Triathlete Lukas Krämer has suffered some setbacks in the recent past.
The Peißenberger was not discouraged by this.
He recently had two wins.
Peißenberg - It's not like Lukas Krämer has a boring job. As a firefighter in Munich, he has to master a wide variety of tasks and assignments during his shifts. But that doesn't stop the 37-year-old from tackling new things. The Peissenberger is currently completing a course to become a fire service diver. To do this, he moved from the city center to “Feuerwache 6” in Pasing, where these special forces have their training and further education center.
The work of divers "has always interested me," says Krämer.
And after ten years in the city center “it's a change”.
In order to even have the chance of a place in the course, Krämer had to undergo a selection process, which he passed accordingly.
Well, there should have been no doubt about his physical suitability from the start.
Because Krämer is one of the top triathletes in this country;
officially he is even considered a professional, even if he continues to work for the fire department (his working hours are 70 percent of normal duty).
And in the sporting field, too, the Peißenberger is always daring new things, which has given him a comeback after a few setbacks.
Lukas Krämer: First victory in Erding, then victory in Oberschleißheim
Kramer won the sprint in Erding and won the middle distance in Oberschleißheim. Both competitions were used "for experimentation and testing". Krämer is satisfied with the result: "It looks like we're not on the wrong track," he says with a smile. The word “we” is used quite often with the two-time age group winner from Hawaii (2014 and 2016). A triathlete always includes an environment with family, supervisors and coaches. The "FFB-Puch Sports School" plays a major role for Krämer. He has been working with this fitness company for a good year and a half. The trigger was the unsuccessful appearance at the Ironman World Championships 2019 in Hawaii: Krämer experienced a physical collapse on the route and was the last professional to cross the finish line. After that "I changed a lot". In Puch he found suitable partners;they got him out of a motivation hole and, with physiotherapy and a specially tailored strength training program, ensured that Krämer got his physical and muscular problems, which had often slowed him down, under control. "They did a great job."
Full steam ahead: Lukas Krämer delivered a fine performance at the middle distance triathlon in Oberschleißheim and won the overall standings with 3:37:44 hours for a total of 102.9 kilometers.
He managed the second best split time on the bike and while running.
He was particularly satisfied with the middle distance performance in Oberschleißheim. As far as the watts on the bike and running are concerned, it went “just as we imagined”. Krämer completed the 1.9 kilometers swim in the water of the regatta facility in 26:21 minutes. "One of the best times I've ever swum," was his satisfied conclusion. The participants reeled the 80 kilometers on the bike directly at the rectangular pool - 16 laps had to be completed. With 1:48:13 hours, Krämer set the second best time of all athletes. The half marathon then led over gravel roads and undulating terrain. “It was actually a cross-country run,” said Krämer. A total of seven laps had to be completed. After two laps, the Peissenberg competitor had overtaken Sebastian Mahr (SC Delphin Ingolstadt);he got out later. After five laps he also left Markus Hörmann (WSV Bad Tölz) behind. As soon as he had Hörmann in sight, Krämer knew that he was ahead in the overall standings. Because of the Corona restrictions, the athletes were sent out on the track at intervals - so the net time counted for everyone. Krämer started after the highly traded Mahr and Hörmann. With 1:20:39 hours, the Peißenberger was significantly faster in the run than the overall second Hörmann (1:21:59), who had shone as the fastest swimmer (25:39).Because of the Corona restrictions, the athletes were sent out on the track at intervals - so the net time counted for everyone. Krämer started after the highly traded Mahr and Hörmann. With 1:20:39 hours, the Peißenberger was significantly faster in the run than the overall second Hörmann (1:21:59), who had shone as the fastest swimmer (25:39).Because of the Corona restrictions, the athletes were sent out on the track at intervals - so the net time counted for everyone. Krämer started after the highly traded Mahr and Hörmann. With 1:20:39 hours, the Peißenberger was significantly faster in the run than the overall second Hörmann (1:21:59), who had shone as the fastest swimmer (25:39).
In order to better control his training, Krämer also uses modern technology - this includes devices that measure the blood sugar level and oxygen saturation in the thigh. Krämer strapped on the latter device during the competition in Erding. “We have already read out a few pieces of information. But mainly we're still collecting data, ”says the 37-year-old. Krämer decided to use the technology after things had not gone as expected at his start of the season, the Ironman in Tulsa (USA) in May. It was the first competition after a 20-month (Corona) break. The result, which was catastrophic for him, "surprised us negatively and left us at a loss". The latest results now brought relief and confidence. Most recently, Krämer impressed at the Schongau Triathlon.With the tri-team Schongau he finished third in the regional league and fourth in the individual. Krämer was “mega-happy” with the result. Due to the weather, there was only one duathlon. The direct competition from Kempten had a clear advantage due to their running strength.
The further season planning is not yet set in stone. Krämer would like to play one or two league appearances with the tri-team. On the one hand, the sprint competitions have a good training effect, on the other hand, “it's always fun with the boys”. A long distance should be on the program in autumn. Roth and Nice would be possible - he has already been successful in both places.