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7. May 2015

Alcudia

Micha wants to continue the Mallorca series

Raelert-Brothers have always been on the podium at the Thomas Cook Ironman 70.3 Mallorca since 2011 – With confidence into a tough race on Saturday

Alcudia. Michael Raelert starts with confidence into the Thomas Cook Ironman 70.3 Mallorca on Saturday. "The Raelert-Brothers have always achieved good results in Mallorca. We raced each year and we always had a podium finish," says Michael Raelert, "I would like to continue this series on Saturday."

 

The 34-year-old started into the season in February with a third-place-finish at the Challenge Dubai. In the past weeks he has been training in his hometown Rostock to prepare for Mallorca and to fill his tank for a successful competition on Saturday in Alcudia.


Every year since the inaugural race back in 2011, the Raelert-Brothers have been factors at the Thomas Cook Ironman 70.3 Mallorca. In 2011, Andreas Raelert won the prestigious race on the Balearic Islands, one year later it was on Michael Raelert to win the title. After these two victories, Andreas Raelert took home third place in the past two years. "It is my clear goal to finish the race on the podium on Saturday," looks Michael Raelert forward to the race, "the start list is full of very competitive athletes, but I want to do everything I can to set up a race like in 2012. I want to give everything for our third victory after 2011 and 2012."


When the gun goes off on Saturday at 7.55 a.m. local time, Michael Raelert will face a strong field in Alcudia. "There are some really good guys," says the Rostockian. He talks not only about last year's winner Andreas Dreitz of the ERDINGER Alkoholfree Team. "For sure, it's a long list," Michael Raelert says with a smile. Among others there is Ritchie Nicholls who won at the Ironman 70.3 European Championship in 2013, Ivan Rana from Spain, Ukrainian Maxim Kriat, David Plese (Slovenia), Joe Gambles from Australia and the two strong Swiss Manuel Kueng and Mike Aigroz. "I think we will see a tough slugfest even on the bike," says Michael Raelert.


Michael Raelert has prepared himself especially for the demanding course in Mallorca. "It’s a nice but as well a hard course. I look forward to the race and I hope I can show off my potential," he says.

 

 

 

 

 

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