All set for Powerman Brasil 2018

Indaiatuba (SP) – 18 de agosto de 2018 – Another edition of Powerman Brazil has started. The Brazilian stage of the largest duathlon circuit in the world is for the second consecutive year host in Indaiatuba, located 100 km from São Paulo, with a new programming for the 2018 edition. In addition to the traditional Classic and Sprint and Power Kids, this year’s organization included the Power Run that will challenge runners in a 5km race. Once again the Olympic Velodrome serves as the base for the Powerman Arena and it is there that all the activities scheduled for the weekend are concentrated.

This Friday the first athletes began to arrive. In total, there will be more than 600 competitors from 12 states and 6 countries, including Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, United States and Spain. One of the first athletes to remove the kit was Ed Canto from CPH Brazil team. Ed came directly from Belém (PA) accompanied by the family. “I really like the format of the Powerman and I think the duathlon races occupy an important place in preparing athletes for competitions. We have a group coming from Belém and the expectation is enormous for this great event”, says Ed.

Opening the weekend in Indaiatuba, Saturday was dedicated to children ages 4 to 13 who participated in the Power Kids inside the Olympic Velodrome at the Powerman Arena. With specific distances for each age the atmosphere was festive on the part of the young people and pride of the parents and relatives who saw the small athletes dedicating themselves to cross the finishing line. In the end, all were awarded with medals and could live the same excitement that adults will have this Sunday as they cross the finish line.

More than winning or losing action like Power Kids is to provide the experience to children so they can feel the same as parents in a big event. “Power Kids is one of our main motivations. From the first year we included in the program of the event because we find it extremely important to stimulate sports practice. With this, children have the opportunity to participate in the same event that their parents are fighting for, “says Patricia Palhares, organizer of Powerman Brazil.

At just seven, Maithe Mota Camargo had a special crowd outside. The little cyclist is the goddaughter of professional athlete Carol Furriela, current champion of Powerman Brazil. “It was really cool to be part of the Powerman, which I liked the most was the bike part. I go there quite a bit, “said Maithe, who tried to send word to her godmother. “I’m going to cheer Aunt Carol a lot and I think she has to win.”

Accompanying the young Maithe, Carol was just laughter as she heard her goddaughter sending the message. “These actions by the Powerman to bring children into the world of adults is very important as it helps encourages sports practice. Maithe has the example of the father at home who works with bike and lives the world of the sport daily, she goes super well in cycling and this comes from her. Sports educates, what she learned today she’ll carry for the rest of her life, “said Carol. “Tomorrow we will have everything, you have to count on this crowd,” joked the champion of Powerman Brazil 2017.

Like Carol Furriela, many elite athletes and amateurs have invaded the Powerman Arena to remove the kits and check the bikes. After checking and all athletes confirmed everything leads to believe that the fourth edition of Powerman Brazil will be of the highest technical level. Iuri Vinuto, second placed in 2018, Felipe Manente, Antonio Mansur, Talles Medeiros, Giovana Martins, among others are confirmed for this Sunday’s challenge in the Classic category.

“I have great expectations for this year’s event. I want to improve my time last year, especially in cycling. I have dedicated a lot to this modality this year and with that I can be more competitive from start to finish, “says Iuri Vinuto.

Fehlix Kohler and Melanie Maurer are Champions in First Edition of Powerman Tramelan

Fehlix Kohler and Melanie Maurer are Champions in First Edition of Powerman Tramelan

While Zofingen is the signature venue for Powerman Long Distance World Championships, Powerman now has added Tramelan as the second venue in Switzerland to host the Powerman World Series.

In the men’s field, Germany’ Felix Kohler won the run 10km – bike 60k – run 10km in 2:59:14 hrs, making him the only finisher under the 3-hour mark. French’s Gael Le Bellec, the Zofingen long distance legend, came in second place in 03:04:45 hrs, while Swiss’s Valetin Friedelance took third place only 14 seconds later!

The women’s field was a local Swiss affair. Melanie Maurer won in 03:24:27 hours. Sandra Patt and Katrin Saly Graf took second and third spots in 03:42:24 hours and 03:46:42 hours respectively.

Powerman Tramelan also featured the short distance, Powerkids and charity run categories.

Søren Bystrup and Sandrina Illes new champions of 2018 Vejle ETU Powerman Middle Distance Duathlon European Championships

In the absence of last year’s womens’ champion Emma Pooley, Sandrina Illes of Australia overcame last year’s disappointment to be crowned championed. Netherland’s Marina van Dijk and Switzerland’sMelanie Maurer took silver and bronze respectively.

The men’s race was very much a hard fought battle betwen Germany’s Felix Köhler and local hero Søren Bystrup. The first run leg was evenly matched for the elites, but Søren managed to have advantage on the bike, and kept going until the finish, leaving Köhler to finish with the silver. Another local hero Simon Jørn Hansen, the Danish Sprint Duathlon champion, took the bronze position.

