Andreas Raelert

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Andreas Raelert
Andreas Raelert 2015 Ironman European Championship Frankfurt.jpeg
Medal record
Competitor for  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

Andreas Raelert (born 11 August 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 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]


  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" (PDF). World Triathlon Corporation. Retrieved 12 December 2011. 

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