Thomas Hellriegel

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Thomas Hellriegel.
Thomas Hellriegel
Medal record
Representing  Germany
Men's triathlon
Ironman World Championship
Gold medal – first place 1997 Men's race
Silver medal – second place 1995 Men's race
Silver medal – second place 1996 Men's race
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Men's race

Thomas Hellriegel (born 14 January 1971) a.k.a. "Hell on Wheels" is a German Ironman triathlete. His biggest achievement is winning the 1997 Ironman World Championship. Hellriegel was also second in the event in 1995 (to Mark Allen) and 1996 (to Luc Van Lierde).[1]

Hellriegel set the bike course record at the 1996 championship race with a time of 4:24:50; which had stood for 11 years,[1] until Normann Stadler finished the bike course in a new record time at 4:18:23.


  1. ^ a b "Athlete Info - Pro Corner - Thomas Hellriegel". Retrieved 29 June 2010.

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