BFFT at the Triathlon in Ingolstadt 2014
On Sunday it was that time again and the Ingolstadt Triathlon took place around Baggersee. Swimming, running and cycling – this year a total of 2,600 athletes took part in the sprint, Olympic or middle-distance – more than ever before in the event’s five year history. Among them were triathlon greats such as Jan Raphael, Per Bittner, Yvonne van Vlerken and Faris Al-Sultan.
Perfect starting conditions also attracted thousands of spectators to Baggersee to spur the triathletes on to their best sporting performance and cheer them across the finish line. The favourites secured the eventual victory: The middle-distance winners were Jan Raphael (Power Horse Triathlon Team) with a time of 03:32:49 and Yvonne van Vlerken (Djs Bikeshop Hardt Simplon) with 03:53:32, while Faris Al-Sultan (Pewag Racing Team) in 01:54:43 and Sonja Tajsich (Team Erdinger Alkoholfrei) in 02:08:13 took the first places in the Olympic distance competition.
There were also around 100 starters for BFFT, who, in each of the distance categories, eagerly threw themselves into the water, diligently pushed their pedals round and got themselves around Baggersee on foot one way or another. One BFFT relay team achieved a time of 01:05:42 and found themselves on the podium celebrating a sensational 3rd place (mixed category) in the short-distance. As part of being a sponsor of the event BFFT was represented in lots of marketing activities (BFFT fitness & fan tent, BFFT archway, BFFT banners & flags at the finish line and along the route, among other things) that made the Ingolstadt Triathlon an unforgettable experience for employees and fans alike. Impressions from this big sporting event can be found here.
BFFT would like to congratulate its participants on their sporting achievements and thank the many employees who came out to support them!