Posted 15th July 2015


This weekend it’s time again for the IRONMAN Switzerland. Our On athletes Mary Beth Elis and Alessandro Degasperi will be racing in Zurich - both of them with good chances on a win. 

IRONMAN Zurich. The Race, where athletes swim in crystal clear water, cycle on a spectacular bike course through the city center of Zurich along the lake shore and then out of town. 30km later on the bike you wouldn’t think there was a city even close. The following two climbs, called "The Beast" and "Heartbreak Hill", will challenge the athletes in front of the spectators. And as a closure, the four-loop run course leads through the parks of the city and along the lake shore. A tough race in a beautiful setting.
Our On-Athletes Mary Beth Elis, known as MBE and current World Champion in Triathlon, and Alessandro Degasperi will both be at the starting line. Mary Beth is looking forward to this Sunday: “I expect to battle the other pro women on a challenging course and the weather could add an extra hurdle if the heat continues. However, I am super excited to race in Zurich and soak up the energy of a big city Ironman. I look forward to enjoying the scenic course and pushing myself as hard as I can on race day”. Not even three weeks ago, Mary crossed the finish line at the ITU Long Distance World Championship in Sweden on first position and is in the pink of condition. “Since winning the world championships in Sweden, I had five days of recovery.  Since then, my coach Brett Sutton has given me some very difficult training in St. Mortiz. Thanks to the On Technology, I was able to recover fast and I will be ready on race day”, states Mary.

Also Alessandro is ready for the race. “I find pleasure in hard trainings because I know that it helps me to keep improving my level of performance. This helped me, to get in top shape during the last few weeks for the Ironman Switzerland. I am excited about my start in Zurich and will give my very best to win this race”.

We are excited to have MBE and Alessandro in Zurich and wish them the best of luck – may they run on clouds!

Come by and cheer for our athletes along the course and visit us afterwards at the On booth at the IRONMAN Expo!

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