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Thürig sets new bikesplit record on Hawaii and gains 6th!

11. October 2010

Karin Thürig ends her successful season at the Ironman world championships in Hawaii. Although she focused on long distance triathlon again only during this years season, Karin Thürig ranked sixth in Hawaii amidst the worlds top athletes. In the swim leg, her deficits compared to the international elite were clear and she left the waters of the Pacific Ocean 20 minutes after the leader. In the bike split of 180k, her outstanding cycling qualities permitted her to catch up ten minutes of her handicap. Her bike split of 4:48:22 stands for a new course record, beating for 8 seconds Paula Newby-Frasers record of 1993 (!). This extraordinary performance catapulted the athlete from Lucerne on sixth place. Karin Thürig demonstrated all her running qualities at the Ironman in Zurich last July, ending the final leg in a time just over three hours. Under extreme conditions, the BMC athlete finished the world championships race after a solid marathon at sixth place in a final time of 9:22:48. She clearly sets a new personal best time in this race and equalled her best result in Hawaii of 2003.