Benedikt weber from ATS kulmbach and andreas dreitz from michelau will start at the triathlon world championships in las vegas next weekend. Nadja linder from ATS kulmbach qualified for the world championships next year last weekend in zell am see.
Bad luck in the preparation
Weber starts in the age group 25. He has put away his bad luck in the preparation period. The 26-year old police officer is looking forward to a gentle competition followed by a vacation in the USA. Before the recovery, a strenuous competition is on the agenda. At the triathlon-70.3 races are swum 1.9 km, 90 km on the bike back and finally run 21.1 km, so a half marathon. From the total distance of 113 km, corresponding to 70.3 miles, the name is derived. The world championship will take place in las vegas.
If benedikt weber had bad luck lately, the preparation of andreas dreitz went well. On the ironman half distance, the timberman 70.3 in gilford in the state of new hampshire, the 24-year-old michelauer, who is spending a semester abroad in lincoln (nebraska), fully convinced with a third-place finish. The race was only planned as preparation for the world championships, for which dreitz qualified with 7th place at the european championships in wiesbaden.
Success in zell am see
Nadja lindner of the ATS kulmbach has won in zell am see at the ironman 70.3 qualified for the 2014 world championships in canada. Benedikt weber also made it to the 2012 qualifying round in zell am see. For lindner, the race was the end of the season for which she had prepared herself specifically. She had previously spent a ten-day vacation in croatia. In the preparation, running and swimming were the two most important things that were neglected. Lindner also had motivation problems. According to her own statements, she was still in "vacation mode" in zell am see. The rain on the day of the competition did her in.
Nadja lindner entered the race in age group 30 with 70 starters. It was the strongest age group in terms of participants. She did not expect a chance to start at all. She knew that it was the first qualifying race for the middle distance world championship on the 7th of july. September 2014 in quebec/canada was. During the swim, a triangular course in the lake had to be mastered. Nadja started in the last wave with all other women. Directly before that the age group of the men had started. These had to be overtaken, which did not make things easier. Nadja completed the 1900 m in 0:35,19 minutes. The first way to the transition area was very long and the transition time was overfilled.
The cycling was very demanding for the athletes, because it was raining all the time. Slippery and partly flooded roads made the course, which had to be run twice, a challenge. The conditions for benedikt weber were almost the same as in 2012.
Hard half marathon
Nadja completed the bike course of almost 90 kilometers in 2:30,55 hours with an average of 35,78 km/h. The second change time was a lot faster. The half marathon was tough, because the running laps in zell were characterized by muddy and sometimes very narrow passages. Nadja lindner was nevertheless satisfied with a time of 1:41 hours under these circumstances. After 4:57,47 hours she reached 20th place in the overall ranking and second place in her AK 30 behind swiss diana schramek. A total of 315 women, including 12 professional ladies, were at the start. Over 2000 participants took part in the competition.
The overall winner was eimear mullen from ireland, and his compatriot gavin noble in the men's category. Nadja lindner from the ATS kulmbach was satisfied with the result due to the low level of preparation. She did not expect to qualify for the world championship.