Daniela Ryf storms to Challenge Roth 2017 win

On a hot and windy day at one of triathlon’s most spectacular and historic races, Daniela Ryf has taken her second consecutive Challenge Roth title in front of 200,000+ spectators. Her currently unofficial time of 8:40:03 fell short of Chrissie Wellington’s 8:18hr iron-distance world record, but was still the 10th fastest women’s iron time in history.

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And here she is! @danielaryf is your 2017 DATEV Challenge Roth Champion! #challengeroth pic.twitter.com/UOiPOz1fvO

— Challenge Roth (@ChallengeRoth1) July 9, 2017

The men’s race in Bavaria was won by Belgium’s Bart Aernouts in 7:59:07, 3:53mins ahead of Britain’s Joe Skipper who ran himself into second place, just as he had at Roth in 2016. German Maurice Clavel was third and Roth veteran Timo Bracht of Germany was fourth.

#ChallengeRoth Your 2017 champion is @bartaernouts pic.twitter.com/FGq0XhZRcJ

— Challenge Roth (@ChallengeRoth1) July 9, 2017

At the 2016 Challenge Roth event a year ago, it was the Jan Frodeno and Daniela Ryf show. The former would smash the men’s iron-distance record with a time of 7:35:39, and the latter posted the third-fastest female time in history with a 8:22:04 finish to take a convincing win.