Laura Philipp tops the field in Buschhütten

Laura Philipp took the 32nd running of one of Germany's oldest triathlon events, the Buschhütten Triathlon.

| May 6, 2019 | RACES

The Buschhütten Triathlon has been one of the most popular triathlon events in Germany for many years. The classic event, which includes a 1 km swim, 40 km bike and 10 km run, attracts not only amateurs, but numerous professionals. This year's high-octane start list promised an exciting race. The impressive pro field attracted a lot of spectators, despite the weather that varied between sun, rain and hail.

The one-kilometer swim was held in the Buschhüttener outdoor pool. Anna-Lena Pohl, known for her swimming ability, was first out of the water in 13:19. Austrian Beatrice Weiß was 12-seconds behind Pohl 12 into T1, with favorite Laura Philipp finishing the swim in 15:14.

Weiß overtook Pohl on the 40-km bike, with Philipp moving through the field to get off the bike first thanks to her 1:00:57 bike split.

Philipp maintained her lead on the run (37:22) to take the win in 1:53:32.  Pohl would take second in 1:58:08. Third went to Lea Sophie Keim in 1:58:38.