Anne Haug destroys the record of the La Santa Club IRONMAN Lanzarote

The German triathlete Anne Haug has started the 2024 season in spectacular fashion by dominating andl Club La Santa IRONMAN Lanzarote, achieving his first victory of the year and setting a new course record.

The former IRONMAN world champion not only won the competition, but also surpassed her rivals with a difference of more than 40 minutes at the finish line.

Haug He completed the marathon in 2:49:08, one of the fastest of his career, after one of the toughest cycling stages that exist on the circuit HOMBRE DE HIERRO.

With this, she shows that, at 41 years old and in her 18th season as a professional triathlete, she is still one of the best in the world.

This year's competition, which celebrated its 32 º aniversario, witnessed a spectacular race by the German.

From the beginning, Haug showed her dominance coming out of the water in 54:26, with a five-minute advantage over the Irish Fiona Moriaty and last year's winner Lydia dant. From there, the distance between Haug and her pursuers only increased.

In the cycling segment Haug achieved a time of 5:17:49, setting a new record despite the 2.300 meters of accumulated elevation gain, similar to the cycling stage of the IRONMAN World Championship in Nice.

With a twenty minute lead at the start of the race, Haug He could have opted for a more conservative pace, but he decided to keep up the pace.

She reached the finish line with a difference of almost 45 minutes over the Frenchwoman Jeanne Colledge and the British Lydia dant, who came third.

Job title Athlete Swimming T1 Cycling T2 Race on foot Final time
1 54:26 2:30 5:17:49 2:49 2:49:08 9:06:40 -
2
Jeanne Collonge
59: 28 (4) 2:17 5:35:56 (3) 2:51 3:09:54 (2) 9:50:24 -
3
Lydia dant
59: 26 (3) 2:00 5:31:46 (2) 3:11 3:18:32 (7) 9:54:54 -

The finish time of 09:06:40 has broken the record held by the eight-time IRONMAN world champion, Paula Newby-Fraser got in 1995 (9:24:39) by 17 minutes, and the marathon record by about 10 minutes.

 In his post-race remarks, Haug expressed his joy and gratitude: “It was definitely hard… I suffered in the race, and yes, I am so happy to see this finish line… it is absolutely incredible.”

The triathlete also recognized the support of her sponsor, Club La Santa, and her love for Lanzarote, which she considers her “favorite island.”

The island of Lanzarote, known for its beauty and challenging environment, has become a special place to Haug, who has been sponsored by Club La Santa for many years. "Do I feel like home here. “The island is a beautiful place for me,” he said. Haug, highlighting the importance of your long-term sponsor.

Anne Haug  He is already looking ahead to his next competition at the San Francisco T100 in June, where he will look to continue his impressive winning streak.

With her performance in Lanzarote, she has shown that she continues to be one of the most outstanding athletes in triathlon.

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