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Podium in 70.3 Berlin

Monday, June 17th, 2013

What did I said….. time to race hard again. I had a great weekend in 70.3 Berlin with an amazing race. The swim was not my best but I managed a gap of 1:30min to the leaders. After the swim it was time to show what I and my P5 cervélo can ride. From the beginning I pushed the pace really hard. The gap getting smaller and I catched the group in front of me after 30k. Now I was 2nd and Micha Raelert with a 4min lead in front. I pushed alone the pace and the guys behind me got dropped. I now there are a few fast runners behind me so I pushed even harder. Just Micha Göhner catched me by 85k. With a 2:07h and the third fastest bike split I am very happy. Now the battle for 2nd and 3rd starts between Göhner and me. After an taff ride it was hard to find your running legs. Göhner and me went the first 15k together with a few attacks. After 17k I got no more energy to hold the pace and I got dropped. I am very happy with my podium in 70.3 Berlin. More important for me is my strong bike part.

Pictures by Ingo Kutsche

Cheers for all the support at home and in Berlin.

Results

Men

1. Michael Raelert (GER) 3:46:56
2. Michael Göhner (GER) 3:51:30
3. Per Bittner (GER) 3:52:14
4. Christian Prochnow (GER) 3:55:47
5. Dorian Wagner (GER) 3:55:55
6. Christian Ritter (GER) 3:57:46
7. Anton Blokhin (UKR) 4:00:58
8. James Third (GBR) 4:01:27
9. George Bjälkemo (SWE) 4:02:34
10. Antony Costes (FRA) 4:03:51

no time to look back

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

After an dissapointed race at 70.3 Mallorca and a little injury I am 100% back in training since 4weeks. This weekend will be the last test befor IM Frankfurt. 70.3 Berlin will be the first time in Berlin so it will be interesting to race there.  The swim course is in the river called Spree, the bike course will be on a former airfield  and the running course will be also on the former airfield. The bike course is very technical and flat. A lot of good german pros will race there like Michael Raelert, Dorian Wagner and Christian Ritter.

Time to race hard again!