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Diana Riesler impressive Ironman Malaysia Champion

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September 27, 2014

Diana Riesler impressive Ironman Malaysia Champion

Langkawi, Malaysia – Diana Riesler’s already impressive 2014 season continued today with her first Ironman Championship Title at Ironman Malaysia.

Coming out of the swim in 3rd position with a 59mins swim time, Diana then dominated race once she took the lead on the bike at the 25km mark and from that moment onwards there was no competitor able to respond to Diana’s 4hrs 58mins bike ride (6th overall bike time male and female) and a marathon fastest time of 3hrs 23mins under extremely hot and humid conditions for which Ironman Malaysia is well known.

Diana won Ironman Malaysia in true champion style and finished her race in 5th overall position leaving only 4 male professional athletes in front of her.

Obviously Diana was ecstatic at the finish line with her race victory today as this was her very first time to be crowned ‘Ironman Champion’ after she was 2nd in Ironman UK (2011), 3rd in IM South Africa (2011 and 2012) and 3rd IM Austria (2011).

2014 has been a break-through season for Diana coached by Joseph Spindler with a 3rd place in IM 70.3 Barcelona, 6th place in Challenge Roth and 2nd place in the Meta Man ironman distance race in Bintan (Indonesia) just last month.

The times of top finishers male and female
Top 5 PRO men:
1. Patrik Nilsson (SWE) 00:49:49 04:40:31 03:05:37 08:41:53
2. Fredrik Croneborg (SWE) 00:53:34 04:49:56 03:10:00 08:58:45
3. Karol Dzalaj (SVK) 00:56:05 04:47:03 09:15:00
4. Dylan McNeice (NZL) 00:46:19 04:53:19 03:41:05 09:26:28
5. Kaito Tohara (JPN) 00:56:12 05:19:57 03:11:33 09:33:27
Top 5 PRO women:
1. Diana Riesler  (DEU) 00:59:11 04:48:44 03:23:11 09:26:38
2. Keiko Tanaka (JPN) 00:56:51 05:28:43 03:29:23 10:00:13
3. Dimity Lee-Duke (AUS) 01:04:11 05:25:17 03:26:33 10:02:03
4. Li Shiao Yu (TWN) 01:09:19 05:24:07 03:31:11 10:10:37
5. Beth Gerdes (TWN) 01:09:19 05:24:07 03:31:11 10:10:37
The media coverage till date:

About Diana Riesler

Diana Riesler is the 2013 ETU Long Distance Champion and 2014 Ironman Malaysia Champion. As a 5 times Ironman podium finisher, Diana is one of the leading German female long distance triathletes. Diana is one of the fastest female bike competitors on the circuit with her fastest bike split time of 4hrs 43mins and she is 2 times sub 9-hours IM finisher.

About teamTBB

TeamTBB is a professional organization for triathlon and bike related sports. It nurtures a unique culture by providing hope and opportunity for young athletes. TeamTBB is committed to building a better world for youth and has started various social projects around the world. As the athletic success of teamTBB grows so do the opportunities in the social development projects it supports. TeamTBB is the world’s leading and most successful triathlon team in terms of race results with 5 world championships and 47 Ironman wins.

• 5 World Championship wins (ITU Long Distance 2007, 2010, 2012 and IM Hawaii 2007, 2008)

• 48 Ironman wins

• 29 Ironman 70.3 wins

• 15 Challenge wins

• 82 other International wins

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