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New run course for Roth

City centre awaits long-coursers

For the first time in its history, the Challenge Roth run course will head straight through the city centre as part of the celebrations marking Roth’s 950th anniversary.

The marathon course for the ninth edition of the long-course triathlon will lead right through the old town of Roth, bringing athletes and spectators closer together on the run and giving runners a chance to really soak up the atmosphere in town.

The change can be carried forward into future years, integrating the race with downtown activities and shops. Athletes will exit the city forest a little sooner with the new design, turning about 250 meters after the Eckersmuehlen canal bridge. A new “hot spot” for families and a new beer mile will also be created along the course.

Maps can be found on the race website at www.challenge-roth.com.

The Challenge Roth is the world’s largest long-course triathlon, with 2,500 individual competitors and 550 teams from around the world set to start the classic event on 18 July. For more information, please visit the website at www.challenge-roth.com.

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Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.