Andreas Raelert capped off a fast day with a 2:40 marathon to earn the sub-8 victory, while Erika Csomor claimed the women’s title.
Andreas Raelert found his way onto the podium for the fourth year in a row thanks to a race-best 2:47:23 marathon.
German Markus Fachbach turned in a well-rounded day to take the men's title, while American Mary Beth Ellis won her second Ironman in four weeks thanks to an impressive run.
Germany's Andreas Raelert has announced he will make the start at Ironman Regensburg this weekend, but don't expect him to win the race.
Without support from his brother Michael, Andreas Raelert may not have broken the record.
Germany's Andreas Raelert made his Challenge Roth debut by breaking the world record for fastest iron-distance race. His time of 7:41:33 came thanks to a 46:18 swim, a 4:11:43 bike and a 2:40:52 run.
Does Andreas Raelert think he can break the world record for fastest iron-distance race at Challenge Roth? Find out.
Germany's Andreas Raelert talks about the relationship with his brother, Michael, and what it means to have him in Roth to support him.