What has been a magnet for triathletes over almost ten years, will now also be available to ambitious cyclists: The 40-kilometer bike loop of the EBERL Chiemsee Triathlon. For the first time this year there’ll be held a time trial.

“Due to the strict legal requirements and orders, more and more organizers of time trials can no longer run their races and beloved events dissappear. We have the opportunity to hold a time trial on a fully closed route with a wonderful course and we want to cover the cyclists demands, “explains the organizer of the EBERL Chiemsee Triathlon, Sven Hindl.

Cyclists will be able to compete as part of the EBERL Chiemsee Triathlon program on Sunday, June 28, 2020. The time trial will start when triathletes are already on the course, competitors will be sent out every minute. Cyclists will be able enjoy the full program, services and of course the great atmosphere of the EBERL Chiemsee Triathlon.

Details on the event and registration, which is limited to 40 participants, will be available shortly at www.chiemsee-triathlon.com

From Lake Constance to the Arlberg

The Trans Vorarlberg Triathlon lives up to its name: one of the largest Triathlon-Events in Austria covers the entire spectrum of Vorarlberg´s landscape diversity.
As a Triathlon over the half distance, the Trans Vorarlberg Triathlon not only attracts specialists , but also hobby athletes and young athletes. So many enthusiastic participants face the challenge every year. You will enjoy a genuine and intense nature experience.

The Bregenz Lido sets the perfect start location for the Trans Vorarlberg Triathlon: The start takes place in the West Bay. From there, the athletes swim 1.200 meters to the largest floating stage in the World
(Bregenz Festival) – always with a view towards the Alps. Afterwards, 93 breathtaking bicycle kilometers will follow through the green heart of Vorarlberg, the Bregenzerwald, to the Arlberg. No less than 2.000 vertical meters have to be covered. The finish of the triathlon is at Lech: During the run finale, a mix of climbs and mountain passes are to overcome and 12km have to be covered – amidst the fascinating mountains of one of the most famous ski resorts in the Alps. The transition zone is located in Bregenz in front of the Festspielhaus (transition zone I – from swimming to the bike) or in Lech am Arlberg on the Schloßkopf parking lot (transition zone II – from bike to running)

1,2 Kilometers in Lake Constance
93 Kilometers by bike through the Bregenzerwald
12 Kilometers (2 laps of 6 kilometers each) in the middle of Lech

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The Olympic Distance race of the EBERL Chiemsee Triathlon was sold out faster than ever this year. The race will take place on June 27th (Saturday) and June 28th (Sunday) in Chieming for the ninth time.

The organizers cannot explain why the race over 1.5 kilometers swimming, 40 kilometers cycling and ten kilometers running is so popular this year. “Noticeable, a lot of participants come from Munich and the Chiemgau region,” says organizer Sven Hindl. “We are of course happy that regional athletes in particular have become fond of the Eberl Chiemsee Triathlon.”
But also, the number of international athletes registered at the Eberl Chiemsee Triathlon is growing. Currently, already 28 different nationalities are on the list.

Registrations for the Half Distance and on other distances are still possible

The good news for all triathletes, who do not want to miss the start at the Eberl Chiemsee Triathlon, is: All other race distances still take registrations. From the ultra-short Beginners Triathlon and the Mixed Team Relay on Saturday to the main race to the Half Distance on Sunday. “We expect to have a fully booked starting field on the event weekend, here too,” says Sven Hindl. There is a waiting list for starting places on the Olympic Distance.

Dear athletes, friends and partners,

we wish you a Merry Christmas,
a Happy New Year and a successful race season 2020.
May your (sporting) wishes be fulfilled!

Your EBERL Chiemsee Triathlon Team

What do triathletes do during their after season? Right, they like to party. In Germany the event for a proper party traditionally is the Sailfish Night of the Year. Which also hosts the “Triathlon Awards”.

In addition to the triathletes of the year, triathlon Germany is searching for the runner up of the year, the best sprint and short distance race, the best equipment and of course the favorite races over the half and long distance. It goes without saying that we, too, want to be part of that vote with the EBERL Chiemsee Triathlon.

Therefore: Give your voice to the beautiful race at the Bavarian Sea, with scenic routes, phenomenal volunteers and the coolest finisher hoody.

Give your voice to the EBERL Chiemsee Triathlon!

The vote will take place today at www.tri-mag.de.

Chieming. The ninth edition of the EBERL Chiemsee Triathlon is about to get on its way. Online registration starts on October 15 2019. This year, the EBERL Chiemsee Triathlon was the magnet for around 1,300 athletes from all over Germany and increasingly for athletes from all over the world. The organizers want to continue that way next year. “Of course, we are delighted that “DAS RENNEN” is gaining more and more international recognition by joining the Spirit Tri series,” says event organizer Sven Hindl.

