The Challenge Roth timer displayed 7:56h last Sunday when one man crossed the finish line before all the others – Timo Bracht!
His 7th attempt at the Challenge Roth was finally successful. Timo set one clear goal this year: Win this race! For this goal skips the World Championships at Hawaii this autumn and set his focus on the classic triathlon competition around the Bavarian city: “Dreaming alone is not enough! Roth is my Hawaii this year” he said before the race.
During the hard race conditions with unpredictable weather conditions he never needed to worry about his clothing: “With this kind of gear you never need to worry about the heat and changing weather conditions. With the high functional clothing of X-BIONIC® and X-SOCKS® I am able to extract the best performance out of my body. My victory showed that everything worked perfectly together today” mentioned Timo after the race.
This year was the 30th anniversary of the Challenge Roth and lots of spectators cheered each one of the 3500 athletes and 650 relay teams. The long distance race with 3,8 km swim, 180 km bike and 42 km run is the biggest triathlon event world wide and the biggest yearly sports event in Bavaria. About 220.000 spectators watched the race live during the day next to the athletes. About 30 degrees air temperature, annoying wind and a mix of rain showers made the race even harder. But the finishing area with the cheering crowd was the best reward for each competitor after a long and struggling race day.