Daan de Groot and Laura Zimmermann winners of Powerman Germany in Alsdorf

Dutch Daan de Groot and Laura Zimmermann from Germany  have won the Powerman Classic race (10 km/ 60 km/ 10 km) in male and female categories, with a time of 2:30:20 and 2:50:05 respectively, during the second edition of the Powerman Germany Alsdorf and organized by Marathon-Club Eschweiler 1983 e.V.

More than 750 athletes and multi-sport enthusiasts from all over the world took part in this second edition of one of Europe’s most important duathlons, to compete for the title. The race had perfect weather conditions.

The Belgium Jan Petralia, member of the Domo elctro Scott Team and the German Champion Sascha Huppert achieved to finish second and third respectively in the Classic race, male category, while Katharina Grohmann from Germany and Alice Hector from Great Britian, in second and third place respectively in the Classic race, female category.

In the Sprint Race category the winners have been Michael Kalb from Germany, in male category, and Anne Schafhausen from Bonn, member of the SSF Bonn Triathlon, in female category.

Seppe Odeyn and Melanie Maurer triumphed at the 1st POWERMAN Greece

Powerman Greece 2019,the biggest run-bike-run event that has ever been hosted in Greece, was completed with a great success. For first time in Loutraki, almost 300 participants from 30 different countries, tried their strengths in a challenging multisport run and bike course.

For Elite Women, the Swiss Melanie Maurer was the great winner with a total time of 3:00:00, confirming the title of the favourite. Second place was the Greek Deniz Dimaki with a total time of 3:11:52 leaving the 3rd place for Kristina Nec-Lapinova from Hungury with a total time of 3:14:03. Noora Honkala from Finland not only stood out from the age-groups,  but also finished 2nd in the overall ranking.

As for Elite Men, Seppe Odeyn from Belgium was the first to cross the finishline with a total time of 2:39:23, leaving Michelle Paone from Lichtenstein in the second place with a total time of 2:39:55 and the French Thibaut Le Cras in the 3rd place with 2:40:50. The 2018 world champion, Gael Le Bellec from France, was unlucky as he was forced to stop the race during the first run due to injury.

Powerman Greece renews its appointment for 2020!

Stellar Field ready for POWERMAN Greece 2019

Only a few days are left for the biggest run-bike-run event that has ever been organized in Greece , the “POWERMAN Greece 2019”. This magnificent event will take place in Loutraki in 24thof March 2019 and will host more than 300 athletes from 30 different countries, including not only age groupers but also renowned elite athletes that are expected to offer us a great spectacle.

Among Elite Men, Diego Van Looy from Belgium is expected to have a lead role and claim his 2ndvictory for this year as he is in a very good shape and he was the winner of Powerman Mallorca. Of course we couldn’t leave out of the favorites the French Gael Le Bellec, last year’s world champion who still remains one of the expected winners and of course Seppe Odeyn from Belgium is also one of the expected athletes on the podium. Other athlets that are expected to have a lead role are Michele Paone (LIE), Denis Šketako (SLO) , Matt Smith (AUS) , Kasper Laumann Hartlev (DEN) , Thibaut Le Cras (FRA). Greece will be represented by duathlon champion and Powerman ambassador Grigoris Skoularikis and Triathlon Champion Grigoris Souvatzoglou.

For women, among the highlights are the Swiss Melanie Maurer and the Slovak Kristina Lapinova. For Greece, Deniz Dimaki has the advantage of “home” also has strong chance of getting to the podium. Of course as in every multisport event, everything will be decided from little details, so all scenarios are open. The spectacle will be rich, the course is very intense and with strong moments. Surely it’s a show nobody should miss.

The event is held under the auspices of International Powerman Association., the municipality of Loutraki – Perahora – Ag. Theodoroi, the region of Peloponnese and the Greek Ministry of Tourism.