Proven formats, small changes

Caroline Steffen
Caroline Steffen at the EBERL Chiemsee Triathlon

The organizers are counting on the formats that were successful in the past year and will only make minor changes. On Saturday, June 27, 2020, the competition weekend will open at noon with the fast-paced Mixed Team Relay. In the afternoon the race schedule will continue with the Beginners Distance. “In the beginners format, we responded to athletes’ feedback and slightly shortened the distances. So everyone can dive into triathlon, without concern of not making it to the finish line,” says race director Christine Waitz. Over those 200 meters of swimming, 13kms of cycling and 2.5 kilometers of running, the Osenstätter company cup will again be awarded as part of the relay classification.

Bavarian police is looking for champions

Also championship races will be held. As in 2018, the Bavarian policewomen and policemen are looking for their champions over the short distance. A championship for people with disabilities is also planned. Organizer Sven Hindl emphasizes: “The paratriathlon and the deaf sports are important parts of the event for us, because it is good to show that the topics of sport and inclusion fit together perfectly.”

Registration starts on October 15th

Registration for the EBERL Chiemsee Triathlon on 27th and 28th June 2020 will start on 15th of October. Athletes can not only look forward to an eventful triathlon weekend, but also to numerous national and international triathlon stars. On the middle distance, the highest prize money pot in Germany is likely to provide first-class competition.

Click here for registration.

Photos: Christoph Felix Schmidt

Even days after the 8th Eberl Chiemsee Triathlon, the sporting event still makes for happy faces. For example at the Austrian winning team of the mixed team relay. The “BSP Mitte #luckysgang” relay has picked up its price, a VW bus worth tens of thousands of euros, from Autohaus Osenstätter. “We were stunned to win such a prize!'”, Summarized coach Franz Lugstein the reactions in the ÖTrV junior performance center Salzburg, which he coaches.

Mixed Team Relay is the name of the modern triathlon format, which will be Olympic for the first time in 2020 and had its premiere at the Chiemgau Triathlon Festival in a modified form on June 29th. It is a team race in which each team member completes a full triathlon with swimming, cycling and running. At the EBERL Chiemsee Triathlon, there are teams of three people – including at least one woman. The distances are short with 0.2km swimming, 6.5km cycling and 1.9km running so that anyone can do it.

With tri-world champion Daniel Unger or DTU CEO Matthias Zöll, a few prominent names were at the start. The race showed what the organizers had hoped for: pure action. The video now published on YouTube prooves that. The teams fought for every second, took a header from the Chieming jetty, jumped onto their bikes and swaped timing chips to the next team member as fast as possible.

When Katharina Loidl heard of the winning price for the first time, it was only a few seconds before the start. She says:

“That was a great motivation for the race!”

After 1:11:16, her team crossed the finish line first. Her team included Jakob Kaiser and the two-time Paralympics winner Günther Matzinger. The trio was just 23 seconds ahead of the “Sportfreund Team by Daniel Unger”. Parasportsman Günther Matzinger started the race in second place and led the team to victory in the end. The “BSP Mitte #luckysgang” was happy about the victory. Only to later realize what a winner prize they’d get for a year: a top-equipped VW bus worth about 35,000 euros. Especially the two up-and-coming talents Loidl and Kaiser will use the bus together with their training mates next year.

Ronny Steidl, Head of Marketing at Osenstätter Kraftfahrzeuge GmbH, wished the team a good trip and best of luck before their departure.
After the successful premiere, the Mixed Team Relay will also be part of the 9th EBERL Chiemsee Triathlon in June 2020.


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In a red-hot battle the Austrian Thomas Steger won the 8th Eberl Chiemsee Triathlon on Sunday in front of the triple European Champion Michael Raelert. The Swiss Caroline Steffen was fastest woman over the 2 kilometers swimming, 80 kilometers cycling and 20 kilometers running. On the shorter Olympic distance (1.5 / 40/10 km) Marc Eggeling was able to conquer the podium again, in the womens field the Australian Kelly-Ann Perkins was unbeatable. The day before, the Sprint Distance and the new Mixed Team Relay were held. In total, 1.247 athletes finished over the different distances at the Triathlon Festival in Chieming.

The eighth edition of the Eberl Chiemsee Triathlon, was a red-hot battle: barely any clouds, no wind, temperatures just under 40 degrees. Experienced triathletes even spoke of the “Kona” of Bavaria.

In the early morning, athletes plunged into the waters of the Bavarian Sea. This time without a wetsuit – because with over 24 degrees the lake was too warm. As expected, the highly favored Michael Raelert took the lead in the Half Distance. He even left the top swimmer Christof Wandratsch behind. On the bike, the Half Distance expert showed his class and largely dominated the field. Horst Reichel, Julian Erhardt and Steger had opened the hunt for him. On the running course then, Steger gained ground with every kilometer, until he had caught up to Raelert on the last two of the four 5-kilometer laps. Steger secured his third victory at Chiemsee with 3:39:58. Raelert finished second infront of local Julian Erhardt.

