Saturday, 31 Jul, 2021

Lange wins Trumer Triathlon in Austria – sets record in “real race”

Patrick Lange emotional after IM Tulsa victory. (Picture: Instagram Patrick Lange / Talbot Cox)

While Jan Frodeno and Lionel Sanders were racing each other at the Tri Battle Royale, another German Ironman world champion was setting a new course record across the border in Austria. Two-time Kona champ Patrick Lange went 3:55:04 to win the Trumer Triathlon in Austria yesterday, showing that he remains in excellent shape after his big win at the Ironman North American Championship in Tulsa last May.

“So happy to win @trumertriathlon and to set a new corse record with 3:55:04,” Lange wrote on Instagram (see the post below) after taking the win. “This is what I call a real race: tough course, tough conditions, hard fighting competitors. A race organized with great attention to details – and for everybody who loves to tri. 🤩 Thanks for all your messages and (virtual) cheering!!!!”

After a 23:53 swim that put him in second, Lange was at the front of the race for much of the bike, riding the challenging course that included 900 m of climbing in 2:14:44. His 1:12:18 run was more than enough to get him the win. Georg Enzenberger (AUT) was second in 3:58:15 and another German, Marc Eggeling, took third in 4:02:26.

Simone Kumhofer took the women’s race in 4:23:55, with Gabriele Obmann finishing second in 4:35:44 and Lemuela Wutz rounding out the all-Austria podium in 4:50:45.

You can find results from the race here.

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