Challenge Roth

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competitors preparing to start the 2005 race

Challenge Roth is a triathlon race organised by in and around Roth, Germany. It is held annually in July.

Course[edit]

The course is an Ultra Distance, which is a total of 140.6 miles / 226.2 kilometers.

The first part of the race, the 3.86 km swim event, takes place in the Rhine–Main–Danube Canal around 10 km outside Roth.

The subsequent 180.25 km bike course uses a two-lap course on the countryside, mostly south of Roth. The southernmost point is Greding. The course is mostly relatively flat with a tougher hill once per lap.

The final marathon run goes once around a course with several turning points. Mostly the course goes on the same road after each turning points, so competitors meet each other. A major part of the course is along the Rhine–Main–Danube Canal. The finish is in central Roth.[1]

History[edit]

The race has been held since 1990 on the Ironman distance, and since 1984 on short distance. It was formerly part of the Ironman series, until 2001. It has been held independently from WTC since 2002. The number of participants is around 3500 individuals and 650 relay teams, limited by crowding.

World records set in Challenge Roth[edit]

  • Men's record: Jan Frodeno, 2016 - 7:35:39
  • Women's record: Chrissie Wellington, 2011 - 8:18:13[2]

Results[edit]

Men's results[edit]

Year Athlete Name Country Swim Bike Run Winning Time
2016 Jan Frodeno Germany Germany 45:22 4:08:07 2:39:18 7:35:39
2015 Nils Frommhold Germany Germany 47:33 4:09:30 2:51:47 7:51:28
2014 Timo Bracht Germany Germany 48:58 4:19:59 2:44:32 7:56:00
2013 Dirk Bockel Luxembourg Luxembourg 46:05 4:15:05 2:48:41 7:52:01
2012[3] James Cunnama South Africa South Africa 47:41 4:29:34 2:40:06 7:59:59
2011 Andreas Raelert Germany Germany 46:18 4:11:43 2:40:52 7:41:33
2010 Rasmus Henning Denmark Denmark 46:57 4:23:25 2:39:43 7:52:36
2009 Michael Göhner Germany Germany 50:30 4:21:25 2:41:17 7:55:53
2008 Patrick Vernay France France 48:47 4:30:28 2:47:36 8:09:35
2007 Chris McCormack Australia Australia 49:45 4:16:31 2:45:12 7:54:23
2006 Chris McCormack Australia Australia 46:53 4:26:25 2:44:54 8:00:52
2005 Chris McCormack Australia Australia 47:33 4:23:07 2:45:33 7:58:45

Women's results[edit]

Year Athlete Name Country Swim Bike Run Winning Time
2016 Daniela Ryf Switzerland Switzerland 49:10 4:31:29 2:57:40 8:22:04
2015 Yvonne van Vlerken Netherlands Netherlands 54:46 4:47:34 3:05:43 8:50:53
2014 Mirinda Carfrae Australia Australia 55:24 4:46:48 2:53:27 8:38:53
2013 Caroline Steffen Switzerland Switzerland 51:45 4:42:21 3:03:07 8:40:35
2012[4] Rachel Joyce United Kingdom Great Britain 47:37 4:54:37 2:59:53 8:45:04
2011 Chrissie Wellington United Kingdom Great Britain 49:49 4:40:39 2:44:35 8:18:13
2010 Chrissie Wellington United Kingdom Great Britain 50:28 4:36:33 2:48:54 8:19:13
2009 Chrissie Wellington United Kingdom Great Britain 50:28 4:40:28 2:57:32 8:31:59
2008 Yvonne van Vlerken Netherlands Netherlands 53:47 4:54:11 2:54:22 8:45:49
2007 Yvonne van Vlerken Netherlands Netherlands 57:55 4:51:48 2:58:55 8:51:55
2006 Joanna Lawn New Zealand New Zealand 50:56 4:55:59 3:11:21 9:01:17
2005 Belinda Granger Australia Australia 54:07 4:55:31 3:21:06 9:14:06

References[edit]

  1. ^ Challenge Roth. Triathele.com. Accessed March 24, 2012.
  2. ^ World Records Smashed. TriRadar.com. Accessed March 24, 2012.
  3. ^ "Person Details: Cunnama, James (RSA)". Challenge Roth. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Person Details:Joyce, Rachel (GBR)". Challenge Roth. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 

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