Dreitz sensational world record performance at Challenge Bahrain

22/12/2014 by

Andreas Dreitz took sensational 2nd place at Challenge Bahrain after a great performance with world record time of 1:57:21 on the bike.  More than 1000 participants were fighting for a record prize money of 500,000 US dollars.

With a sensational live stream the event was followed by thousands of triathlon fans worldwide. The middle distance race in Bahrain was started in the Bahrain Bay next to the landmark the World Trade Center.

The bike course went along of the stunning island of Muharraq Iceland, through the capital Manama and alongside of the desert. The finish line was going through the world famous Formula 1 circuit.

During the 1.9 km swim Andreas could settle in good position. In 22:45 minutes he was 20th out of water. On the bike he’s setting up the turbo and persuade with an incomprehensible bike split time of 1:57:21 min and an unofficial world record for the fastest bike split at this distance. He could take the lead and determine the race.

With a total time of 3:38:23, the German was able to secure the outstanding and for many surprising 2nd place at this world class pro field race.

"From start to finish everything was fine, just a wonderful day and an amazing experience here in Bahrain," said Andreas Dreitz at the finish line.

Andreas Dreitz at a glance:

Andreas Dreitz was born on 31.12.1988 in Lichtenfels. He lives and studies in Bayreuth and is team member of the Pro Team Erdinger. He currently holds the unofficial world record bike split on the middle distance with 1:57:21. This makes him the fastest athlete on the 90km bike course.

Since 2012, the charismatic young triathlete starts as a professional on the middle distance. Andreas won at the beginning of his career, the Military Championships, and three times in a row the Rothseetriathlon in his homeland. 2014 he triumphed by winning the Ironman 70.3 Mallorca, as well as at the Challenge Fuerteventura and the City Triathlon in Heilbronn.