Challenge Roth 2021 – Analyzing Results

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The changes in the course makes comparing the results to other years and venues tricky. Because of construction work, the bike was shortened to roughly 170k – compared to other years the bike course was about 20 minutes quicker (which would correspond to maybe 15k). With all this uncertainty I’ll refrain from doing any comparisons of bike splits and “what would have been” – other than saying that the times would have been quick even with the regular bike course. The swim and run courses were unchanged to previous years. If anything, the run course was slightly slower this year, possibly because athletes raced the bike so much harder.

Some of the run splits we’ve seen this year were nothing short of amazing: Both winners posted super-fast marathons. Patrick Lange’s 2:38:20 was amazing to see, especially since he wasn’t pushed towards the end of the race. This was even eclipsed by third place finisher Felix Hentschel’s 2:35:40, a time that was even faster than the long-standing course record of 2:36:49 by Luc Van Lierde from 1997. Female winner Annie Haug also was faster than the female run course record: Her completely solo 2:43:50 was even faster than Chrissie Wellington’s 2:44:35 from 2011. Even if the shortened bike precludes these times from being recognized as “official” course records, they are amazing performances for sure!

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money
1 Patrick Lange GER 00:47:28 03:50:32 02:38:30 07:19:19 -23:06 EUR 14,000
2 Nils Frommhold GER 00:47:41 03:50:30 02:49:44 07:30:31 -25:59 EUR 7,000
3 Felix Hentschel GER 00:51:52 03:59:53 02:35:40 07:31:12 -57:33 EUR 3,500
4 Philipp Bahlke GER 00:47:32 03:53:52 02:48:25 07:33:19 n/a EUR 2,000
5 Franz Loeschke GER 00:51:40 04:00:11 02:45:21 07:40:52 -04:17 EUR 1,000
6 Braden Currie NZL 00:47:32 04:07:47 02:51:31 07:49:36 02:52 EUR 900
7 Andreas Dreitz GER 00:48:17 03:52:17 03:07:36 07:51:32 01:19 EUR 800
8 Chris Dels GER 00:53:45 04:09:49 02:45:05 07:51:58 n/a EUR 700
9 Thomas Davis GBR 00:47:30 04:08:49 02:56:16 07:55:52 -18:35 EUR 600
10 Silas Koehn GER 00:51:46 04:05:51 02:56:19 07:57:03 n/a EUR 500
11 Marc Duelsen GER 00:51:45 04:09:58 02:52:52 07:57:40 -03:21  
12 Tobias Heining GER 00:51:51 04:05:40 02:57:05 07:57:50 -21:14  
13 Sebastian Mahr GER 00:48:57 04:13:55 03:00:42 08:06:51 -02:26  
14 Kevin Portmann FRA 00:54:21 04:07:49 03:01:59 08:07:38 -11:03  
15 Kevin Vabaorg EST 00:49:57 04:08:12 03:09:11 08:11:09 n/a  
16 Aliksandr Vasilevich BLR 00:48:18 04:17:27 03:02:20 08:11:10 -05:49  
17 Javier Perez Garcia ESP 00:57:26 04:22:30 02:51:13 08:13:58 n/a  
18 Joona Tuikka FIN 00:51:50 04:12:51 03:10:56 08:19:07 n/a  
19 Ruben Zepuntke GER 00:47:38 03:46:43 03:43:05 08:20:47 n/a  
20 Pieter Heemeryck BEL 00:47:34 03:57:09 03:33:27 08:20:47 16:11  
21 Nick Kastelein AUS 00:47:27 04:13:24 03:17:11 08:20:48 26:35  
22 Mikita Hryhoryeu BLR 00:53:56 04:33:05 02:51:50 08:22:30 -28:53  
23 Tero Setola FIN 00:57:19 04:13:42 03:16:31 08:31:16 n/a  
24 Till Schramm GER 00:53:50 04:10:04 03:29:02 08:36:14 -08:02  
25 Kevin Collington USA 00:48:23 04:15:26 03:46:53 08:54:05 51:09  
  Sebastian Kienle GER 00:51:48     DNF    
  Robert Karas POL 00:53:37     DNF    

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money
1 Anne Haug GER 00:52:11 04:14:14 02:43:54 07:53:48 -33:15 EUR 14,000
2 Laura Siddall GBR 00:58:26 04:24:40 02:58:43 08:25:24 -34:22 EUR 7,000
3 Fenella Langridge GBR 00:52:09 04:26:40 03:05:23 08:27:04 -05:51 EUR 3,500
4 Chloe Lane AUS 00:52:18 04:31:00 03:00:55 08:28:22 -41:08 EUR 2,000
5 Sarah Crowley AUS 00:53:18 04:26:32 03:09:35 08:32:26 -06:08 EUR 1,000
6 Hanna Maksimova BLR 00:52:16 04:43:34 02:56:47 08:35:35 -27:02 EUR 900
7 Heini Hartikainen FIN 01:01:04 04:24:46 03:13:28 08:43:04 -24:28 EUR 800
8 Elena Illeditsch GER 01:01:57 04:36:47 03:03:35 08:45:54 n/a EUR 700
9 Jenny Schulz GER 01:01:33 04:33:32 03:13:18 08:52:31 -14:42 EUR 600
10 Maja Betz GER 01:02:00 04:43:37 03:09:45 08:58:51 n/a EUR 500
11 Rach McBride CAN 00:52:19 04:30:19 03:33:52 08:59:42 -03:21  
12 Anna-Lena Best-Pohl GER 00:53:16 04:34:20 03:31:53 09:02:40 n/a  
13 Antonina Reznikov ISR 01:09:47 04:39:32 03:16:05 09:09:37 -18:47  
14 Kimberley Morrison GBR 00:57:02 04:22:49 03:47:45 09:11:20 14:18  
15 Gabriella Zelinka HUN 00:58:27 05:02:34 03:08:45 09:15:50 02:48  
16 Jenny Fletcher CAN 00:58:22 04:41:16 03:32:26 09:16:46 -19:57  
17 Bruna Mahn BRA 01:00:25 05:00:20 03:20:21 09:24:56 09:29  
  Sarah Piampiano USA 01:01:16 04:31:49   DNF    
  Ewa Komander POL 00:58:24 04:39:45   DNF    
  Dimity-Lee Duke AUS 01:04:38 05:26:23   DNF    
  Katharina Wolff GER 00:58:22     DNF    
  Venla Koivula FIN 01:01:58     DNF    

One Response to Challenge Roth 2021 – Analyzing Results

  1. Jack September 6, 2021 at 3:35 am #

    The run course was ~700m short (and bike course ~14k short) based on Hentschel’s Strava:

    https://www.strava.com/activities/5910613078

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