Würzburg trilogy Caroline Lyreder did not finish her first long race since winning Ironman Italy in September 2019. At Ironman Tulsa in Oklahoma, the only German player did not cross the finish line. The 32-year-old pulled out of the non-alcoholic Erdinger team from competition on Sunday (local time) shortly after midway through the bike path. Less than five months before the start of the World Cup in Hawaii, it was Lihredder’s second start of the season. Two weeks ago, I finished fourth at medium distance in Riccione, Italy.
Swiss Daniela Reeve celebrated a dominating victory in Tulsa at 8:40:34 hours before British Katharina Matthews (8:45:35) and American Sky Munch (8:47:45).
Patrick Lange wins the men’s competition
In the men’s category, Lehredder’s teammate, two-time Iron Man champion Patrick Lange, won after a convincing all-around performance in all three disciplines in 7:45:22 hours, clearly ahead of Swiss Jan van Berkel (7:50:58) and Denmark’s Daniel Pickegaard (7:52:59 hrs).
Lehrerder was out of the water in eighth place after swimming 3.8 kilometers in 56:56 minutes, six minutes behind Brazilian Pamela Oliveira. On the bike, Ryf took the lead. The Würzburg woman took ninth place after nearly 50 kilometers, nine minutes ahead of the Swiss. After about 90 kilometers out of the 180 kilometers, Lyrader descended.
Uncover construction sites off Hawaii
“I see it as a great opportunity to face a strong professional field at this early stage of the season in order to unveil my construction sites for the coming months on the way to Hawaii,” she told tri.mag earlier on the Internet. “After a long time without competitions, it would be It’s hard to predict where we are all at the moment in terms of performance. ”
Lehrerder flew straight back to Germany from the United States on Monday. Now there’s a short break before you focus on getting ready for Hawaii.