04.05.2017

"I want to fly with passion"

 

"I want to fly with passion"
Daniela Ryf at DATEV Challenge Roth: battle of the world's best

ROTH. Triathlon world champion, Daniela Ryf (SUI), today revealed she would once again start at DATEV Challenge Roth on 9th July with a focus on the world record at the long-distance classic in the European triathlon hub of Roth. The double Hawaii winner and last year's DATEV Challenge Roth champion will take on Chrissie Wellington’s long held record of 8:18:13. The British athlete has held the word record over the long distance (3.8km swim, 180km bike and 42.2km run) since 2011, also set on the Roth course. Wellington’s time created a sensation in triathlon circles and is still thought by many to be unbeatable.

Daniela Ryf, who came close to the legendary Wellington time last year in Roth, taking the win in a time of 8:22:04, disagrees:

 "The brilliant atmosphere last year has given me wings and made me realise the world record is within reach on a perfect day. I am fascinated by Chrissie Wellington’s world record and how fast she was. But my goal is to find out for myself where I am personally and whether I can be even faster than this incredibly strong woman. That is why I will try to fly with passion on 9th July in Roth - just like last year."

For the reigning world champion, nothing seems to be impossible. Ryf's strong victory at Ironman South Africa in early April showed that there is still no way around the 29-year-old. Now word is out, Daniela Ryf can physically and mentally concentrate on her first season highlight, DATEV Challenge Roth. On 9th July, the entire DATEV Challenge Roth triathlon world will know how quickly you can fly with passion.

 

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