Böcherer Wins IM 70.3 Cancun
Monday, September 19, 2011
Cancun, Mexico - Felt triathlete Andi Böcherer claimed his third victory in a row at the Ironman 70.3 in Cancun, Mexico. After winning the European Championship title in Wiesbaden and Ironman 70.3 in Switzerland, Böcherer has won every 70.3 race that he has entered this season. In Mexico, he impressed everybody with his great performance in the final run, in spite of the high temperature and the burning sun. “I’m riding the wave of success this season,” said Böcherer to the press. Continuing to display great form, the 28-year-old German has every chance to keep up with the front runners in Hawaii.
Böcherer came out of the water in 4th position and was more than happy to get on his DA triathlon bike: ”The swim was just chaotic. The buoys were very confusing. A lot of athletes did not find the way. Others took some short cuts”, said Böcherer about the swim. On the bike, Böcherer immediately closed the gap to the leading duo of Rhodes (NZL) and Risti (ITA), but his plan to go solo and get rid of his rivals on the bike did not work out. The race would come down to the run. Böcherer, who tactically saved some energy for the final half marathon with a clever ride on the bike, started strong. After three kilometers, he got rid of his chasers and ran the first 10 kilometers in 36:30 despite the Mexican heat. That decided the race! In 3:55:19, Böcherer crossed the finish line, claiming his third win in his third 70.3 race of the season!
Andi Böcherer heads directly to Hawaii with a lot of self-confidence going into the race. “My goal is to enter the top 10 in Kona. It’s the highlight of the season and the timing fits perfectly for me. I never was stronger in my whole life and I will use every little weakness of my rivals to get to the top.” Böcherer showed that he can compete at the highest levels of triathlon this year.