Ryf wins Ironman Switzerland week after Roth

A week after winning Challenge Roth and posting the third fastest Iron-distance time ever the Swiss triathlete Daniela Ryf wins Ironman Switzerland in 8:51:50, a new course record.


“My strategy was to go easy,” said Ryf after the race, “but Celine [Schaerer ] was going so good in the swim, I just had to follow. On the bike, I decided to go hard then, and on the run you can’t go easy when there are so many people.”

Schaerer, her Swiss compatriot, had the best swim split in 53:14 two seconds ahead of Ryf, but the reigning Ironman and Ironman 70.3 world champion then hammered away on the bike.