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2018 Challenge Roth

The 35th edition of Challenge Roth welcomed nearly 3,000 individual athletes and 800 relay teams.

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The 35th edition of Challenge Roth welcomed nearly 3,000 individual athletes and 800 relay teams with perfect conditions and a one-of-a-kind atmosphere that has turned a tiny Bavarian town into a triathlon mecca. While Jan Frodeno and Chrissie Wellington’s iron-distance world records weren’t in jeopardy, the calm conditions made for a fast day of professional racing and a nail-biting finish for the women. Germany’s Daniela Sämmler tracked down day-long leader Lucy Charles with just over 5K left to run to eek out the win by nine seconds in the closest women’s finish in the race’s history. The men’s contest wasn’t nearly as tight, as three-time world champion Sebastian Kienle won his first Roth title by nearly seven minutes.

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