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Germany’s triathlon elite at the start of the OstseeMan in Summer 2022. Glücksburg will be the venue of the German Championships 2022 in the triathlon long distance.

The OstseeMan in August 2022 in Glücksburg will be a very special edition. Not only will the popular triathlon event take place again after two cancellations due to the pandemic, but also the German triathlon elite will have their special rendevous in Glücksburg next summer. As part of the OstseeMan 2022, the German Championships in the long distance individual will be hosted. Amongst a large field of national and international triathletes, Germany’s best will be competing in the top distance of the triathlon in 15 age groups and in the elite category. One of the sporting highlights of the season will take place in the so-called “Hawaii of the North”, where swimming in the crystal-clear Baltic Sea, a bike and run course on the coast and short distances between the disciplines characterize this outstanding triathlon location in Glücksburg.

“I am very proud that we have been awarded the rights to host the German Championship from the German Triathlon Union” says Reinhard Husen, initiator and race director of the OstseeMan, who adds in the same breath that he also sees in this a great appreciation for his team, which has supported him for many years. “In our start and finish area directly on the beach promenade, all participants are warmly welcomed and celebrated, just as they are on the courses themselves” is Husen convinced, who as a long-time triathlete is very familiar with a wide variety of event venues and formats.

Jan Philipp Krawzcyk, DTU Vice President Event and Refereeing adds: “For almost 20 years, the OstseeMan has been a permanent fixture in the triathlon calendar in Germany and has developed over the years into a great triathlon event with great potential. I am therefore very pleased that we will be able to crown the DTU German Champions over the triathlon long distance there next year.”

Sign up and be part of the triathlon in the “Hawaii of the North”!

We have already had two cancellations due to corona. But now we are starting again: with the OstseeMan 2022.
There are two distances to choose from in Glücksburg: Take on Germany’s northernmost long distance or compete in our challenging middle distance. Both the Flensburger Pilsener OstseeMan and the OM113 are considered a unique experience in triathlon. The swim course in the Baltic Sea, bike and run along the coast – the OstseeMan in the north offers a little bit of the feeling of Hawaii. Push yourself to the limit, challenge yourself and be there in August 2022 in Glücksburg.

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Face our forces of nature

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?

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