Germany’s Timo Bracht was, during his impressive race career, one of the sport’s premier long-distance athletes, winning nine Ironman events and Challenge Roth in 2014. After retiring from pro racing a few years ago, it would appear that Bracht is still in good shape – this summer he’ll be competing at the Norseman Xtreme Triathlon as part of #teamZalaris to raise funds for Aktiv Against Cancer, 5K Your Way and Kitz Hopp Children’s Cancer Center.
Zalaris ASA is a global payroll, HR and IT services company and is the title sponsor of the Norseman event. This is the third year in a row that the company will be sponsoring a group of triathletes to compete at the race. Last year the team raised over 70 thousand euros for the charities through the Norseman race. This year the 10-person team includes athletes from Ireland, Germany, Norway and the United Kingdom. Along with Bracht, the Zalaris team includes: Simone Kragh Jacobsen (DEN), Lillian Dramsdahl (NOR), Sinead Conneely (IRE), Svenja Mann (GER), Morten Eikebu (NOR), Torsten Neufeld (GER), Mark Bamford (GBR) and Richard Trainer (GBR).
After a long, successful pro triathlon career Bracht retired after competing at the 2017 Challenge Roth event, where he finished fourth in 8:07:01. It will be interesting to see how he fares at the challenging Norseman race, which takes place on Aug. 6, 2022.