This year, we are sponsoring our own Andreas Pleines in the IRONMAN 70.3 European Championship in Wiesbaden, Germany. This event, taking place August 11, 2013, is one of a series of triathlon races organized by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC).
The Wiesbaden IRONMAN 70.3 competition is the only European qualification race for the world renowned IRONMAN World Championship held annually in Hawaii. The "70.3" refers to the total distance in miles (113.0 km) covered in the race, consisting of a 1.2-mile (1.9 km) swim, a 56-mile (90 km) bike ride, and a 13.1-mile (21.1 km) run. The competition is entirely outdoors and the athletes are constantly subject to unpredictable environmental challenges from Mother Nature. The time needed by an athlete to complete a 70.3 distance event varies from race to race and can be influenced greatly by external factors, including the weather and course conditions, terrain and the total elevation gained and lost on the course. By no means is this an easy feat!
With the pulsFOG sponsorship of Andreas Pleines, we hope that he not only uses his intensive training and hard work to excel to the best of his abilities during the race, but that his motivation and tenacity, inspires children and adults worldwide to achieve what they set their minds to. The IRONMAN proves that with hard work and dedication, anything is possible!