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Saturday 08

At 08:07 am

The last evening before the gun goes off

6.25 am – that’s the next big timing point. Tomorrow morning, it’s time for more than 2300 athletes to take off on a mission here in Hawaii. Andy is ready to go and very thankful that he is racing tomorrow. Huge thanks to everyone who supported him on his way back to the Ironman World Championship, partners and sponsors, to trainer and physiotherapists and all these great people around. Kona no. 8 means a lot to him, hopefully no. 8 will be a number of luck for Andy. Keep your fingers crossed for him, once the gun goes off tomorrow in Kailua-Kona. 

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Friday 07

At 06:56 pm

Get ready

Friday is get-ready day in Kona. The race is less than 24 hours away, training’s done and everything is racked and ready for the big day. Andy will bring his tt bike to transition this afternoon after a short run and a final ride. In the evening, he will have a last short swim in Kona, and that’s it. Now nervousness spreads out. Andy has come a long way into this race - and he is ready to go hard on Saturday.

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Friday is get-ready day in Kona. The race is less than 24 hours away, training’s done and everything is racked and ...
Friday 07

At 04:33 am

Only 2 days to go

After the exciting evening with live tv transmission and following welcome dinner with Erdinger, now on Thursday it feels like calm before the storm. The pro briefing is always a significant point of no return. You don’t talk much here, but always it will a bit about the weather and the wind conditions. Both have been quite special and quite normal for Kona this week. Andy experienced some characteristic moments already earlier this week: You head out on Queen K-Highway and it’s hot, but only 20 kilometers later you get into a furious rain shower with heavy winds and the temperature drops about 15 degrees. And a few minutes later you get dehydrated and it’s like being in a Sauna. In Kona it’s especially important to supply themselves with trace elements and mineral nutrients.

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Thursday 06

At 12:16 am

Raceweek kona 2016

Sometimes race week days in Kona seem to have more than 24 hours. Today, Andy is looking forward to be at the Team ERDINGER Alkoholfrei evening to spend some time with nice people enjoying good food. Before there is some work to do on the swim, bike and run side before he will head to a NBC interview in the afternoon. German folks may get up early for an interview that will be part of the ARD and ZDF Morgenmagazin. There will be a live interview starting on Thursday at about 5.40 am German time in the Morgenmagazin.

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Sometimes race week days in Kona seem to have more than 24 hours. Today, Andy is looking forward to be at the Team ...
Sunday 11

At 01:41 pm

What a race! Andy fought 8 hours 17 minutes and 43 seconds to realize a successful comeback in Kailua-Kona after two tough years. Eventually he took second place despite a flat tire on the bike. Andy is very grateful for each one out there who kept his fingers crossed for him and for everyone who did undergo the ups and downs with him during the 2015 Ironman Hawaii. Thanks to this result and to your support, this day has been the kick-off for the project Kona 2016.

Thanks a lot to our Sponsor for your great support: Erdinger Alkoholfrei, CUBE, SwissSide, Powerbar, sailfish, Giro, Castelli, Oakley, Fizik, Continental, Playitas Resort

and bis thanks to our coach Wolfram Bott. THANK YOU!!!

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What a race! Andy fought 8 hours 17 minutes and 43 seconds to realize a successful comeback in Kailua-Kona after two ...
Saturday 10

At 09:16 am

Here we go!

The 2015 Ironman Hawaii is about to start. The race of the year which Andy has been working for in recent months. The field is ready, all athletes, whether participating as a professional or racing in an age group, feel the same nervousness, they are all excited. The training is behind all the athletes, some little issues, some emotional heights and some depths. But now, you can't change anything, the time has come for everybody in this race to make the best out of it. It is Andy's clear goal to bring his bib no. 35 in a good style to the finish line - as fast as possible. The gun goes off in Kailua-Kona at 6.25 local time. Thanks for all your wishes and support. And: Keep your fingers crossed for Andy.

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The 2015 Ironman Hawaii is about to start. The race of the year which Andy has been working for in recent months. The ...
Friday 09

At 10:30 am

Let’s get ready to rumble

Let's get ready to rumble, CUBE Aerium C: 62. The show starts this afternoon for Andy's bike. At noon the bike check-in starts at the pier. All things are prepared, there will be very little workouts in all three disciplines on the day before the big day. It's all about getting a good feeling and to catch with a bit of race speed. The body has rested, the race equipment is ready. A special thanks goes to the crews of Swiss Side and CUBE. In cooperation with CUBE an aero package for Kona was designed for Andy. He will race the Ironman World Championship with a real "Instrumented Bike" which is based on the CUBE Aerium C: 62. He is feeling good on this bike, Andy hopes for a top bike performance. The Swiss Side aero wheels brought up great training impressions on the highway. Including the CeramicSpeed bearings these wheels are moving really straight forward, and Andy does, too. Thanks to CeramicSpeed for the great support. Also thanks to Castelli for the whole equipment including the new race suit. The right feeling for the water is right there, running shape is right there, Andy feels pretty well on the bike, too. Today it's the beginning of the showdown. A lot of people follow the bike check-in action at the pier, many people watch the moments when the pro athletes bring their bikes. It is a gun goes off befor the fun goes off. You have no chance to escape the nervousness.

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Let's get ready to rumble, CUBE Aerium C: 62. The show starts this afternoon for Andy's bike. At noon the bike check-in ...
Thursday 08

At 11:26 am

Pro-briefing and Carboloading

Today, there is not much training to do, the race is only two days away. Today, especially the Pro-briefing is on Andy’s schedule. All pro athletes will be there. This will be a bit of a check-around of all pro athletes, everyone knows that it no return now. That is also the right occasion to pick up the bib number in the race hotel at the Pier. Andy is ready to go into the race with #35. When you receive the numbers for the helmet and for the bike, it is a special moment. It’s somehow like a little when-the-gun-goes-off. Then it’s time to head back to the Condo through super crowded Alii Drive back. This year, Andy shares his apartment with Wolfram who’s here since a week after having finished his training camp in Houston. Wolfram's girlfriend Inga has arrived from Germany in Kona, and Andy's brother Sven, too. Tonight, it’s time to bring the carboloading on. Two days to go to the race, it’s time to fill the tank with some good food.

