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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.
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