Nils Frommhold outshines everyone and wins the German championship title simultaneously at the Challenge Roth.
The exceptional athlete, Nils Frommhold outran last year's winner, Timo Bracht and won the title of Challenge Roth under perfect conditions. In doing so, the native-born Potsdamer sets a benchmark on the world renowned route: Third fastest time ever in one of the oldest and richest in tradition triathlon competitions in the world! The 3.8 km (2.36 mi) swimming course, 180 km (112 mi) bike circuit, and 42.195 km (26.22 mi) running track was mastered by Frommhold within an outstanding time of 7:51:28 hours.
Challenge Roth: a mega event, which draws the best triathletes from over 60 countries to Franconian Roth year after year. Frommhold only took part in Roth for the second time, one of the world's biggest long-distance triathlon competitions. After he took second straightaway last year, he could prove his top form this time and climbed to the top of the podium.
The way to this goal, however, was extremely eked out: "I'm simply overwhelmed. I never suffered so much during the final 3 kilometres," says the 28-year old Frommhold. Finishing a triathlon in under 8 hours, presents an enormous challenge for both men and material.
Frommhold became German Champion in Triathlon together with his grand victory in Roth, because the race isn't only a part of the Challenge World Series, but also a venue for the German championship title.
Equally and impressively huge are the support of the region and the presence of the fanbase. More than 6000 volunteers try to make the enormous exertions as comfortable for the athletes as possible while 260,000 fans cheer on the athletes.
Nils Frommhold stands together with Ironman Frankfurt winner and European Champion, Jan Frodeno as test riders of the new Canyon time trial bike and the Ergon optimized integrated cockpit. Following the mission statement "Ergonomics increase velocity" new grips and arm pads were developed, which satisfy the extreme requirements in triathlons.
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