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Wednesday 07

At 12:03 pm

Race week

The days before the big day can be quite demanding. Race week in Kona includes a mix of training, relaxation and many appointments. Although the amount of training is not huge anymore, it's much more about the movement itself. And you try to make yourself mentally ready for race day. Today there was relatively little training, a swim session in the morning and an easy workout in the late afternoon. After swim training is done, Andy will directly enjoy with our partner Castelli. Sounds like there might be plenty of time left. You might think. But in reality, it is quite different. There are a lot of things to be done. In Kona, lot of representatives of our triathlon world come together, therefore you usually do have many interesting conversations with partners and as well with other athletes. Some chat will be given tonight at the traditional evening event of the Team ERDINGER Alkoholfrei at  Humpy’s. You meet a lot of familiar and as well some new faces, you can get a cool Erdinger and can calm down a bit after a full day. There are many invitations during race week which you actually want like to follow, but in such a kind of week this is sometimes not easy ;-)

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The days before the big day can be quite demanding. Race week in Kona includes a mix of training, relaxation and many ...
Tuesday 06

At 11:57 am

The BIG date on the calendar

October 10th. That is the BIG date on the calendar, and it is just exactly the same day as back in 2009 when Andy started in Kona for the first time back. Andy discovered a lot of different stories here in Kona in the past years, most of all he has good and positive memories of this race. Also from the not-so-great experience you can draw positive things and you can learn from it, especially for such a difficult race like this one in Hawaii.
The atmosphere in Kona is really impressive, it seems as if the city fills from hour to hour. Since Monday morning it is getting much more intense at the pier. Today, Andy has a little brick session ahead. Wolfram put a morning swim into his training program and a quick two-hour bike and run warm-up workout for the big and hot race on Saturday.

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Monday 05

At 11:38 am

Welcome back in Kailua-Kona!

Andy is back on the Big Island to race the Ironman Hawai for the seventh time. On October 10 the curtain will open again for the biggest race of the year. Of course, there are things that never change here in Kona. The hot and humid welcome at the airport or the Bay of Kailua in front of the tiny beach at the pier, where life will take place in the next few days. Then you have to stay a first shock when you enter a supermarket and you meet the freezing cold air conditioning. But it is always a little like you reach this place for the first time ever in your life. Or maybe better: in every year, it is the first all-time touch for the seventh consecutive year. You get to know the fascinating sound of the ocean, the first training in the heat, the extremely high need for water. And you are happy to see many familiar faces: athletes, friends, a lot of good people. Andy is in Kona now for less than a week and the effects of the jetlag are downsizing day by day. “Step by step I get used to it," he says. First interviews and photo shoots are already behind, but the most exciting thing is still to come. The big Saturday is almost touchable.

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Monday 13

At 10:48 am

The finish

The race is over. The Ironman Hawaii is one of the most special races in the world of sports, it is still impossible to plan what will go on in this race. Andy has finished the race. He started great into the competition, but unfortunately he had serious stomach issues during the run. These problems suddenly occured at the half marathon mark, so Andy had to bury his plans. But his sticked to his plan to finish the race - and he did. Emotionally, he is totally down, but he wants to say thank you to everybody for a great support out there on the course and good thoughts. Huge congrats to Sebastian Kienle - what a magnificent success!

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Saturday 11

At 09:32 am

Raceday

4.30 a.m. on race day. Welcome to Kaiilua-Kona which is absolutely not a sleeping city. It’s still dark, but it’s Ironman Hawaii day 2014, there is no return. Thousands of people have written millions of words about this journey, the race, the myth. Today we will discover a new episode of the Ironman Hawaii. Andy is excited and nervous. The race will start in about two hours, at 6.25 a.m. the gun goes off for the pro men. This is the moment we have worked for so long, this is the race of the year for more than 2000 athletes from all over the world. It’s going to be a tough one today – and Andy is happy to be part of it here in Kona today. He wants to say thanks, for your support and good wishes in the past months and on the way to Kona – and for your support today. Please keep your fingers crossed for all athletes out there on the course.

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Friday 10

At 01:21 pm

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That’s the famous point of no return! Today there is the Bike Check-in at the Pier of Kailua-Kona. From noon to 5.30 p.m. the bikes of more than 2000 athletes will be checked-in at the transition. This Friday means a long day for Andy and all the other athletes, they have to think about something else than the great race on Saturday.  A lot of the Ironman participants started at the Underpants Run on Thursday while Andy had a TV interview, then he relaxed and recovered a bit throughout the rest of the day. There is an extreme anticipation and a lot of tension coming up especially the day before the race, so athletes really appreciate it to do some short training sessions on the final day of their preparation. Andy will head into the water for a short swim early in the morning, then he will get on his bike for a few miles. After the Bike Check-in there will be a last pre-race run.

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Thursday 09

At 01:53 pm

“Pro Athletes”

So easy and nice the "Erdinger Abend" has been yesterday night, so serious and tough will it be from today on. The training for the Ironman Hawaii is done​​, now it is important to rest and recover on Thursday and Friday - to be ready for the big race day. For Andy, the final phase of the pre-race preparation starts with today's race briefing for all pro athletes definitely. "This is the moment in which you know that the Games begin," says Andy. In the race briefing all professionals meet each other for the first time in the race week, and there's a sizzling mix of anticipation, tension and nervousness. Andy has picked up his bib number, and he is already wearing the wristband for all "Pro Athletes". Although the mental preparation for Saturday has began weeks ago, it's heating up right now, the gun goes off quite soon.

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So easy and nice the "Erdinger Abend" has been yesterday night, so serious and tough will it be from today on. The ...
Wednesday 08

At 10:27 am

ERDINGER Night

During the race week in Kona, Andy is focusing on only a few business things besides training - he really wants to concentrate on the race on Saturday. Tonight he will have a very special meeting with Raelert-Brothers’ long-time partner Erdinger at the “Erdinger Abend” in Kona. Although it is important to stay focused during race week, Andy is really looking forward to take part in this event. This evening is a very special one during the race week in Kona, it is a real German tradition. Erdinger has invited as well athletes and media, it’s an event full of Bavarian friendliness and Hawaiian spirit. So, this will be the nice part of the day. But, as always: work first. Andy’s coach Wolfram Bott has created a nice workout-schedule for this week. Today Andy will hit the road for a run first, later today it’s time for a swim session – and then for the “Erdinger Abend”.

