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Ironman Regensburg: Al-Sultan and Tajsich
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Posted on: Sunday 1st August 2010


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The debut of the latest Ironman in Germany, Ironman Regensburg, also saw two German winners, almost a German clean sweep...and an unexpected British podium finisher!

2005 Kona champion Faris Al-Sultan secured his first full distance M-Dot victory since Malayisa 2008, but had to come form behind on the run to do it. Fellow German Andreas Böcherer recorded the fastest bike split (4:23:16), turning a one minute swim deficit to more than a three minute lead at T2. Faris then put in a solid 2:56 marathon which was too much for Böcherer, who faded slightly with a 3:05, leaving the Team Abu Dhabi captain to take the inaugural Regensburg crown.

Brit Nick Saunders finished an excellent fifth (8:33:19), and maintained his fantastic record of top-10 Ironman finishes, though will likely be a little frustrated to have just missed the podium positions once again - we're sure he'll get there sooner rather than later!

Having already won Ironman South Africa earlier in the season, Sonja Tajsich added another win to her resume. However, there was a Brit on the podium! Corinne Abraham, who recently finished a close second to Yvette Grice at the Cowman Middle Distance, used a 3:19 marathon run split to take the final spot on the podium, and prevent a German clean sweep. We'll be updating our Ironman history piece shortly!

Pos Men Women
1st Faris Al-Sultan (GER) 8:13:37 Sonja Tajsich (GER) 9:09:46
2nd Andreas Böcherer (GER) 8:18:28 Katja Rabe (GER) 9:32:04
3rd Nils Goerke (GER) 8:22:57 Corinne Abraham (GBR) 9:41:21

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