Austria Powerman in Weyer
Extreme Endurance was at Austria Powerman in Weyer last weekend. It was a hot and successful even for the queen and the king of Zofingen 2008 as they dominated the Powerman Austria Duathlon. The Hungarian Erika Csomor and the Swiss Andy Sutz won in Weyer. For Csomor it was already the third victory in Austria, for Sutz it was the first one. In the women’s race the Swiss Jacqueline Uebelhart became second and therefore celebrates a marvellous warm-up for the Powerman Duathlon World Championships in Zofingen on the 5th of September 2010. - Powerman Austria www.powerman.at / Raphael Galliker
“I’m done but I’m very happy! I’ve never thought that I could make it for such a clear victory”, said Andy Sutz with a big smile after the finishing line. The 29-year-old from Schaffhouse was talking about a hard race. “On the running-track I had problems with my legs. When I became reported, that I had such a big lead, I could relax and go slower a bit.” The winner of the Powerman Zofingen 2008 dominated the race in Weyer from the beginning.
Erika Csomor, the Powerman Queen, handled the high temperatures best. The 36-year-old Hungarian lady won after 2001 and 2004 for the third time in Austria.
She left Jacqueline Übelhart 107 seconds behind her. The 35-year-old from Aarwangen/BE shows up in a great form. “When I realized the strong starting field I wanted to finish within the top-five”, said Übelhart. On the race-track she felt very good and everything went on plan. After 15,6 K running and 82,4 K on the bike Csomor and Übelhart where still together in the lead. “I lost the 107 seconds on the last running section which was 7,3 K”, said Übelhart who had celebrated her so far biggest victory at the Powerman Memorial Benny Vansteelant on the 6th of June 2010 in Torhout/BEL. “This second place here in Weyer is very nice as well”, so Übelhart who even could have won in Weyer. “I could have gone faster on the bike but I didn’t dare to overtake Erika Csomor.” Übelhart had no problems with the hot weather. “If there’s gone be a similar situation on the 5th of September in Zofingen, I’m taking my chance and I’ll go faster on the bike than Erika Csomor.” That means: Übelhart is ready for the Powerman Duathlon World Championships in Zofingen. Before she goes back home to Aarwangen she will celebrated her success in Weyer. “Im going to have a holdrio and a few beers now!” By the way: Third place in Weyer went to the 44-year-old Michelle Parsons from Great Britain.
Text: Raphael Galliker
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