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During the race week in Kona, Andy is focusing on only a few business things besides training - he really wants to ...
Tuesday 07

At 01:06 pm

The excitement is becoming bigger and bigger

During his days in Kona, Andy is training a lot together with German Nils Frommhold. But besides this sympathetic colleague Andy is partnering as well with another companion in training, the CUBE Aerium Kona edition. Besides the “normal” features of this race bike, Andy’s Kona gear looks great this year thanks to the artwork and design of CUBE. This bike will be a unique piece in the transition on Saturday. The mainly blue and red colored design looks not only great, but it is as well a fast companion out there on the Highway. Andy has tested the bike in the past days, and he really enjoyed it. This Tuesday, Andy will have a swim in the morning and a bike ride including some intervals in the afternoon which will be followed by a run. Later that afternoon, the Parade of Nations and the opening of the Ironman Expo will mark the start of the final stage of race preparation. The shorter the training sessions become, the nearer is race day.Wolfram und Andy

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During his days in Kona, Andy is training a lot together with German Nils Frommhold. But besides this sympathetic ...
Monday 06

At 10:10 am

tapering phase

Andy has started into his acclimatization in Kona pretty well. After the turbulent arrival due to delayed flights he is able to deal with the heat and is preparing for the race, which is approaching. Only six days to go! The temperatures are pretty high in Hawaii, but compared to Clermont the difference is not that huge. The training group of coach Wolfram Bott seems to be well prepared for the conditions of the Big Island. Because of more or less frequent rain in Clermont, it was hot and humid in Florida very often. Sometimes in Florida have been slightly higher than in Kona. Overall, the training of the past weeks in Clermont has been tiring, but maybe it just pays off now. In the last days before the Ironman World Championship on Saturday it's all about the final training sessions, during the tapering phase there will be a lot of recovery and only some priorities in speed work. Yesterday, Andy was off for a swim early in the morning, followed by a pretty warm afternoon ride with Nils Frommhold out on the bike course – and a longer evening run was scheduled to complete a day of full training. After this intense Saturday, there was only an extended swim session on on Sunday in the Kona Quatics Center followed by a photo shoot with Compressport and German Triathlon Magazine. The rest of the day was dedicated to a rest: Andy put his feet up and relaxed a bit, because he will face a tight schedule during the race week.

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Andy has started into his acclimatization in Kona pretty well. After the turbulent arrival due to delayed flights he is ...
Sunday 05

At 10:00 am

Training in Kona

To head out on the streets for training here in Kona is not comparable to anything else. Isn’t long-distance triathlon something about loneliness, the man and the nature surrounding, tough training and hours without talking to anybody else except to yourself? This might be true for most of the year, but forget about it in race week. In Kona you have absolutely no chance to escape. For athletes it’s the most important week of the year, everything is over the moon to be here, to race, excited to compete at the World Championship. But on the other side, everyone is totally nervous. It is interesting to see how everyone is individually dealing with this nervousness, the atmosphere is very enthusiastic and overall it is nothing but thrilling. You meet so many people from all over the world during training on Alii Drive, at the Pier or on Queen K Highway. Andy started into his first swim session this morning at the Pier after a long travel to the Big Island. Due to two flight delays it took him 24 hours to get from Clermont, Florida to Kona. But he is here now and totally focused on his training, besides that he will have some meeting with the great partners of the Raelert-Brothers and media. Today he will have a long training day including swim, bike and run. Training in Kona is always a little special and not easy to be described. You have to find out yourself how it is here ;-)

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Friday 03

At 04:23 pm

Welcome in Kona – Aloha

Aloha! Kona, 2014, Ironman World Championship for the sixth time in a row. Andy has arrived on the Big Island. "Nothing changed since I came here for the first time in 2009," told Andy in a first phone call from Kona. "When you jump out off the aircraft and you get to see all the people with the Lei greetings, you know, you're in Kona - and it's getting intense from now on. You can already feel the heat and the humidity a few moments after your arrival at the airport." Together with Micha, Andy has been in a training camp in Florida the two weeks before. So he got a little bit used to the heat, although they had some rain in Florida as well. It's was a huge help for Andy that it has been a - more or less - short flight from Florida to the Big Island instead of flying the whole way from Europe to Kona. The training camp in Clermont with Micha, Nils Frommhold, Christian Brader and Boris Stein brought up some good results, a first nice touch of a Hawaiian atmosphere and - thanks to our coach Wolfram Bott – as well a couple of hard days. "After those two weeks and my camp at Fuerteventura before I feel prepared for the next days," says Andy.  An interesting week in Kona will come up for the Raelert-Brothers, they look forward to sharing those moments with you.

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Monday 14

At 09:06 am

Race day

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The bell rings at 3.30 a.m. Micha accompanies Andy to the pier, then bodymarking for bib number 4, and then Andy is on the way to the start. At 6.30 a.m. the gun goes off – Kona 2013. Andy is now on his own – but he gets the full support from Micha, coach Wolfram Bott and the whole team. Micha is co-hosting in the live TV show of german broadcaster Hessischer Rundfunk and later he is on track to support Andy. But it is not the day, that all have hoped for. After 53:21 Andy exits the water and moves onto the bike course together with Sebastian Kienle. But there the problems begin, because Andy has a pinched nerve. "I tried to go on," he says in the evening after the race, "but after 100 kilometers I felt numbness." He has to put one foot out of his shoes again and again and to stretch his leg. "I was still hoping that I can at least finish the race." But he reaches T2 only under major problems and has to drop out of the race. "It is the first DNF of my career," he says, "for me it is one of the most disappointing moments in sports in recent years. If it would have been possible, I would have brought the race to the finish line."

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Saturday 12

At 07:59 am

Friday = the final training

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Three little kicks, then the training for the Ironman Hawaii is done. The last day before the race is always special. Is the journey already completed? Hard to believe that the months of preparation come to an end and the grand finale begins tomorrow morning at 6.30 a.m. Today, there is a last big breakfast for Andy and Micha, tomorrow morning for sure it will be a bit shorter and quicker. But before that they had a quick run on their program. Micha was doing photographs and interviews in the meantime, before they both went to Stefano in order to check Andys BMC, and together they went to the bike check-in. The electric moments always come up during the day before the race, all athletes are nervous, every good wish for the race is a boost and at the same time it also brings new excitement. It's a rollercoaster of emotions - but with training you can escape a little. At the end of this Friday they jump into the water again, and then it's time to rest. Just one more sleep - then the gun goes off for a race for which Andy has been working for months.

