Raelert and Csomor take victories at Ironman Austria

Andreas Raelert rode smartly and ran hard to claim another title Photo: Ironman Austria Facebook
Andreas Raelert rode smartly and ran hard to claim another title Photo: Ironman Austria Facebook

 

Andy Raelert, 36, has added the 2013 Ironman Austria title to his already impressive resume. The dual-Olympian turned long-distance superstar excited the water in 5th place with a 44:25 swim before riding a 3rd-best 4:30:40 bike split. After dismounting, Raelert turned on the afterburners and ran a race-fastest 2:40:07 marathon to take the win with a comfortable margin over fellow German, Maik Twelsiek, who finished in 8:11:36. Slovenian athlete David Plese rounded out the podium in 8:19:13.

Hungarian Erika Csomor has taken the women’s title in 8:59:31. Csomor exited the water in 6th place and used race-best bike and run splits to take the win over Sweden’s Asa Lundstrom and Ireland’s Eimear Mullan in a relatively close race. This is Csomor’s second Ironman Austria title after having won here in 2004.

Triathlon veteran Erika Csomor repeats her 2004 Ironman Austria victory

Top 5 Men:

  1. Raelert, Andreas 7:59:51
  2. Twelsiek, Maik 8:11:36
  3. Plese, David 8:19:13
  4. Hast, Jarmo 8:20:32
  5. Amorelli, Igor 8:21:37

Top 5 Women:

  1. Csomor, Erika 8:59:31
  2. Lundström, Åsa 9:04:42
  3. Mullan, Eimear 9:05:46
  4. Piampiano, Sarah 9:07:30
  5. Lindholm, Camilla 9:16:18

 

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