´s the Olympic season with the games in Sotschi/Russia in February next year. We had the opportunity to meet our sponsored athletes from Norway, Switzerland and Russia for a photo shooting there. We had some great action with all athletes and got some nice shots for our next campaigns. World Champion Aksel Lund Svindal missed the podium but was happy with his 4th place. We will publish a gallery with more photos of the shooting in the next few weeks, stay tuned! If you want to see the second race in full length, watch this video of a German TV station. The Norway athletes are visible at min 1:47, 3:30 and 30:30. And just have a look at minute 5:00, there ...

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Last month we had a photo contest running on Facebook. All participants with X-BIONIC® could upload their photo from the Berlin Marathon and let the community vote. The contest ended last Friday and one image got the most votes: Wojciech´s photo earned 177 votes. He will get the prize for the winning photo very soon: a brand new Effektor running set! Congratulations! Don´t miss our next photo contest with great prizes, we will announce it soon here on the blog and our Facebook page! Check out the three most voted images: ...

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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 ...

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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!   Join our Club at Strava → http://www.strava.com/clubs/x-bionic-teamride   ...

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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 ...

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