Simon Jorn Hansen prolongs Powerman Alsdorf title, Melanie Maurer wins women’s race

Simon Jorn Hansen wins European Championship Powerman Alsdorf (Archive picture Instagram Hansen)

At the European Championships Powerman in Alsdorf, Dane Simon Jorn Hansen has prolonged his title from last year by thus winning again. Among the women, Germany’s Leonie Kleine-Bley was the fastest over 10 kilometers of running, 60 kilometers of cycling and another 10 kilometers of running.

Hansen’s title prolongation came by a not-too-big margin, as he won the race after 2:25:48 and it was only a 1:18 minute wait before Slovak Ondrej Kubo finished second in 2:27:06. Frenchman Emile Blondel-Hermant finished third in 2:28:19 and completed the European Championship podium.

In the women’s race, Melanie Maurer won with more supremacy: the Swiss recorded 2:45:54, staying more than two minutes ahead of runner-up Merle Brunnée, who crossed the finish line after 2:47:59 and finished second like last year. Switzerland’s Olivia Keiser finished third in 2:49:53.