Andreas Raelert turns his focus to Ironman Brazil

Tue, May 23, 17

Andreas Raelert heads to the Ironman South American Championship Brazil with a lot of confidence. This Sunday at the race in Florianopolis, he wants to secure his qualification for the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii which takes place on October 14th. "My clear goal is the Ironman Hawaii," says Andreas Raelert, "I hope that I will succeed in fixing my race start in Kona this Sunday in Brazil." Regarding his race schedule for the year, Andreas Raelert consciously decided to participate in the traditional competition in the south of Brazil. "As a European, it is not always easy to be...

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Laura Philipp with victory at Ironman 70.3 St. Pölten (AUT)

Mon, May 22, 17

One week after her win at the Ironman 70.3 Mallorca, Swiss Side pro athlete Laura Philipp from Germany wins the Ironman 70.3 St. Pölten. Laura was the fastest pro women in all three disciplines! She won the title with a time of 4:23:31 almost 10 minutes ahead of 2nd place Yvonne Van Vlerken (NED) with a time of 4:33:12 and 3rd place Lisa Hütthaler (AUT) with a time of 4:34:21.  Nils Frommhold (GER) won the men's title with a finish time of 3:56:47, ahead of Andi Boecherer (GER) who finished the race with a time of 3:59:04 and Maurice Clavel (GER) that crossed the finish line with a...

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Aero & Art with Patrick Lange in the wind tunnel

Fri, May 19, 17

A lot of talent came together at the wind tunnel with professional triathlete Patrick Lange (3rd place at Ironman World Championships in Kona 2016), Aerodynamic Expert Jean-Paul Ballard from Swiss Side (Nr. 1 in aerodynamics) and professional photographer Thomas Stöckli (Swiss Advertising Photographer of the year in 2014). The focus for the wind tunnel test with Patrick Lange was set on the comparison of helmets in particular his new Ekoi prototype helmet, race-suit testing, as well as different hand and body positions. Always with one goal in mind to reduce drag and increase speed! …and yes, Patrick Lange will be...

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Laura Philipp wins Ironman 70.3 Mallorca

Tue, May 16, 17

Swiss Side pro athlete Laura Philipp (GER) wins the Ironman 70.3 Mallorca on her HADRON Ultimate aero wheels! Laura finished the swim 3rd, and then passed all rivals with a race-best 2:29:31 bike split that gave her a 3:31 lead into the half marathon. Laura finished the race in 4:21:41 with a 5:10 margin ahead of 2nd-place Emma Pallant (GBR) and a 11:22 margin over 3rd-place Amelia Watkinson (NZL). In the mens pro division, David McNamee (GBR) won the race with a time of 3:56:49 ahead of Andreas Dreitz (GER) and Miquel Blanchart Tinto (ESP).  Photos: Ingo Kutsche  

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Michael Raelert has no luck in Vietnam

Sun, May 07, 17

Michael Raelert was not allowed to celebrate a success at the Ironman 70.3 Vietnam. While he was leading the race on the bike, he had bad luck and experienced a flat tire. "Unfortunately, I could not finish the race today," said Michael Raelert, "that is a very sad moment for me. I would have loved it to leave Asia with a positive result." Tim van Berkel from Australia took the win in Danang in 3:56:19 hours ahead of Russia’s Ivan Kalashnikov (4:00:32 hours) and Mike Phillips (New Zealand), who finished in 4:02:14 hours. "My swim was absolutely according to my...

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Farewell from Asia: Michael Raelert starts in Vietnam

Fri, May 05, 17

Michael Raelert wants to finish his long camp in Asia with a successful race. At the end of his long training and competition stay in Thailand, he will start at the Ironman 70.3 Vietnam this Sunday. "I have been on the road for a long time," says Michael Raelert after his multi-week training camp in Thailand, "it would be nice if I could make a really good race in Vietnam before I return to Europe." The task for Michael Raelert will not be easy this Sunday in Danang. On the one hand, the weather conditions should be demanding at the...

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