Patrick Lange wants to break new ground for the 2019 season. After the change of scenery thanks to a move to Austria, he's also significantly changed his competition plans compared to previous years. Amongst others, he'll race at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Nice and compete in a half marathon in Berlin.
February 15, 2019 | NEWS|
"I definitely want to see other races and training camps and experiment with some new things," Patrick Lange revealed in a detailed interview in the Germany's Triathlon Magazine earlier this year. A season opener in Asia is not an unattractive option for him this season, he said.
After training camps in Gran Canaria in February and Tenerife at the end of March, the 32-year-old plans to move in mid-April to his training location to Thailand at the Thanyapura resort in Phuket. From there, Lange will compete at the Ironman 70.3 Viet Nam on May 12, which also serves as the Asia-Pacific Championship.
Lange's first race this year will be in April in Berlin, where the world champion will compete in a half marathon, which his manager, Jan Sibbersen, is describing as a "relaxed start to the season."
Two races in Germany
The two-time world champion will compete in a second race in his home country - he'll take on defending champ Jan Frodeno at the Ironman European Championship in Frankfurt on June 30. Before that, Lange may jump into an Olympic-distance race in Germany at the beginning of June, according to Sibbersen.
In addition to the absolute highlight of his season, the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii on October 12, Lange will also compete at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Nice on September 8.
Patrick Lange's 2019 race season
April 7, 2019
Berlin Half Marathon
May 8, 2019
Ironman 70.3 Asia Pacific Championship in Danang, Vietnam
June 30, 2019
Ironman European Championship (Frankfurt)
September 8, 2019
Ironman 70.3 World Championship, Nice
October 12, 2019
Ironman World Championship, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii