Date of birth: 11. August 1976
Height: 184 cm
Weight: 72 kg

Andreas Raelert is the older of the two “Raelert-Brothers”.

Andreas does his passion since the 90’s on world-class level. He represented Germany at the Olympics twice. In Sydney 2000 he reached 12th place, four years later in Athens Andreas was sixth.


In autumn 2008, Andreas Raelert moved from the olympic distance over to the long distance. Making his debut race on the long distance he won Ironman Arizona with a new course record. In 2009 Andreas succeeded his major international breakthrough. He crossed the finish line at the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii as the best German in third place.

His winning streak continued in the 2010: Andreas won the Ironman European Championships in Frankfurt. The European champion crowned the season with being runner-up at the Ironman World Championships in Kona in October 2010.

Since July 2011 – when he won Challenge Roth – Andreas holds the world record on the long distance with 7:41:33 hours. Three months later he again made it to the podium at the Ironman World Championships in Kona. In 2011 and 2012 Andreas won the ETU European Championships on the middle distance at Challenge Kraichgau.


During the Ironman Klagenfurt 2013, which he could clearly decide for himselves, Andreas injured inconspicuous. Nevertheless he qualified for the World Championships. With the utmost consequence, the injury bounced back then on race day and forced him to quit. For all excellent results in 2014, eg. the podium at the North American Championships, stomach problems at the World Champs prevented the actuation of Andys great shape.


After another podium in the big races, everything should fit for the World Champs 2015. Despite a gremlin on the bike, Andreas bounced back impressively with the Vice World Champion title. He now has 5 podium in Hawaii on his tally. That brings him sufficient motivation to fulfill the dream of the master crown yet.

Greatest Successes

World Record 7:41:33

  • Challenge Roth – World Record, 2011

Ironman World Championship

  • 2nd – Ironman World Championship, Hawaii, 2015
  • 2nd – Ironman World Championship, Hawaii, 2012
  • 2nd – Ironman World Championship, Hawaii, 2010
  • 3rd – Ironman World Championship, Hawaii, 2011
  • 3rd – Ironman World Championship, Hawaii, 2009
  • 2nd – Ironman World Championship 70.3, Clearwater, 2008

Ironman European Championship

  • 1st – Ironman European Championship, Frankfurt, 2010

Europeanchammpionship middle Distance

  • 1st – Challenge Kraichgau, 2012
  • 2nd – Ironman 70.3 European Championship, Wiesbaden, 2015

Olympic Games

  • 6th – Olympic Games Athen
  • 12th – Olympic Games Sydney

Ironman/ 70.3 Ironman (incl. Challenge)

  • 4 Ironman-Title
  • 9 Ironman 70.3 – Title

Awards

  • Triathlete of the year 2011, 2010 and 2009

Successes:

2017

  • 07/16 6th Place, Ironman 70.3 Racine, WI, USA
  • 06/11 1st Place, Ironman 70.3 Edinburgh, UK
  • 06/25 1st Place, Nordpokal MV, olympic Distance, Schwerin, Germany
  • 06/11 1st Place, Keszthely Triathlon, Hungary
  • 05/28 15th Place, Ironman South American Champs Florianopolis, Brazil
  • 04/16 5th Place, Cannes International Triathlon, France

2016

  • 08/21 7th Place, KMD Ironman Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 04/17 3rd Place, Cannes International Triathlon, France

2015

  • 10/10 2nd Place, Ironman World Championship, Hawaii
  • 08/09 2nd Place Ironman 70.3 Germany, (EC) Wiesbaden
  • 07/25 1st Place Müritz Triathlon, Middle-Distance, Germany
  • 07/05 6th Place Ironman Germany, (EC) Frankfurt
  • 06/20 4th Place Ironman 70.3 Luxembourg
  • 06/07 1st Place Vierlanden Triathlon, Middle-Distance, Hamburg, Germany
  • 05/02 3rd Place Ironman 70.3 St. George (NAC), Utah, USA

