Date of birth: 29. August 1980
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 74 kg

Michael Raelert is the younger of the two “Raelert-Brothers”.

Triathlon became very early to his sport. Since 2002 he does his passion professionally and was internationally and nationally successful at the Olympic distance. Thus he won inter alia the Alps -Triathlon Schliersee in 2005 with a new track record and became German champion. In 2008 he gained the victory again at Schliersee.

2009 Michael switched over to the half Ironman distance and reached his first World Championship title in November 2009 at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Clearwater (Florida) with a course record. With the total time of 3:34:04 arrived there, Michael is the reigning world record holder.

2010 Michael remained unbeaten on the Ironman 70.3 distance. In August he crowned this series of victories at the Ironman 70.3 European Championship in Wiesbaden and took a new course record to win the European Championship. Three months later, Michael successfully defended his title in an impressive race in Florida claimed the title as the Ironman 70.3 World Champion again. It was a victory, which marked his name in the history book of triathlon.

Michael made his Ironman debut 2012 at Ironman Regensburg. In 2012 he celebrated the title at the Ironman 70.3 European Championships in Wiesbaden again – with a new race record.

After winning the title of Ironman 70.3 Berlin in 2013, Michael injured his knee. Operations and a long rehab forced him to break from racing. Mid-2014, these had been overcome and Michael celebrated after the 3rd place at the Challenge Walchsee this year exclusively first places.

Also in 2015 Michael was almost exclusively in the very front. For the 70.3 Worldchamps then not all fit together perfectly, but he takes the 5th place as a great motivator to retrieve back this title.By now Micha can look back on more than 20 Ironman 70.3 titles.

Greatest Successes

World Record

  • World Championship 70.3 Clearwater, World Record, 2009

Ironman 70.3 World Championship

  • 1st – Ironman World Championship 70.3, Clearwater, 2010
  • 1st – Ironman World Championship 70.3, Clearwater, 2009

Ironman 70.3 European Championship

  • 1st – Ironman European Championship, Elsinore, 2017
  • 1st – Ironman European Championship, Wiesbaden, 2012
  • 1st – Ironman European Championship, Wiesbaden, 2010

Ironman 70.3

  • 22 Ironman 70.3 / Challenge – Title

Awards

  • US Endurance Award, 2011

Successes:

2017

  • 07/29 1st Place Mueritz Triathlon, middle distance, Germany
  • 06/25 1st Place Eberl Chiemsee Triathlon, middle distance, Germany
  • 06/18 1st Place Ironman European Chanpionships Elsinore, Denmark
  • 06/03 3rd Place Challenge World Championships Samorin, Slovakia
  • 03/12 4th Place Ironman 70.3 Subic Bay, Philippies
  • 02/19 1st Place Bangsaen Triathlon Bangkok, middle distance, Thailand
  • 02/18 1st Place Bangsaen Triathlon Bangkok, sprint distance, Thailand

2016

  • 11/27 2nd Place Ironman 70.3 Thailand
  • 11/20 1st Place Laguna Phuket Triathlon, Thailand
  • 10/30 4th Place Ironman 70.3 Austin, Texas
  • 10/23 4th Place Ironman 70.3 Miami, Florida
  • 05/07 8th Place Ironman 70.3 St.George (NAC), Utah

2015

  • 11/22 1st Place Laguna Phuket Triathlon, Thailand
  • 10/25 1st Place Ironman 70.3 Miami, Florida
  • 09/13 1st Place Strandräuber Ironman 70.3 Ruegen, Germany
  • 08/30 5th Place Ironman 70.3 World Championships Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria
  • 08/02 1st Place City-Triathlon Frankfurt, Olympic-Distance Germany
  • 07/05 1st Place Xtreme-Triathlon, Papendorf, Middle-Distance Germany
  • 06/21 2nd Place Challenge Heilbronn, Germany
  • 06/06 1st Place Linz Triathlon, Middle-Distance Austria
  • 02/27 3rd Place, Challenge Dubai

2014

  • 12/06 1st Place, Challenge Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain
  • 11/16 1st Place, Ironman 70.3 Ballarat, Australia
  • 11/09 1st Place, Ironman 70.3 Mandurah, Australian Pro Championship
  • 10/26 1st Place, Ironman 70.3 Miami, Florida/USA
  • 09/14 1st Place, Ironman 70.3 Ruegen, Germany
  • 08/31 3rd Place, Challenge Walchsee/Kaiserwinkl, Austria

2013

  • 07/07 7th Place, Ironman Germany, Frankfurt (EC)
  • 06/16 1st Place, Ironman 70.3 Berlin

2012

  • 09/09 8th Place, Ironman 70.3 World Championships, Las Vegas/USA
  • 08/12 1st Place, Ironman 70.3 Wiesbaden/Germany (EC)
  • 06/17 2nd Place, Ironman Regensburg/Germany
  • 06/03 1st Place, Ironman 70.3 Switzerland, Rapperswil/Switzerland
  • 05/12 1st Place, Ironman 70.3 Mallorca, Alcudia/Spain
  • 04/01 4th Place, Ironman 70.3 Texas, Galveston/USA

2011

  • 12/04 1st Place, Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific, Phuket/Thailand
  • 11/05 6th Place, ITU Triathlon Long Distance World Championships, Henderson/USA
  • 10/30 2nd Place, Ironman 70.3 Miami/USA
  • 10/23 1st Place, Ironman 70.3 Austin/USA

2010

  • 11/13 1st Place, Ironman 70.3 World Championships, Clearwater/USA
  • 10/02 1st Place, Scott Tinley Half Ironman, Lake Lopez/USA
  • 08/15 1st Place, Ironman 70.3 Wiesbaden/Germany (EC)
  • 06/20 1st Place, Erdinger Stadttriathlon, Erding/Germany
  • 06/06 1st Place, Ironman 70.3 Switzerland, Rapperswil/Switzerland
  • 05/01 1st Place, Wildflower-Triathlon, Lake San Antonio/USA
  • 03/27 1st Place, Ironman 70.3 California, Oceanside/USA

2009

  • 11/14 1st Place, Ironman 70.3 World Championships, Clearwater/USA
  • 08/16 2nd Place, Ironman 70.3 Wiesbaden/Germany (EC)
  • 06/20 5th Place, Alpen-Triathlon, Schliersee/Germany
  • 04/04 5th Place, ITU Triathlon World Cup, New Plymouth/New Zealand

2004 – 2008

  • 10/26/2008 7th Place, ITU Triathlon World Cup, Huatulco/Mexico
  • 08/11/2008 6th Place, ITU Premium Pan American Cup, San Francisco/USA
  • 06/21/2008 1st Place, ITU Triathlon European Cup, Alpen-Triathlon, Schliersee/Germany
  • 10/28/2006 4th Place, ITU Triathlon Premium European Cup, Eilat/Israel
  • 08/28/2005 1st Place, ITU Triathlon European Cup, Geneve/Switzerland
  • 07/23/2005 1st Place, Alpen-Triathlon, Schliersee/Germany
  • 07/10/2004 3rd Place, ITU Triathlon European Cup, Echternach/Luxembourg
  • 06/06/2004 3rd Place, ITU Triathlon European Cup, Zundert/Netherlands