Ironman European Championship Set For Sunday

  • By Liz Hichens
  • Published Jul 1, 2010

The always star-packed Ironman European Championship triathlon is set to take place in Frankfurt, Germany this Sunday, July 4.

Bracht narrowly beat out Eneko Llanos to take the title in 2009. Photo: Michael Rauschendorfer

Germany’s Timo Bracht and Sandra Wallenhorst will have to overcome tough competition if they are going to retain their titles from 2009.

Bracht will face off against veterans who all have an Ironman title to their names. These contenders include Australia’s Chris McCormack, Germany’s Andreas Raelert, New Caledonia’s Patrick Vernay and New Zealand’s Cameron Brown.

For Wallenhorst, her biggest challenger will likely be last year’s runner-up, Yvonne Van Vlerken of the Netherlands. Other top contenders include Germany’s Nicole Leder and New Zealand’s Joanna Lawn.

See the complete start list below:

1 Timo Bracht
2 Chris McCormack
3 Andreas Raelert
4 Cameron Brown
5 Patrick Vernay
6 Frank Vytrisal
8 Jan Raphael
9 Uwe Widmann
10 Mike Luoto
12 Lothar Leder
13 Darren Alcock
14 Clemente Alonso-Mckernan
15 Rudolf Cogan
17 Christoph Löffler
18 Gergely Nagy
19 Georg Potrebitsch
20 Frank Reimann
21 Christian Ritter
22 Marko Schlittchen
23 Thomas Tittel
24 Andreas Venhorst
25 Thomas Ziegler


Sandra Wallenhorst won the 2009 race with a time of 8:58:08. Photo: Michael Rauschendorfer

50 Sandra Wallenhorst
51 Yvonne Van Vlerken
52 Nicole Leder
53 Andrea Steinbecher
54 Meike Krebs
55 Joanna Lawn
56 Caroline Steffen
57 Michaela Giger
58 Katrin Burow
59 Susan Dietrich
61 Katja Konschak
62 Diana Riesler
65 Inga Vancauwenberghe

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Liz Hichens

Liz Hichens

Liz Hichens is the Web Editor of She is an Ironman and marathon finisher and fan of all endurance sports.

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