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 An eight-hour low Age Group at IRONMAN Hamburg

The German lars wichert has achieved a great feat in the IRONMAN European Championship in Hamburg held yesterday Sunday.

This former Olympic rower broke the world record in his age group category, finishing the race in a time of 7:50:42, beating the previous record by more than six minutes.

lars wichert He completed the 3,8 kilometer swim segment in 57:48 minutes, cycled the 180 kilometers in 4:03:55 and ran the 42,2 km marathon in 2:41:48.

He reached the finish line more than five minutes ahead of the second place finisher in his age group, the Australian Chris Beckmans, who would have also broken the previous record with his time of 7:55:55.

Furthermore, the Chinese Miao Hao He managed to close his participation with a time of 7:58:04.

 

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From Olympic Rower to Elite Triathlete

lars wichert He began in the world of rowing where he won three gold medals in world championships and participated in the Olympic Games,

In addition to his sporting career, Wichert works 25 hours a week as an editor for Germany's 'Triathlon' magazine and is the father of three children.

Next Objectives

After his victory in Hamburg, lars wichert has decided to participate in the second event of the IRONMAN European Championship in Frankfurt on August 18.

Although his real goal is the Norseman Xtri, one of the toughest triathlon races in the world.

The Norseman Xtreme Triathlon, known as Norseman Xtri, is held annually in Norway and is famous for its extreme conditions.

It consists of a 3,8 km swim in the cold waters of the Hardanger Fjord, a 180 km bike ride through mountainous landscapes and a marathon that culminates at the top of Mount Gaustatoppen.

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