SCHEDULE Sunday 24.03.2019

  • 06:30 Transition Area Open
  • 08:30 Transition Area Closed for Classic Distance
  • 08:30 Start Classic Distance 10/60/10k Women & Men AG60+
  • 09:00 Transition Area Closed for Short Distance
  • 09:00 Start Classic Distance 10/60/10k Men elite, AG<60 & Relays
  • 09:45 Start Short Distance 5/30/5k Men, Women & Relays
  • 13:00 Start Power Kids 1/5/1k
  • 13:30 Start Power Kids 0.5/2,5/0,5k
  • 14:00 Award Ceremony Elite Men – Women

 

More info and technical details for the participants can be found in the link below.

http://www.powerman.org.gr/event-details/

COSTES AND EBERHARDT-HALASZ POWER TO 2019 POWERMAN ASIA DUATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS – MALAYSIA TITLES

Bruins and Chicano complete top three in Men’s as Torres and Chapman round off podium in the Women’s Elite classes.

The 2019 edition of the world’s largest Duathlon Competition, the Powerman Asia Championships – Malaysia got underway for the main Elite, Classic and Short categories on Sunday morning.

Held under the scorching tropical conditions, it was the Frenchman Antony Costes that stole the limelight when he stormed to victory in the Elite Men’s category. Completing the first 10KM run, 60KM cycling leg and the final 10KM run leg in a time of 2hrs 41minutes and 23seconds (2:41.23s), the win is the 29-year old Frenchman’s first win on his first appearance at the Powerman Asia Championships – Malaysia.

Speaking after his win, Costes notes, “It has been a tough race because of the heat, even though I am based in Thailand, which is a little bit warmer, but still when you are pushing yourself to the limit, it is very hard! We were a small group after the first run, cruising but then the second run it was way harder. We started the race early in the morning when it was still dark and the air temperature was only about 26ºC and we were fresh, so we ran as a group and nobody wanted to take any risks before the first transition. Compared to other duathletes, I knew my strength is on the bikes, so I did what I know how best to do and pushed my race at this stage. I took a good advantage to open up nearly two minutes on my bike. I was expecting to cruise in the final run but Thomas (Bruins) pushed me and I still had to push hard in the final run and I was very happy when I saw after eight kilometers that I still had a good gap so I could enjoy myself a bit towards the end. I want to thank the organisers, as this has been one of the safest races I have ever seen, the roads are very wide and very clean, so it is almost zero risks for all of us.”

Flagged off at 6.50a.m (GMT+8) ahead of the rest of the field, the early pace was set by Costes leading the Elite Men’s pack in the first 10KM run route, taking full advantage of the cooler morning conditions. The strategy paid off when Costes managed to build on his advantage over the field in the cycling stage, capitalising on his preferred leg of the race before transitioning to the final 10-KM running leg with a commanding lead over the 2018 winner, Thomas Bruins of the Netherlands, who eventually placed second completing the challenging race with a time of 2:42.04s. Behind the leading duo, John Chicano of the Philippines also produced a measured and strategic race that saw him finish overall third with a time of 2:43.25s.

The Filipino’s result also saw him take top spot in the ASTC (Asian Triathlon Confederation) class. Elated with his result, Chicano commented, “It feels good that I managed to finish well and I am very happy with my performance. The first run early in the morning was not that bad as the sun was not out yet. When we got on our bicycles, it started to get quite hard and hotter and when we entered into the final stages with the last run, it became more challenging as it was very hot and humid. But overall, it was a very nice event and a good race in Malaysia and a great build up for the SEA Games in the Philippines.”

In the Elite Women’s category, it was a three-peat for Hungary’s Annamária Eberhardt-Halasz who came out in dominant form to claim the crown for a third time. The Hungarian ace finished the same 10KM – 60KM – 10KM grueling course in three hours (3:00.02). Claiming another strong finish and emerging top amongst the ASTC Women’s was the Philippines’ Monica Torres coming in just over two minutes behind Eberhardt-Halasz.

