Challenge Roth is a fast course, partly because it's shorter than the advertised 3.8K swim, 180K bike, 42.2K run.
Andreas Raelert won the men's race today with a 'world record' time of 7:41:33.
Also Chrissie Wellington performed as expected, her time 8:18:13 was the fastest in women's race. Her marathon time 2:45 was only three minutes slower than Raelert's 2:42.
Good weather and good effort in Roth, world's biggest full-distance triathlon. They have 14 start groups for the swim to avoid congestion in the narrow canal.