Christian Kramer has returned impressively at the Ironman 70.3 Taiwan with a 2nd place and Déak Zsombor (ROU) finished at a successful 8th place.In Taiwan conditions for athletes were anything but easy. The strong wind caused the organizers to shorten the bike course to 77 kilometers.
At the southern tip of Taiwan Kramer came out of the water in the third position, after 24 minutes. Together with the fastest swimmers Harry Wiltshire (GBR) and Guy Crawford (NZL) Kramer changed to the shortened bike course, they were the leading group. As a result, it was just Crawford who could follow the German top triathlete. With an average speed of over 45 km / h and after a time of 1:42:31 hours, both changed with a lead time of 8 minutes together on the running track. The high humidity of 70% was an additional challenge for the athletes. Until 14 kilometers Crawford and Kramer ran shoulder to shoulder, before the Crawford increased the speed and took over the leading position.
After 3:35:39 hours Christian Kramer took finally place 2 and can thus increase his points account to qualify for the Ironman World Championship in 2016 by 400 points.
Christian Kramer: "According to the results of Hawaii it should be on the podium here. I am very happy with the race, the fastest bike split was still the basis for 2nd place."