Andreas Raelert

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Andreas Raelert
Andreas Raelert Ironman 70.3 Austria 2012b.jpg
Medal record
Competitor for  Germany
Men's triathlon
Ironman World Championship 70.3
Silver 2008 Elite
Ironman World Championship
Silver 2012 Elite
Silver 2010 Elite
Bronze 2011 Elite
Bronze 2009 Elite

Andreas Raelert (born August 11, 1976) is a German triathlete.[1][2]

On 10 July 2011, Raelert broke the world record time for an Ironman Triathlon distance race at the at Challenge Roth event in Roth, Germany. Finishing in a time of 7 hours, 41 minutes and 33 seconds, beating Marino Vanhoenacker's record time of 7:45:58 set just the 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 and the 2012 Ironman World Championships.[3][4] He also collected a 3rd place finish at the 2011 Championship event.[5]

Notes[edit]

  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 2008-07-17. Retrieved 2008-07-17. 
  3. ^ "Ford Ironman World Championship". World Triathlon Corporation. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "2012 World Championship Results". World Triathlon Corporation. Retrieved 15 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Official Results Guide 2011". World Triathlon Corporation. Retrieved 12 December 2011. 

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