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Beate Görtz and BULLS
Triathlon – the ultimate challenge for man and machine. Fighting the clock, competition and herself, the athlete has to be able to rely on her material absolutely. This is never more true than when cycling – nowhere else is more strain placed on the athlete and racing machine in this extreme sport than over the long distances.
BULLS brought success and experience into its team with Ironman world Champion Beate Görtz. Together with the top amateur athlete, BULLS is developing a top racing bike for ambitious amateur triathletes and current champions.
- Name: Beate Görtz
- Date of birth: 03 July 1969
- Body height / weight: 1.78 m / 61 kg
- Place of residence: Cologne
- Job: Key Account Manager in the process industry
- Hobbies: Triathlon, diving
- Club: ASV Köln Triathlon
- Trainer: Frederik Martin
- Best time: long distance 9:18 hours, Ironman Klagenfurt 2011
I grew up in Hückelhoven/Doveren without any interest in sports. After high school and training as a technical drafter in the Jülich research centre, I lived in Jülich for six years. In addition to my job, I went to evening school in Aachen for four years and graduated as a mechanical technician.
During my time in Jülich, I learned to love bicycle racing. In the end, I was able to run for 35 min at a time without passing out! I changed jobs in 1999 and came to Cologne. That is where I "arrived at my destination". I put my bike in the basement and didn't touch it for eight years. Cycling in Cologne was much too stressful due to the traffic situation. I focused on running. After 14 marathons in various cities with a best time of 3:12, I looked for something new: Triathlon!!!
I was a spectator at the challenge in Roth where Nicole and Lothar Leder won. At the time I was far from thinking of the Ironman, but a dream turned into a vision. In 2007, I took part in the Smart Distance at Cologne 226 just for fun. OK, I had 5 swimming lessons to learn something that at least looked somewhat like crawling (my trainer is still calling me a mussel today). I started with a torn neo and dusted off my orange steel racing bike (only the basket in front was missing). What stress. There were so many things to think of and to pack. Before the start, I told myself, never again!!! After I finished, I knew that I wanted to relive that feeling!!! My triathlon history doesn’t go back far, as you can see. However, great successes lie on the path to my new passion ……
- 2015 Ostseeman Glücksburg (3,8-180-42,195) - 09:28 hrs., 1st place
- 2015 Challenge Denmark (3,8-180-42,195) - 09:22 hrs, 1st place (PRO)
- 2014 Cologne226 (3,8-177-42,195) - 09:22 hrs, 1st place
- 2014 IRONMAN Copenhagen (3,8-180-42,195) - 09:49 hrs, 6th place (PRO)
- 2014 Möhneseetriathlon (1,9-90-20) - 4:38 hrs, 1st place
- 2014 IRONMAN Austria (3,8-180-42,195) - 09:25 hrs, 8th place (PRO)
- 2014 24.SWB Energie und Wasser Bonn-Triathlon, 03:13 hrs, 1st place
- 2014 TRI:122 Lanzarote (2-100-20), 05:22 hrs, 1st place
- 2013 IRONMAN Florida (3,8-180-42,195) - 09:09 hrs, 8th place (PRO)
- 2013 Cologne226 (3,8-177-42,195) - 09:07 hrs, 1st place
- 2013 Indeland Triathlon, 04:21 hrs, 1st place
- 2013 Strongman Japan - 1st place
- 2013 TRI:122 Lanzarote (2-100-20), 05:15 hrs, 1st place
- 2012 Möhnesee Triathlon, 02:23 hrs, 1st place
- 2012 Challenge Roth, 09:13 hrs, 7th place
- 2012 HüWoMan, 01:01 hrsd, 1st place
- 2012 Indeland Triathlon, 04:13 hrs, 1st place
- 2012 22.SWB Energie und Wasser Bonn-Triathlon, 03:14 hrs, 1st place
- 2012 Siegerland Cup Buschhütten, 02:01 hrs, 3rd place