Andreas Raelert

Andreas Raelert (born 11 August 1976) is a German triathlete.[1][2] His younger brother, Michael Raelert, is also a triathlete.

Andreas Raelert
Andreas Raelert 2015 Ironman European Championship Frankfurt.jpeg
Medal record
Representing  Germany
Men's triathlon
Ironman World Championship 70.3
Silver medal – second place 2008 Elite
Ironman World Championship
Silver medal – second place 2015 Elite
Silver medal – second place 2012 Elite
Silver medal – second place 2010 Elite
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Elite
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Elite

On 10 July 2011, Raelert broke the world record time for an Ironman Triathlon distance race at the Challenge Roth event in Roth, Germany. Finishing in a time of 7 hours, 41 minutes and 33 seconds, he beat Marino Vanhoenacker's record time of 7:45:58 set just a week before. However, since Raelert’s time was not at an official Ironman event, Vanhoenacker’s time remains the fastest at an Ironman-sanctioned event.

Raelert competed in the first Olympic triathlon event at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. He took twelfth place with a total time of 1:49:31.28. He competed again four years later, at the 2004 Athens Olympics. This time, he achieved sixth place with a time of 1:52:35.62 on the more difficult course.

In 2008, Raelert won the silver at the 2008 70.3 Ironman World Championships.

Raelert finished 2nd in the 2010, 2012 and 2015 Ironman World Championships.[3][4] He also collected a 3rd-place finish at the 2011 Championship event.[5]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Wechsel, Frank (2007-10-15). triathlon world championships hamburg 2007. spomedis GmbH. p. 160. ISBN 3-936376-24-7.
  2. ^ "Runner's Web and Triathlete's Web, a Running, Track and Field and Triathlon Resource Portal". 2004-09-24. Archived from the original on 2013-02-01. Retrieved 2008-07-17.
  3. ^ "Ford Ironman World Championship". World Triathlon Corporation. Archived from the original on 18 October 2011. Retrieved 26 October 2011.
  4. ^ "2012 World Championship Results". World Triathlon Corporation. Archived from the original on 26 January 2013. Retrieved 15 October 2012.
  5. ^ "Official Results Guide 2011" (PDF). World Triathlon Corporation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 12 December 2011.

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