Sandra Wallenhorst

Sandra Wall Horst ( born January 1, 1972 in Arnstadt ) was a German triathlete and duathlete. The multiple Ironman champion in 2009 and 2010 Triathlon European Champion on the long distance.


Sandra Wallenhorst operation after an early career as a track and field athlete in childhood and adolescence since 1996 triathlon. After working in the German Triathlon league for Hannover 96 as well as in the World Cup at the Olympic Distance (1.5 km swim, 40 km cycling and 10 km running), the lawyer ventured first time in 2003 to the long distances and finished in August 2004 Ironman Canada as an overall sixth.

After a typical endurance athletes viral disease with glandular fever ( Epstein- Barr virus, 2005) concurred with the birth of their son Philip ( December 2006). The end of her parental leave led Sandra Wallenhorst with three wins on regional averages distances (2007 ) and the third at the Ironman 70.3 Austria in St. Pölten ( 2008), before she once again ventured on the project long distance and Ironman triathlon.

When Ironman Austria in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee Sandra Wallenhorst undercutting in July 2008, the 14 years old record of South African and eight -time world champion Paula Newby - Fraser the long distance of 3.8 -kilometer swim, 180 km cycling and 42 km running with a time of 8: 47:25 hours and it leads so today the leaderboard German triathletes ( women ) on the Ironman distance at (February 2014).

Her debut at the World Championships in the Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii ended Sandra Horst Wall in October 2008 with the bronze medal. It was until 2008 coached by Dave Scott and from spring 2009 until her End of career, she worked together with the treadmill Herbert Steffny. In July 2010, she was able to repeat their title from last year with a new course record on the running distance ( 3:00:15 hours for the marathon ) and confirm at the European Championships in Frankfurt.

Sandra Wall Horst currently lives in Hanover. Since 2010, the lawyer in the Ministry of the Interior of Lower Saxony operates.

Sporting successes

( DNF - Did Not Finish )