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Friday 11

At 07:16 am

The ultimate 48 hours

andy pkThursday before the race in Kona is always the day with the official things: First the press conference, then the pro meeting plus TV interviews and photo shootings. It is an exciting, but also a full program. With the press conference began - for those who were pleased to sit in this media conference - the seriousness of the last almost 48 hours.

The race is just around the corner - and Andy and Micha get a comprehensive service and support in Kona, which they really enjoy: Stefano Cattai from BMC is not only around with the drivers of the professional BMC cycling team at the Tour de France, the Giro and so many other major events, but he is also an important partner for the Raelert-Brothers at the highlight races. Andy and Michael really like it to have him by their side, even today in the late afternoon for the setup of Andy's BMC Team Machine TM01. The electronic gear shifters, the chain, the arm pads on the handlebars, the seatpost, the Easton cycling wheels with the new Conti tires - all this is supposed to function optimally on Saturday. Wolfram Bott also followed the setup session as being Andy's and Micha's coach. He finally analyses the bike data after the races to find out how the race went on during the bike leg. After this setup was done, it was time for Andy and Micha to head home again and to relax. Tomorrow is the last day before the race.

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Thursday 10

At 03:13 am

A packed day

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Three days to wait for the race. It is good for Andy and Micha to see a few familiar faces and distract a little from all the action in Kona. Kona is inhaling the atmosphere of Ironman deeply, you will meet the event everywhere. The city offers Ironman-breakfast, tri shirts, the Lava Java Cafe is totally crowded. Every time it is kind of a new madness, what is happening here in race week. It is always a challenge to both enjoy all this and to focus on your own during race week. Micha is a great support for Andy here in Kona, he was already an important support on Maui. The two would really love to walk together to the starting line, but unfortunately you can not plan everything as you would wish. It is also incredibly nice for Andy that the rehab of Micha is done and that he's on his way back to the top. He can use the 2013 Kona race also to motivate himself for the next joint Raelert-Brothers event in October 2014. Together they went to the pier in the morning to swim, during the afternoon they rode their bikes on the Queen K Highway, before they entered an invitational event of their partner Erdinger Alkoholfrei. This "Erdinger Abend" is a traditional event in Kona, the Raelert-Brothers partner invites on Alii Drive to have dinner in a beautiful garden in front of the ocean. A lot of professional athletes and agegroup athletes join in here together, Erdinger indeed has a great team of athletes to start in Hawaii again. There are so many events in such a race week, that some of the professional athletes try to protect themself a little to relax for the event and to keep the level of concentration high. Also you feel very tired during the tapering phase. The training volume is down, and the body gathers strength for the race. This is a real automatism here in Kona.

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Wednesday 09

At 08:54 am

Welcome, Big Island

IMG_5857[1]Unfortunately, the flight from Maui to Kona was delayed two hours today, but Wolfram, Micha and Andy arrived well in Kona. "Four years ago I landed here at the Keahole Airport Kailua-Kona for the first time to start at the Ironman World Championship", says Andy. "I don't feel as if my first start here in 2009 is so long ago." Many things ins sports have happened since then, but arriving at that airport always remains something special not only for Andy and Micha. Because it is a challenge for all participants to be at the starting line at the Ironman Hawaii. But at the same time it is also a gift that you are allowed be here. The Rocky Mountains near Boulder have been a unique beauty for the Raelert-Brothers during their two training camps this season - and as well the Big Island and the atmosphere in Kona are unique. Of course the heat, the wind and the humidity in the lava desert are not easier for Andy this year than in the past years. But the arrival in Kona is something outstanding in the colorful world of triathlon. It is indiscribably to get back to the pier in Kona and see so many different people with the same goal. Andy and Micha got used to the cooled-down supermarkets, to the big cars and to a couple of XXL portions in some restaurant, but Kona is different from everything that they have discovered in Boulder and on Maui. Today the task for the two brothers was to settle in a little bit. In the morning theid had their last swim session Maui and on the Big Island they jumped on their bikes for a short tour in the afternoon after arriving in Kona.

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Monday 07

At 09:02 pm

1st Day: Time to say goodbye to Maui

It's time to pack our bags here. It's time to leave once again in this pretty long season, but it is for the last time ahead of the final race of the season. In the past few weeks we lived in Paia Bay House on Maui and now we have to get ready for Kona.
Since the end of July we have worked on the preparation for the World Championship in Hawaii, everything has started with the high-altitude training in Boulder. The journey has started in Rostock, then to Boulder, to Muskoka, to Boulder, to Maui and tomorrow it finally goes to Kona. Long weeks with a lot of training miles are behind me, and the great goal is still waiting to be reached on Saurday. Together with our coach Wolfram Bott and Micha I spent the last full training day on Maui. For two and a half weeks we have better learned to know this beautiful island. Our Location Paia describes itself as the "coolest little town" - and for sure triathletes are clearly outnumbered here on the island. Maui is famous as being the surfer's paradise - the scenery will change from tomorrow on. When we arrive on the Big Iceland we will face a triathlon island. Today we have a last mixed training session which consists of about 90 minutes on the bike and then about 40 minutes of running. It's the final memo in Wolfram's Maui training book. See you tomorrow in Kona :-)04.10._kurze radpause

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Monday 15

At 01:10 pm

Kona, Day 10 – Time to say good bye …

Ten days in Kona - and memories for life. The time of the Raelert-Brothers on the Big Iceland comes to an end. It was intense and exhausting, exciting and beautiful and also it was very hard. After the race so many impressions have remained. And all of them want to be processed. It's great to know that so many people have cheered for us and you so many people shared the pain. It’s is an honor and a great motivation to return to Kona soon …

Ten days in Kona - and memories for life. The time of the Raelert-Brothers on the Big Iceland comes to an end. It was ...
Sunday 14

At 02:54 pm

Kona, Day 9 – Never give up …

Runner-up in Kona. Honestly, who would have expected this after Andy's swim time and this huge gap? It's always worth to fight and to remain strong, even if it sometimes seems hopeless already, because the ultimate goal has gone so far away. A long, hard day in Kona is now behind the Raelert-Brothers. This day was not totally perfect, especially Micha’s plans haven't work out the way they should have, but at the end Andy's strong finish is a joint success of both Raelert-Brothers. This second place was also reachable because you have helped and kept your fingers crossed for Andy and Micha. Thank you for your support on race day and in the past months!

