Port Elizabeth, South Africa – Andi Böcherer captured second place at Ironman South Africa, posting a blazing time of 8:08:36 hours. The time represents a personal best Ironman finish for the 28-year-old German.
Böcherer’s FELT-racextract Team Manager Jörg Scheiderbauer was ecstatic after the race. It is “the biggest success of our young history,” commented Scheiderbauer. Böcherer owes his top result to a clever race tactic, as he revealed at the finish line. “I did not want to overdo it on the bike. I knew the race would be decided during the marathon and I was well prepared after intense winter training,” said Böcherer.
Böcherer was consistently fast in each sector, recording the fastest swim split, third fastest bike split, and fourth fastest marathon split. Böcherer completed the 112 mile bike leg aboard his 2011 Felt DA.