Per and Yvonne Van Vlerken both topped the podium for the third weekend in a row in taking the Ican Nordhausen half-distance race in northern Germany.
August 13, 2019 | PERSONALITY|
How's that for an impressive string of racing? This weekend's seventh edition of the Ican Nordhausen triathlon in Germany's southern Harz region saw Per and Yvonne van Vlerken with the men's and women's races, the third weekend in a row they've managed that impressive feat.
They started the winning streak in Per's home country of Germany - on July 28 they both took the Olympic-distance race in Lepizig. The following weekend was off to Holland, Yvonne's home country, where they once again joined up on top of the podium at 5150 Maastricht.
Last weekend's half distance race saw Per van Vlerken take the men's race in 3:59:24. The 34-year-old had finished second in Nordhausen in his first race there in 2013, which was the first year the event was held. Second in the men's race in 2019 was Philipp Mock (4:01:42). Third was local hero Peter Seidel (4:08:20).
Yvonne captured the women's race, leading from start to finish and crossing the line in 4:28:11. Second went to Dresdner Bundesliga competitor Pauline Neidel (4:32:53), competing in just her second middle-distance race. Rounding out the podium was Marie-Luise Klietz (4:45:26).