Caroline Steffen triumphant

Caroline Steffen
Caroline Steffen

In the womens race, Caroline Steffen did not come out of the water first. But on the bike and on the running course she played out her experience and skills. With a time of 4:07:57 she brought the victory home. “The bike course is stunning,” said the six-time Ironman winner and two-time Ironman Vice World Champion “The Race”. After her the surprise of the day crossed the finish line: Laura Zimmermann has fought from fifth to second place. “I gave everything today,” she said, praising the residents and volunteers. “The residents have almost saved my life, thanks for all the water hoses out there.” Many Chiemgau residents let it “rain” for the athletes. Third was Chantal Cummings.

On the Olympic Distance Marc Eggeling repeated his victory from the previous year. “In a race like the EBERL Chiemsee Triathlon, knowing the course is incredibly important.” The experience of four participations in Chieming earned him the second title – ahead of Nikolaus Wihlidal and Maximilian Kirmeier, who won the Volksdistanz the day before (0 , 5/20/5 km). For the women, the victory went down-under: Kelly-Ann Perkins roared over the course and came in far ahead of last year’s winner Caroline Lehrieder and Pauline Neidel. “I had a great time out on the great course,” said Australian Perkins in the final interview.

The EBERL Chiemsee Triathlon 2019 had a record participation and numerous international athletes. We, the organizing team, say “Thank you!” on behalf of everyone involved. It was great having you here. We hope you will be back next year. Now, we’d like to provide you with everything you need after the race – great memories, but also a feedback option.

Results & certificates



(c) Ingo Kutsche

Chieming. Just a few days before the EBERL Chiemsee Triathlon, another top star announced his start: Three-time European Champion Michael Raelert will make the race for the crown even more exciting. The professional field on June 29 (Saturday) and June 30 (Sunday) will be as big and strong as never before. 1500 athletes of all performance classes are expected at the weekend in Chieming. In addition to the popular Olympic and half distance, a new race mode will attract athletes this year: the mixed-team relay.

After 2017, Raelert again wants to be at the top

In 2017, the 38-year-old Raelert had won the race with a sovereign performance. Then he’d described the EBERL Chiemsee Triathlon as “sensational” and “prestige race”. Now he wants to repeat his success – and will face well-known competitors such as Markus Fachbach, Julian Erhardt or Horst Reichel.

Also the women’s start list contains well-known names: With the Swiss Caroline Steffen a six-time Ironman winner and two-time Ironman Vice World Champion comes to the Chiemgau region. She challenges Camilla Pedersen from Denmark and the Frenchwoman Jeanne Collonge for victory. Pedersen has several World and European Champion titles in her CV. Collonge is winner of prestigious races such as the Triathlon Alpe d’Huez, the Embrunman or the triathlon Gerardmer. Almost a dozen other professional women are on the list – including Jenny Schulz and Lisa-Maria Dornauer.

Caroline Steffen; Foto: @witsup.com
Caroline Steffen; Foto: @witsup.com

Celebrities on Short Distance and in Mixed Team Relay

Familiar names can also be found in the start list of other distances. Biathlon star Vanessa Hinz from Schliersee will race her second short distance (1.5 / 40/10 km) on Sunday after her debut last year. Moritzburg and Wolfgangsee Challenge winner Maxi Kirmeier wants to win on the short distance just as the multiple Czech champion Thomas Bednar. The Sprint distance (0.5 / 20/5 km) will attract hundreds of beginners and ambitious athletes.

How does a Mixed Team Relay work?

New on Saturday is the so-called “Mixed Team Relay”, which will even be Olympic in 2020. The format is a team race in which each team member completes a complete triathlon with swimming, cycling and running in one piece. At the EBERL Chiemsee Triathlon a team consists of three athletes with at least one woman. The distances are 0.2km swimming, 6.5km cycling and 1.9km running. In the field you’ll find celebs such as the first German Hawaii winner and triathlon legend Thomas Hellriegel, world champion Daniel Unger or Olympian Christian Prochnow.

All around the athletic competitions there will be a triathlon expo at the finish line area and a “Meet the Pros” on Saturday evening in the marquee.

Traffic restrictions in the region

Due to the necessary full closure of the bike route, there may be traffic restrictions in the area on Saturday afternoon and Sunday. “We ask all residents, tourists, participants and spectators for cooperation and are grateful for the support we have experienced in recent years to strengthen the region with this sporting highlight,” says race director Tom Mayerhöfer.

Pictures: @ whitsup.com, Ingo Kutsche