1. Oct 2015


Attacking in Henderson

After winning Ironman 70.3 Ruegen the Ironman 70.3 Silverman is the next race – A clear goal for the race in the desert of Nevada this Sunday

Henderson. Michael Raelert starts into the Ironman 70.3 Silverman on Sunday with a clear goal. "I want to win," says the Rostockian three days out of the event in Henderson, Nevada. "I’m looking forward to the race because it has all: The heat of the desert, a really tough course and a strong field." In addition, Michael Raelert has an unpaid bill with the race which is located just 50 kilometers away from the Las Vegas Strip. In 2012 he got a penalty on this course due to drafting during the Ironman 70.3 World Championship. This penalty annoys him until today. "Unfortunately, this penalty hold me off a top result. That’s a reason why I would like to show a good race on Sunday, too."

After he defended his title at the Ironman 70.3 Ruegen successfully two weeks ago, Michael Raelert is highly motivated for the weekend. "At Ruegen the weather has been completely different to the climate in Nevada. But finally, most things worked pretty well at Ruegen. I hope that I push a little bit more in the heat now." The pro start list promises a fast competition on an extremely challenging bike course through the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Last year's winner Drew Scott (USA), son of legendary six-time Ironman Hawaii champion Dave Scott, is racing besides the strong Australian Leon Griffin, Greg Bennett (USA) and his compatriots Barrett Brandon, Matt Lieto, Andrew Yoder and Thomas Gerlach. Next to others, there are Trevor Delsaut from France, Paul Matthews from Australia and New Zealander Guy Crawford on the list. "I think it will be a thrilling race," says Michael Raelert.

Michael Raelert can’t wait to race in Henderson and to start into some successful days in the U.S. for the Raelert-Brothers with this race, too. "I hope that I can show a good one on Sunday and Andy adds a great race six days later." Andreas Raelert will be racing at the Ironman World Championship on October 10th.











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