Daniela Ryf wins Challenge Roth
DT Swiss Aerodynamics by Swiss Side athlete Daniela Ryf about the race: "Big relief to cross that finish line. This race felt like a whole life. Started as an excited kid in the swim, felt like a teenager at solar going mad, some midlife crisis in middle of bike, felt like a golden oldie in beginning of run flying thanks to the amazing crowd and then i started to age every km from km15, as the legs got heavier and heavier and i was not sure if they will carry me till the finish line. And at the finish i felt exhausted, but the amazing atmosphere in the stadium made me feel like i was born again. Big fight today, I gave all i had. I'm really happy i raced even knowing the record would be nearly impossible. More important than records is enjoying the race, challenge yourself and bring out the max what you can that day."
Daniela Ryf (SUI) finished the race with a time of 8:40:03. Second place place went to Laura Siddall (GBR) 8:51:38. Third place to Lisa Roberts (USA) 8:57:14.
Photo: Ingo Kutsche