Challenge Roth 2019 – Analyzing Results

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Compared to other years, 2019 was a slot year for Roth: A non-wetsuit swim for the Pros (very unusual for Roth) and wet roads after some light rain in the morning led to times roughly 6 minutes slower than last year.

Male Race Results

Jesper Svensson was the fastest swimmer, but a “group of three Andi/Andys” was lighting up the slippery bike course – not even allowing uber-biker Cameron Wurf to catch up to them. On the run, both Andy Potts and Andi Böcherer fell back, but Andi Dreitz had a great 2:51 marathon that allowed him to post the only sub-8 finish of the day and to take the win by three minutes.

Roth Andi

Photo Credit: Ingo Kutsche

Jesper Svensson had the fastest swim of the day and fell back a bit on the bike, but then was able to move back into second place with a 2:48 marathon. Third place went to Cameron Wurf who posted a new run PB – his 2:50 marathon was 11 minutes quicker than last year and allowed him to hold the place he had in T2.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money
1 Andreas Dreitz GER 00:51:28 04:13:12 02:51:11 07:59:02 -08:40 EUR 14,000
2 Jesper Svensson SWE 00:48:27 04:22:30 02:48:43 08:02:20 -07:10 EUR 7,000
3 Cameron Wurf AUS 00:54:38 04:15:53 02:50:37 08:04:08 -05:27 EUR 3,500
4 Bart Aernouts BEL 00:56:11 04:17:57 02:47:49 08:04:48 -00:01 EUR 2,000
5 David McNamee GBR 00:50:21 04:31:39 02:41:01 08:05:50 -02:33 EUR 1,000
6 Alessandro Degasperi ITA 00:53:45 04:29:02 02:42:05 08:08:24 -10:30 EUR 900
7 Andy Potts USA 00:50:20 04:17:43 02:58:20 08:09:39 01:16 EUR 800
8 Jens Petersen-Bach DEN 00:51:38 04:30:12 02:48:08 08:13:01 -12:33 EUR 700
9 Matthew Russell USA 00:57:23 04:25:35 02:52:06 08:18:11 04:41 EUR 600
10 Lukas Kraemer GER 00:56:05 04:26:18 02:53:41 08:19:15 00:15 EUR 500
11 Christian Altstadt GER 00:56:10   02:55:09 08:21:12 -10:04  
12 Evert Scheltinga NED 00:51:34 04:30:04 02:58:01 08:22:39 05:35  
13 Pete Dyson GBR 00:57:47 04:28:48 02:57:01 08:26:26 -18:04  
14 Markus Hoermann GER 00:56:06 04:26:51 03:03:31 08:29:02 04:12  
15 Michael Kalb GER 00:53:37 04:37:31 03:02:23 08:36:44 n/a  
16 Johannes Moldan GER 00:56:03 04:29:02 03:10:04 08:37:58 00:44  
17 Jef Van Meirhaeghe BEL 00:58:49 04:26:26 03:09:06 08:38:14 n/a  
18 Carson Christen USA 00:54:08 04:40:47 03:02:50 08:40:40 -14:00  
19 Alexander Siegmund GER 01:00:20 04:36:40 03:00:42 08:40:57 n/a  
20 Simon Schwarz GER 00:58:28 04:34:20 03:06:00 08:41:54 -11:37  
21 Juan Bautista Nadal Clar ESP 00:57:40 04:45:08 02:57:11 08:42:57 n/a  
22 Rodrigo Romero Garcia de la Cadena MEX 00:56:08 04:50:07 03:02:09 08:53:07 n/a  
23 Guy Crawford NZL 00:51:35 04:39:17 03:27:32 09:02:35 10:41  
24 Benjamin Pernet FRA 00:49:40 04:33:54 03:35:37 09:03:10 02:25  
25 Douglas MacLean USA 01:01:46 04:57:55 02:57:20 09:04:45 01:49  
26 David Sharman GBR 00:57:49 04:49:39 03:13:23 09:05:12 n/a  
27 Simon Billeau FRA 00:58:12 04:23:59 03:51:32 09:17:25 32:19  
28 Thomas Naasz NED 01:02:02 04:56:22 03:20:33 09:22:01 18:26  
29 Andi Boecherer GER 00:51:34 04:13:11 04:27:42 09:35:40 1:38:50  
30 Luiz Feliz ESP 01:07:37 04:58:20 04:14:17 10:25:44 1:34:43  
  Braden Currie NZL 00:50:16 04:28:13   DNF    
  Marcus Woellner GER 00:51:37 04:36:49   DNF    
  Vicenc Castella Serra ESP 01:01:58     DNF    

