Clausmark Intern: Congratulations to our colleague for the successful participation at Ironman Hawaii

Our colleague Maxim can now officially call himself a "finisher" of the legendary Ironman Hawaii!

After 9:48:26 hours he finished 30th in his age group at the IRONMAN World Championships in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Congratulations, Maxim!
Maxim's adventures in Hawaii continue...
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On October 12, a record 279 athletes from Germany will start the Ironman World Championship Hawaii on the Big Island:

First held in 1978, the Ironman in Hawaii is considered the crowning achievement for any athlete: a 3.86-kilometer swim in the Pacific Ocean, 180.2 kilometers of cycling and a marathon run of 42.195 kilometers.

Our colleague Maxim is at the start

Our colleague Maxim is one of them. Maxim Hrabowski is responsible for development as our Director, and he is our “Man of Steel” at Ironman.

With the fifth place in his age group (M45) Maxim qualified for the participation in Hawaii at the European Championships in Frankfurt.

Always fond of sports, Maxim ran his first half marathon in 1998 – just like that, without any training, but in under two hours. During his studies, there was then little time for sporting activities besides studying – until our head of development took a new direction at the age of 30, moving from smoker to passionate sportsman.

Running has been a part of his life since 2004, and after 10 marathons, Maxim discovered triathlon via the relay. Since 2009, he first started with the half distance, until he then ventured to the first long distance in 2010 and reached the finish line after 9:30 hours.

Through continuous training, Maxim has already been able to collect many successes – among his most recent is the runner-up Baden-Württemberg in his age group in mid-August 2019 at the Breisgau Triathlon in Malterdingen.

Last preparation for Hawaii

After the last hard training session Saturday a week ago, Maxim is gathering his strength before leaving for Hawaii on Thursday.

There still follows an exciting preparation time for the world championship by a special Iron Man Hawaii tour operator.

Espresso in the sea

It will be especially motivating for him to drink an espresso every now and then at the Kona Coffee Boat: a floating espresso bar that can be found along the swim course in the week before the Ironman and treats the athletes to Hawaiian coffee specialties on the water.

Clausmark feverish with

On Saturday, October 12, 7:30 a.m. local time (7:30 p.m. MET), it’s time for all of us, and especially for Maxim’s wife and two children, to cheer along! We’ll do it in a relaxed way from 6:15 p.m. on the livestream at or from 11:55 p.m. on the live TV broadcast by ARD. We are looking forward to Maxim’s experiences.

Impressions: Ice is the best preparation