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    Top 5 Men Swim Exit:

    1 30 Küng, Manuel (SUI) PRO Team Koach +00:00 00:48:52
    2 28 Raelert, Michael (GER) PRO Trizack +01:51 00:50:43
    3 3 Van Berkel, Jan (SUI) PRO +01:55 00:50:47
    4 7 Casadei, Alberto (ITA) PRO Fiamme Oro +01:56 00:50:48
    5 14 Everett, Kevin (FRA) PRO +01:57 00:50:49
    Sensational transition for Michael Raelert - the gap to Kueng is 1:20 now.
    Ronnie Schildknecht is still in 10th place - he is 6:22 behind Manuel Kueng.
    Top 13 Men Swim Exit:

    1 30 Küng, Manuel (SUI) PRO Team Koach +00:00 00:48:52
    2 28 Raelert, Michael (GER) PRO Trizack +01:51 00:50:43
    3 3 Van Berkel, Jan (SUI) PRO +01:55 00:50:47
    4 7 Casadei, Alberto (ITA) PRO Fiamme Oro +01:56 00:50:48
    5 14 Everett, Kevin (FRA) PRO +01:57 00:50:49
    6 10 Bader, Martin (AUT) PRO +02:43 00:51:35
    7 5 Aigroz, Mike (SUI) PRO +04:50 00:53:42
    8 27 Nikitin, Evgeniy (RUS) PRO JusTTri Team +06:01 00:54:53
    9 2 Pleše, David (SLO) PRO +06:20 00:55:12
    10 1 Schildknecht, Ronnie (SUI) PRO uplace bmc pro tr... +06:22 00:55:14
    11 31 Degasperi, Alessandro (ITA) PRO +06:24 00:55:16
    12 9 Hürzeler, Samuel (SUI) PRO Freemountain Race... +06:28 00:55:20
    13 9 Hürzeler, Samuel (SUI) PRO Freemountain Race... +06:28 00:55:20
    Mary Beth Ellis is out the water
    55:12 minutes for Mary Beth Ellis - 2 seconds faster than Ronnie Schildknecht

    The bike course - 1300 meters climbing in total

    Beth Gerdes (USA) is second pro women out the water - 5:41 behind. Second overall is age group athlete Andrea Mason (+1:27)
    Mike Aigroz is out of the race - due to problems with his foot. He had a good swim, unfortunately he has to drop out
    Mike Aigroz cut his foot at the swim exit and had to drop the race due to that
    Top 15 Women Swim Exit:

    1 47 Ellis, Mary Beth (USA) PRO +00:00 00:55:12
    2 128 Mason, Andrea (GBR) 30 +01:27 00:56:39
    3 59 Gerdes, Beth (USA) PRO +05:41 01:00:53
    4 58 Hufe, Mareen (GER) PRO Triminators Voerd... +06:30 01:01:42
    5 57 Rohrbach, Regula (SUI) PRO Tempo-Sport bikes... +06:33 01:01:45
    6 142 Green, Joanne (GBR) 30 +07:10 01:02:22
    7 102 Mederer, Franziska (GER) 18 DSW Darmstadt +07:29 01:02:41
    8 139 Kikkert, Hedwig (NED) 30 +07:55 01:03:07
    9 50 Duke, Dimity-Lee (AUS) PRO Bunbury Triathlon... +08:44 01:03:56
    10 51 Andrade, Mariana (BRA) PRO Trisutto +08:46 01:03:58
    11 185 Leibacher, Barbara (SUI) 35 trigether +09:19 01:04:31
    12 60 Stevens, Alena (SVK) PRO +09:27 01:04:39
    13 2129 Wäfler, Chantal (SUI) 30 Impuls Triathlon +09:46 01:04:58
    14 219 Kislukhina, Valentina (RUS) 40 +10:27 01:05:39
    15 49 Kühnlein, Angela (GER) PRO TSC08 Roth +11:39 01:06:51

    Super fast first part for Manuel Kueng

    Second place after the swim for Michael Raelert

    Jan van Berkel exited the water in third place

    His best is yet to come: Ronnie Schildknecht on the way to his bike

    Mary Beth Ellis has a huge lead in the pro race after the swim

    Gentleman starts his engine: Manuel Kueng

    Michael Raelert on the way onto the bike course

    Announcing at its best: Till Schenk brings 'em out of the water here in Zurich

    Seems to be Raelert time here on the bike course: Michael Raelert has caught up with Manuel Kueng after 30 km of the bike
    Raelert sets the pace at the front of a lead group - Ronnie Schildknecht has made his way through the Top 10 in the meantime - he is in 6th
    Top 10 Men Bike Km 33.3:

    1 28 Raelert, Michael (GER) PRO Trizack 01:39:39
    2 30 Küng, Manuel (SUI) PRO Team Koach +00:02 01:39:41
    3 3 Van Berkel, Jan (SUI) PRO +00:03 01:39:42
    4 14 Everett, Kevin (FRA) PRO +00:06 01:39:45
    5 7 Casadei, Alberto (ITA) PRO Fiamme Oro +00:07 01:39:46
    6 1 Schildknecht, Ronnie (SUI) PRO uplace bmc pro tr... +05:22 01:45:01
    7 10 Bader, Martin (AUT) PRO +07:44 01:47:23
    8 2 Pleše, David (SLO) PRO +09:26 01:49:05
    9 31 Degasperi, Alessandro (ITA) PRO +09:27 01:49:06
    10 9 Hürzeler, Samuel (SUI) PRO Freemountain Race... +10:06 01:49:45

    A little behind in the water - now in his world on the bike: Ronnie Schildknecht

    First after the swim: Manuel Kueng

    Super fast transition for Michael Raelert - now leading the race after 33 km

    Jan van Berkel, runner-up 2012 here in Zurich. Ready for more today?

