4. Aug 2016


Andreas Raelert wants to get from Copenhagen to Kona

Comeback at the Ironman Copenhagen on August 21st – Positive signals after a careful start into run training – First test race after a stress fracture  

Rostock. On August 21, Andreas Raelert wants to continue on his way to the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii. The reigning Ironman vice world champion wants to make his comeback race at the Ironman Copenhagen after a stress fracture in his left thighbone. "I am very confident that the second part of the season will bring positive results," says Andreas Raelert, "after the injury I have started again carefully and slowly with my training."

In May, Andreas Raelert got a diagnosis of a stress fracture in his left thighbone. "That was a terrible shock," says Andreas Raelert. He wants to thank all the fans, partners, friends, race organizers and media people for a lot of positive messages, conversations, good wishes and thoughts. "For me personally, that support has been something very special”, says Andreas Raelert. “For me and everyone else in the Raelert-Brothers team this was a great help and a huge encouragement."

Andreas Raelert has carefully started again with his training in recent weeks. After a longer break, he first started with some training in the water before he went on the bike. He eventually had first running sessions and received positive signals from his body. "I started slow and sensible with some jogging pace, and it still is a balancing act," says Andreas Raelert. "The past few weeks gave me the confidence to be able to think about a start in Copenhagen."

On Sunday, August 21st, Andreas Raelert wants to secure his slot for the Ironman Hawaii in the Danish capital. "My goal is to be at the start line in Kailua-Kona on October 8 in race shape," says Andreas Raelert, "I really hope that I’m allowed to embark on the road to Kona in Copenhagen."

Like Andreas Raelert, Michael Raelert wants to celebrate a successful second half of the season. After he got a diagnosis of being re-infected with the Epstein-Barr virus in May, Michael Raelert is currently training for a speedy and successful race comeback.

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