While in Hamburg Germany over the summer, my brother and I attended the Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon. It is the world’s biggest triathlon where the participants compete in the sprint distance (0,5km/22km/5km), the olympic distance (1,5km/40km/10km) or a relay. The course is mapped through the city center along Alster, Elbchaussee and Rathausmarkt. Our viewing point was in front of the Marriott who was the exclusive Hamburg triathlon catering partner for athletes and fans.

raceThe ITU World Triathlon is part of the process for athletes to qualify for the Olympics as well as a race for us normal people to join as well. It was very exciting for me to watch as the United States ran a very close race, but the tears were flowing as the last participants of the “everybody race.”

You can see more at the ITU World Triathlon Hamburg on July 16 and 17, 2016 Twitter account @WTSHamburg.

Katie ZaferesKatie Zaferes placed 1st in the 2016 ITU WORLD TRIATHLON HAMBURG : ELITE WOMEN competition with a total time of 00:57:03.

In the 2016 ITU WORLD TRIATHLON HAMBURG : Elite men competition, Mario Mola won a very close race.

 

usa-wins-triathlon-hamburgIt was most exciting to be a front row witness to the 2016 Hamburg ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships as the US crossed the finish line.

1 Team I United States {athlete_nat} USA 6 01:20:29 00:20:01 00:19:08 00:21:39 00:19:43
2 Team I Australia {athlete_nat} AUS 2 01:20:58 00:21:14 00:19:09 00:21:07 00:19:29
3 Team I Germany {athlete_nat} GER 4 01:20:58 00:20:16 00:19:52 00:21:19 00:19:33

You can find out more about the Hamburg Marriott Hotel located at ABC-Strasse 52 Hamburg 20354 Germany or call them at +49-40-3505 Durchwahl 1735

My brother and I had a great time when we visited Hamburg. It was one of the highlights of my summer. You can read more about our trip overseas on the blog and you kind find more about Hamburg at the following social media channels:

Blog: cometohamburg.com
Facebook: facebook.com/cometohamburg
Instagram: instagram.com/come_to_hamburg

 

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