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ROTH, GERMANY - JULY 12: Athletes on the bike during the Challenge Triathlon Roth on July 12, 2015 in Roth, Germany. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images for Challenge Triathlon)

Datev, GERMANY: Athletes lined up for the World’s greatest Long Distance Triathalon, Challenge Roth.

Winner Yvonne van Vlerken of Netherlands (centre) second place Carrie Lester of Australia (left) and third place Anja Beranek of Germany (right) after the womens race. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images for Challenge Triathlon)

On July 12, the city and county of Roth again experienced a spectacular high-class sports event under the Challenge brand. About 3,500 individual participants including many well-known top athletes from all over the world and 650 relay teams from more than 60 nations participated in the event.

David Dellow of Australia celebrates finishing third (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images for Challenge Triathlon)

The competition started with a 3.8km swim in the Main-Donau-Canal and was followed by a 180km bike race and 42km marathon race.