World Champion Daniela Ryf to race Challenge Roth
Thanks to a late entry from Ryf both reigning Ironman world champions are now racing at Roth
The line up for Challenge Roth on 17 July line up to include World Champion Daniela Ryf from Switzerland, who is number 10 in our top 10 female triathletes of all time. She will join fellow world champion Jan Frodeno, who is aiming to beat the iron-distance world record at Roth. Roth will be the only race outside of the Ironman World Championships at Kona, Hawaii where both current world champions will race.
Ryf entered Roth after being unable to finish Ironman Frankfurt due to health reasons.
“After I unfortunately couldn’t finish the race in Frankfurt for reasons already known, we changed our plan. I’m really looking forward to being on the Roth start line and being able to experience the legendary atmosphere of this race!”
For Challenge Roth organiser, Felix Walchshöfer, the last-minute entry from the world champion is most welcome. “I can’t put into words how happy I am to have both world champions at this legendary race. Daniela brings even more to our already strong women’s field. The eyes of the triathlon world will be on us as we celebrate triathlon and the 15th anniversary of Challenge Roth on 17 July, together with the best athletes in the world.”