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Triathlon Season 2017: Team Mercedes-Benz.

The top athletes are ready for the upcoming triathlon season.

Ready for the challenge.

Mountainous streets in southern France, cold tarns in the Alps or scorching heat on Mallorca. The top athletes, powered by Mercedes-Benz, are ready to cope with the elements. New members and a strong team spirit are set to lead the team to the top of European triathlon.

Mercedes-Benz V-Class team overview:

Daniela Ryf

Nation: Swiss
Date of birth: 29.05.1987
Place of birth: Solothurn
Height: 175 cm
Family status: Single
Pro since: 2007

 

Best time IRONMAN distance

08:22:04 Challenge Roth 2016

 

Greatest successes

1st place IRONMAN World Championship Hawaii 2016

1st place IRONMAN World Championship Hawaii 2015

1st place IRONMAN European Championship Frankfurt 2015

Daniela Ryf and her Mercedes-Benz V-Class.

Sebastian Kienle

Nation: German
Date of birth: 06.07.1984
Place of birth: Knittlingen
Height: 180 cm
Family status: Married
Pro since: 2007

 

Best time IRONMAN distance

07:55:14 IRONMAN WM 2014

 

Greatest successes

1st place IRONMAN World Championship Hawaii 2015

1st place IRONMAN European Championship Frankfurt 2016

2nd place IRONMAN World Championship Hawaii 2016

Anja Beranek

Nation: German
Date of birth: 06.01.1985
Place of birth: Bamberg
Height: 165 cm
Family status: Engaged
Pro since: 2012

Best time IRONMAN distance

08:55:19 Challenge Roth DM 2015

Greatest successes

2nd place IRONMAN 70.3 European Championship 2015

1st place IRONMAN 70.3 Kraichgau 2016

1st place German Long Distance Championship 2015

Åsa Lundström

Nation: Swedish
Date of birth: 02.08.1984
Place of birth: Falun
Height: 175 cm
Family status: Engaged
Pro since: 2010

Best time IRONMAN distance

09:02:49 IRONMAN Melbourne 2015

Greatest successes

3rd place IRONMAN 70.3 Bahrain 2015

2nd place IRONMAN 70.3 Jönköping 2016

4th place IRONMAN Melbourne 2015

Kaisa Lehtonen

Nation: Finnish
Date of birth: 14.08.1981
Place of birth: Helsinki
Height: 161 cm
Family status: Single
Pro since: 2007

Best time IRONMAN distance

08:48:40 IRONMAN Barcelona 2015

Greatest successes

1st place IRONMAN South Africa 2016

1st place IRONMAN 70.3 Zell am See 2016

2nd place IRONMAN South Africa 2017

Svenja Thoes

Nation: German
Date of birth: 30.06.1993
Place of birth: Neunkirchen, Saar
Height: 168 cm
Family status: Single
Pro since: 2017

Best time IRONMAN distance

09:38:05 IRONMAN Mallorca 2015

Greatest successes

1st place (AG) IRONMAN World Championship Hawaii 2016

2nd place IRONMAN 70.3 Luxemburg

2nd place IRONMAN 70.3 WC Zell am See 2015

Timo Bracht

Nation: German
Date of birth: 22.07.1975
Place of birth: Eberbach
Height: 182 cm
Family status: Married, two children
Pro since: 2004

Best time IRONMAN distance

07:59:15 Challenge Roth 2014

Greatest successes

1st place IRONMAN Mallorca 2015

1st place Challenge Roth 2014

2nd place IRONMAN Switzerland 2016

Horst Reichel

Nation: German
Date of birth: 28.03.1982
Place of birth: Darmstadt
Height: 186 cm
Family status: Single
Pro since: 2009

Best time IRONMAN distance

08:10:12 IRONMAN Sweden 2012

Greatest successes

2nd place IRONMAN 70.3 Budapest 2016

1st place IRONMAN Sweden 2014

1st place IRONMAN 70.3 Italy 2013

Julian Beuchert

Nation: German
Date of birth: 12.07.1992
Place of birth: Mosbach
Height: 177 cm
Family status: Single
Pro since: 2010

Best time IRONMAN distance

04:13:30 IRONMAN Zell am See 2015 (middle-distance)

Greatest successes

1st place (AG) ITU long distance World Championship 2016

1st place (AG) IRONMAN 70.3 Wiesbaden 2016

1st place (AG) IRONMAN Zell am See 2015

Darby Thomas

Nation: Finnish / US-American
Date of birth: 1983
Place of birth: Vermont, USA
Height: 187 cm
Family status: Married, three children
Pro since: 2004

Best time IRONMAN distance

08:21:00

Greatest successes

US National Cycling Champion

ten times under the top 10 IRONMAN finishers

Daniel Juncadella

Mercedes-AMG DTM driver and TEAM SPORT FOR GOOD ambassador.

Nation: Spanish
Date of birth: 07.05.1991
Place of birth: Barcelona
Height: 178 cm
Family status: Single
Pro since: 2013

Best time IRONMAN distance

04:17:42 (middle-distance)

Manuel Reuter

Former DTM driver and TEAM SPORT FOR GOOD ambassador

Nation: German
Date of birth: 06.12.1961
Place of birth: Mainz
Height: 186 cm
Family status: Married, one daughter

Best time IRONMAN distance

04:57:00 (middle-distance)

Greatest successes

LeMans winner 1989, 1996

Mario Hentzel

Triathlet with Type I Diabetes and TEAM SPORT FOR GOOD ambassador

Nation: German
Date of birth: 01.11.1974
Place of birth: Neubrandenburg
Height: 186 cm
Family status: Single

Mercedes-Benz supports the team's development and accompanies the athletes at their training and challenges.

Together for the sport.

The TEAM SPORT FOR GOOD Laureus Foundation Germany is a federation of top-level triathletes. They train together, participate in competitions and mutually support each other. Synergies are used to further develop personal strengths and push the athletes’ skills to the next level. The aspiration is to bring the triathlon community as well the team partners to a high level.

Together for the sport.

The TEAM SPORT FOR GOOD Laureus Foundation Germany is a federation of top-level triathletes. They train together, participate in competitions and mutually support each other. Synergies are used to further develop personal strengths and push the athletes’ skills to the next level. The aspiration is to bring the triathlon community as well the team partners to a high level.

Mercedes-Benz supports the team's development and accompanies the athletes at their training and challenges.

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