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Tim Berkel Wins KMD Challenge Copenhagen Triathlon

Tim Berkel Wins Challenge Copenhagen

Tim Berkel has triumphed in the KMD Challenge Copenhagen triathlon in a time of 08:11:15. The Australian edged ahead of Jimmy Johnsen in the iron distance challenge despite a four minute drafting penalty for his bike ride. The champion’s splits were as follows:

  • Swim 00:48:24
  • Bike   04:33:18
  • Run   02:46:16

Competitors battled it out on the 3.8 km swim, 180 km bike and 42.2 km run with a crowd of over 100,000 watching in Denmark’s capital.

Fellow Australian Rebekah Keat took the women’s title with a time of 08:52:42. She said of her fifth sub-nine-hour iron distance triathlon:

“Despite my big lead late in the run I’m not the type that’s backing off, it’s not in me, and I always run as hard as I can. I wasn’t happy with my last two 3:13’ish marathons, so I wanted to show I could run fast. I’m happy about my marathon performance today but would love to crack three hours again.”

The results were as follows:

Men

  1. Tim Berkel (AUS) – 8:11:15
  2. Jimmy Johnsen (DEN) – 8:11:50
  3. Dejan Patrcevic (CRO) – 8:12:18
  4. Mads Vittrup-Pedersen (DEN) – 8:13:21
  5. Esben Hovgaard (DEN) – 8:21:07

Women

  1. Rebekah Keat (AUS) – 8:52:42
  2. Asa Lundstrom (DEN) – 9:35:31
  3. Linda Schuecker (GER) – 9:38:15
  4. Karina Ottosen (DEN) – 9:42:59
  5. Helen Pallesen (DEN) – 9:45:54

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