At this year's Hamburg Triathlon, STILL took two places on the podium of the company cup. This weekend, 54 STILL sports enthusiasts took on the sprint and Olympic distances of the 21st Hamburg Water World Triathlon 2023, the largest triathlon in the world.
43 STILL employees took part in the Scandic Company Cup on Saturday. More than 30 company teams competed to find the fittest and most energetic company. A company team's combination was determined by the order in which it crossed the finish line, with six people forming a team at any one time. The STILL employees excelled in this challenge with their stamina and came first in the sprint distance - with an overall finishing time of 06:54:41. They also took the third place with a time of 07:39:26.
The individual results were also impressive: Ann-Katrin Badenhorst was the fastest STILLian with a time of 01:17:49 among the women, and Etienne Junot was the fastest STILLian among the men with a time of 01:04:25.
After successfully completing the sprint distance on Saturday, in which a distance of 500 metres had to be swum, followed by 20 kilometres on the bike and 5 kilometres of running, 9 STILLians put their sporting skills to the test in the Olympic distance relay on Sunday. Here, one team member each swam 1.5 kilometres, cycled 40 kilometres or ran 10 kilometres. The STILL employees also mastered the sporting challenge of the Olympic distance relay with flying colours and were able to take first place here as well.
The Hamburg Water World Triathlon is The World's Biggest Tri - the biggest triathlon in the world. The triathlon for professionals and amateurs has been held annually since 2002 and is part of the ITU World Triathlon Series, an exclusive group of eight renowned venues around the globe. Apart from 120 professional athletes competing for important world championship points, about 10,000 amateur athletes and about 30 companies take part in the competition every year, cheered on by about 300,000 enthusiastic spectators.