Germany’s largest Duathlon – Powerman Germany – will be held in Alsdorf

Athletes from all over the world participate in the Powerman Alsdorf 2019 this weekend. Top elite duathletes, multi-sport athletes from Europe and overseas will gather at the starting line to take part in one of the world’s largest competitive duathlon race. Among others, athletes from Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, England, Ireland, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Poland, Australia, Brazil and Malaysia will participate by the Powerman Alsdorf Powerman, the pinnacle of duathlon competition globally, is the platform for ardent runners and cyclists to master both disciplines. This run-bike-run race format has been held in Germany since 1993 and this year the second time in Alsdorf. Alsdorf will continue the successful history of the Powerman Germany.
“For the 10 times, our club the Marathon-Club Eschweiler, organizes a duathlon event. We’ve grown every year, so the next step could only be the Powerman World Series. We are very excited to be part of the Powerman World Series and will provide the athletes a perfect event.” said Patrick Thevis, Racedirector Powerman Alsdorf.
Over 750 participants will join the Powerman Alsdorf 2019. 15% are coming from Europe and overseas
Over the Powerman Classic distance (10 kilometers running, 60 kilometers cycling and 10 kilometers running) take place the German championships for the elite and the age group athletes. For the second time, participants can qualify for the “POWERMAN World Championships Zofingen-Switzerland”. A total of 75 slots are available over the Classic distance (10 km / 60 km / 10 km) for the first three athletes of each age group.
The competitions, in which a total of over 750 athletes will participate, take place in the city of Alsdorf. The circuit for the running course leads back in the Alsdorf City from the monument square to the Annapark and over the Rathausstraße. The twenty kilometer cycle route leads over the Übacher Weg and the B221 to Baesweiler and back again. “The short walkways allow spectators to switch between running and cycling in just a few steps, and the finish line at the monument square will provide a goosebumps feel,” explains Patrick Thevis, Racedirector Powerman Alsdorf. “So the spectators can closely follow the racing events at the Powerman Alsdorf,” especially as the start and finish area as well as the transition area are being built on the central monument square.
 
A very strong Elite starting field 
On the 14th April 42 elite athletes will battle for the victory. The best athletes from the world are at the start line in Alsdorf. World Champion Seppe Odeyn, European Champion Felix Köhler, title defender Patrick Reger, Jan Petralia, Domink Sowieja, Daan de Groot, Anthony Le Duey, Fabian Zehnder, Thibault Le Cras, Peter Ellis and the German Pro-triathletes Till Schramm & Patrick Dirksmeier will lead the mens field. By the womens Vice-World Champion Melanie Maurer, Pro-triathlete Alice Hector, title defender Kristina Ziemons, German Triathlon Champion Katharina Grohmann, Vice-European Champion Laura Zimmermann, Marina Van Dijk, Kim Nulens, Steffi Jansen and Danish Champion Marie Schultz will start.

The inaugural POWERMAN Hawaii is finally there

The beautiful destination event taking place on the historic Big Island will launch on Sunday.  Athletes from 6 countries and 7 states will be challenged in the proper Powerman way  with this course starting and finishing at Kealakehe high school with breathtaking views over-looking the Pacific Ocean.

Utilizing the high school track and football stadium as the start and finish and post event area as well as each lap of the run course overlooking the ocean on the back side of the track will serve as a perfect spectator viewing area inside the stadium.  A challenging run course will take the athletes around one lap of the track each time they enter the stadium then utilizing a portion of the high school cross country course before they have a really fast, sweeping downhill back into the stadium.

The bike course is equally as challenging with about 8k on the historic Queen K highway where many battles for the Ironman World Championship have been earned. The athletes will complete 1,2 or 4 laps of a 14k loop.  The challenge is a gradual climb approaching Hina Lani, then the fun begins immediately with a 2.5k climb.  Even with the climb it is a fast course with the stretch on the Queen K being a point where athletes can get aero and fly.

With dozens of direct flights into Kailua Kona as well as Honolulu Hawaii you will want to put this event on your to do list for that incredible destination event, one you will cherish for a lifetime and want to come back each year to enjoy the challenge of Powerman Hawaii.  Then following your finish you can enjoy all the beautiful islands have to offer.

Powerman Welcomes Arizona into the Family

Formerly the Annual Desert Classic Duathlon,this race at the beautiful McDowell Mountain Park nestled in the desert amongst 10 foot tall Saguaro Cactus is now part of Powerman North America.

In addition to the usual road event, this race will also feature an off road version for the mountain bike enthusiasts out there.