Glucksburg, Germany – Joseph Spindler won the Ostseeman Triathlon an Iron distance race in Glucksburg, Germany. This was Spindler’s 3rd win on this course, teamTBB’s Caroline Koll took third in the women’s race.
The race in Glucksburg, a small northern German town, close to the Danish border, includes a technical 6-lap bike and a challenging 5-lap run with many sharp turns, short steep hills and cobbles.
“Gluck” meaning luck turned out to be more than that for TBB’s Joseph Spindler who showed a marked improvement in his swim (59’59”).
Fellow German Horst Wittmershaus stayed close throughout the day. It was the small gap that Spindler made on the bike that determined the outcome, as the two ended up both running 2:55 marathon.
Spindler took the win in 8:28:00, Wittmershaus was second in 8:30:59 and Dane Ulrik Schaarup finished in third.
In the women’s race it was TBB’s Caroline Koll who led out of the swim. Unfortunately, on lap number two she was controversially handed a black card and an 8 minute penalty. Last year’s runner up Nicole Woysch took the lead on the bike setting a course record of 5:07. At the start of the run she was well clear of second place Conny Dauben. Woysch went on to post a new course record of 9:22, with Conny Dauben in second in 9:57. Koll came back from her penalty time to finish on the podium in third.