Ryf to go for Iron record at Roth

She’s coming back! Thrilled to welcome @chrissiesmiles back to #challengeroth. Will she witness her record fall? @danielaryf #triathlon pic.twitter.com/gnRKLjiUUc

— Challenge Roth (@ChallengeRoth1) 23 June 2017

On July 9 Ironman World Champion Daniela Ryf will be racing Challenge Roth in Germany with one goal in mind; breaking Chrissie Wellington’s Iron-distance world record of 8:18:13, which was set back at Roth in 2011.


Last year Ryf was just four minutes short of Wellington’s record, winning in a time of 8:22:04, the third fastest female Iron time in history. 

“I enjoyed the atmosphere at DATEV Challenge Roth so much last year. It gave me wings and it made me realise, on a perfect day the world record of Chrissie Wellington could possibly be in reach,” she said. “I am fascinated by Chrissie’s record and I will try my best on race day to see how fast I can go.”