[Triathlon] Mickey Tagault and Karen Schultheis are strongest in Remich

[Triathlon] Mickey Tagault and Karen Schultheis are strongest in Remich

The Danes and the Swiss presented themselves with coronation on the banks of the Moselle. Tom Schmidt and Sally Dicks finished first for the Luxembourg side.

The Ironman 70.3 took place in Remich this Sunday in blistering heat. were 2 700 Participants start with an 8 h 45 for 1.9 Swimming km 90 km by bike and 21 kilometers of running. Forty qualifications for the upcoming World Championships in all age groups were at stake for the professional riders.

For both men and women, it was all about walking. In the men’s race, a group of six runners will create the first gaps after transitioning from swim to bike. We found Germans Ricco Buggen and Jan Stratmann, Portugal’s Philippe Azevedo, Dane Mickey Tagault, Belgium’s Christophe de Keyser and Dutchman Youri Keulen. The lead group dictated a regular cadence of 90 km of flat bike path in 35 The first kilometers, then hills in the last part of it.

With nearly three minutes to go, the Runaways set off for one last attempt at the half-marathon distance, well ahead of the duo of Australian Nick Thompson and Germany’s Nick Imde, by nearly 3½. Running specialist Yuri Kulin was shaping up to be one of the main favorites for the final victory. But the Dutch athlete’s frown at the asphalt line was not wrong : 5′ penalty for drafting, i.e. you pushed too long behind another competitor to save energy. It’s a shame really, because his running time allowed him to take the highest step of the podium.

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In the end, the victory went to Mickey Tagault, 6H In the last Ironman 70.3 World Championships, which completed the triple in 3 time h 49’20”. Belgian De Keyser and Portuguese Azevedo completed the podium.

On the domestic side, Tom Schmidt finished first for Luxembourg in 110H square and at 22H His rank in his age group (35-39). years) at a time of 4 h 41’19” :”Little did I know that I was the first runner from Luxembourg. It was a really tough race with the heat. In these conditions, it’s hard to time it, there are a lot of elements you can’t control when you’re running in these high temperatures, and you finish as well as you can. But I’m happy with my race in generalX3M Team rider Snooze analyzed, just a few minutes into his race. Note that his club buddy, Eric Gunderinger, is still the first Luxemburger at the age of 1 A kilometer from the end, he had a crash and was unable to finish the race. Among the women, Swiss Karen Schultheis won with a time of 4 h 36’12”. The first Luxemburger is Sally Dix who is ranked thirdH of his age group (30-34) at a time of 5 h 11’14”.

From our reporter Jill Tarral


Gentlemen: 1. Tagault (Dan) 3:49:20; 2. De Keyser (Bel) at 1’27; 3. Azevedo (bowl) 2’21”; 4. Stratmann (Germany) 3’07”; 5. Keulen (Pbs) 3’14”; 6. Bogen (Germany) 3’58”; 7. Thompson (Australia) 6’39”; 8. Costs (French) 8’02”; 9. Bourgeois (France) 13’18”; 10. Pottinger (GER) 14’03”; 11 – Cougar (Rtc) 15’52; 12. Nairat (Bel) 19’03”; 13. Bosch (Germany) 22’50”; 14. Turtera (Bre) 26’34″; 15. Ciccarelli (Etta) 36’53″…

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Women: 1. Schultheis (Switzerland) 4 hours 6 12 minutes; 2. Marks (Bur) at 9’01”; 3. Liaci (Sui) 11’27”; 4. Jinbe (Su) 13’27”; 5. Delguest (Bell) 17’16″…

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