Swiss Side Triathlete Daniela Sämmler Claims “Best Finish” in Triathlete Magazine’s Best of 2018!
At the 2018 edition of Challenge Roth on 1. July, Lucy Charles (GBR) and Swiss Side triathlete Daniela Sämmler (GER) battled all the way to the finish line. Charles, one of the best swimmers in the sport, led the swim and bike before being caught by Sämmler with 5K left to go on the marathon. After fading to 40 seconds back at one point, Charles gave it one more all-out effort to get within 10 seconds as the two women charged into the stadium for the finish. Sämmler had just enough to hang on for the biggest win of her career, breaking the tape just nine seconds ahead of Charles. The finish line photos are pretty epic.
Photo: Ingo Kutsche