Runner-up in Kona. Honestly, who would have expected this after Andy's swim time and this huge gap? It's always worth ...
Saturday 13

At 09:02 am

Kona, Day 8 – Race day …

How should we describe this feeling? The day of the year has come. You have done so much for this, you’ve training for so long, you’ve been focussing everything on that one single day – and you wake up very early in the morning, and the day has come. It's a mixture of extreme tension and nervousness, excitement and confidence. Kona, October 13th 2012. Today it’s time to deliver. Keep your fingers crossed for the Raelert-Brothers!

 

How should we describe this feeling? The day of the year has come. You have done so much for this, you’ve training ...
Friday 12

At 12:38 pm

Kona, Day 7 – Point of no return …

The Americans call this the point of no return. It’s the point where nothing is changeable anymore. It feels a little bit like this when the bikes are being prepared for the bike check-in. That is the case today, it is time for the bike check-in soon - and this is a clear signal: There are only a few hours to go to the start. Everything around the Pier in Kona has changed a lot in the past few hours. The  tower at the finishing line is already built up. You pass through it, when you cross the finish line - hopefully as fast as possible. In the transition zone there are already carpets, which you run through in T1 after the swim on the way to the bike. This all looks all ready for the race. And that makes quite nervous! It remembers you that on Saturday at 6:30 am the gun will go off ...

The Americans call this the point of no return. It’s the point where nothing is changeable anymore. It feels a little ...
Thursday 11

At 01:44 pm

Kona, Day 6 – You can feel the tension …

Slowly but surely, things are getting serious. When you walk through the Ironman Expo, you realize how all the athletes build up more and more tension. There is a positive nervousness, that is increasing from hour to hour - all participants are getting excited, including the Raelert-Brothers. Today we’ll have the pre race briefing for the pros and Andy will also take part at the press conference with all of the top 3 finishers of the previous year. This is always a highlight before the race, and these two events are also a kind of first start signal. It will get serious soon. The first tribunes are already placed at the pier, most athletes have fixed their bib numbers on their bike frames. The race of the year is only about 48 hours away ...

 

 

 

Slowly but surely, things are getting serious. When you walk through the Ironman Expo, you realize how all the athletes ...
Wednesday 10

At 12:49 pm

Kona, Day 5 – A tight schedule …

Today, we can already find out how stressful Saturday will be. The schedule for our fifth day here in Kona is pretty tight - but the programe for today is also very exciting. In the morning we’ll be interviewed by NBC directly after breakfast, in the afternoon we will sign autographs at the K-Swiss Expo tent. That event is followed by a photo shooting and a TV interview for the Triathlon Magazine from Germany - and at end of the day we are invited to the Erdinger night event. A little training in between those events would be of course not bad – even though the schedule is pretty tight. But those days are also a good thing before a race like the Ironman Hawaii. First of it all, those are exciting events in which you meet nice people, and secondly: you don’t think too much about your nervousness ...

Today, we can already find out how stressful Saturday will be. The schedule for our fifth day here in Kona is pretty ...
Tuesday 09

At 11:39 am

Kona, Day 4 – One of the few calm days …

  © Michael Rauschendorfer

A race week is always a very busy one. On the one hand you reduce the number of exercises, the closer the race comes. But on the other hand the tension increases significantly. Everything here in Kona is about the Ironman Worlds on Saturday, there is so much crowd on the streets, everyone seems to do his workout everywhere on this island. You can see people swimming, cycling and running in the morning, in the afternoon and in the evening. Today there are another two short sessions on our schedule, but it is more or less one of the calm days - of only a few here in Kona. Maybe there is time to rest a little bit and soak up the outstanding atmosphere - and of course there should be a little more time for a Kona Coffee. Maybe with an oceanview...

  © Michael RauschendorferA race week is always a very busy one. On the one hand you reduce the number of exercises, ...
Monday 08

At 03:52 pm

Kona day, 3 – Preparation for race day …

Today is our day of testing for the race. On our schedule there is a little speed work, but today also Stefano arrives in Kona, our mechanic from BMC. Stefano will check our bikes and make everything ready for the race. We make ourselves also a bit ready for the Ironman Worlds on Saturday: As we did on Sunday, we will swim the entire race course in the morning. We start with this swim session at the same time the race will start next Saturday, so we’ll be in the water at 6.30 am. This has the advantage, among other things, that there are not too many athletes on the course. To train so early in the morning almost alone out there on the sea is also a really nice experience. Later on that day, our second training session will be a run at an increasing speed level to give our legs an impulse how race day will be like, the big race comes closer ...

And then we'll have a delicious Cafe at Starbucks…

Today is our day of testing for the race. On our schedule there is a little speed work, but today also Stefano arrives ...
Sunday 07

At 03:27 pm

Kona, Day 2 – Acclimatization…

Today is the first "real" day after we landed in Kona – it’s the start of the acclimatization and the beginning of a very special week. This year our hotel is located directly at the oceanfront, it offers a great view and it is a really special place. You can listen to the waves rolling onto the coast and watch the surfers out there on the water. Early in the morning they park their pickups at the side of the road and jump on their boards. It’s great to watch them out there - and it would be fun to try it, but for u there is something else on the program here in Kona... Some hours after the arrival, this means to settle in with a light exercise program and a first swim session in the Kona bay, on race track. It's a special feeling to go into the water at the Pier of Kona in order to train with many other athletes. The atmosphere is simply electrifying with all the athletes from all over the world. Athletes that are here – like ourselves – to live their passion. The Kona spirit is already in the air. Kona lives the Ironman, and we are part of it ...

Today is the first "real" day after we landed in Kona – it’s the start of the acclimatization and the beginning of ...
Saturday 06

At 11:33 am

Kona, Day 1 – Touchdown for the Raelert-Brothers

Aloha Kona!

We have arrived. The Airport of Kailua-Kona with its “hut” terminal is one of the smallest and most special airports we know. To arrive here is always special. The first thing you are welcomed by is the Hawaiian heat ... it hits you already when you walk down the stairs from the plane. As we took off in LA, it was already really hot, but here in Kona it is extreme. It’s extreme as Kona is extreme in many different ways… - climatic and also from the sports part of this journey. Even though we got used to the heat in the recent days in California, it is totally different now on the Big Island. It is even more special this year because we're both here for racing. For the first time we both participate in the Ironman World Championships – that’s great. In the last two years, Micha has always been the supporter along the way, the one who takes care of everything. And now we'll both be at the starting line. It's a dream coming true that we are both allowed to be here. For us today begins the most important week of the year - we are really excited! We check in at our hotel now – and then we will pick up our scooters for some islands tours. We are ready - to discover a special experience here in Kona.

