The crown jewel of the endurance sports family, the IRONMAN®, has become more and more popular in recent years - not only among men, but also among women. For the first time three Mercedes Benz sponsored ladies are among the competing athletes, the PowerLadies: Åsa Lundström, Anja Beranek and Kaisa Lehtonen.
As part of this webclip we visit Anja Beranek from Herrenberg, Stuttgart and Kaisa Lehtonen from Finnland. They redefine the boundaries of the IRONMAN® sport time and again via hard training, plenty of diligence and an unbelievable devotion to their sport. The sport IRONMAN®, which requires mastering 2.4 miles of swimming, 112 miles of cycling, and 26.2 miles of running, means one needs an unbelievable physical and mental strength to exceed their limits over and over again.
We accompany Anja Beranek and Kaisa Lehtonen at their training camp on Mallorca, Spain where they are talking about their passion for the Ironman sport, in which they push themselves to the limit, give each other tips, or just chat about regular women's topics.
We also accompany Anja Beranek to her home in Herrenberg, where she masters her daily routine packed with sports, career and her partner. She openly talks about the fact that the triathlon itself, even as a single sport, only functions in cooperation with her partner. Her entire focus is based on her life-style, healthy food and never finding excuses not to train hard, even if the weather conditions are poor. This is what makes her so strong.