Andi Boecherer to race final Long Distance at Challenge Roth: “Time to finish with a bang”

Boecherer when winning Ironman Lanzarote in 2021. (Archive photo: James Mitchell)

“Time to finish with a bang.” Germany’s Andi Boecherer announced to race his final Long Distance on Jul. 3, 2022, during Challenge Roth. “After 15 years of racing as a pro athlete, it’s time to move on. And a huge farewell party.”

“I will be racing Challenge Roth as my last Full Distance race as a pro athlete. Thank you, Felix Walchshoefer (the man behind Challenge Roth, ed.) for inviting a stellar field“, Boecherer stated.

Some of the athletes that Boecherer will battle with in Roth are America’s “power house” Sam Long, 2021 Ironman South Africa winner Maurice Clavel, Germany’s Sebastian Kienle – who’s celebrating his ‘triathlon goodbye tour’ – and multiple Ironman world champion Patrick Lange.

Boecherer has a massive career behind him, finishing in 5th and 8th position at the Ironman world championship on Hawaii, and winning multiple Ironman, Ironman 70.3 and Challenge Family races. Last year, Boecherer still showed a dominance performance during a rough edition of Ironman Lanzarote, which he managed to win.