German athletes come out on top in Marbella Ironman

Entering the water for the swimming stage.
Entering the water for the swimming stage. / Josele-Lanza
  • Andreas Dreitz edged out Alistair Brownlee among the men while Laura Philipp claimed top prize among the women

It was a good day for Germany on Saturday and triathletes Andreas Dreitz (3h 56:48) and Laura Philipp (4h 28:56) completed a doublein the Ironman 70.3 in Marbella.

British athlete Alistair Brownlee came second with a time of 4h 01:00, just ahead of Domenico Passuello in the men's category, while Nina Derron and Marta Bernardi completed the podium among the women.

Both the 2,300 participants and the around 10,000 spectators around Puerto Banús helped to demonstrate the pull of this event, each year growing on the world stage.

According to town hall estimations, hosting the event brought in around nine million euros to the town, with 75 per cent of those in attendance coming from abroad.