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Daniela Ryf wins the Challenge Roth but without a distance record

The current World Champion has achieved victory but has fallen far short of breaking the distance record.

Today, one of the most important events of the international calendar, the Challenge Roth, where all eyes were on the current Ironman World Champion Daniela Ryf who had commented on his intention to get the best brand in history in a long distance triathlon test achieved by Chrissie Wellington with a time of 8: 18: 13

The test began at 06: 30 with the 3,8 km of swimming, where the first to leave the water was Daniela Ryf followed by Heather Wurtele at 22 seconds and Holly Sortomme near 3 minutes behind.

In the 180 km of cycling, Ryf showed his great quality, staying in the lead throughout the segment and increasing the difference to reach T2 with a lead of 13 minutes over the British Laura Siddal and 14 over the Dutch Yvonne Van Vlerken.

In the 42 km of running on foot the Switzerland continued to increase its advantage over its pursuers, going through the half marathon with a difference close to the 16 minutes. The British Laura Siddal was consolidating her second place ahead in 4 minutes to the third in passing through the km 21.

Finally, Daniela Ryf got the victory with a 08 time: 40: 03 followed by Laura Siddal (08: 51: 38) in second position and by Lisa roberts (08: 57: 14) in third position

Spectacular comeback in Bart Aernouts marathon

Bart Aernouts Challenge Roth

As for the men's event, the first to come out of the water was the Swede Anton Lagerbäck followed at 2:30 by Maurice Clavel and Sean Donnelly.

In the 180 km of cycling the Germans Nils Frommhold and Timo Bracht were climbing positions to take the lead of the test at km 70 of the route. Frommhold set a strong pace to go solo, although a chasing group was formed with Maurice Clavel, Terenzo Bozzone and Timo Bracht 2:30 leading the 140 km.

Finally, Maurice Clavel turned the test around recovering distances and leaving alone to reach T2 with 2 minutes ahead of Timo Bracht and about 5 over Terenzo Bozzone.

In the 42 km running segment Maurice Clavel gradually increased his lead to go through km 21 with almost 2 minutes ahead of Bart Aernouts who was gaining positions in the running race. Timo Bracht passed 4 minutes at this point.

Finally, the Belgian Aernouts with an impressive race sector managed to reach Clavel at km 25 and went solo for the victory of the race.

Finally, the final victory was for Bart Aernouts with a time of 07: 59: 07 followed by the British Joe Dr. Skipper (08: 03: 00) repeating second place and for Maurice Clavel (08: 04: 53) in third final position. Timo Branch in his last test as a professional he got a great fourth place.


Aernouts, Bart (BEL) 7:59:07
Dr. Skipper, Joe (GBR) 8:03:00
Clavel, Maurice (GER) 8:04:53
Bracht, Timo (GER) 8:07:01
Bozzone, Terenzo (NZL) 8:11:34
Kahlefeldt, Brad (AUS) 8:12:55
Allan, Dougal (NZL) 8:14:43
Deisenhofer, Roman (GER) 8:16:29


Photo @ChallengeRoth2

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