After last year’s coronavirus-related cancellation, the Ruth Triathlon Challenge took place on Sunday. After swimming 3.8 km, cycling 170 km and running 42.195 km, Patrick Lange was the winner. At his premiere in Franconia, the 35-year-old also celebrated his third European and German Championship title in 7:19:19 hours.
“Finally Ruth won. I am very happy.” Patrick Lang
Nils Fromhold (+11:12 min)), 2015 Roth Prize winner, came in second. “At 130 km, I finally felt like I had missed the last few years. The race was tough and steep, but I couldn’t imagine a better day. It was great to come home in second. I will always remember that. Moment!”, says Fromhold. Local champion Felix Henschel (+11:53 min) surprisingly took third place.
The first start, the first victory for Hogg
Ironman World Champion Anne Haug also fought her way to winning the first start in the Mecca Ruth Triathlon. The Bayreuth woman was a sovereign in her Franconian homeland and reached the target just after 07:44:46.
Due to construction work, the bike path was shortened from 180 to 170 kilometers.
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