CHALLENGE PRAGUE dominated by Radka Kahlefeldt & Florian Angert

Monday 29 July 2019
Czech Radka Kahlefeldt Vodicková and German Florian Angert dominated the third edition of FORD CHALLENGE PRAGUE, the biggest triathlon race in the Czech Republic. “It was my first race within the CHALLENGE FAMILY race series in Prague, so the victory means very much to me,” said Kahlefeldt Vodicková.
 
After her daughter Ruby was born, Radka Kahlefeldt Vodicková returned to racing and she came back in a great shape. This year, she finished second at the world championshpis in Šamorín and in Prague she was among the favourites. From the beginning, her biggest opponent was Lisa Nordén, silver medallist from London Olympic Games 2012. Nordén dominated the cycling course but Czech star got faster in the running stage and she won FORD CHALLENGE PRAGUE in 4:22:13.5, almost two minutes ahead of Nordén (4:24:11.2). “This victory means really much to me. Lisa was strong in the cycling part, she tries to qualify for the Olympic Games. Fans pushed me, it was awesome. I was really looking forward to my daughter and husband in the finish line,” said Kahlefeldt Vodicková.
“Last days I was practicing in much cooler weather, so it was a bit shock for me. I enjoyed the most the cycling part, I tried to focus on myself. Radka is a great runner, I am happy for her that she won at her home soil,” said Nordén. The third was Austrian Eva Wutti (4:31:25.9). “I hope for the podium and I am very happy with the result. I guess it should be pretty nice experience for fans to see all the swimmers. I enjoyed the race very much,” admitted Wutti.
 
The race in men’s category was dominated by Floran Angert from Germany in time 3:54:49.7. 27-year-old triathlete got in the lead during cycling part and he kept the pace in running course. “I have been satisfied with this season so far, I was once on the second place, fourth and fifth, however, I haven’t won – till today. I put everything into cycling, so my plan was successful. It was a great race,” said the winner of the third edition of FORD CHALLENGE PRAGUE.

Second place went to the traditional triathlete in Prague and the leader of this year’s rankings of CHALLENGE FAMILY World Bonus, Pieter Heemeryck from Belgium (3:57:36.4), the third was world champion in full distance Pablo Dapena Gonzalez from Spain (3:59:04.02). “I didn’t feel so good today, so I think the second place is really nice. It has been my third start here, I gained gold and bronze medal before and today I won silver – so now it is complete,” rejoiced Heemeryck.
“I feel like I won the race,” said Dapena, who started with bad injury from last week. “I thought that I wouldn’t race here at all, so to be third there today is like victory for me,” added Dapena.
The best Czech triathlete in the finish was Tomáš Renc in time 4:08:48.6. “It is one place better than last year, which makes me happy. It was an important test for me before Ironman in Sweden, where I want to qualify for Hawaii among professionals,” said Renc.
 
Total number of 1360 athletes from 47 countries was on the start list of FORD CHALLENGE PRAGUE.
 
The shorter race called SCOTT CHALLENGETRY-ATHLON (0.38km swimming, 18km cycling and 4.2km running) won Czech Tomáš Pivrnec, the second and third place went to Polish athletes Marcin Tomczak and Jakub Kubinski. Among women’s category, German Claudia Mai was the winner, Belgian Kaat Van Eynde finished second and Czech Julia Balcarová third. The RELAYS category was won by team FORD ONE (Aišman, Nežerka, Csirik).
 
RESULTS

FORD CHALLENGE PRAGUE MIDDLE

Men – absolute : 1. Florian Angert (GER) 3:54:49,7, 2. Pieter Heemeryck (BEL) 3:57:36,4, 3. Pablo Dapena (ESP) 3:59:04,2, 4. Frederic Funk (GER) 3:59:04,2, 5. Thomas Steger (AUT) 4:01:25,4, 6. Bradley Weiss (RSA) 4:03:31,1, 7. Michael Weiss (AUT) 4:05:34,9, 8. Thomas Davis (GBR) 4:06:45,3, 9. Tomáš Renc (CZE) 4:08:48,6, 10. Marcin Lawicki (POL) 4:11:26,3, … 11. Petr Soukup (CZE) 4:12:34,8.

