Challenge Roth 2015 – Analyzing Results

Race Conditions

Challenge Roth is one of the fastest courses. This year was no exception, the adjustment of 19:17 was just a bit faster than the course rating of 18:46. The weather seemed to be perfect for racing – a few clouds, little wind and not too hot.

Male Race Results

After making up his 2 minute deficit after the swim, Andrew Starykowicz tried to ride away from the field. He managed to post a new bike course record (4:09:13), but Nils Frommhold rode with him, managed to distance Andy into T1 and had a bike split that was just 17 seconds slower. Nils then ran what seemed to be a very controlled 2:51 marathon to win by five minutes.

Roth_Nils

Timo Bracht was just a bit slower than last year, he had the strongest marathon to finish second. Late entry David Dellow redeemed himself after his DNF in Frankfurt from a week ago with his first sub-8 result to finish third. Per Bittner had the best race of the top finishes, while Andy Starykowicz walked most his marathon for a 9:36 finish to validate his bike record.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to expected
1 Nils Frommhold GER 00:47:33 04:09:30 02:51:47 07:51:28 -08:46
2 Timo Bracht GER 00:47:37 04:20:42 02:45:33 07:56:31 -10:22
3 David Dellow AUS 00:47:35 04:20:24 02:48:12 07:59:28 -10:00
4 Per Bittner GER 00:47:38 04:21:04 02:52:39 08:04:29 -22:46
5 Stefan Schmid GER 00:51:14 04:24:33 02:51:53 08:11:04 -18:23
6 Markus Fachbach GER 00:47:42 04:20:57 03:01:55 08:13:26 -10:22
7 Johann Ackermann GER 00:47:34 04:24:34 03:00:58 08:16:09 -09:21
8 Andrej Vistica CRO 00:51:24 04:26:10 03:01:08 08:21:36 -02:00
9 Gerrit Schellens BEL 00:53:13 04:39:49 02:53:38 08:30:14 00:02
10 Christian Brader GER 00:53:11 04:40:54 02:54:23 08:31:30 -06:02
11 Marton Flander HUN 00:47:36 04:49:29 02:53:49 08:33:51 n/a
12 Julian Mutterer GER 00:50:13 04:42:37 02:59:21 08:34:55 n/a
13 Christopher Bagg USA 00:51:21 04:36:41 03:03:35 08:35:24 -29:02
14 Sebastian Bleisteiner GER 00:49:59 04:39:36 03:02:39 08:35:42 -09:27
15 Niels Brandt-Joergensen DEN 00:59:01 04:45:49 02:49:30 08:38:59 -06:42
16 Marcel Bischof GER 00:54:42 04:40:05 03:01:24 08:39:48 -15:49
17 Michael Wetzel GER 00:54:44 04:39:54 03:04:21 08:42:19 -07:11
18 Petr Vabrousek CZE 00:54:51 04:39:42 03:09:44 08:48:04 06:55
19 Robert Karas POL 00:50:20 04:47:31 03:09:43 08:50:20 n/a
20 Thomas Naasz NED 00:54:54 04:47:10 03:10:47 08:55:55 -06:23
21 Josef Krivanek CZE 00:54:53 04:48:00 03:11:39 08:57:47 -36:20
22 Raul Furtado BRA 00:54:40 04:37:38 03:31:27 09:07:07 10:14
23 Christian Jais GER 00:54:47 04:47:21 03:32:19 09:17:42 n/a
24 Gyula Kis HUN 00:51:17 04:59:53 03:28:32 09:24:20 53:22
25 Scott Defilippis USA 00:52:32 05:07:47 03:20:47 09:25:40 42:06
26 Andrew Starykowicz USA 00:49:18 04:09:13 04:34:48 09:36:44 1:26:20
27 Kaon Cho KOR 00:56:49 05:05:48 03:37:27 09:44:12 -1:43:11
28 Henry Beck GER 00:47:25 04:46:59 04:15:14 09:54:51 n/a
29 Blake Becker USA 00:54:57 04:42:00 04:18:15 09:59:17 48:54
30 Gergö Molnar HUN 00:50:22 05:12:57 03:55:48 10:03:47 1:26:29
31 Horst Reichel GER 00:47:33 05:20:47 03:57:52 10:13:22 1:44:43
32 Dan McGuigan AUS 01:06:53 05:15:56 03:48:13 10:19:01 1:03:37
Casey Munro AUS 00:47:31 04:46:47 DNF
Harry Wiltshire GBR 00:47:24 04:46:57 DNF
Dave Rost NED 00:51:02 04:48:48 DNF
Kasper Ougaard DEN 00:55:08 04:48:24 DNF
Olivier Godart LUX 00:54:49 04:55:01 DNF
Michael Louys BEL 00:58:58 04:53:02 DNF
Toumy Degham FRA 00:50:18 DNF
Urs Mueller SWI 00:54:38 DNF
Jens Kaiser GER 00:54:58 DNF
Christopher Haas GER 01:18:20 DNF

Female Race Results

After catching best swimmer Laura Bennett, Anja Beranek was the leader into T2. Even though riding a few minutes apart, Anja posted almost an identical bike split to chasers Carrie Lester and Yvonne Van Vlerken. Yvonne then had the best marathon, took the lead around the half marathon and overcame a weak period around the 30k mark to win in 8:50 by a little over two minutes in front of Carrie and Anja who both went sub-9 as well.

Roth_Yvonne

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to expected
1 Yvonne Van Vlerken NED 00:54:46 04:47:34 03:05:43 08:50:53 -03:44
2 Carrie Lester AUS 00:52:09 04:47:43 03:09:50 08:53:09 -25:48
3 Anja Beranek GER 00:49:20 04:47:58 03:14:55 08:55:19 -07:00
4 Gina Crawford NZL 00:50:13 04:58:38 03:12:01 09:04:45 00:25
5 Daniela Saemmler GER 00:53:06 04:55:29 03:18:12 09:09:33 -08:32
6 Svenja Bazlen GER 00:50:04 05:09:48 03:19:43 09:22:34 n/a
7 Natascha Schmitt GER 00:53:00 05:17:52 03:24:43 09:39:59 02:08
8 Verena Walter GER 00:56:30 05:07:40 03:32:27 09:40:38 05:44
9 Simona Krivankova CZE 01:07:57 05:22:55 03:20:21 09:54:52 n/a
10 Ana Casares ESP 01:13:26 05:24:12 03:39:48 10:22:21 46:40
11 Laura Bennett USA 00:47:38 05:15:53 04:29:02 10:38:21 1:18:53
12 Cathleen Knutson USA 01:05:39 05:31:03 04:56:29 11:37:11 1:25:11
Stefanie Adam BEL 00:55:05 DNF
Vanessa Pereira POR 01:05:41 DNF

Photos by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images for Challenge Triathlons

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