At his first start at Ironman Hawaii back in 2016 Patrick Lange ran a 2:39:45-hour marathon, which was a new Kona course record, and he finished 3rd overall. In 2017, he crowned himself the new “King of Kona” as the sixth German in the history of Ironman Hawaii and finally topped all results in 2018, when he not only won this legendary race again, but did so as the first athlete ever to break the eight-hour barrier with an unbelievable overall time of 7:52:39 hours. A result that is even more impressive in view of the fact that Patrick only switched to long-distance racing in 2016.
Patrick has found his destiny in long-distance triathlon and is working closely with HYCYS and his coach Björn in all areas to continue setting new triathlon records. “It’s not just swimming, cycling and running. Triathlon pushes every athlete to his or her limits every day – physically and mentally. It’s about learning to always trust your strengths and, most importantly, to never give up. Besides holistic coaching we work with Patrick on the optimal bike position – together with our partners at gebioMized’s – in the fitting laboratory and in the velodrome.