Jens-Uwe Wegner
Jens-Uwe Wegner
26. Jul 2015


Andy wins Müritz-Triathlon

Successful race three weeks after the Ironman European Championship – Good test on the middle-distance for Wiesbaden – Prize money goes to Mike Möwenherz

Rostock. Andreas Raelert started into the second half of the season with a successful race. Three weeks after his sixth-place-finish at the Ironman European Championship in Frankfurt he celebrated a start-to-finish win at the Müritz-Triathlon in the North of Germany. This race was a test during his preparation for the Ironman 70.3 European Championship which takes place in Wiesbaden on August 9. "Of course, your body still feels a bit tired three weeks after an Ironman, but I am really pleased with this re-entry into racing", said Andreas Raelert. In 3:29:33 hours he won the race after a swim of 2 kilometers, a bike ride of 80 kilometers and a run of 20 kilometers. Runner-up was Germany’s Mathias Dietze in 3:43:40 hours ahead of Andre Stübs (3:50:48 hours).

Due to very tough winds, the competition became a challenge for all participants. Already during the swim there were considerable waves, and on the bike it was not easy to get used to the strong wind gusts. "On the technical side, it was not quite an easy race," said Andreas Raelert. He warmly congratulated every finisher at the 30th edition of the Müritz-Triathlon. In the water, the Rostockian made it to the front from the get-go and clocked the best swim time in 27:01 minutes. He had the best bike split in 1:48:28 hours and the fastest run in 1:12:06 hours.

"Three weeks after an Ironman, tiredness is still quite large," explained Andreas Raelert, "this I why I was missing some freshness today. But it was a good race to bring myself on the way to Wiesbaden." Andreas Raelert could push his pace on the second half of the run – it was a proof that his form is coming up for the tough course in Wiesbaden. "I am going to have some additional fast training sessions now and some recovery as well to start into the final days of my preparation for the Ironman 70.3 European Championship,” said Andreas Raelert, "I am really looking forward to the race in Wiesbaden." After his win at the Müritz-Triathlon he donated his prize money to Mike Möwenherz, a project that takes care of seriously ill children. The race organizers spontaneously added some more money to this donation.








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