Top World Triathlons: Challenge Roth

Challenge Roth


Roth, Germany
Next event: 17 July 2016
Distances 3.8km swim, 180km bike, 42.2km run

Because of massive crowds and super-fast times this is an annual sell-out. Almost 200,000 spectators cheer along the route with the Solarberg climb resembling the Dutch Nook on Alpe d’Huez.

The race starts with a canal swim, where the millpond conditions make perfect for a PB. Despite the occasional ascent, the bike is fast and you come back to the canal for the run, this time the banks and its gravel paths.

Current men’s and women’s world records were set here back in 2011: German Andreas Raelert completed in 7:41:33 and Chrissie Wellington in 8:18:13.

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Written by Jenny Nickelson

Jenny Nickelson has been a sports enthusiast since childhood. Because of her deep love to water, she started training swimming in early years. Today she swears on variety and does it all: from swimming, running and cycling to fitness, skiing, dancing and mountaineering.


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