Female Race Results

On the female side, it was Lucy Charles who had an all-around good day, posting the fastest swim (of course!) and also the fastest run – er 2:59 was her first sub-3 marathon in a full-distance race. (She was ten seconds quicker at the shortened-swim IM South Africa earlier this year.) She was delighted to claim the top spot this year after finishing second last year.

Roth Lucy

Photo Credit: Ingo Kutsche

Sarah Crowley was losing time to Lucy in all three legs but was able to claim a solid second, posting a new personal best overall and on the marathon and claiming second place. Just a week after her DNF in Frankfurt, Daniela Bleymehl also posted a new PR (15 seconds quicker than last year’s winning time in Roth). She was working hard on the second loop of the bike to make up time to the Lucy and maybe put some ground between her and the stronger runners in her group. A solid 3:06 marathon saw her finish on the final podium spot.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money
1 Lucy Charles-Barclay GBR 00:49:01 04:39:20 02:59:42 08:31:09 -18:00 EUR 14,000
2 Sarah Crowley AUS 00:54:38 04:40:13 03:00:02 08:38:11 -16:21 EUR 7,000
3 Daniela Bleymehl GER 00:58:03 04:36:17 03:06:06 08:43:17 -22:42 EUR 3,500
4 Agnieszka Jerzyk POL 00:54:41 04:42:59 03:08:17 08:48:49 n/a EUR 2,000
5 Carolin Lehrieder GER 00:54:36 04:40:26 03:17:13 08:55:13 -25:57 EUR 1,000
6 Rachel McBride CAN 00:54:29 04:43:46 03:24:50 09:06:47 -18:51 EUR 900
7 Els Visser NED 00:58:21 04:49:10 03:17:31 09:07:49 -16:15 EUR 800
8 Anja Ippach GER 00:54:33 04:42:53 03:43:14 09:23:58 09:54 EUR 700
9 Lina-Kristin Schink GER 01:11:31 04:52:25 03:18:23 09:27:41 -21:07 EUR 600
10 Tara Grosvenor GBR 01:02:57 05:05:28 03:17:09 09:29:01 n/a EUR 500
11 Antonina Reznikov ISR 01:18:57 04:54:19 03:13:19 09:31:16 -26:58  
12 Vanessa Pereira POR 01:08:30 05:01:06 03:22:43 09:37:59 -34:47  
13 Gemma Frost GBR 00:58:24 05:03:05 03:38:44 09:44:33 n/a  
14 Simona Krivankova CZE 01:08:21 05:17:17 03:15:38 09:46:09 14:51  
15 Kristin Lie NOR 01:11:35 05:35:04 03:34:34 10:25:37 20:20  
16 Kate Bevilaqua AUS 00:58:33 05:26:41 05:00:40 11:33:22 1:31:42  
  Lisa Roberts USA 01:08:57     DNF    

3 Responses to Challenge Roth 2019 – Analyzing Results

  1. Nathan July 9, 2019 at 1:31 am #

    Does Challenge Roth have a 20m no-drafting zone for the professionals?

    • Thorsten July 9, 2019 at 1:46 am #

      As far as I know, the drafting zone for Roth is 12 meters .. but the penalty is five minutes in the “sin bin” plus running an extra 1k.

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