The race took place in a tough course, but with beautiful weather conditions in Vejle, Denmark.

A Sold Out Powerman Alsdorf is Ready to Welcome Top Elite Field

With both sprint and short distance categories being sold out, Powerman Alsdorf is set to see its biggest participation yet.

The top 10 elite men’s field is being led by Thomas Bruins of The Netherlands who won the latest consecutive Classic distance events in Malaysia and Indonesia respectively.  In Alsdorf, he is expected to compete against a strong European-based elite field.

The elite women’s field will be announced shortly.

Irene Coletto Is New Powerman Indonesia Elite Women’s Champion, Thomas Bruins Retains Title

The second edition of Powerman Indonesia saw 1,200 duathletes competing in the new location of Alam Sutera. Last year’s elite men’s champion Thomas Bruins of The Netherlands returned to defend his title, while the elite women’s category was won by Irene Coletto of Italy.

Russian Ivan Vlasenko was men’s runner up, and local favourite Jauhari Johan took the third spot. Airi Sawada was unable to defend her crown, and dropped to second position. Eva Desiana of Indonesia completed the podium line up.

Third Consecutive Win for Thomas Bruins in Malaysia

World No. 2 Powerman duathlete Thomas Bruins won his third consecutive race at last weekend’s Powerman Malaysia. The Dutchman completed the 10km run – 60 km bike -10km run event in an impressive 2:38:17 hours. Matt Smith of Australia came in second, with John Leerams Chicano in third position, separately by fractions of a second.

Thomas Bruins (center) from Netherlands came in first, Matt Smith (left) from Australia taking second and John Leerams Chicano (right) from Philippines came in third.

In the women’s event, Anna Eberhardt-Halasz of Hungary repeated her sterling performance to retain her title, with Miriam Van Reijen of The Netherlands finishing a full ten minutes later and Monica Torres of The Philippines two soon after.

Powerman Asia Duathlon Championships Malaysia 2018 attracted 3,756 duathletes from 41 countries.

Powerman Malaysia also doubles as the 2018 Putrajaya ASTC Middle Distance Duathlon Asian Championships. In the men’s event, The Philippines had a clean sweep with John Leerams Chicano taking the top honours, followed by Emmanuel Commendador and Raymund Torio respectively.

In the women’s event, The Philippines took first and third spots through Monica Torres and Jelsie Sabado, with Japan’s Airi Sawada taking second position.

This Powerman event had both individual and team relay categories, with both Classic and Short distances offered. Kids aged 5 to 12 years old competed in the Powerkids category.

Seppe Odeyn and Miriam Van Reijen win 3rd edition of Powerman Spain in Mallorca

Seppe Odeyn and Miriam Van Reijen, have won the Classic Powerman Race in male and female categories, with a time of 2:34:37 y 2:55:53 respectively, during the third edition of the Powerman Spain Mallorca, held today in Can Picafort, and organized by Ferrer Hotels and Unisport Consulting.

CMG Ferrer Hotels Club Deportivo also achieved to end the race as the winner in team categories.

More than 320 athletes and multi-sport enthusiasts from all over the world took part in this new edition of one of Europe’s most important duathlons, to compete for the title.

The spaniard Miguel Angel Fidalgo, member of the CMG Ferrer Hotels Club Deportivo, and Jarmo Rissanen from Finland achieved to finish second and third respectively in the Classic race, male category, while Dionne Allen from UK and the local athlete Carolina Sitges, also member of the CMG Ferrer Hotels Club Deportivo ended the race in second and third place respectively in the Classic race, female category.

In the Sprint Race category the winners have been Emilio Martin, member of the CMG Ferrer Hotels Club Deportivo, in male category, and Sara Bonilla, member of the Triathlon Claveria Móstoles team, in female category.

The competition, held today in Can Picafort, Mallorca, has been organized by Ferrer Hotels and Unisport Consulting for the third year in a row, as a commitment of the hotel chain’s bet on sports as a way to increase the touristic demand in the Balearic Islands during the off-season.

Besides being the Championship of the Baleares in the Duathlon Long Distance category, this third edition of the Powerman Spain was again one of official scoring trials for the 2018 Duathlon Spanish Cup, organized by the Spanish Triathlon Royal Federation.

In addition, Miguel Angel Fidalgo & Carolina Sitges, both team members of CMG Ferrer Hotels Club Deportivo, and with a time of 2:36:30 and 3:02:02 , have been awarded Champions of Baleares in Long Distance Duathlon in male and female categories.

Powerman Malaysia Hosts ASTC Championships for Second Time

Powerman Malaysia, the Asia Championships in the global series, is doubling up as the 2018 Putrajaya ASTC Powerman Middle Distance Duathlon Asian Championships for the second consecutive year.

Scheduled on 3-4 March 2018, this event will see the biggest participation in the global Powerman series. 2017 saw a record 3,500 participants turning up, and organiser E-Plus Global is targeting 4,000 participants in the next edition.