Commenting on her third win in a row, Eberhardt-Halász commented, “I am tired but am really happy about this one and defend my title here today! Actually, the strategy was only to keep going, keep the speed high and consistent. I even managed to increase my pace and speed on the final five-kilometer loop on the final run stage and pull away a bit from Monica (Torres). For sure the competition is getting stronger year on year, so I am really glad that I managed to pull away and claim a win here today!”

“What another amazing edition of the Powerman Asia Championships – Malaysia here in Putrajaya today. Starting off with the Powerkids yesterday, there was plenty of action in the Elite, Classic and Short categories today. Congratulations to Antony Costes of France for winning his very first Powerman Asia Championship – Malaysia title here today and to Annamária Eberhardt-Halasz for her third consecutive win here in Putrajaya, especially up against a more competitive field this year. Congratulations to all the participants across all the different categories and age group. The support we received for this year’s event has been truly overwhelming. For us, everyone is a winner! Our sincere thanks also to the Malaysian Ministry of Youth and Sports and all our sponsors and partners, particularly 100Plus, Shimano, Ultron and 2Escape for their incredible support and encouragement.” commented Andrew Ching, Chief Executive Officer of E-Plus Global Sdn Bhd, the promoters and organisers of the Powerman Asia Championships – Malaysia.

The full results is available at the Powerman Asia Championships – Malaysia’s website – http://www.powermanmalaysia.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/PowermanMalaysia/

The 2019 Powerman Asia Championships – Malaysia is promoted and organised by E-Plus Global Sdn Bhd and is sanctioned by International Powerman Association (IPA), the Asian Triathlon Confederation (ASTC) and the Selangor Triathlon Association (STA).

2019 Powerman Asia Championships – Malaysia

Race Results* (Elite Male, Top-15)

No Last Name First Name Bib # Country YOB Final Time
1 Costes Antony 14 FRA 1989 2:41.23s
2 Bruins Thomas 1 NED 1989 2:42.04s
3 Chicano John 4 PHI 1991 2:43.25s
4 Smith Matt 2 AUS 1996 2:44.54s
5 Ellis Peter 11 GBR 1983 2:46.01s
6 De los Reyes Joey 6 PHI 1988 2:48.30s
7 Hosseini Seyed Mohammad 17 IRI 1994 2:51.23s
8 Comendador Emmanuel 3 PHI 1988 2:51.57s
9 Lam Wai Kit 20 SGP 1989 2:52.11s
10 Banatao Jarwyn 8 PHI 1994 2:53.30s
11 Baker Matt 9 AUS 1990 2:54.49s
12 Lommen Dave 21 SGP 1977 2:58.44s
13 Robeno Javier 12 PHI 1983 3:02.47s
14 Topia John 7 PHI 1990 3:03.36s
15 Khaorma Yazid 19 JOR 1993 3:10.13s

 

2019 Powerman Asia Championships – Malaysia

Race Results* (Elite Female, Top-9)

No Last Name First Name Bib # Country YOB Final Time
1 Eberhardt-Halasz Annamária 32 HUN 1982 3:00.02s
2 Torres Monica 31 PHI 1988 3:02.03s
3 Chapman Shannon 37 AUS 1984 3:05.47s
4 Coletto Irene 35 ITA 1982 3:11.38s
5 Sawada Airi 40 JPN 1980 3:15.17s
6 Mohammad Mariana 36 MAS 1978 3:24.32s
7 Sabado Jelsie 33 PHI 1999 3:26.26s
8 Mok Ying Rong 38 SGP 1993 3:27.11s
9 Abad Mirasol 34 PHI 1985 3:30.55s

*Correct at time of publication 

POWERKIDS GETS 2019 POWERMAN ASIA DUATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS – MALAYSIA UNDERWAY

Event’s young entrants kick off 2019 edition ahead of Sunday’s main races.

