6th Ironman Win for Timo!
Timo Bracht took Ironman Lanzarote today, celebrated the sixth Ironman triumph of his career and crossed the finish line more than 13 minutes ahead of his compatriot Konstantin Bachor. Esben Hovgaard from Denmark became third. The predominant Commerzbank athlete finished in 8:30:34 hours which meant a new course record. The 35-year-old was 5:06 minutes faster than the previous record time set by Thomas Hellriegel from Germany 16 years ago.
“It was two kilometres in front of the finish line when I heard that I was about to break the course record”, said Timo Bracht. “I wouldn’t have expected such a fast time because the wind was extremely strong. And until the second transition zone Konstantin seemed to have a better day than me. Fortunately I had very good legs on the run and I am very happy to start this Ironman season with a victory.”
With the success at Lanzarote Timo has celebrated his second Ironman title in a row. Last year he had finished the season by winning Ironman Arizona and also managed to set a new course record. For the Commerzbank Team the victory of Bracht means the second Ironman triumph of the season – and the season has just begun.