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Natasha Schmitt ranks sixth at Ironman 70.3 Kraichgau

Natasha felt a little bit tired and had heavy legs before the start. But that’s the case when you have major races on the program. The water temperature was pleasantly warm with 22 degrees so that the professional athletes could swim without and age grouped athletes with a wetsuit. Natasha did not worry about it. At 9:04 o’clock was the starting signal. The 29 year old had a good start and was able to hold on to the leader group till buoy two, then she came out of the water on fifth position after 27:58 minutes and 30 seconds behind the top group.

She reached the transition zone at sixth place after 2:41:06 minutes.

At the end she ranked sixth on a heavy track and at high temperatures with a total time of 4:38:16 minutes.

"I am satisfied with my performance today so far. Especially with swimming, it went really well and I finally didn’t lose touch with the top group.

Natasha’s congratulations go to Camilla Pedersen, Julia Gajer and Svenja Bazlen, as well as to Sebastian Kienle as the winner by the men.

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