The 2019 edition of the world’s largest Duathlon Competition, the Powerman Asia Championships – Malaysia officially got underway on Saturday. The 8.00a.m (GMT+8) start witnessed the event’s young participants in the Powerkids category take on the run-bike-run challenge along the 0.48KM-long run route and 1.17KM-long cycling route along Dataran Putrajaya.

Featuring entrants from the ages of 5 to 12 years old, the non-competitive and fun introductory level 2019 Powerkids edition also saw the participation of its first ever cerebral palsy quadriplegia participant in the category.

Meanwhile, race pack collection continued today amongst their more senior counterparts across the primary Elite, Classic and Short Powerman race categories, scheduled to take place on Sunday, 3 March 2019. Also taking place on Saturday afternoon was the briefing for the elite athletes, who were also given a first glimpse at the race route ahead of Sunday’s race.

Having won the last two editions of the Powerman Asia Championships – Malaysia, Thomas Bruins of the Netherlands will be looking to make it another repeat performance, though acknowledges a far more competitive Elite men’s field in 2019. Commenting ahead of Sunday’s race, Bruins notes, “I feel really good, it’s always really nice to be back here, it is such a big race and really well organised, really fast and I am really excited to be here. The competition is definitely tougher this year. It will be a lot more difficult to retain my title but I am up for the challenge.”

Hoping to improve on his outing from the previous year and flying the flag for the host nation, Jason Loh Chwan Chyin noted, “I am excited about this race and have been preparing for it for the last few months. Hopefully I can better my time from last year and have a good race this year. I am also aware that this year’s field is more competitive, but it has definitely given me additional motivation and a good push for me to train harder and improve my performance.”

Also making a return to Putrajaya is last year’s winner in the Elite women’s category, Annamária Eberhardt-Halász of Hungary, who commented, “I am very happy to be back as I love this course, even though they have changed it a little compared to last year. I really like the atmosphere, it’s a huge race and I cannot wait to be out racing tomorrow. I have been doing the usual preparations, as a triathlete in addition to doing some special run-bike-run training for this event.”

Returning to Putrajaya after finishing as the top Asian finisher amongst the Elite women’s category in 2018, Monica Torres of the Philippines noted, “It seems to be extremely hot this year, but I am excited and I know the course well so I am just hoping to improve on last year’s performance. Last year I came in third overall amongst the women, so I am hoping to better that position this year, we will see!”

2019 POWERMAN ASIA DUATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS – MALAYSIA KICKS OFF AS PARTICIPANTS DESCEND ON PUTRAJAYA

Race Pack Collection opens for 2019 edition’s Powerkids and Powerman participants.

After months of build up for the 2019 edition of the world’s largest Duathlon Competition, the Powerman Asia Championships – Malaysia officially opened on Friday afternoon. Proceedings kicked off with the race pack collection for both the Powerkids and Powerman participants at the Auditorium Cempaka Sari in Putrajaya.

The non-competitive and fun-introductory level Powerkids category this year features over 300 registered entrants from more than 10 different nationalities. These include entrants from Japan, Netherlands, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and Australia as well as from neighbouring countries, Singapore, Indonesia and Philippines. The 2019 edition of the event will also include the participation of its first ever cerebral palsy quadriplegia participant in the category.

Following the race pack collection on Friday, the Powerkids category of the 2019 Powerman Asia Championships – Malaysia is set to flag off on Saturday morning at 8.00a.m (GMT+8). Like past editions, the Powerkids run-bike-run category will see the edition’s youngest entrants take on the 0.48KM-long run route twice sandwiching the cycling route measuring 1.17KM in length.

Meanwhile, race pack collection for the Powerman categories will continue on Saturday ahead of Sunday’s flag off for the primary Elite, Classic and Short categories. Amongst this year’s main highlight will be return of last year’s winner, Thomas Bruins of the Netherlands. Though the Dutchman looks poised to defend his crown, he will face stiff competition from a strong field of elite competitors.

