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Hellriegel & Hütthaler Win Inaugural TriStar111 Kufstein

tristar111 kufstein HellriegelThomas Hellriegel of Germany is the winner of the inaugural 2012 TriStar111 Kufstein race, Wolfgang Teuchner also from Germany, and Austrian Christian Birngruber placed second and third, respectively. Hellriegel gets his second TriStar race victory. Local triathlete Lisa Hütthaler got an outstanding win against the rest of the female pro field, before Germans Barbara Geilhof and Kathrin Glasl.

Nearly 350 athletes raced the inaugural edition of the TriStar Kufstein in a rainy but fun day in Ferienland Kufstein, in one of the most stunning landscapes at the Tyrol in Austria. The race has met all expectations and offered a spectacular performance which has brought hundreds of spectators to the surroundings of the famous Kufstein Fortress, in the city centre.

"I really enjoyed this race! The Hecthsee lake is simply wonderful, I loved swimming there! The weather was a pitty, and it was the only not good thing of the race, because the bike is tough and nice, and the run segment is perfect to compete, due to the city views and because you always know where the other athletes are. I enjoyed TriStar Kufstein and I'm pretty happy of this victory, I had to push a lot at the end to win" said Hellriegel, who finished in 3:28:41. It's Hellriegel's second TriStar victory after TriStar Estonia. German Wolfgang Teuchner, who finished in 3:30:36, purchased Hellriegel and got the best bike split time overall, but couldn't reach him on the run. Austrian Christian Birngruber was third (3:31:09).

2012 TriStar111 Kufstein Triathlon Results:
Kufstein, Austria - July 15, 2012

Top 5 Men Results Time
Top 5 Women Results Time
Thomas Hellriegel 3:28:41
Lisa Hütthaler 3:55:46
Wolfgang Teuchner 3:30:36
Barbara Geilhof 4:04:20
Christian Birngruber 3:31:09
Kathrin Glasl 4:07:39
Jan Rehula 3:32:38
Katharina Garus 4:09:41
Jens Kaiser 3:33:24
Katharina Kirmaier 4:10:15


Lisa Hütthaler from Austria won her first TriStar race. She was already second in TriStar Cannes and TriStar Salzkammergut. She has taken a solid victory with an impressive cycling performance, leading the race from the start to the end. "I was afraid of the rain, It's the first time I've ever competed with this rainy conditions. It was a very hard race" said Hütthaler, who finished in 3:55:27.

Barbara Geilhof, from Germany, finished second in 4:04:20, and Kathrin Glasl was third (4:07:39).

TriStar55.5 Kufstein, which also took place today, offered the same race with the half distance, especially for beginners and fans of short distances. Both winners of the TriStar55.5 competitions are Austrians: Mario Siller won in 1:54:14, and Simone Steinecker got the victory in the female category in 2:04:15. Siller repeats his great performance, he already won TriStar55.5 Salzkammergut

For live rankings and full results, leaderboards, videos, updates and images on TriStar Kufstein visit www.tristarlive.com

Source: TriStar
Photo Credits: Nico Bergman, Gabriele Brummel
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