 

 

Aloha Kona!We have arrived. The Airport of Kailua-Kona with its “hut” terminal is one of the smallest and most ...
Monday 01

At 06:08 pm

Kona Blog: Start 5th of october!

The Ironman Hawaii is the big dream of the year for many triathletes  - also for the Raelert-Brothers. In this blog you will get to know how Andy and Micha spend the days before the "big race" from Oct 05th on.

The Ironman Hawaii is the big dream of the year for many triathletes  - also for the Raelert-Brothers. In this blog ...

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17. Mar 2017

Target Taitung: Michael Raelert aims ...

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12. Mar 2017

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Penalty withdrawn after the race in the Philippines – Huge respect a ...

12. Mar 2017

Michael Raelert finishes Ironman 70. ...

Seventh place after a penalty on the bike – “Extremely disappointe ...

9. Mar 2017

Michael Raelert looks forward to rac ...

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19. Feb 2017

Michael Raelert celebrates first win ...

Victory at the Bangsaen Triathlon thanks to strength and smart tactics ...

17. Feb 2017

Michael Raelert starts into the firs ...

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30. Dec 2016

The Raelert-Brothers start with conf ...

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10. Dec 2016

Michael Raelert can’t fulfill his ...

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7. Dec 2016

Michael Raelert wants to shine under ...

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27. Nov 2016

With a silver medal on the way to Ba ...

Second place for Michael Raelert at the Ironman 70.3 Thailand – Toug ...

24. Nov 2016

Michael Raelert: With some tailwind ...

Victory at the Laguna Phuket Triathlon gives confidence for the Ironma ...

20. Nov 2016

Michael Raelert celebrates second vi ...

Successful title defense at the legendary Laguna Phuket Triathlon – ...

17. Nov 2016

Michael Raelert wants to defend his ...

Legendary race in Thailand is on the schedule for Sunday – Looking f ...

31. Oct 2016

Michael Raelert ranks fourth at the ...

Same result as one week before in Miami – Tired legs and a difficult ...

27. Oct 2016

Michael Raelert wants to improve at ...

Second competition on the way back into the racing scene – Strong fi ...

24. Oct 2016

Michael Raelert makes a solid comeba ...

Fourth place at the Ironman 70.3 after a long race break – Defending ...

19. Oct 2016

Michael Raelert returns to competiti ...

Start after a long break at the Ironman 70.3 Miami – Delighted to he ...

9. Oct 2016

Andreas Raelert’s balancing act ge ...

Premature end at the Ironman Hawaii – Promising start in the swim an ...

5. Oct 2016

Andreas Raelert is looking forward t ...

High tension before the eighth start at the Ironman Hawaii – With co ...

26. Sep 2016

Raelert-Brothers take off on a doubl ...

Andreas Raelert is ready for departure to the Ironman World Championsh ...

22. Aug 2016

Andreas Raelert sets bike course rec ...

Seventh place in his comeback race in Denmark – Rostockian leads the ...

18. Aug 2016

Andreas Raelert: With positive thoug ...

Comeback at the Ironman Copenhagen this Sunday – First competition a ...

4. Aug 2016

Andreas Raelert wants to get from Co ...

Comeback at the Ironman Copenhagen on August 21st – Positive signals ...

4. May 2016

Raelert-Brothers: Double-race-weeken ...

Michael Raelert starts at the Ironman 70.3 North American Championship ...

17. Apr 2016

Andreas Raelerts ranks third at the ...

Good start into the 2016 triathlon season – Solid performance on a t ...

14. Apr 2016

Raelert-Brothers start into the seas ...

Andreas and Michael Raelert look forward to great races – Andreas st ...

27. Feb 2016

The Raelert-Brothers power on with P ...

Andreas and Michael Raelert look forward to a close partnership with J ...

27. Nov 2015

Micha is aiming for the double

Second race in Thailand this Sunday – Competition on the Ironman 70. ...

23. Nov 2015

Micha wins Laguna Phuket Triathlon

Successful competition in Thailand – Start-to-finish victory in warm ...

26. Oct 2015

Micha defends his title in Florida

Victorious day at the Ironman 70.3 Miami – Impressive race and a str ...

22. Oct 2015

Micha wants to make it again in Miam ...

Next Ironman 70.3 race comes up this Sunday – Positive memories afte ...

11. Oct 2015

Andreas Raelert wins silver medal at ...

Strong comeback race in Kailua-Kona – Second place despite a flat ti ...

8. Oct 2015

Andy looks forward to his 7th race i ...

Highlight race of the year is just ahead – Start into the Ironman Ha ...

5. Oct 2015

Michael: Disqualification in Henders ...

Rostockian gets a penalty on the bike at the Ironman 70.3 Silverman ...

2. Oct 2015

Andreas Raelert – With the ultimat ...

Formula 1 technology has reached Triathlon! As part of the preparation ...

2. Oct 2015

“End of Season Sale”

Swiss Side has launched an “End of Season Sale” on all of their wh ...

1. Oct 2015

Attacking in Henderson

After winning Ironman 70.3 Ruegen the Ironman 70.3 Silverman is the ne ...

23. Sep 2015

Fuerteventura

Andy has travelled to Playitas Resort at Fuerteventura for his Kona preparation.The Playitas Resort ...

13. Sep 2015

Micha defends his title in Binz

Second win at the second edition of the Strandräuber Ironman 70.3 Rue ...

11. Sep 2015

Micha wants to defend his title in B ...

Second edition of the Strandräuber Ironman 70.3 Ruegen on Sunday – ...

31. Aug 2015

Micha ranks fifth at the World Champ ...

No perfect day at the IRONMAN 70.3 in Zell am See – Offensive race s ...

28. Aug 2015

Training Camp at Playitas Resort

Playitas Resort is set in a delightful bay next to Las Playitas fishin ...

27. Aug 2015

Raelert-Brothers: Great goal in Zell ...

Michael Raelert wants to win at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship ...

6. Aug 2015

Next stage Wiesbaden on the way to K ...

