29. Jun 2017


Andreas Raelert: Edinburgh as a stage on the way to Kona

Andreas Raelert starts at Ironman 70.3 in Scotland this Sunday – Improving shape should be shown in a strong pro field

Edinburgh. Andreas Raelert wants to go ahead with his season successfully this Sunday. The Rostockian will belong to the favorites at the Ironman 70.3 Edinburgh. “I hope that I can show a positive performance,” says Andreas Raelert. “My big goal for the season is still the Ironman Hawaii. I want to add as many points to the Kona Pro Ranking as possible to eventually qualify for the World Championship.”

This Sunday, a strong pro field will get together at the start line of the Ironman 70.3 Edinburgh. Among others, the four-time Olympic-distance World champion and 2014 Ironman 70.3 World champion Javier Gomez from Spain is on the start list for the race just as last year’s third of the Ironman 70.3 World Championship, Ruedi Wild (Switzerland). Moreover, there are the British athletes David Mcnamee, Harry Wiltsthire and Fraser Cartmell racing. Part of the competition including a 1.9 kilometer swim, a 90 kilometer bike and a 21.1 kilometer run will be Alessandro Degasperi from Italy and Pieter Heemeryck (Belgium).

“For me, it is most important to make the next step, improve my shape and get more racing miles in,” says Andreas Raelert. In the past few weeks he has won the Keszthely-Triathlon on the middle-distance in Hungary and the regional Olympic-distance championship in Schwerin. “The race in Edinburgh should mark the next step on my way into a good direction,” says Andreas Raelert.


Foto: Szántó Áron / Keszthely Triathlon

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