Local hero Dreitz wins Challenge Roth

The day may have been overcast with clouds and drops of rain, but the home crowds were anything but when it became clear a home victory was likely, as local boy Andi Dreitz powered his way round.


Jesper Svensson from Sweden was first out of the 3.8km swim in 49:46mins, with Kiwi Braden Currie 30secs behind in a time of 50:16, followed by Andy Potts from the USA in 50:20. Fourth out was David McNamee from Britain in 50:21 and Dreitz was fifth in 51:28.

Dreitz led the race from 40km on the bike claiming the fastest 180km split of the day in 4:13:12, but his lead into T2 was tight with Andi Bocherer from Germany just 3secs behind and Potts 3:11 away. The three Andys had dominated the bike leg at Roth.