Friday, 24 Sep, 2021

Challenge Roth in pictures

Champagne time! Laura Siddall (left) and Fenella Langridge (right) gang up on Anne Haug on the podium. Photo: Kevin Mackinnon

A picture is worth a thousand words, right? We look back at the exciting day of racing at Challenge Roth through these photos by Kevin Mackinnon. You can read our race recap and check out our video interviews with the winners here.

They’re off – racing finally returns to Roth after missing 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Nick Kastelein led the men out of the water with Patrick Lange right behind.
Fenella Langridge was first out of the water and first to the bikes in the women’s race.
Ruben Zepuntke, a former professional cyclist, rode 3:46 (the bike course was 170 km) to lead off the bike.
Patrick Lange had a fantastic ride and was with Nils Frommhold off the bike, about four minutes behind Zepuntke.
Anne Haug was unstoppable on the bike riding to a 12-minute lead over the rest of the women.
Don’t look back, Pieter Heemeryck! After riding with the lead group for part of the ride, the Belgian athlete would be dropped from the lead group and struggle on the run.
When you’re Patrick Lange and you are winning Challenge Roth, you have an entourage!
As she did on the bike, Anne Haug dominated the run.
Fenella Langridge was second until the 38 km point of the run.
Langridge was caught by a fast-running Laura Siddall, seen passing fellow Brit Kimberly Morrison.
Patrick Lange takes the win, adding the Challenge Roth title to his two Kona victories.
Nils Frommhold would hang on for second.
Felix Hentschel ran a 2:35 marathon to finish third.
Cause for celebration. Anne Haug takes a huge win – she comes across the line almost 32 minutes ahead of …
Laura Siddall takes second. In 2017 she finished second to another Kona champ, Daniela Ryf.
Langridge was thrilled with third – and is congratulated for her big day by Laura Siddall and Challenge Roth CEO Felix Felix Walchshöfer.

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