Women – absolute: 1. Radka Kahlefeldt Vodicková (CZE) 4:22:13,5, 2. Lisa Norden (SWE) 4:24:11,2, 3. Eva Wutti (AUT) 4:31:35,9, 4. Lisa Roberts (USA) 4:34:27,1, 5. Elena Illeditsch (GER) 4:36:36,0, 6. Katrien Verstiuyft (BEL) 4:37:04,1, 7. Simona Krivánková (CZE) 4:41:49,6, 8. Joanna Ryter (SUI) 4:42:50,8, 9. Kate Bevilaqua (AUST) 4:47:01,8, 11. Victoria Kenny (GBR) 4:50:03.7.
CHALLENGE Family


Coming Triathlon Events View all

    Visit website Google Map Become a fan on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Watch us on YouTube

24

Aug

2019

KnappenMan

Lausitzer Lakeland, Germany

Website Google Map YouTube

24

Aug

2019

Triathlon Estonia

Aksi, Tartu County, Estonia

Website Google Map YouTube

24

Aug

2019

Gelreman

Arnhem, Netherlands

Website Google Map

30

Aug

2019

Austria Tri Podersdorf

Podersdorf, Austria

Website Google Map YouTube

30

Aug

2019

Icon Xtreme

Livigno, Italy

Website Google Map YouTube

31

Aug

2019

Hardman

Killarney, Ireland

Website Google Map

31

Aug

2019

the brutal

Llanberis, Wales, United Kingdom

Website Google Map YouTube

31

Aug

2019

Janosik Xtreme

Terchova, Slovakia

Website Google Map

31

Aug

2019

White Bear Extreme

Ballygally, Antrim, N. Ireland, United Kingdom

Website Google Map

01

Sep

2019

Sado International Triathlon

Sado Island, Japan

Website Google Map
    Visit website Google Map Become a fan on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Watch us on YouTube

25

Aug

2019

Ironman Vichy

Vichy, France

Website Google Map YouTube

08

Sep

2019

Ironman Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

Website Google Map

15

Sep

2019

Ironman Wales

Tenby, Wales, United Kingdom

Website Google Map YouTube

21

Sep

2019

Ironman Italy

Carvia, Italy

Website Google Map YouTube

22

Sep

2019

Ironman Gurye Korea

Gurye, Korea, Republic of

Website Google Map

28

Sep

2019

Ironman Maryland

Cambridge, Maryland, United States

Website Google Map

29

Sep

2019

Ironman Chattanooga

Chattanooga, TN, United States

Website Google Map

29

Sep

2019

Ironman Taiwan

Penghu, Taiwan, China

Website Google Map YouTube

06

Oct

2019

Ironman Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

Website Google Map YouTube

12

Oct

2019

Ironman World Championships

Kona, Hawaii, United States

Website Google Map YouTube
    Visit website Google Map Become a fan on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Watch us on YouTube

24

Aug

2019

Storm the Fort

Kingston,TN, United States

Website Google Map

25

Aug

2019

Lake Tahoe Half

Tahoma, California, United States

Website Google Map

31

Aug

2019

The Canadian 113

Ottawa, Canada

Website Google Map

01

Sep

2019

Big George Tri

Lake George, New York, United States

Website Google Map

07

Sep

2019

Triathlon XL de gerardmer

Gerardmer, France

Website Google Map

07

Sep

2019

Incredoubleman

Sackets Harbor, NY, United States

Website Google Map

07

Sep

2019

BrineMan

Syracuse, Utah, United States

Website Google Map

07

Sep

2019

Best in the West

Sweet Home, Oregon, United States

Website Google Map

07

Sep

2019

Square Lake 70.3

Stillwater, MN, United States

Website Google Map

07

Sep

2019

Litchfield Half

Litchfield Illinois, United States

Website Google Map
    Visit website Google Map Become a fan on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Watch us on YouTube

