For the past 20 years the OstseeMan in Glücksburg has been providing that unmistakable FlensburgFjordFeeling. Every year in August, hundreds of triathletes travel to the Baltic Sea to face that ONE fantastic experience above all: Swimming in the open sea – the absolute supreme discipline for athletes. „The Ironman Hawaii is known for its unique wind. We, on the other hand, have the Baltic Sea – and it is a real challenge, even among experienced triathletes. Especially, since force of nature of the sea is unpredictable. Here, wind and waves are included for all starters.”, promises Reinhard Husen, main organizer and founder of the OstseeMan.
What began as a Military-Challenge in 2002, has made a name for itself as the northernmost long distance in Germany over the years. In addition to the 3.8 kilometer route in cool sea water, the Flensburg Pilsener OstseeMan captivates with a 180-kilometer long, slightly hilly course through the region Angeln and the 42.198-kilometer running course around Glücksburg’s moated castle.
For the second time in a row, an OstseeMan half distance in being offered in Glücksburg. „We are thereby responding to the growing interest in the middle distance.” Regardless of completing the OM or the OM113 – the familiar atmosphere of the renowned event, coupled with the Nordic nature, speaks for itself. Let’s be honest: there is nothing more beautiful than feeling the cool Baltic waves around your feet at sunrise and looking forward to the start?