This race is the Raelert-Brothers' first joint start since the 2012 Ironman Hawaii
. For Andreas Raelert, the Ironman Hamburg means a very special debut, for his brother Michael the second start at the classic full-distance event in the North of Germany.
It is well known that 'Ironman Hawaii
' (1) and the qualifier races (12) have been dominated by women and men from USA in participation and performance.
'We're building a community that's united by our love for running,' said De Leon-Brown, who competed in Ironman Hawaii
All he ever wanted to do, however, was Ironman Hawaii
. Now that he has achieved his dream, what drives him to keep improving?
As the grand finale of qualifying races held around the world, Ironman Hawaii
enjoys intense media exposure, and gathers thousands of spectators eager to witness how the athletes fare in this ultimate test of endurance.
Other athletes returning to the field are South African James Cunnama, who finished fourth at last year's Ironman Hawaii
and German Per Bittner, who finished fifth in Abu Dhabi last year.
The club has been running for more than 20 years, with a junior and senior section with members completing at local and international events all around the world, including such iconic events as Ironman Hawaii
, Ironman Lanzarote and Ironman Wales.
His story of his lifelong dedication training for the Ironman Hawaii
, one of the most grueling endurance tests in the world, makes for a powerful survey highly recommended for any sports collection.
During his time on the circuit Middleton has scaled many peaks, none more so than qualifying for the Ironman Hawaii
championships three years in a row.
He also hopes to participate in the sport's most famous event, the 2010 Ironman Hawaii
Triathlon in Kona, Hawaii, next October.
She consistently excels at Ironman Hawaii
, regardless of race conditions.