24

Aug

2019

70.3 Vichy

Vichy, France

Website Google Map YouTube

25

Aug

2019

70.3 Maine

Old Orchard Beach, Maine, United States

Website Google Map

25

Aug

2019

70.3 Bintan

Bintan, Indonesia

Website Google Map YouTube

25

Aug

2019

70.3 Dun Laoghaire

Dun Laoghaire, Ireland

Website Google Map YouTube

25

Aug

2019

70.3 Maine

Old Orchard Beach, Maine, United States

Website Google Map

25

Aug

2019

70.3 Traverse City

Traverse City, United States

Website Google Map

01

Sep

2019

70.3 Zell am See Kaprun

Zell am See, Austria

Website Google Map YouTube

07

Sep

2019

70.3 World Champs Women

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Website Google Map

07

Sep

2019

70.3 Nice

Nice, France

Website Google Map

08

Sep

2019

70.3 Sunshine Coast

Mooloolaba, Australia

Website Google Map YouTube

Triathlon News & Media Blogs View all

IRONMAN Sweden Kalmar - Pro Men

IRONMAN Sweden Kalmar - Pro Men

Monday 19 Aug 2019 [Triathlon News]

The IRONMAN Kalmar Sweden was made for records on Sunday. Seven athletes finished sub-8 in a stunning event with Germany’s Boris Stein laying down a stellar 7:49:17. Stein had a solid swim (49:09) and paced himself into the mix early in the bike. The German was on fire on the bike recording a 4:03:08 bike split that is likely one of the best ever times recorded in an IRONMAN bike leg. more

IRONMAN Sweden Copenhagen - Pro Women

IRONMAN Sweden Copenhagen - Pro Women

Monday 19 Aug 2019 [Triathlon News]

Anne Haug (DEU) was forced to withdraw from the European Championship Frankfurt due to an issue with her lower leg, but wan't showing any signs of rust in Copenhagen. Haug powered her way into the lead in the second half of the bike and sailed away with a new bike course record (4:37:28). Haug hit the half-way mark of the marathon in 1:23 then put her race in cruise control and sailed to to the victory by a 17 minute winning margin. more

IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant

IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant

Monday 19 Aug 2019 [Triathlon News]

For much of the race it was the Lionel Sanders (CAN) and Cody Beal (CAN) show. The pair of Canucks went off the front early on the bike and rode together for the first 120 km's. Playing to his strength, Sanders hit the gas hard and carried a 5:00 advantage on Beals heading out on the run. Initially, Beals was unable to make any significant gains in reducing the gap to Sanders and it wasn't until 25 km's when Sanders' advantage took a serous hit. more

Lionel Sanders, Sarah True amongst last Contenders for Kona Qualification Spots

Lionel Sanders, Sarah True amongst last Contenders for Kona Qualification Spots

Friday 16 Aug 2019 [Triathlon News]

Mont-Tremblant is simply an idyllic race location for IRONMAN athletes and their families and friends. The quaint village and its surrounding communities offer a walkable, easily navigable location for all your race-week activities, including hiking, kayaking, golfing, and cycling. more

IRONMAN Copenhagen Celebrates

IRONMAN Copenhagen Celebrates "Women For Tri" with an all Female Cast

Friday 16 Aug 2019 [Triathlon News]

KMD IRONMAN Copenhagen is the official 2019 European host event for IRONMAN’s Women For Tri initiative, celebrating female participation in triathlon. We have lots of exciting activities planned across race weekend to support, give back and celebrate women in triathlon. more

Twitter


Facebook


YouTube


Sign up for FREE NEWSLETTER:

We will never share your email address or spam you.