The Raelert-Brothers had a successful last weekend in June. Andreas Raelert celebrated the win at the regional Olympic-distance championship in Schwerin in his home state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Michael Raelert took the victory on the middle-distance at the 6. EBERL Chiemsee-Triathlon. "It was a good race day for us," say the two brothers- They both led their races from start to finish.
Andreas Raelert had a good swim in Schwerin on the 1.5 kilometer swim course in 21:20 minutes, before he managed the bike course of 40 kilometers in 52 minutes. Finally, he ran the 10 kilometer course in 33:45 minutes. He took the win in 1:50:42 hours ahead of Schwerin’s Dennis Kruse who finished in 1:56:59 hours in front of the Rostockian Andreas Breitsprecher (2:07:15 hours). “The competition was positive," said Andreas Raelert," I think such short tough session are good for further work on the long-distance performance."
Michael Raelert celebrated a strong win at the traditional 6. EBERL Chiemsee-Triathlon in the South of Germany. He started to lead the strong Elite race right from the start and managed the 1.9 kilometer stretch in 25:14 minutes. Once on the bike, he opened up a bigger gap on his chasers and rode the scenic and demanding bike course over 80 kilometers in 1:58:53 hours. “I’m really happy with my swim and bike today, these two parts of the race were the key to celebrate a really nice win here. And it was fun, too.”
On his way to the victory, Michael Raelert eventually finished the final run over 20 kilometers in 1:13:08 hours. In front of a great audience, he crossed the finish line in 3:39:44 hours ahead of the strong Austrian Thomas Steger, who was runner-up in 3:40:47 hours. Germany’s Markus Fachbach, a two-time winner of the race, ran into third place in 3:45:50 hours. "It was a really day here,” said Michael Raelert after the race, “the landscape, the atmosphere, the race at Lake Chiemsee, this is absolutely unique. It was really fun to race here."
Photo: Ingo Kutsche