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Nieschlag and Philipp dominate 70.3 Kraichgau

Recapping Ironman 70.3 Kraichgau in words and pictures

Photo by: Ingo Kutsche

Short-course specialist Justus Nieschlag made a rare appearance at a half-distance race on the weekend, dominating Ironman 70.3 Kraichgau, while fellow German Laura Philipp bounced back from COVID (which forced her out of the Ironman World Championship St. George) in style with her own dominant win.

We look back at the weekend’s racing through these photos from Ingo Kutsche:

Laura Philipp is all smiles before the race start, obviously over COVID. Photo: Ingo Kutsche
The men are ready to go. Photo: Ingo Kutsche
Justus Nieschlag was second out of the water and quickly moved ahead on the bike and never looked back. Photo: Ingo Kutsche
Germany’s Frederic Funk, who flatted a week ago at The Championship, made up some time on the bike, but couldn’t catch Nieschlag. Photo: Ingo Kutsche
France’s Julie Iemmolo led out of the water, but it was just a matter of time before Laura Philipp would take charge of the race. Photo: Ingo Kutsche
Super-mom Daniela Bleymehl powered her way through the bike, coming into T2 just six seconds behind the lead. Photo: Ingo Kutsche
Laura Philipp looked strong on the bike. Photo: Ingo Kutsche
A 1:12:07 half marathon was more than enough for Nieschlag to take the win. Photo: Ingo Kutsche
Iemmolo was third off the bike and third to the finish line. Photo: Ingo Kutsche
Even though he won in style, Nieschlag says he won’t be doing any long-distance racing for a while. Photo: Ingo Kutsche
An all-German podium – from left to right: Frederic Funk, Justus Niescchlag and Ruben Zepuntke. Photo: Ingo Kutsche
It’s not quite the world championship, but Philipp is all smiles none the less as she takes the win. Photo: Ingo Kutsche
The women’s podium: from left to right – Daniela Bleymehl, Laura Philipp and Julie Iemmolo. Photo: Ingo Kutsche