It’s a well known fact that Joey Kelly is game for (almost) anything that is fun, for any offbeat sporting event. So he didn’t miss the chance to take part in one of the most unusual races in the world, the first underwater cycle race, which took place in Großenbrode on the Baltic coast on 27 June. The enthusiastic sportEX-wearer lined up at the start with two other extreme athletes – the silicone bracelets are clearly visible in the photos.
Wolfgang Kulow, the initiator of the event, had tried out underwater cycling at midday together with Marcel Heinig and Joey Kelly … in a swimming pool. In the evening the three of them then took to the “course”, which ran parallel to Lehnsahn Pier in the Baltic.
The Fearless Three took on the challenge wearing a wetsuit, an oxygen tank and 70 kg of weights. They had to enter the chilly water three times and cycle 600 m out and back with this additional burden. Joey Kelly won ahead of Wolfgang Kulow, with Marcel Heinig in third place.
Sat1 Regional TV and NDR regional programmes reported on the event, which was watched by about 2500 spectators. And ENERGETIX was there, too, in the form of a banner.