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.