Challenge Roth 2013 sells out in record time

The spectator crowds at Challenge Roth are massive.

The world’s largest iron distance triathlon and flagship of the Challenge Family global series of iron distance triathlons, Challenge Roth, has sold out in record time for 2013.

When entries went on sale yesterday, 16 July at 10.00am, 650 relay team slots sold out in 29 minutes, 1,500 international slots sold out in 75 minutes and the remaining German slots sold out in 53 minutes in the fastest sell out seen for a European iron distance triathlon.

While 5,000 lucky individual and relay athletes will enjoy the legendary triathlon in 2013, many more were disappointed with the subscription page receiving over 24,000 unique visitors yesterday. For further information, visit or

The spectator crowds at Challenge Roth are massive - Credit: Getty Images


Karl Hayes

Karl is a keen age group triathlete who races more than he trains. Good life balance! Karl works in the media industry in Australia and is passionate about the sport of triathlon.