2014

  • 08/17 3rd Place Ironman Mont-Tremblant, Canada (NAC)
  • 08/10 1st Place Herbalife Triathlon Gdynia, Poland – Middle Distance
  • 06/22 4th Place Citytriathlon Heilbronn – Half Distance
  • 06/01 1st Place Vierlanden Triathlon – Olympic Distance
  • 05/10 3rd Place Thomas Cook Ironman 70.3 Mallorca

2013

  • 09/08 2nd Place Ironman 70.3 Muskoka, Canada
  • 06/30 1st Place Ironman Austria, Klagenfurt
  • 05/11 3rd Place Thomas Cook Ironman 70.3 Mallorca
  • 04/21 1st Place Ochsner Ironman New Orleans

2012

  • 10/13 2nd Place, Ironman World Championship, Hawaii
  • 09/02 1st Place, Challenge Walchsee-Kaiserwinkl/Austria
  • 07/08 4th Place, Ironman Germany, Frankfurt/Germany (EC)
  • 06/24 1st Place, Triathlon Middle Distance Bad Bodenteich/Germany
  • 06/10 1st Place, Challenge Kraichgau, Kraichgau/Germany
  • 05/20 2nd Place, Ironman 70.3 Austria, St.Pölten/Austria

2011

  • 10/08 3rd Place, Ironman Hawaii, Big Island/USA (WC)
  • 09/05 1st Place, Cologne 226 Half, Cologne/Germany
  • 08/07 Ironman Regensburg, Regensburg/Germany
  • 07/10 1st Place, Challenge Roth, Roth/Germany
  • 06/19 1st Place, Erdinger Stadttriathlon, Erding/Germany
  • 06/05 1st Place, Challenge Kraichgau, Kraichgau/Germany
  • 05/14 1st Place, Ironman 70.3 Mallorca, Alcudia/Spain

2010

  • 10/09 2nd Place, Ironman Hawaii, Big Island/USA (WC)
  • 09/05 1st Place, Cologne 226 Half, Cologne/Germany
  • 07/04 1st Place, Ironman Germany, Frankfurt/Germany (EC)
  • 06/20 3rd Place, Erdinger Stadttriathlon, Erding/Germany
  • 05/30 3rd Place, Ironman 70.3 Austria, St.Poelten/Austria
  • 05/09 4th Place, Siegerland-Cup, Buschhuetten/Germany

2009

  • 10/10 3rd Place, Ironman Hawaii, Big Island/USA (WC)
  • 09/06 1st Place, Cologne Classic, Cologne/Germany
  • 07/05 4th Place, Ironman Germany, Frankfurt/Germany (EC)
  • 04/04 3rd Place, ITU Triathlon World Cup, New Plymouth/New Zealand
  • 03/29 7th Place, ITU Triathlon World Cup, Mooloolaba/Australia

1995 – 2008

  • 11/20/2008 1st Place, Ironman Arizona, Tempe/USA
  • 11/08/2008 2nd Place, Ironman 70.3 World Championships, Clearwater/USA
  • 09/07/2008 1st Place, Ironman 70.3 Monaco, Monaco
  • 08/23/2008 1st Place, Mondsee Triathlon, Mondsee/Austria
  • 06/17/2008 1st Place, CISM Military World Games, Otepee/Estonia
  • 05/10/2008 4th Place, ETU European Triathlon Short Distance Championships, Lisbon/Portugal
  • 08/25/2004 6th Place, Olympic Games, Athens/Greece
  • 06/23/2001 6th Place, ETU European Triathlon Short Distance Championships, Carlsbad/Czech Republic
  • 09/16/2000 12th Place, Olympic Games, Sydney/Australia
  • 08/24/1996 2nd Place, ITU Junior Triathlon World Championships, Cleveland/USA
  • 07/07/1996 3rd Place, ETU European Junior Triathlon World Championships, Szombathely/Hungary
  • 11/12/1995 3rd Place, ETU European Junior Triathlon World Championships, Stockholm/Sweden