Luke McKenzie ready to race at Roth

220 talks exclusively to the Ironman athlete as he gets ready to race Roth this weekend and looks ahead to the challenges of Kona 2014

Luke McKenzie pictured at Ironman Melbourne earlier this year

With Challenge Roth just days away now (see our preview article here), 220‘s Helen grabbed a chat with Luke McKenzie as he prepares to take on the race for the first time.

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McKenzie was at the World Cycling Centre in Aigle for the launch of the new Scott Plasma 5 (find out more here) and we asked for his thoughts on the upcoming race, why Roth holds such appeal for him as an Ironman and how he plans to prepare for Kona later in the year. He also talks about his new tri bike and why getting the right fit is so important.

Here the full interview (image: Sebastian Kuhn):

Below: Luke McKenzie works with one of the Scott mechanics at the World Cycling Centre in Aigle. Here he tested the new Scott Plasma 5 tri bike on the velodrome and looked at all elements of bike fit and gear ahead of this weekend’s race in Roth.

220’s Matt Baird will be on-site all weekend at Challenge Roth, so keep an eye on our Twitter feed and check out his post-race report on

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