Achieving five wins and one 3rd place, past weekend can clearly be called a successful one for our triathletes. Castelli’s brand ambassadors were always in the middle of things and gained their well deserved prizes.
Spaniard Marcel Zamora broke the first ground on Friday by winning extreme triathlon Embrunman where athletes faced around 4000m of elevation on the bike (including Col d’Izoard) followed by a hilly marathon. Even more impressive is the fact, that Zamora won Embrunman for the 5th time.
Barely breathed deeply, Leanda Cave secured her Kona participation in an impressive way by winning Ironman Sweden in Kalmar only six days after her 2nd place at the Ironman 70.3 European Championship in Wiesbaden.
On the same day, cross triathlon specialist Ruben Ruzafa once again showed his class and won ITU Cross World Championship in Zittau (Germany). His winning streak must slowly become frightening for his rivals.
On Sunday our German athletes didn’t want to rank behind.
Matthias Knossalla had a tough season so far struggling with injuries and illness, but celebrated a perfect comeback by winning mid distance triathlon Weilburgman in Germany.
Andreas Raelert finished 3rd at the Ironman North American Championship in Mt. Tremblant. He collected valuable points for the Kona pro ranking and now has to wait till August 31st if he will make the final cut.
Last but not least Scotsman Fraser Cartmell won the British Middle Distance championships at Aberfeldy wearing his new Sanremo short sleeved tri suit.
Photo credits: Marcel Zamora | Ingo Kutsche | triathlon.org | Matthias Knossalla | Ronny Kiaulehn | Fraser Cartmell