Rostockian starts full of motivation into the Ironman 70.3 European Ch ...

26. Jul 2015

Andy wins Müritz-Triathlon

Successful race three weeks after the Ironman European Championship ...

20. Jul 2015

Micha has not a good day in Zürich

Muscular problems prevent Rostockian from a finish at Ironman Switzerl ...

16. Jul 2015

Micha wants to attack in Zurich

Sunday’s Ironman Switzerland is next on the racing calendar for the ...

8. Jul 2015

Michael takes the win in Papendorf

Successful test race for the World Championship in the home region of ...

7. Jul 2015

Andy ranks sixth at the Ironman Fran ...

Hard battle and tough conditions at the European Championship – Comi ...

2. Jul 2015

Andy starts confident into the Ironm ...

Fifth participation at the European Championship – Extremely positiv ...

22. Jun 2015

Good results in Luxembourg and Heilb ...

Successful test races for the Raelert-Brothers – Andreas Raelert ran ...

18. Jun 2015

Double-start in Luxembourg and Heilb ...

Raelert-Brothers face a thrilling weekend – Andreas Raelert takes pa ...

5. Jun 2015

Michael Raelert is ready to start in ...

Commitment to Linz Triathlon in Upper Austria this Saturday – Ironma ...

17. May 2015

Andreas Raelert has to drop out of I ...

Great disappointment at the Ironman North American Championship due to ...

14. May 2015

Ironman Texas is the first highlight

Ironman North American Championship starts on Saturday – Third place ...

9. May 2015

Micha: Bitter disappointment in Mall ...

Thomas Cook Ironman 70.3 Mallorca ends totally different than hoped ...

7. May 2015

Micha wants to continue the Mallorca ...

Raelert-Brothers have always been on the podium at the Thomas Cook Iro ...

2. May 2015

Podium at Ironman 70.3 St. George

Third place at the Ironman 70.3 North American Championship – Tough ...

29. Apr 2015

Start into 2015 season at St. George

Ironman 70.3 North American Championship will be the first race of the ...

16. Apr 2015

Important stages in May

Tough competitions ahead – Andreas Raelert races the Ironman North A ...

27. Feb 2015

Michael Raelert wins silver

Second place in the first race of the season for Team Raelert-Brothers ...

26. Feb 2015

Raelert-Brothers welcome Swiss Side ...

Announcement of a new partnership – Andreas and Michael Raelert rely ...

25. Feb 2015

Michael Raelert starts into the seas ...

First race for Team Raelert-Brothers in 2015 – Winner of Challenge B ...

24. Feb 2015

Interview: Micha Raelert about the C ...

The triathlon season is close to its start – the Challenge Dubai. Fo ...

6. Feb 2015

Raelert-Brothers are ready to start ...

Challenge Dubai is the first race for Michael Raelert – Preparation ...

6. Dec 2014

Micha crowns his season

Sensational win and a great performance – Tough fight with a world-c ...

4. Dec 2014

Great final for Michael Raelert

First edition of the prestigious middle-distance event – Outstanding ...

17. Nov 2014

Micha continues winning streak

Sovereign success at the Ironman 70.3 Ballarat – Tough conditions an ...

14. Nov 2014

Michael Raelert: Next exit Ballarat

Second start in Australia on Sunday – 34-year old wants to win Ironm ...

10. Nov 2014

Micha shines at Ironman 70.3 Mandura ...

Outstanding performance and a sovereign win in Australia – Strong ra ...

6. Nov 2014

Micha: Double pack in Australia

Two tough competitions in a row – Ironman 70.3 Mandurah is followed ...

27. Oct 2014

Micha wins Ironman 70.3 Miami – ...

Great performance and a fast competition in Florida – Rostockian ope ...

22. Oct 2014

Micha: Next stop Ironman 70.3 Miami

Race in Florida means an important step on the way back to the top – ...

13. Oct 2014

Andy has a tough day in Kona

Rostockian finishes the Ironman World Championship after suffering hug ...

9. Oct 2014

Andy wants to continue his successfu ...

The Rostockian is about to start into the Ironman World Championship o ...

8. Oct 2014

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7. Oct 2014

Specially designed race bike

Andreas Raelert will start into the Ironman World Championship on Satu ...

14. Sep 2014

Micha wins Ironman 70.3 Rügen

First victory in the second competition after a long race-break – Sw ...

11. Sep 2014

Micha is looking forward to race Rü ...

Inaugural Strandräuber Ironman 70.3 in Binz is coming up on Sunday ...

3. Sep 2014

Michael Raelert runs onto the podium

Bronze medal at Challenge Walchsee-Kaiserwinkl – Good start after a ...

27. Aug 2014

Micha is looking forward to his come ...

Rostockian will start at Challenge Walchsee-Kaiserwinkl after a long r ...

19. Aug 2014

Andreas Raelert ranks third in Mont- ...

Rostockian has a tough day at the Ironman North American Championship ...

13. Aug 2014

Andreas Raelert starts at Ironman Mo ...

North American Championship is coming up after winning middle-distanc ...

10. Aug 2014

Andreas Raelert celebrates victory i ...

Rostockian dominates middle-distance race at the Baltic Sea Coast – ...

6. Aug 2014

Andy races middle-distance in Gdynia

The Rostockian is looking forward to competing at the Baltic Sea coast ...

5. Aug 2014

Michael makes his comeback at Lake W ...

The Rostockian will start at the Challenge Walchsee-Kaiserwinkl – Mi ...

8. Jul 2014

Andy has no perfect day in Frankfurt

Hopes remain unfulfilled – Great respect for winner Sebastian Kienle ...

3. Jul 2014

Andreas Raelert looks forward to his ...

Andy competes at the Ironman European Championship on Sunday – 2010 ...

23. Jun 2014

Andreas Raelert takes fourth place

Congratulations to team-mate Andreas Dreitz for the victory at the Cit ...

19. Jun 2014

Looking forward to race in Heilbronn

World-class competitors to take part at the City-Triathlon – From th ...

11. Jun 2014

Unique artworks to be auctioned for ...

Unique artworks to be auctioned for charity Bids are welcome for two R ...

12. May 2014

start of the season

World record holder is a factor at the Thomas Cook Ironman 70.3 Mallor ...

12. May 2014

Thomas Cook Ironman 70.3

World record holder on the Ironman-distance starts on Saturday into th ...

