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On Saturday 09/04/2011 3 teams of TFA Göttingen lined up at the Berlin Fire Fighter Stairrun. Of course, our world champions Joachim Posanz and Alexander Meyer, teamed up for the competition as partners.

01_Start

In this contest you didn´t need any special equipment or extreme power. Endurance, speed and teamwork with a good partner are most important for this challenge.

02_ParkInn_Berlin

From start on the Alexanderplatz to the finish line on the observation deck of the hotel a distance of approximately 300 meters running track and 39 floors (770 steps) had to be mastered. Our firefighters had to run in full gear with an attached face mask !

A strong will was required to get to the end and to the observation deck of the Park Inn Hotel in approximately 110 meters!

04_Ziel_erreicht

Visible relief and joy on the faces of Alexander Posanz Joachim Meyer, after the observation deck was reached. The way down was a little faster … They were roped down 110 meters at the outside of the hotel.

05_Weg runter

Of the competing teams 197 made it in the ranking. Joachim Posanz and Alexander Meyer reached this year the 1 place with an incredible time of 06:09,6 minutes, followed by a team from Poland, who arrived only 2 seconds later.

06_Siegerehrung

The next contest, the TFA European Championship takes place on 10./11. June 2011 in Mönchengladbach.

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Every two years the “World Firefighter Games TFA” are held and the title “Toughest Firefighter Alive” is awarded.
The championship is quite comparable to the Ironman, but here the toughest firefighters from all Nations battle in specific firefighter-challenges.

Indoor Firefighter Challenge

Joachim Posanz (on the picture right) and Alexander Meyer, two firefighters from Göttingen, Germany made 1st and 3rd place in the last championship in Daegu, South-Korea 2010. We are proud to supply both of them with a Schuberth F220 for their next challenge in 2012.

Indoor Firefighter Challenge

The “Indoor Firefighter Challenge” is a smaller national champioship that took place on March, 13th in Dortmund. Our Team had to succeed in 5 challenges with full Firefighter outfit.

Indoor Firefighter Challenge

Started with the “Tower challenge”, where a 19 kg fire hose has to be carried 12,5m high. Form above they had to pull up another fire hose.

Indoor Firefighter Challenge

After pulling a 79,4kg Dummy backwards over the finish line they made again 1st and 2nd place in the championship – congratulations !

The next challenge will be the “Berlin Firefighter Stairrun”, next Saturday and we´ll accompany their hopefully succesful finish and post more fotos here – good luck !

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