    Update men: The Raelert-group including Kueng and van Berkel has dropped Alberto Casadei and Kevin Everett - they are 30 seconds behind at Km 45. At 5:30 we have Ronnie Schildknecht
    The gap is increasing very quick - 1:35 now through 50 kilometers
    Top 8 Women Bike Km 33.3:

    1 47 Ellis, Mary Beth (USA) PRO 01:51:22
    2 58 Hufe, Mareen (GER) PRO Triminators Voerd... +06:15 01:57:37
    3 59 Gerdes, Beth (USA) PRO +07:06 01:58:28
    4 128 Mason, Andrea (GBR) 30 +07:16 01:58:38
    5 57 Rohrbach, Regula (SUI) PRO Tempo-Sport bikes... +08:30 01:59:52
    6 50 Duke, Dimity-Lee (AUS) PRO Bunbury Triathlon... +11:21 02:02:43
    7 60 Stevens, Alena (SVK) PRO +12:38 02:04:00
    8 51 Andrade, Mariana (BRA) PRO Trisutto +17:13 02:08:35
    Huge lead for Mary Beth Ellis - Mareen Hufe from Germany is a strong biker, but the gap is pretty large
    Schildknecht is at 5:53 after 52 kilometers - 6th place
    Top 10 Men Bike Km 52.2:

    1 30 Küng, Manuel (SUI) PRO Team Koach 02:05:38
    2 28 Raelert, Michael (GER) PRO Trizack +00:01 02:05:39
    3 3 Van Berkel, Jan (SUI) PRO +00:02 02:05:40
    4 14 Everett, Kevin (FRA) PRO +01:37 02:07:15
    5 7 Casadei, Alberto (ITA) PRO Fiamme Oro +01:47 02:07:25
    6 1 Schildknecht, Ronnie (SUI) PRO uplace bmc pro tr... +05:53 02:11:31
    7 10 Bader, Martin (AUT) PRO +11:24 02:17:02
    8 2 Pleše, David (SLO) PRO +12:11 02:17:49
    9 9 Hürzeler, Samuel (SUI) PRO Freemountain Race... +12:13 02:17:51
    10 31 Degasperi, Alessandro (ITA) PRO +12:32 02:18:10
    Mary Beth Ellis is in 15th place overall after 52 km of the bike - race time 2:19:59

    Michael Raelert in the lead

    Jan van Berkel - part of the boygroup at the front

    Made an early move on the bike this morning after being 1:51 behind in the water: Michael Raelert

    Top 6 Men Bike Km 62.8:

    1 28 Raelert, Michael (GER) PRO Trizack 02:27:40
    2 3 Van Berkel, Jan (SUI) PRO +00:03 02:27:43
    3 30 Küng, Manuel (SUI) PRO Team Koach +00:05 02:27:45
    4 7 Casadei, Alberto (ITA) PRO Fiamme Oro +03:48 02:31:28
    5 14 Everett, Kevin (FRA) PRO +03:50 02:31:30
    6 1 Schildknecht, Ronnie (SUI) PRO uplace bmc pro tr... +05:28 02:33:08
    Mary Beth Ellis seems to be in her own race today - after 52 km she is 8:04 in front of Mareen Hufe. In third we have Beth Gerdes, +9:10
    Top 8 Women Bike Km 52.2:

    1 47 Ellis, Mary Beth (USA) PRO 02:19:59
    2 58 Hufe, Mareen (GER) PRO Triminators Voerd... +08:04 02:28:03
    3 59 Gerdes, Beth (USA) PRO +09:10 02:29:09
    4 128 Mason, Andrea (GBR) 30 +10:57 02:30:56
    5 57 Rohrbach, Regula (SUI) PRO Tempo-Sport bikes... +10:59 02:30:58
    6 50 Duke, Dimity-Lee (AUS) PRO Bunbury Triathlon... +14:07 02:34:06
    7 60 Stevens, Alena (SVK) PRO +14:56 02:34:55
    8 51 Andrade, Mariana (BRA) PRO Trisutto +19:18 02:39:17
    The top pro men are flying towards the city centre of Zurich again - some more minutes to heat up, Heart Break Hill at km 85. Make ready to make noise!
    80 km done on the bike for the leaders - Kueng, Raelert and van Berkel are still together.
    Top 6 Men Bike Km 79:

    1 30 Küng, Manuel (SUI) PRO Team Koach 02:49:37
    2 28 Raelert, Michael (GER) PRO Trizack +00:01 02:49:38
    3 3 Van Berkel, Jan (SUI) PRO +00:03 02:49:40
    4 1 Schildknecht, Ronnie (SUI) PRO uplace bmc pro tr... +05:04 02:54:41
    5 7 Casadei, Alberto (ITA) PRO Fiamme Oro +05:49 02:55:26
    6 14 Everett, Kevin (FRA) PRO +07:36 02:57:13
    Top 4 Women Bike Km 62.8:

    1 47 Ellis, Mary Beth (USA) PRO 02:43:41
    2 58 Hufe, Mareen (GER) PRO Triminators Voerd... +09:11 02:52:52
    3 59 Gerdes, Beth (USA) PRO +10:20 02:54:01
    4 57 Rohrbach, Regula (SUI) PRO Tempo-Sport bikes... +13:05 02:56:46
    Michael Raelert seems to open up a little gap on the way into 2nd lap. The first three have passed the timing at Km 90. Split time for Michael Raelert 2:12:28
    Half time on the bike for seven-time Ronnie Schildknecht - he is in 4th +5:03
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