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Posted 7th April 2014

Successful weekend for On athletes worldwide - nine podiums overall

...in Switzerland, Asia, South Africa, Slovakia, Mexico and Czech Republic.

On athletes all over the world had a successful weekend in diverse disciplines, achieving great results.


Swiss Olympic Gold Winner Nicola Spirig started at Zurich Marathon - it was the first marathon ever for the pro triathlete. Despite a challenging preparation caused by a flu, medication ahead of time and cramps on the last few kilometers, Nicola managed to reach the finish line in 2:42:52 and finished the marathon under the demanded 2:44 to qualify for the European athletics Championships.

Kenyan athletes from team run2gether also did a great job in Zurich. Samson Mungai Kagia finished the Marathon with 2:11.11,6 with 3rd place, while teammate Richard Bett Kiprono ran 6th place. On the women's side, Priscah Jemutai Bartenge finished 6th place as well.

At the same time, team run2gether triumphed in Prague. Daniel Kinyua Wanjiru as first athlete in the team ever, reached a top time of 59.59 in half marathon distance and ran third place. His team mate Benard Bett gave his debut in half marathon distance with a time of 60.47 and finished the race in 6th place. In Bratislava, team run2gether ran till the podium at the half marathon as well. Edwin Kipkorir managed the distance in 63:10 -  a new course record. Robert Kipkoech Kirui reached the finish line as 3rd and also on the women's side Jane Wanja Nganga stood on the second step on the podium.

In Asia, our Off-Road Champion Couple, Ben Allen and Jacqui Slack could celebrate their great results. The Australian Ben Allen won the Xterra Saipan the third straight year and it is his 14th Xterra World Tour Win and third straight back to back win over the last three weekends. His English girlfriend, Jacqui Slack, made it to an impressive 3rd place during the same race.

Another On athlete, Stephen Bayliss, finished the Ironman Los Cabos in Mexico as second and with a silver medal to show for it.

In South Africa Kyle Buckingham did a great job. At Ironman South Africa, he finished the race with 8:32 in total. For such great result he received the silver medal.

 

The On Team would like to congratulate all athletes for their efforts. You rock. We love you! 

                              Keep Running On Clouds☁

 

Photo of Kyle Buckingham by Chris Hitchcock

Other Photos: Felix Brunner

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