6. May 2014

New bike sponsor

The Next Level – CUBE Bikes and the Raelert-Brothers cooperate for international successBicycle ma ...

30. Apr 2014

Andy Raelert tests his form successf ...

Andreas Raelert is looking forward to racing at the Thomas Cook Ironma ...

13. Apr 2014

Raelert-Brothers start into the seas ...

Andreas Raelert competes at the Thomas Cook Ironman 70.3 Mallorca – ...

17. Jan 2014

Thank you BMC

Team Raelert-Brothers would like to thank our long time partner BMC for a very successful and mot ...

8. Dec 2013

Personal disappointment

World’s fastest triathlete on the Ironman-distance has to drop out a ...

20. Nov 2013

Andy starts at the Ironman Western A ...

World record holder on the Ironman-distance wants to fight for the tit ...

14. Oct 2013

Andy has to drop out in Kona

Problems started early – Congratulations to the winner Frederik van ...

10. Oct 2013

Andy wants to fight for the title in ...

German is looking forward to racing the Ironman World Championship – ...

2. Oct 2013

Andy: The countdown for Kona has beg ...

Final preparation for the Ironman world championship – Michael Raele ...

10. Sep 2013

Andy second place in Muskoka

High volume of the altitude training in Boulder is noticeable – Fina ...

5. Sep 2013

Andy will start at the Ironman 70.3 ...

Altitude training camp in Boulder – Race in Canada suits into the pr ...

20. Aug 2013

Micha will soon enter into training ...

Inflammation is removed – Good healing progress and great goals- Two ...

8. Aug 2013

Micha has to cancel his start

Health and a stable form are clearly in the focus - Ironman 70.3 Europ ...

16. Jul 2013

Micha reaches seventh place in Frank ...

Ironman European Championship: Two-time Ironman 70.3 World Champion ha ...

3. Jul 2013

Andy wins the title in Klagenfurt

“Phantastic audience and a tough competition” – Marathon perform ...

27. Jun 2013

Andreas Raelert: “I want to fight ...

Strong competitors especially on the bike – Event in Carinthia enjoy ...

17. Jun 2013

Ironman 70.3 Berlin: Michael Raelert ...

Successful test for the Ironman European Championship – Great new ev ...

13. Jun 2013

Ironman 70.3 Berlin: Michael Raelert ...

Berlin. Inaugural races are always very special. So, Michael Raelert i ...

11. Jun 2013

Andreas Raelert: With a handicap to ...

Bad Schönborn. Andreas Raelert has not been able to defend his title ...

5. Jun 2013

Win an exclusive Raelert-Brothers pa ...

Rostock. Not only Michael Raelert and Andreas Raelert can become winne ...

5. Jun 2013

Defending champion is looking forwar ...

Bad Schönborn. Andreas Raelert would like to realize the triple at th ...

29. May 2013

Michael Raelert will not start at BM ...

Rapperswil. Michael Raelert will not defend his title at BMC Ironman 7 ...

21. May 2013

Andreas Raelert claims second place ...

Olsztyn. Andreas Raelert claimed second place at Elemental Triathlon O ...

16. May 2013

Thomas Cook Ironman 70.3: Andy on th ...

Alcudia. Andreas Raelert claimed third place at the Thomas Cook Ironma ...

16. May 2013

Raelert-Brothers will start in Mallo ...

Alcudia. With a lot of optimism, Andreas Raelert will start into the T ...

22. Apr 2013

Andreas Raelert celebrates the first ...

New Orleans. Andreas Raelert has started into the 2013 triathlon seaso ...

16. Apr 2013

New Orleans: Andreas Raelert starts ...

Boulder. Andreas Raelert will start into the triathlon season 2013 at ...

6. Apr 2013

Team Raelert-Brothers with new partn ...

Rostock. Andreas and Michael Raelert embark on the new triathlon seaso ...

27. Mar 2013

From Klagenfurt and Frankfurt to Kon ...

Successful races in Austria and Germany should be the show-opener for ...

12. Dec 2012

Harder than a triathlon

Almost four kilometers swimming in the water, 180 km on the bike and 4 ...

14. Oct 2012

Ironman Hawaii: Andreas Raelert earn ...

Fourth race in Kona, fourth time on the podium – Michael Raelert fin ...

11. Oct 2012

Ironman Hawaii: Raelert-Brothers sta ...

Debut in Kona for Michael Raelert – Brothers from Rostock want to jo ...

10. Sep 2012

70.3 Worlds 2012

Double World Champion fights for his finish in Las Vegas – Eighth place in a strong pro field – ...

8. Sep 2012

Raelert-Brothers Collection

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6. Sep 2012

Micha wants to fight for the title i ...

Las Vegas. On Sept. 9, 2012, the two-time World Champion and reigning ...

4. Sep 2012

Andy wins Challenge Walchsee

Kaiserwinkl. Andreas Raelert won the Challenge Walchsee-Kaiserwinkl to ...

23. Aug 2012

Andy at Challenge Walchsee

Andy will be at the starting line of the Challenge Walchsee-Kaiserwink ...

22. Aug 2012

Raelert-Brothers Interview

The first two Ironman races in Regensburg and Frankfurt are behind the ...

12. Aug 2012

Michael Raelert claims the title aga ...

Wiesbaden. Michael Raelert won the Ironman 70.3 European Championship ...

9. Aug 2012

Ironman 70.3 – European Champi ...

Two-time World Champion tries to repeat his victory of 2010 – The sh ...

28. Jul 2012

Tips and favorite training sessions ...

The Raelert-Brothers are on their way to Kona. Andy and Micha want to ...

18. Jul 2012

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12. Jul 2012

Andy achieves fourth place at Ironma ...

Ironman European Championship: The winner of 2010 fights bravely for h ...

15. Jun 2012

Sailfish and the Raelert-brothers

Andy and Michi, the world’s most successful triathlon family duo, ha ...

10. Jun 2012

New race record and an extraordinary ...

Bad Schönborn. Andreas Raelert is the new European Champion on the mi ...

3. Jun 2012

Two time world champion celebrates a ...

Michael Raelert celebrated a great victory today at Powerbar Ironman 7 ...

20. May 2012

St. Pölten: Andreas claims second p ...

Andreas Raelert has shown a successful start into his season at Austri ...

14. May 2012

Michael keeps the title in the famil ...

Michael Raelert entered into his triathlon season with a great victory ...

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