Felt News

APRIL 2011


Port Elizabeth, South Africa – Andi Böcherer captured second place at Ironman South Africa, posting a blazing time of 8:08:36 hours.  The time represents a personal best Ironman finish for the 28-year-old German.   

Böcherer’s FELT-racextract Team Manager Jörg Scheiderbauer was ecstatic after the race.  It is “the biggest success of our young history,” commented Scheiderbauer.  Böcherer owes his top result to a clever race tactic, as he revealed at the finish line.  “I did not want to overdo it on the bike. I knew the race would be decided during the marathon and I was well prepared after intense winter training,” said Böcherer.  

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Oceanside, California – Ironman World Champion Mirinda Carfrae kicked off her Ironman 70.3 season with a win at the Oceanside Ironman 70.3.  The Australian took the lead in the final two miles of the run, taking the win by ten seconds!  The win marks Carfrae’s third consecutive victory at Oceanside.
Carfrae, who took Second at Ironman New Zealand earlier this year, came to Oceanside as the defending champion and looking for a good result.  Going into the run, Carfrae was in sixth place and trailed the leader by nearly five minutes.  But Carfrae, known for her running prowess, motored past her competitors, making up 20-30 seconds per mile on the run.  She took the lead with less than two miles to go and was able to hold on for the win.  Carfrae finished in 4:26:18, including her remarkable half marathon time of 1:18:25.
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