Timo Bracht, winner of the Ironman Lanzarote 2011

The twentieth edition of the Ironman Lanzarote will be remembered for the record that Timo Bracht has broken. The German pulverized all the records of the toughest triathlon event in the world and set a new record. It took Timo 8 hours, 30 minutes and 34 seconds to complete the 3,8 kilometers of swimming, 180 kilometers of cycling and the 42,2 kilometers of running. For the second year in a row, Nicholas Peter Ward was the best canary when he crossed the finish line in fifth position. Gregorio Cáceres had to settle for sixth place.

At 07:00 hours on Saturday a new edition of the Ironman Lanzarote Canarias Triathlon started and about 1.500 triathletes were the ones who threw themselves into the sea to complete what is considered the most demanding triathlon test. From the first moment the German Konstantin Bachor was in charge of leading the test. The swimming segment completed it with a time of 46 minutes and 31 seconds.

The bicycle segment served so that Konstantin Bachor and Timo Bracht, were opening a considerable difference with respect to the rest of the participants. Gregorio Cáceres seemed that he could aspire to the podium of this edition, and in the Famara area, halfway through the route, he occupied third place in the classification. The triathlete from Lanzarote fell apart as the kilometers passed.


Konstantin Bachor completed the bike segment first, needing a time of 4:47:28 to complete the 180 kilometers of the course. He beat his compatriot Timo Bracht by just over three minutes and the rest of the participants by more than 15 minutes. Gregorio Cáceres lost more than 21 minutes at the end of this segment.

The distance between Timo Bracht and Konstantin Bachor was not insurmountable and Timo only needed the first lap of the running course to catch up and overtake Konstantin. Timo had a meteoric race and that allowed him to cross the finish line in first place with a time of 08:30:34. A brand that means a new record in the Ironman Lanzarote. Konstantin Bachor and Esben Hovgaard completed the Ironman Lanzarote podium.

Nicholas Peter Ward fifth and Gregorio Cáceres sixth

This year's edition of the Ironman Lanzarote was called for the two participating professional conejeros to fight for the podium and even for the final victory. It could not be and both Nicholas Peter Ward and Gregorio Cáceres did not have their day. Nicholas had a very bad feeling in the swimming and cycling segment, just feeling like he did in the marathon.

On the last lap of the course, Nicholas Peter Ward caught up with Gregorio Cáceres and would cross the finish line in fifth position. Nico used a time of 09:02:44. He beat his teammate Gregorio Cáceres in just one minute, who had to settle for the sixth position of the general of the Ironman Lanzarote 2011.

Source: lavozdelanzarote

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