Ironman Switzerland – Swiss perfection!

Strong results today of our athletes in Ironman Switzerland, 3 athletes racing in Zürich: Tony (AG35) – Steven (AG45) – Cai (AG50)!

Zipping up before the start, in rainy conditions!



The race started with rain and a bit annoying weather conditions, but as the athletes approached their bikes…sun appeared!
Tony out of the water in 1h01, Steven 1h02, Cai a bit later in 1h22.
Knowing our athletes in Zürich are Pac-Man racers this was a good opener!


Tony immediately appeared moving up strongly and very soon was seen in AG top 10, in the 2nd part of the bikecourse he was able to maintain his rhytm and put down his bike 4th in his AG!

Tony going hard on the bike in Switzerland


Tony immediately appeared moving up strongly and very soon was seen in AG top 10, in the 2nd part of the bikecourse he was able to maintain his rhytm and put down his bike 4th in his AG!

Tony 74kg ~ 267NP in Switzerland

Steven (AG 45) was keen on a good result, a perfect preparation of him and getting touch with the better athletes in his AG from the beginning. Being just within/just without top 10 in his AG during the whole bikecourse and finally putting down his bike 9th!

Cai from her side was also moving up towards top 10, and could maintain this untill T2! Cai, racing Switzerland only 40days after Ironman Boulder!

Before the running, pacing strategy for Tony was clear, HR XX and not running faster than 4’20-4’30/km. Strategy that worked fine, from start untill finish of the marathon!
Running a constant marathon at 4’29/km resulted in maintaining 4th position, for a short moment Tony was in 3rd but a 2h47′ AG runner (!) was simply too fast to get on 3rd spot!
This 4th spot, but above all 10th overall agegrouper and 20th with professional athletes included makes Tony confirm again after his strong performance in Kona 2018! The Kona slot he won this year, he leaves for another athlete who will be lucky with the rolldown!

Tony running a 4’29/km marathon off the bike!

Steven was doing a perfect race untill the marathon, for him this marathon was something to look forward to. Doing a good marathon would mean AG top10! And so he did, starting off probably slightly too hard, but never crashing down and keeping the pace and HR up to finish with a 5’01/km marathon and move up during the marathon towards 7th place in his AG! Stunning performance for Steven and after his strong results in Lanzarote 18 confirming again in Switzerland!


Steven, visibly happy with his fastest Ironman ever!

Cai was having a good start of the marathon, and after 15K she moved up from 10th to 9th position! Unfortunately during the run gastroproblems made her go easier in the 2nd part of the marathon, before finishing just outside top10, in 12th position in her AG! With 2 Ironman races in 40days she definitely earns the Iron(wo)man title!


After last weekend with 2 top 10 results in Ironman Vitoria, our athletes confirm again! 7Kona slots were gathered so far this season! 5 athletes will go and Perform!

Our athletes qualified for Kona 19:

  • Vadim Suraev (Can)
  • Javier Cepeda (Col)
  • Alejandro Casado (Spain – involved in a crash today, broken collarbone)
  • Sam Gydé (Bel)
  • Pirmin Christen (Swi)


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