Challenge Roth Set to Host One of the Strongest Professional Field of 2024

This weekend, the triathlon world will gather in Roth, Germany, for DATEV Challenge Roth, the largest long-distance triathlon event globally. Roth, known as the home of triathlon, will welcome more than 85 professional athletes, including many of the top 10 athletes in the Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) world ranking.

The men’s field is highly competitive this year, featuring participants such as Magnus Ditlev (DEN), the reigning champion for the past two years and current world and course record holder; Daniel Bækkegård (DEN), the 2023 Challenge Canberra champion; and Patrick Lange (GER), the local favourite who finished second last year. They will be joined by athletes like Rudy von Berg (USA), Pieter Heemeryck (BEL), Jan Stratmann (GER), Clement Mignon (FRA), Tom Bishop (GBR), and several others, making it one of the largest professional men’s fields in the event’s history.

The professional women’s field also has a strong line up with a significant German presence. This includes Anne Haug, last year’s second-place finisher, two-times Roth champion and run course record holder; Laura Philipp, a prominent German athlete; and Els Visser (NED), a multiple Challenge race winner with six podium finishes to her name already this year, including three wins. These athletes will compete against contenders such as Anne Reischmann (GER), Danielle Lewis (USA), and others, ensuring a competitive race.

Professional athletes will not only be racing for a share of the prize purse but also the increased number of Challenge Family World Bonus points that can be earned at Roth due to the strength and size of its field.

Since 2002, DATEV Challenge Roth has been a cornerstone event for triathletes worldwide, steeped in history and tradition. The 2023 race, held on June 25, was testament to this, with Magnus Ditlev defending his title with a new world-best time of 7:24:40 and Daniela Ryf breaking Chrissie Wellington’s twelve-year-old world-best time by nearly 10 minutes.

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This year’s event aims to continue the tradition of competitive and memorable races as athletes from around the world come together in Roth. Known for its supportive crowds with over 200,000 lining the course, and fast course, the race attracts over 5,000 athletes from around the world, supported by 7,500 volunteers and sells out each year in less than a minute.

Live coverage of DATEV Challenge Roth starts at 6:15am on Sunday 7 July with commentary by Belinda Granger and Sebatian Kienle at www.challenge-family.live with the race start at 6:35am.

For further information, visit www.challenge-roth.com.


Bib Athlete Nationality
1 Magnus Ditlev DEN
2 Daniel Bækkegård DEN
3 Rudy von Berg USA
4 Pieter Heemeryck BEL
5 Patrick Lange GER
6 Jan Stratmann GER
9 Leon Chevalier FRA
10 Clement Mignon FRA
11 Andrew Starykowicz USA
12 Joshua Lewis GBR
13 Thomas Bishop GBR
14 Lukasz Wojt GER
15 Leonard Arnold GER
16 Dieter Comhair BEL
17 Nicholas Chase USA
18 Jørgen Gundersen NOR
19 Finn Große-Freese GER
20 Samuel Huerzeler SUI
22 Marc Eggeling GER
23 Silas Lucks GER
24 Gonzalo Fuentes ESP
25 Michael Arishita USA
26 Kit Walker GBR
27 Travis Wood USA
28 Cédric Ludet FRA
29 Christian Haas ITA
32 Benjamin Mark Andersen DEN
33 Tom Vander Hoogerstraete BEL
34 Romain Rezsohazy BEL
35 Bruno Slegers BEL
37 Florian Kandutsch AUT
38 Tobias Drachler GER
39 Markus Thomschke GER
40 Francesc Artigues Ramis ESP
41 Lukas Schnödewind GER
42 Felipe Bergamini BRA
43 Zack Cooper SUI
45 Thomas Bosch GER
46 Jamie Bedwell GBR
47 Henry Beck GER
48 Herbert Enzinger GER
49 Pavel Wohl CZE
50 Jesse Van Hulst NED
51 Matthias Hohlrieder AUT
52 Marc Unger GER
53 Samuel Böttinger GER
54 Sebastian Schober GER
55 Stefan Zachäus LUX
56 Kristian Hindkjær DEN
57 Toby Nisbet GBR
58 Juuso Manninen FIN
59 Christian Störzer GER
60 Matthias Türk GER
61 Pascal Tischler GER
62 Jan Höing GER
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Bib Athlete Nationality
101 Laura Philipp GER
102 Els Visser NED
103 Anne Reischmann GER
104 Danielle Lewis USA
105 Svenja Thoes GER
106 Katrine Græsbøll Christensen DEN
107 Johanna Ahrens GER
108 Rebecca Robisch GER
109 Maja Betz GER
110 Anne Haug GER
111 Leonie Konczalla GER
112 Laura Zimmermann GER
116 Elena Illeditsch GER
117 Gabriele Obmann AUT
118 Julia Skala GER
119 Abi Bedwell GBR
121 Jonie Vanhoutte BEL
122 Olivia Dietzel USA
123 Dieuwertje Bax NED
124 Leonie Kleine-Bley GER
125 Line Borsinski DEN
126 Sarah Thomas GBR
127 Sabrina Exenberger AUT
128 Camille Deligny FRA
129 Tiina Pohjalainen FIN
130 Lydia Dant GBR
131 Carolina Laurentiu ESP
132 Carolina Sandhofer AUT
133 Dimity-Lee Duke AUS
134 Heleen Moes NED
136 Anna Eberhardt HUN
137 Stephanie Wunderle GER
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