“We are thrilled to welcome back the Powerman Asia Championships – Malaysia in 2019 to Dataran Putrajaya this weekend. It is extremely encouraging to see the support from the community both from within Malaysia and beyond, which has contributed towards the continued growth of the event over the years. That also extends to the number of entrants in the Powerkids category attracting youngsters from all over the world. More importantly, we are proud to be hosting the event’s first ever para athlete, making this event a truly inclusive feature in the pinnacle of Duathlon competition internationally.

“We would like to thank the Malaysian Ministry of Youth and Sports and all our sponsors and partners, particularly 100Plus, Shimano, Ultron and 2Escape for their incredible support and encouragement.” commented Andrew Ching, Chief Executive Officer of E-Plus Global Sdn Bhd, the promoters and organisers of the Powerman Asia Championships – Malaysia.

Petra Eggenschwiler and Diego Van Looy are the winners of the Powerman Mallorca 2019

Swiss Petra Eggenschwiler and Belgium Diego Van Looy are the winners of the 4th edition of the Ferrer Hotels Powerman Mallorca Powered by Felt. The race had perfect weather conditions and over 400 duathletes have enjoyed the competitions on the Classic distance (10km running, 60km cycling– no drafting allowed and 10km running) and on the Sprint distance (5km running, 30km cycling and 5km running). It’s been one of the earliest duathlon events of the European season. German brothers Bianca and Rico Bogen get the victory of the Sprint distance.

Ferrer Hotels Powerman Mallorca Powered by Felt has been an exciting competiton for 400 duathletes in a perfect sunny day in Can Picafort, Mallorca. Reigning Long Distance Duathlon World Champ Petra Eggenschwiler and Diego Van Looy grabbed convincing victories at the fourth edition of one of the earliest duathlon races in Europe. Swiss Petra Eggenschwiler lead the race and got a solid victory showing an impressive performance. First runner up was the Spanish Yéssica Pérez with a 4 minutes gap. Austrian Sigrid Herndler was finally third.

“It’s been amazing, the sun, the course… I felt really strong today and I’m happy to get in Mallorca the first victory of the year!” said Eggenschwiler.

In the male category, Belgium triathlete Daniel Van Looy starred a great performance to get a solid victory (2h39:41) overtaking a few rivals after the first leg. He lead the race till the second transition, and started the last run segment just 5” ahead of three times Duathlon World Champ Gael Le Bellec, who finished second. Third duathlete at the finish line was Michele Paonne, from Liechtenstein.

“I’ve tried to follow the best runner in the first leg, then I pushed on the bike and I felt confidence I could win the race in the last 10km. Running here is so special, with nice views, the sea, also the incredible weather in February. I’m so happy!”, said Van Looy.

Two Young German brothers, Bianca and Rico Bogen got the Sprint distance victories in female and male category.

Female Classic distance 
1. Petra Eggenschwiler (SWI)     3h02:20
2. Yéssica Pérez (ESP)               3h06:11
3. Sigrid Herndler (AUT)            3h06:45
4. Margarita Fullana 3h11:50
5. Kim Nulens3h13:28

 

Male Classic distance 

1. Diego Van Looy (BEL)            2h39:41
2. Gael Le Bellec (FRA)             2h41:19
3. Michele Paonne (LIE)            2h41:52
4. Ben Price                              2h44:00
5. Denis Sketako                       2h45:22
6. Kasper Laumann                   2h45:30
7. Toumi Dahmani                    2h47:49
8. Chris Roxburgh                     2h48:37
9. Ewen Toulgoat                      2h51:25
10. Michael Reithmayr              2h52:20

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Fierce battles for the victory at the Powerman Mallorca 2019 on Saturday!

