Challenge Roth 2018

A strong international field of 3,400 athletes will line up at the start of the Challenge Roth 2018 triathlon in Germany next month, and you could be among them.

We have two entry places to give away for this year’s sold out ultra-distance event, which will celebrate its 35th anniversary when it is held on July 1.

Any customer taking advantage of our special offer to save 15% on Blueseventy Helix and Fusion Wetsuits will be entered into the draw, and two lucky winners will be drawn at random to line up alongside such world class triathletes as Sebastian Kienle and Yvonne van Vlerken.

Known as one of the fastest triathlons of the summer season, it starts with a 3.8km canal swim and is followed by a 180km ride and a 42.2km run.

German triathlete Kienle, a former Ironman and Ironman 70.3 world champion, has twice posted sub-eight-hour times at Roth in 2010 and 2011, but on each occasion it was only good enough for second place.

A strong international field will be out to stop him claiming his first victory, including Britain’s Joe Skipper – he has finished as runner-up for the past two years, behind Jan Frodeno in 2016 and Bart Aernouts last year.

Britain also has two strong entrants in the women’s pro field, with Laura Siddall and Lucy Charles both capable of making a real impact against three-time Roth winner van Vlerken.

Siddall was runner-up at Roth last year, and earlier this year became the first Brit to win Ironman New Zealand.

Strong swimmer Charles is expected to make an explosive start in the water – she led Ironman Hawaii after the swim last October, and was only overtaken by eventual winner, Daniela Ryf, towards the end of the bike.

As well as 3,400 individual athletes and 650 relay teams, Challenge Roth also attracts more than 250,000 spectators and boasts one of the largest family-friendly triathlon expos in the world.

Entries for the 2018 event sold out a long time ago, but there is still a chance to take your place at the start line.

To be in with a chance, just use the discount code “ROTH” to claim your 15% saving on Blueseventy Helix and Fusion Wetsuits before midnight tonight (04/06/18). Winners will be selected at random after the closing date.

Winners will be required to arrange their own transport and accommodation. Challenge Roth takes place just outside the Bavarian town of Roth in Germany on Sunday, July 1.