Challenge Roth

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

competitors preparing to start the 2005 race

The Ironman distance (140.6 miles / 226.2 kilometers) version of the race has been held since 1990, and the short distance version since 1984. It was 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.

CourseEdit

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 178.5 km bike ride 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]

World records set in Challenge RothEdit

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

ResultsEdit

Men's resultsEdit

Year Athlete Name Country Swim Bike Run Winning Time
2018 Sebastian Kienle   Germany 47:59 4:07:29 2:47:45 7:46:23
2017 Bart Aernouts   Belgium 52:55 4:19:02 2:44:10 7:59:07
2016 Jan Frodeno   Germany 45:22 4:08:07 2:39:18 7:35:39
2015 Nils Frommhold   Germany 47:33 4:09:30 2:51:47 7:51:28
2014 Timo Bracht   Germany 48:58 4:19:59 2:44:32 7:56:00
2013 Dirk Bockel   Luxembourg 46:05 4:15:05 2:48:41 7:52:01
2012[3] James Cunnama   South Africa 47:41 4:29:34 2:40:06 7:59:59
2011 Andreas Raelert   Germany 46:18 4:11:43 2:40:52 7:41:33
2010 Rasmus Henning   Denmark 46:57 4:23:25 2:39:43 7:52:36
2009 Michael Göhner   Germany 50:30 4:21:25 2:41:17 7:55:53
2008 Patrick Vernay   France 48:47 4:30:28 2:47:36 8:09:35
2007 Chris McCormack   Australia 49:45 4:16:31 2:45:12 7:54:23
2006 Chris McCormack   Australia 46:53 4:26:25 2:44:54 8:00:52
2005 Chris McCormack   Australia 47:33 4:23:07 2:45:33 7:58:45

Women's resultsEdit

Year Athlete Name Country Swim Bike Run Winning Time
2019 Lucy Charles   Great Britain 49:01 4:39:20 2:59:42 8:31:09
2018 Daniela Sämmler   Germany 54:43 4:41:44 3:04:10 8:43:42
2017 Daniela Ryf   Switzerland 52:34 4:37:34 3:06:46 8:40:03
2016 Daniela Ryf   Switzerland 49:10 4:31:29 2:57:40 8:22:04
2015 Yvonne van Vlerken   Netherlands 54:46 4:47:34 3:05:43 8:50:53
2014 Mirinda Carfrae   Australia 55:24 4:46:48 2:53:27 8:38:53
2013 Caroline Steffen   Switzerland 51:45 4:42:21 3:03:07 8:40:35
2012[4] Rachel Joyce   Great Britain 47:37 4:54:37 2:59:53 8:45:04
2011 Chrissie Wellington   Great Britain 49:49 4:40:39 2:44:35 8:18:13
2010 Chrissie Wellington   Great Britain 50:28 4:36:33 2:48:54 8:19:13
2009 Chrissie Wellington   Great Britain 50:28 4:40:28 2:57:32 8:31:59
2008 Yvonne van Vlerken   Netherlands 53:47 4:54:11 2:54:22 8:45:49
2007 Yvonne van Vlerken   Netherlands 57:55 4:51:48 2:58:55 8:51:55
2006 Joanna Lawn   New Zealand 50:56 4:55:59 3:11:21 9:01:17
2005 Belinda Granger   Australia 54:07 4:55:31 3:21:06 9:14:06

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Challenge Roth Archived 2012-05-10 at the Wayback Machine. Triathlon.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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