There will be a thrilling competition on Saturday with a huge and fierce elite field ready to fight for the victory at the Ferrer Hotels Powerman Mallorca Powered by Felt 2019 from 9h30. The race venue has been improved –start-finish line and the transition area, and everything is set in Can Picafort in Mallorca for one of the first international duathlons of the season in Europe. More than 400 athletes will compete in the two distances of the event: The ‘Classic” race is 10km running, 60km cycling– no drafting allowed and 10km running, while the ‘Short’ format (5km running, 30km cycling and 5km running) is the shorter competition.

 

There will be around 20 top class duathletes looking for the first victory in 2019. French Gaël Le Bellec, three times Long Distance World Champion and second at the Powerman World Ranking, Ben Price, current British Duathlon Champ and fourth in 2018 in Mallorca, Slovenia’s Denis Sketako (9th at the Powerman Ranking), Belgiums Kim Nulens and Diego Van Looy, or Danish Kasper Laumann, a solid runner who even won Palma Marathon last edition. In the female category reigning Long Distance Duathlon World Champ Swiss Petra Eggenschwiler, is the main favourite, but Portuguese triathlete Ana Filipa Santos or Spanish Marga Fullana (5 times Cross Country Mountain Bike World Champ) amongst other good cyclist will try to beat her.

 

The schedule of the event has also been modified in order to improve the athlete’s experience. The race weekend starts on Friday, February 22nd at the official hotel (Hotel Ferrer Janeiro) with the race briefings, Expo and Pasta Party. Saturday, February 23 Powerman starts from 09:30 Ferrer Hotels PowerMan Mallorca Duathlon Powered By Felt offers a €5,000 Pro Prize Purse shared among the top ranked Elite at the ‘Classic’ race, and VIP’s Vouchers and Accommodations for the best duathletes, trophies for Age Group Athletes…

 

Powerman is the most recognized and demanding world Duathlon competition, launched in 1989. Powerman Mallorca joined in 2016 the international circuit Powerman, with vents is countries such as Denmark, Greece, Malaysia, Panama, Spain, Indonesia, Germany, Switzerland. Powerman brand is the most recognized in the world, belongs and managed by the International Powerman Association (IPA). More info: www.powerman.org and www.powermanspain.com

 

Gaël Le Bellec (FRA) and Lisa Roberts (USA) are claiming the victories at Powerman Arizona

Powerman Arizona 2019 Overall Men
1. Gaël Le Bellec (FRA) 3x World Powerman Champion
2. Chad Hall (USA) sub 30 10km and pro cyclist
3. Adam Feigh (USA) multiple top 10 pro Ironman finishes
4. Matt Smith (AUS) Double Continental Powerman Medalist
5. Peter ‘Oz’ Ellis (GBR) double Powerman race winner
6. Jason Lentzke (USA) Ironman AG medalist
7. Andi Kälin (SUI) top 10 World Powerman Championships

Overall Women
1. Lisa Roberts (USA) Continental LD Tri Medalist
2. Jeniffer Lentzke (USA) pro triathlete
3. Simona Celik (USA)
4. Airi Sawada (JPN) 3x Continental Duathlon Champion
5. Susan Pierson (USA)

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ETU Powerman moves to Viborg

ETU Powerman is delighted to release the date and venue for the 2019 ETU Powerman Middle Distance Duathlon European Championships.

  • Where?
  • Denmark
  • Where exactly?
  • Viborg
  • When?
  • The weekend of 11th /12th May.

Why Viborg?

Well, between them; Powerman, the LOC (Racemakers), the Danish Federation and ETU have agreed that with a safe cycle course that takes the athletes from the city centre up to the Dollerup Hills and with the run course located within the old town, there is a sound basis for the Powerman legacy to grow.

The city is fully behind the race and is determined to see it grow – great news for the local community, for duathlon in Denmark and for the sport in general. The Old Barracks will be the venue for the transition area and the finish line will be close to the cathedral.

Closed roads in the old town will make the whole event much more appealing and with so many good quality hotels nearby, with plane, train and road links so good, this is going to be the race to be at in May next year.

We will bring you more news as soon as the site visit has been completed.