HOKA athlete Susie Cheetham celebrates winning Ironman Hamburg

We were live in Hamburg last weekend for the latest stop in the 2019 IRONMAN series.

HOKA ambassadors in Hamburg

Our friendly team was on hand to talk all things HOKA ONE ONE with the thousands of athletes and spectators in town for the event.

Jack Russell terrier in front of the HOKA expo stand

Every man, woman (and their dog) had the chance to try out the latest HOKA shoes, including the Clifton 6, Carbon X and the ultra-light, uber-cushioned speedster, Rincon.

HOKA athlete Arnaud Guilloux, Susie Cheetham, Katharina Grohmann and Horst Reichel at the HOKA stand for the signing session

Our four elite athletes, Arnaud Guilloux, Susie Cheetham, Horst Reichel and Katharina Grohmann, were on hand to meet and greet fans at the HOKA stand…

HOKA athlete Arnaud Guilloux stands with his bike and race number

…before grabbing their numbers and preparing to test themselves over the 3.8km swim, 183km bike ride and 42.2km run the next day.

HOKA athlete Horst Reichel on the bike

Horst started strongly on the swim and bike before fading, while Arnaud moved through the field and eventually finished fourth.

HOKA athlete Arnaud Guilloux runs in Carbon X

Wearing the Carbon X, Arnaud clocked the second-fastest marathon time in the pro race, running 2 hours, 55 minutes and 5 seconds.

HOKA athlete Katharina Grohmann runs in Ironman Hamburg

In the women’s race, Katharina was consistent throughout and finished sixth despite suffering stomach problems from the beginning.

HOKA athlete Susie Cheetham runs through the HOKA Time To Fly zone

But there was absolutely no stopping Susie.

HOKA athlete Susie Cheetham takes control on the bike

Susie was in a podium position from start to finish, though it was on the bike where she really excelled.

HOKA athlete Susie Cheetham celebrates winning Ironman Hamburg with fans

With the fastest bike time and a healthy advantage coming out of T2, Susie flew round the course and won by almost three minutes ahead of her nearest rival.

HOKA athlete Susie Cheetham on the podium

Next stop for us: IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships in Nice on 7-8 September.

HOKA ambassadors celebrate

Photo credit: Activ Images | James Mitchell